Echo Park Bungalows2016
TYPE: Multi-Family Residential
SIZE: 3,700 sqft, 6 units
COLLABORATOR: Sigma (Structural)
The bungalow court is one of Los Angeles’s unique contributions to the history of housing types. Owners of an excellent example of the form came to RADAR for ideas about how to update their property without scraping the site to maximize profit. After careful study, our approach enlarges each bungalow without adding additional units. In this way, we retain the footprint’s sensitive approach to public space but make the form more compatible with contemporary use patterns.