Document Type

Thesis Prep

Publication Date

Spring 2013

Degree

M.ARCH I

Keywords

Architecture, Los Angeles, Housing, Courtyard Housing, Housing Density, Ego-Centric

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture

Description/Abstract

Los Angeles has spread out too far and needs to adjust its urban strategy in terms of higher density develpments and compact urban nuclei.

These nuclei will establish more defined city centers with locally available amenities, thereby decreasing Angelino’s reliance on an overtaxed private transportation infrastructure. To sustain these centers there is a need to increase both population and housing density. Courtyard housing is the ideal typological model to remedy the situation. The Courtyard model, additional allocation of public space, and encentivised public transportation are key to achieving the best possible results.

Re-evaluate Los Angeles through a Freudian filter, identifying what elements cater to the id, ego, and superego. An understanding that LA has traditionally been an id-centric city, will allows for a more intentional negotiation with the superego elements of design and how they can be applied to the courtyard house as a model for the the ideal ego.

Additional Information

Advisors: Elizabeth Kamell / Bruce Coleman

Source

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