Monday, March 05, 2012

West Hollywood's Stylish Green Low-Income Housing

Sierra Bonita Apartments is a low-income mixed-use housing complex in West Hollywood that didn’t skimp on design. The project features inner green space, strips of solar panels, and a stylized lattice façade that lays out a stylish green presence in the neighborhood. The building, which heats its water with solar power and cools with an inner bamboo forest, is a pilot project for the WeHo’s Green Building Ordinance — one of the first ordinances of its kind in the country. Throughout the project Tighe Architecture successfully integrated high green design for low-income living.

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