It’s six-story circular form rising immediately north of the I-10 Freeway, the New Carver Apartments, for which Wil Carson was the Project Designer and Hiroshi Tokumaru the Senior Technical Coordinator at Michael Maltzan Architecture, provides permanent supportive housing for the formerly homeless, a place for solace and support in the center of the city. The 97-unit complex, takes its circular form from the serpentine forms of the highway ramps which encircle its base, rising around a central courtyard which opens to the sky. Communal spaces, including kitchens, dining areas, gathering spaces, gardens, and on-site counseling facilities are located on the ground level with residential spaces elevated overhead. Public spaces also including a lounge immediately adjacent to the nearby freeway, and a rooftop deck with views of downtown, encouraging residents to make new connections, both to each other and the city they call home.
R O L E S
Wil Carson, Project Designer
Hiroshi Tokumaru, Senior Technical Coordinator
Michael Maltzan Architecture
P H O T O G R A P H Y
Wil Carson & Christopher Norman