Sharif, Lynch: Architecture

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LOS ANGELES, CA

La Ciudad de Fútbol 

La Ciudad de Fútbol is a social condenser: a machine for community building, commerce, living and playing; a precise, yet low-tech kit-of-parts assemblage, with layered and varied speeds of circulation and degrees of privacy in a constant flux of depth.

STATUS: SCHEMATIC DESIGN

Team:

Todd Lynch & Mohamed Sharif with

Sami Boukai

Arta Ghoorchian

Ben Gourley

Aaron Gutierrez

David Harrop

Jena Meeks

Victoria Shingleton

Nichole Tortorici

Connor Verteramo

Eric Mitchell Wall

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All units of a total of 6 studio apartments are flexibly planned to allow for change. Three perforations in the slender volume create shared sky-garden patios connecting neighbors to one another as well as to vistas both north and south.

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All programmatic elements are generously set back from the street edges, forming a colonnade and an extended, shaded threshold for urban activities like street vending.

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The rooftop houses a 5-a-side field, event space at the east, a viewing mezzanine beneath the residential building above, and ample exercise and viewing areas for visitors, players, and residents.