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West Hollywood’s Formosa 1140 apartment building was designed to match its residents’ hip, urban lifestyle, but the 11-unit complex was also built to return space to the densely packed community by way of a public park. Pushing outdoors what would have been internal common areas for residents only, architects at LOHA used roughly a third of the project space for the park. Perforated, vented and staggered red metal extrusions help separate residential spaces from the public areas. The metal cladding reflects sunlight, which helps cool individual units, which are each situated for maximum cross-ventilation and so that every apartment has a view of the park. [via dezeen, photos by Lawrence Anderson]