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Posts tagged as 'affordable housing'

Rosa Gardens by Brooks & Scarpa; photo by John Edward Linden

The Los Angeles-based architectural practice Brooks & Scarpa have recently completed this 7914-square-meters affordable apartment building located in the picturesque area of the famous for its mid-century modern architecture Palm Springs, California. Comprising 57, two and three-bedroom family units, Rosa Gardens prides itself with ‘more than a 75% recycling rate’ and many sustainable solutions such as; passive solar design strategies, wide use of recycled materials – insulation is made from recycled newspapers while building’s fa├žade is clad with recycled aluminum cans formed into building blocks – have been employed in the design of this $12.5-million development. (more…)