Title:Mar Vista Housing, Los Angeles, CA, c. 1950
Creator/Contributor:Eckbo, Garrett, Landscape Architect
Creator/Contributor:Ain, Gregory, 1908-, Architect
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Advertised as "Modernique Homes", this collaboration between Eckbo and architect Gregory Ain remains, according to Marc Treib, "the most compelling evidence of a model joint venture among architect, landscape architect, and developer". This planned development of homes near Venice in Los Angeles represents the greatest success that Eckbo and Ain attained in their aim to provide a well-designed, low-cost community for a large number of people. Houses in this neighborhood currently sell for upwards of $750,000 and many are well-maintained. The color snapshot of one of the homes in the development was taken by landscape architect Michael O'Brien in 1987. A similar, if less commercially successful, collaboration between the two designers is Park Planned Homes in Altadena, CA
Type:Landscape architecture drawings
2 folders, slides
Origin:Los Angeles, Calif
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