Thursday, July 19 2012

On The Map 2012: Villas at Gower


Supercession is the evolutionary redevelopment of projects and sites within the mature city, considered as a form of historical drama. Urban architecture exists rarely as a terminal and definite resolution; but rather as a temporary prospect within a continuum of possibilities. On the Map 2012: Supercession features several new and recent projects that have a provocative relationship with existing or previous land uses. Sessions will be staged not simply as a monologue by the designer, but as a dialog about the work in relation to its context.

The first event of Supercession will be at the Villas at Gower by Killefer Flammang Architects. The Villas at Gower is an infill project developed by PATH Ventures and “A Community of Friends” that provides permanent supportive housing serving transitional age youth, adults and families in Hollywood who are homeless and have special needs. The four story building comprises 12 studios, 34 one-bedroom and 24 two-bedroom apartments over subterranean parking. On the ground floor, two large flexible community rooms serve as meeting and gallery spaces for the display of tenant work.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students, and free for LA Forum Members.

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