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The total building, including the garages, was built at a cost of 2.75 million US Dollars. This was financed by the "California Housing Finance Agency" and the "Los Angeles Community Development Department".

Design | The project described here is situated in "Korea Town" and, as one might expect, is primarily occupied by Koreans. For the architects this meant that the strong family relationships of this social group had to be taken into account in

6 | Section of external walls, scale 1:40. Left, walkway side; right, balcony side. Roof construction: 4 layers of roofing felt, 16 mm plywood, 2x10 inch joists at 40 cm centres, 16 mm plasterboard suspended ceiling on 2 x 6 inch joists, 250 mm thermal insulation on plasterboard. Intermediate floor construction: foam-backed carpeting, 50 mm lightweight screed, 16 mm plywood, 2 x 12 inch floor joists at 40 cm centres, 16 mm plasterboard ceiling underneath. External wall construction: 3-coat external rendering on wire mesh, 100 mm thermal insulation between 2x4 inch timber studs at 40 cm centres, 16 mm plasterboard internally.

7, right | Section of wall between apartments, scale 1:40. Construction: 16 mm plasterboard, 100 mm thermal insulation between 2 x 4 inch timber studs at 40 cm centres, two 2x4 inch standard members top and bottom, 2x4 inch timber sole plate (on reinforced concrete slab), 30 mm gap between loadbearing walls, other side similar except no insulation.

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