Courtyard Lofts – Long Beach, California PDF Print Email
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Friday, 07 August 2009 11:22

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Architects: Studio One Eleven at Perkowitz+Ruth Architects in association with Interstices, Inc.


If a developer wants to push for sustainable design, he should opt, when feasible, for the option of reutilizing the existing structure. Breathing a new life into an existing building while transforming their vocation avoids the wasteful process of demolition and can yield very interesting results.


Continuing our series on the recipients of the 2009 AIA Housing Awards, we are featuring this project situated in downtown Long Beach. Courtyard Lofts represents the transformation of two derelict commercial buildings and an existing parking lot into residential lofts surrounding a verdant communal courtyard.

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 November 2009 11:38
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