Title page for ETD etd-21398-153823


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Vallen, Michael Earl
Author's Email Address vallenme@sverdrup.com
URN etd-21398-153823
Title Housing... the Hillside Los Angeles, California
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Hunt, Gregory Keane Committee Chair
Boddington, Anne Committee Member
Mitchell, Larry D. Committee Member
Piedmont-Palladino, Susan C. Committee Member
Reinholtz, Charles F. Committee Member
Keywords
  • Housing
  • Los Angeles
  • Architecture
  • Gill
  • Neutra
  • Schindler
  • VDL II Research House
  • Lovell Health House
  • Lovell Beach House
  • Kings Road House
  • Horatio Court Apartments
  • Lewis Court
  • Greene and Greene
  • Gamble House
  • Los Angeles History
Date of Defense 1993-07-09
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
Housing...

the Hillside

Los Angeles, California

by

Michael Vallen

Gregory Hunt, Chairman

College of Architecture and Urban Planning

(ABSTRACT)

This Thesis is a proposal for a prototypical hillside

housing community in Los Angeles, California. As a

prototype it is responsible for setting an architectural

precedent. In this effort, the Thesis continues with

focus on issues of construction methodology, urban

planning, and land use relationships concerning the

present city.

Being clear and uncomplicated is the driving force of

this architectural process. On the horizon is the 21st

Century. Architecture has become increasingly convoluted

rather than enlightened. Here, I have focused my

attentions on developing a technologically based,

material-driven, compassionate solution to answer the

issue of housing on the hillsides of Los Angeles. I have

realized a clear system of building using uncomplicated

technology and material. However, as demonstrated,

this system of building provides only an

envelope for space definition. It becomes the architectural

precedent, a canvas, through which the inhabitant

can define his existence.

Enlightened limitations.

Michael E. Vallen

Washington, D.C., January 1997

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