Archinect - The Familiar Typology 2023-09-28T03:55:04-04:00 Wembley nugent_denise_ 2017-09-21T04:59:50-04:00 >2021-12-06T09:16:08-05:00 <p>1 As if collaged together, a Hindu temple appears between a small hillside suburban neighborhood of identity-seeking duplexes.</p> <p>2 A weathered tiny lion provides just the right amount of royalty for any home. It is also a nice little figure set amongst other simple geometries and surface textures.</p><p>3 Retrofitted lofts with ground-floor store fronts adjust to the neighborhood's demographics. The stores reflect the resident Indian population while the lofts above remain visibly untouched.</p> Preface nugent_denise_ 2017-09-20T20:19:11-04:00 >2020-09-30T10:46:05-04:00 <p>Before officially beginning this blog's studies, I think it's best to give a little bit of context to why this subject is, for me, a worthwhile endeavor.</p><p>I grew up in Torrance, California, I studied architecture at Cal Poly Pomona, graduating just over a year ago. I moved to Los Angeles and began working at an architecture firm in South Pasadena. It is easy to draw the conclusion that I have always lived or worked in the suburbs. Is this because the suburbs of Los Angeles are an inevitable entity, or because I have always had an odd, unfulfilled obsession with the suburban condition? Probably, definitely, both.</p><p>This is a study as much about how culture and history have influenced the idealized domestic home, as it is about the culture and history that is left outside of the designed suburban form; to be found in how people adapt, alter and embellish with more validity than we may think.</p>