1 x 4 = 1

Low-Rise L.A. Competition Entry

Designed for a multi-generational family, 1x4=1 makes space for a community that operates like a set of interconnected parts. Symbollically and formally singular, the building is intricately divided into four units. The residences revolve around a communal courtyard, made possible by a system of L-shaped staircases that interlock. This enables each residence to have exposure to all four facades, the courtyard, and the roof. The design of the units values their independce as well as the potency of their mixing within a monolithic form.