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CompanyLorcan O'Herlihy Architects [LOHA]
Lead DesignersLorcan O'Herlihy Architects [LOHA]
Project LocationLos Angeles, California
ClientMana Hale, LLC
CreditsPhotography: Paul Vu
Prize(s)Gold in Architecture Categories / Residential Building
Entry Description

As one of the densest neighborhoods in the country, Los Angeles’ Koreatown is at the forefront of changing modes of contemporary urban living. LOHA’s design for Mariposa1038 plays with this burgeoning area’s density with a pure cube extruded to fit tight on its lot, and then formed to gesture back to the public street and surrounding context.

To blur the distinction between the public and private sphere, LOHA pushed the cube inward on each of its sides, creating curves that grant relief from the sidewalk and return portions of the ground plane to the public realm.


Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects [LOHA] harnesses the complexities and latent opportunities of urban society to create transformative architecture. Our work is driven by ruthless optimism, creative pragmatism, and a profound conviction that bold, enlightened design elevates the soul and enriches communities.