Los Angeles, California    Developer Pulte Homes    Architect Togawa Smith Martin, Inc.

Mura, or ‘small village’ in Japanese, is a 190-unit urban infill, condominium project on an entire block in the Arts District of downtown L.A. TGP, Inc. prepared the landscape and hardscape design and construction documentation with approximately 32,000 square feet of open space. The "industrial" setting of the project inspired a design palette that included steel bridges, beams and railings, as well as Japanese design elements such as bamboo, stone fountains and walls. The three on-structure courtyards are lushly planted with palm trees, with one courtyard designed as a “living room” with fireplace and BBQ’s and another with a pool and spa. The project was completed in the spring of 2008 and has been widely published.