Architects Turn Empty Parking Lot Into Los Angeles’s Densest Urban Forest • Discoverology

Architects Turn Empty Parking Lot Into Los Angeles’s Densest Urban Forest

Architecture, Cities, Design

SecondHome Hollywood, a Los Angeles workspace, boasts a 50,000-square-foot garden of 6,500 trees and plants and 700 tons of soil and vegetation. It is Los Angeles’s densest urban forest and is also home to 112 native species.

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