Tiny Home Village built to provide homeless housing in Los Angeles
Architecture & Design
Arranged like a residential neighbourhood in miniature, the complex is brightly coloured and can house up to 200 people at a time
Spotted: The Alexandria Park Tiny Home Village in Los Angeles is a development of 103 micro homes, built to provide housing for the homeless.
The development is located on a narrow plot in a park in North Hollywood. The complex is brightly coloured and can house up to 200 people at a time.
The Alexandria Park Tiny Home Village is named after the park it sits in, near the 170 Freeway. The project is a collaboration between local practice Lehrer Architects and engineers from the Los Angeles City Bureau of Engineering.
Each cabin is eight-foot-wide (2.4 metres) and can accommodate one or two people. The cabins are made by Pallet, a manufacturer of homeless shelters based in Washington State.
Some of the prefabricated modular units also contain facilities for the village’s occupants, including a communal dining area, showers and restrooms, a laundry room, pest control services and a place to receive assistance with accessing the City services.
The village in the park only took 13 weeks to construct. Lehrer Architects had previously worked on a smaller pilot project for the scheme at Chandler Boulevard and applied the learnings to speed up the process.
Later this month a third community designed by Lehrer Architects, Tiny Home Village Shelter at Sunset and Alvarado, will open on the city’s East Side.
Written By: Katrina Lane
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17th May 2021