Like many other dense cities around the United States, Los Angeles has a homelessness epidemic. Approximately 46,874 people struggle with homelessness in LA, and most live on the streets full-time.
A new housing project called Hope on Alvarado aims to address this issue.
Local architecture firm KTGY Architecture + Planning has designed an affordable micro-apartment complex that will start housing dozens of LA's homeless residents by 2019.
Take a look below.
The Hope on Alvarado building will be located in Westlake, a neighbourhood in northwest LA. Construction on the 84-unit complex, developed by Aedis Real Estate Group, will begin in 2018.
The primary building material will be shipping containers, which will serve as the apartment units.
The five-story building will contain studio and and one-bedroom apartments, ranging from 400 to 480 square feet. Here's what the minimalist interiors will look like.
Every resident will have their own bike parking space and access to a central courtyard. The staff on the ground-floor will also offer support services to tenants.
KTGY Architecture + Planning is known for their affordable housing projects. This is an affordable residential building completed by the firm in 2014 in Santa Monica, California.
Source: KTGY Architecture + Planning
Hope on Alvarado is one of several shipping container buildings that aims to offer housing to the homeless in the LA area. In early 2017, a 16-unit shipping container building opened in Orange County.