Innovative Housing Solutions

Urban Awnings, a new typology of housing, provide Innovative cohousing solutions to address the housing crisis in California and beyond.

Envisioned by the development firm Gilmore Associates in partnership with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners (UBC) and award winning Architecture firms, Urban Awnings re-imagines affordable accommodation and housing for those most in need in Southern California and beyond.  The partnership combines each entity’s expertise in architecture, building technologies, construction, and knowledge of civic processes in order to build this new housing.  This housing typology will simultaneously provide architecturally unique structures, adaptable to numerous geographic locations while focusing on areas that offer a community feel for residents within the context of our region’s varied lifestyles.

Vision

Urban Awning Communities
Urban Awning Communities

Several shared spaces and amenities elevate the community living experience (Visualization by Neumascape Studio)

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Urban Awnings Community
Urban Awnings Community

The awning brings in ample natural light into the space with translucent and transparent roof panels and strategically placed roof openings. (Visualization by Neumascape Studio)

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Urban Awning Communities - Adaptive Reuse
Urban Awning Communities - Adaptive Reuse

Diagram of Adaptive Reuse units

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Urban Awning Communities
Urban Awning Communities

Several shared spaces and amenities elevate the community living experience (Visualization by Neumascape Studio)

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New Housing Typology

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communities

These ground-up developments consist of multiple structures integrated as fully functioning communities and provide protection from weather fluctuations.

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Adaptive reuse

It allows for the conversion of existing warehouses and other large structures into housing utilizing green technology.

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EMERGENCY SETTLEMENT

It is a cost-effective solution that provides fast, inexpensive transitional living space and services to those currently living on the street.

News

Urban Awnings Progressive Architecture Award

Urban Awnings was recognized with an Honorable Mention in the 68th Annual Progressive Architecture Awards and featured in the March 2021 issue of ARCHITECT magazine.

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Bold Solutions to L.A.’s Homeless Crisis. Urban Awnings featured in this article in Los Angeles magazine on October 1, 2020.

 

Learn More

 

Contact Us

email: reddy@gilmoredev.com

phone: (213) 622-4949

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