This LA homeless housing complex is made from reused shipping containers

The facility was created by NAC Architecture, which has several offices in the US. Image:  NAC Architecture

Jenna McKnight

US editor, Dezeen


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The Hilda L Solis Care First Village is located close to Downtown Los Angeles. Image: NAC Architecture and Bernards
The complex comprises three-storey buildings created by stacking shipping containers. Image: NAC Architecture and Bernards
Prefabricated modules and mobile units were also used to construct the housing project. Image: NAC Architecture and Bernards
Parking spots for residents and staff are included as part of the complex. Image: NAC Architecture and Bernards
The facility features a commercial kitchen Image: NAC Architecture and Bernards
Yellow and orange define the shipping containers Image: NAC Architecture and Bernards
Apartments are equipped with a bed, microwave, mini-fridge and flat-screen TV Image: NAC Architecture and Bernards
Each apartment also includes a sink and shower. Image: NAC Architecture and Bernards
Orange and yellow brighten the walls of the shipping containers, while white is used across the rest of the complex Image: NAC Architecture and Bernards

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