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Brooks + Scarpa Nest LivingHome Toolkit

Brooks + Scarpa
Nest LivingHome Toolkit





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The Nest LivingHome toolkit is an innovative “kit of parts” designed to address L.A.’s shortage of supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness. The toolkit provides a variety of different multi-family housing components that can be assembled as necessary to achieve the required bed count and resources. The adaptable solution can be scaled up or down to fit on any combination of typical urban lots, and meet the building requirements of each specific neighborhood.

The toolkit’s configurable layouts include dormitory spaces with communal kitchens and bathrooms, as well as self-contained apartments of varying sizes. Shared spaces are designed to operate with or without direct utility connections, allowing the units to be installed as temporary shelters or permanent supportive housing.

All variations of the Nest LivingHome are designed for efficient prefabrication at Plant, providing affordable housing groups and others a smart solution for almost any conceivable project or property. Like every LivingHome, the Nest LivingHome units are designed to meet net-zero standards and ship complete with best-in-class smart home technology and energy monitoring.





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Brooks + Scarpa

Brooks + Scarpa is a collective of architects, designers, and creative thinkers dedicated to enhancing the human experience. They have garnered international acclaim for the creative use of conventional materials in unique and unexpected ways and have pioneered more holistic approaches to delivering affordable housing, sustainable architecture, and advances in social equity. The firm has been honored with the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award and many others.

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