The 25 Best Inventions of 2015: Star Apartments

TIME: For decades, housing for the homeless has too often meant transient shelters or warehouse-­like abodes. L.A.’s Star Apartments aims to buck that trend by design; it functions more like a minivillage than a single building, says Maltzan of his third collaboration with Skid Row Housing Trust, a local nonprofit. In addition to 102 prefabricated […]

Is prefab the future for affordable housing in Los Angeles? A case from Michael Maltzan Architecture.

The Architect’s Newspaper: The Star Apartments are Michael Maltzan Architecture’s third project for the Skid Row Housing Trust in downtown Los Angeles. In contrast to the firm’s 2009 New Carver Apartments—a sleek white cylinder with sharply faceted bays—Star is a rough-edged, asymmetrical stack of prefabricated units rising from an existing single-story podium of retail spaces.

Low-Income Housing Proposed Near Flower District

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – It’s not just new market-rate housing projects that are being proposed in Downtown. Veteran low-income developer Skid Row Housing Trust has revealed plans to build two apartment buildings on Wall Street, on the north side of Seventh Street, on what are currently surface lots with one-story buildings.

In Skid Row, Multiple Milestones

LA Downtown News: Two local entities have reached significant milestones. The Midnight Mission, which feeds and shelters area denizens, is in the midst of celebrating its 100th birthday. Skid Row Housing Trust, which works to create affordable housing, just marked its first quarter century in business.