New areas of Los Angeles. We want to live like this?
• New areas of Los Angeles. We want to live like this?
while I was in Los Angeles, he drove to the area of "Playa Vista". It is one of six US regions, who participated in the launch of the "Partnership for the development of technologies in housing" program. The essence of the program is to build a district, the maximum use of modern technology. That is, it turns out that the houses in the "Playa Vista" the most safe, comfortable, environmentally friendly energy-efficient and technically advanced in the whole of America.
"Playa Vista" - is not just a residential area, it also includes office buildings and the headquarters of many well-known companies. For example, two years ago, "Google" bought in the area of 12 acres of land and rented a giant hangar where Howard Hughes assembled their aircraft (about Hughes filmed the movie "The Aviator" with Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role). Although "Google" is not particularly talk about his plans, everything is so clear that the former will have a new hangar and the coolest office. Plans to build a new office confirms that near the hangar "Google" began to build housing for their employees.
Let's take a walk on the new district. Pay attention to the number of floors - no more than 5 floors! Ideally!
The calm restrained architecture. Bright colors, virtually none.
Please note that trees are great, although the area is only handed. Here are planted once mature trees, not to wait for 20 years until the seedlings grow. We somehow builder loves in a new area for show plug seedlings, which grow to a normal type of minimum age 10. Many do not grow and die of reagents and under the wheels of fans to park on lawns. And decades districts are bare. And everyone thinks this practice normal.
Backyard. Here in the parking garage, here the windows open technical facilities here put trash cans. Guest parking ... is not the best solution, in my opinion. But every tenant wants to drive into his garage. Just as we have.
But the entrances to the entrances from the street. From the road entrances fenced by hedges.
On the part of the main facade of the residents there is an area for recreation. We can say a small courtyard. There are grills, tables and everything you need to relax and socialize.
The passageways between the houses are surrounded by greenery. I remind you that it's all passed a few years ago!
street improvement. Benches around the trees.
It is a qualitative improvement. Learn.
But such umbrellas and chairs are also on the streets! No one is stealing, by the way)
The different houses apartments cost in different ways. The small four-story homes with 3-4 bedrooms apartments from 170 to 250 square meters. m cost between one and two million dollars, depending on the configuration of the house. The price always includes parking for 2 cars. For the same money there to find private home area to 300 square meters. m. In apartment buildings you can buy a house with one or two bedrooms for about half a million dollars.
I understand that there have to be ponds, but now the drought and water saving.
Milo. That's good to sit here grandmothers would be;) Well, or drug addicts and alcoholics.
That drinking bowl for dogs! You press the button foot and dog poured cool, clean water! Of course, for the people, too, everywhere there are drinking fountains. The right to water - sacred to Americans. Water everywhere free and high-quality.
These were the houses with apartments. There are townhouses. In general, the whole area is very different. There are all types of building. And a business center, and shops, and accommodation of various types - from apartment buildings to single-family homes. This is a very correct approach, which we rarely meet. Construction area should be mixed.
Playground. In general, it is very rare in the United States. Here playgrounds are trying to do.
The recreation area in a different quarter. All this public. Anyone can come here and lie down.
Do not pay attention that few people in the photo. I try to choose the camera angles so that people do not fall. In the States, this severely). Yes, and I shot in the middle of the day.
Please note that all the houses in different styles! there are modern
There are more classic
Everyone is different, but at the same time with all this looks very organic.
Each quarter, unique. Slightly more than half the housing stock in the area in the hands of the owners, and approximately 30% leased.
streets improvement also always different, but very high quality.
Profile of the street. At intersections within the area everywhere are signs "STOP". Traffic lights almost there, as well as the main roads. It is understood that you will ottormazhivatsya at every intersection. It is much safer than the usual organization of movement. So no one will drive and all the drivers are very carefully drive through intersections, knowing that they do not have priority.
But the small houses.
block of individual houses. Please note that all the houses, too, in different styles, but also look normal.
They stand close to each other, the land is very expensive), but the windows are arranged so that one does not look at each other. In the center of the boulevard.
. The street between the houses is completely pedestrianized.
Someone has decorated his house with flowering trees)
Employees in the area of ride electric vehicles.
All the good and beautiful, but I have not found any information on the routes that stop here or schedule.
Bench with protection against the homeless.
The climate allows you to make wooden sidewalks. Very cool on such a walk. It would be nice in the southern cities of Russia made of wood, such as embankments.
But it was a marvel! Bonfire! Lights button. Very cool in the evening sit around the fire.
These are the fires in many places
Ramp for disabled
A small shopping center
This multi-level parking around the shopping center. Generally shopping center in a residential area - it's not very cool. Well, when many shops and cafes on the ground floor. Here are all concentrated in one place, which can be, and more convenient for consumers, but for the life of the district badly
On the first floor cafe.
The organization of parking
Construction is going on!
The "Playa Vista" in addition to "Google" has offices "Yutuba", "Microsoft", "Yahoo", "of Facebook" and a dozen other companies. Area has been dubbed the "Silicon Beach".
How do you like?