Yay, someone’s finally going to talk about LA at Dwell on Design! And he’s certainly the man for the job; Lorcan O’Herlihy has come armed with “Double Edged Density.” Of course the man is talking about the nascent urbanization of our fair city. Cry as much as you want about it but the LA single family house is no longer affordable. The LOH is gonna lay down some density solutions.
LOHA creates their residential projects strategy they call contingent planning, that physically engages the city using nine different principles. Working closely with John Chase, urban designer for the city of West Hollywood, LOHA is working on or has completed four great projects in WeHo–The Willoughby, The Formosa, The Gardner and Habitat 825, the sometime-controversial residential project next door to to R.M. Schindler‘s Kings Road House. Progress on each could be seen during a quick spin on your bike or at the LOHA website.