RE-THINKING THE LA INDUSTRIAL VERNACULAR AND THE LONG SPAN TRADITION

Juan Villatoro, B.Arch ’22

ARCH 302b: Architectural Design III

Gallery: Re-thinking the LA industrial vernacular and the long span tradition

Instructor: Eric Nulman

This project is to RE-THINKING THE LA INDUSTRIAL VERNACULAR AND THE LONG SPAN TRADITION by looking at the culture and urban context of Leimert Park to re-work the industrial shed within the design. The idea of this project is to re-create the urban context through apertures in the design of the building allowing for the creation of breezeways and views. This becomes a form of play through the use of short span and long span. The short span having open trellis creating a sense of open space while the long span creates enclosures that allow for communal spaces. Leimert park having strong influence from western African countries the roof and the facade of the building work as one identity, as the design looks at western African countries for inspiration. The inspiration is that of the jagged zig-zag which many western African country communities have used on their paintings and wall coverings, a sense of pride.


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