Define the Separation of Spaces within Units
The changing faces of the typical consumer and household require new models of housing and urban design that take into consideration the demographic and cultural differences influencing housing choices. Curbing sprawl and reinhabiting downtown are not only social agendas but, in fact, align with market demand. The nuclear family unit that once flocked to suburbia and siphoned the life from urban cores is shifting once again. This provides an opportunity for Los Angeles to revitalize its downtown with increased density. The Herald-Examiner Residential Tower catalyzes this effort with new residences and essential amenities for the extant underutilized area. Adjacent to the historic headquarters of the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, the residential tower’s formal disposition offers flexible spatial layouts that accommodate multiple markets.