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 Second Home Hollywood, SelgasCano

Bright yellow rooftops: Second Home Hollywood by SelgasCano

In cooperation with SelgasCano, Second Home – a London-based organisation for creative and social entrepreneurship – is transforming the historical site of the Anne Banning Community House in East Hollywood into a 90,000-square-foot urban campus.

The Second Home Hollywood design comes as a contemporary interpretation of bungalow courts – one of the predominant forms of multi-family housing in southern California in the early 20th century. Sixty single-storey studios under curved rooftops make up the bright yellow ensemble. The individual work spaces have transparent acrylic walls, providing them a direct connection to the outer area in which 6,500 plants fill intermediate spaces.

A public cultural programme will be accompanying the opening of Los Angeles' first creative workspace, which features premises that local organisations and neighbourhood groups will be able to use free of charge. Second Home Hollywood is not Second Home's first collaboration with the architects from Madrid. Past undertakings on this basis include several projects in London and a new school building in Nairobi.

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