A striking multi-family residential building is now taking form in the Pico Union neighborhood.

The project, located at 1038 South Mariposa Avenue, consists of a five-story wood-frame structure featuring 32 residential units, an underground parking garage and a rooftop amenity deck.  It is currently unclear whether or not the development is being built as rental apartments or for-sale condominiums.

Mariposa, designed by Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects, is described as "deriv[ing] from a pure square exruded upward to fit tight on its lot."  The building's exterior walls curve inward, while its balconies protrude outward to provide unique city views.  A carved opening provides interior courtyard space and a method of cross-ventilation for the residences.

Completion of the low-rise development is currently on pace to occur in 2016.

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LA Phil Unveils Frank Gehry Design for New YOLA Center in Inglewood

Construction is expected to begin in spring 2019.

Yesterday, the Los Angeles Philharmonic unveiled architectural designs by Gehry Partners for the new Judity and Thomas L. Beckmen YOLA Center @ Inglewood, the future permanent home of the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA). The $14.5-million project will transform a former branch of Security Pacific Bank at 101 S. La Brea Avenue into a light-filled, flexible facility capable of hosting rehearsals, classes, and performances.  It will serve up to 500 students each year from Inglewood and surrounding communities.