Flatness Expanded | Option Studio

Option Studio: Flatness Expanded: Infrastructural Speculations
Instructors: Michael Maltzen, Jeremy Jih
Term: Fall 2017

A proposed tower for LA Arts District that is comprised of 100 feet of vertical public space and 60 storeys of private residences. Situated at the edge of the Arts District, the building creates a hard edge for the neighborhood and absorbs millennial populations flooding the city. The private 60 storeys is an economic anchor for the public space—comprised of libraries, classrooms, sports, and forest—which absorbs community center programs from neighboring Boyle Heights, and is comprised of a range of noncommercial activities.