SuperBungalows, a New Cross-Laminated Timber Apartment Building, is a Los Angeles First

By Russell Fortmeyer
Architectural Record
May 23, 2024
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: United States, US West

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – The SuperBungalows, a new apartment building completed this spring in the hip Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, is not a traditional bungalow. The project is an answer to LA’s need for density and housing, with a nod to the pleasures of living in an individual residence with a porch. It replaced an existing single-family house, an increasingly common occurrence in a city where land values make houses unaffordable to all but the rich or lucky familial inheritors. Most notably, the SuperBungalows represents the first cross-laminated timber (CLT) multifamily residential building in Los Angeles, the start of what the developer SuperLA hopes to replicate many times in the city.

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