Published: 03/16/2022

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How to Build Our Own Living Structures

Addressing the root of housing injustices means looking at protocols codified into the ground through zoning laws and instruments of capital.

Awarded honorable mention in the 2021 LA Low Rise housing competition, How to Build* Our Own Living Structures is a proposal for missing middle housing, re-imagined from the ground up. The design envisions what housing could be like if zoning was oriented towards empathy and kinship – at the scale of the room, the courtyard, and the neighborhood lot.

Design Assistant: Matthew Crilley

Competition Sponsor: Mayor’s Office of City of Los Angeles


Laura Peterson

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