2019 Best of Design Award for Unbuilt – Education: Ambrosia
Location: Los Angeles
Ambrosia, which is largely composed of modular units that are manufactured off-site, aims to move beyond the strict economy and repetitiveness generally associated with factory-built housing. The design provides a spatial and social framework that encourages interaction and enables each resident to take an active role in defining their living situation and place within the community. Different surface treatments, such as perforated metal siding, orange and white stucco, and polycarbonate, are deployed to lend the project a unique character in response to varying urban conditions. Multiple amenity spaces, including bike storage, staff offices, a courtyard, and a community garden, are provided for its residents. The hallways and corridors are exposed to further activate the building and strike a balance between privacy and connectivity.
Modular Supplier: Factory OS
Landscape Architect: TINA CHEE landscape studio
Structural Engineer: DCI Engineers
Civil Engineer: KPFF
MEP Engineer: FARD Engineers