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  • Contemporary Vernacular
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
    advisor: Hernan DIAZ ALONSO

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Jason ORBE-SMITH: This thesis examines elements of vernacular architecture as a means to influence and generate contemporary form.

    As society moves towards a state of interconnectivity, heterogeneity and the globalization of politics, culture and economy, this thesis reinvestigates the discussion concerning the native, indigenous and local with notions of the cosmopolitan, global and foreign.

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  • Bundle House
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    keyla HERNANDEZ & jason ORBE-SMITH: This project is a single family home located in Los Angeles California. The house and landscape are generated through a study of linework and different formal curve languages.

    The ground is first interpreted as a grid and then deformed through a series of disruptions in this linear system in order to create topography and rhythm in a previously flat site.

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