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Title
Gregory Ain: Mar Vista Tract (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Creator
Ain, Gregory (1908-1988), architect
Joseph Johnson, architect
Alfred Day, architect
Garrett Eckbo, landscape architect
Date Created and/or Issued
1946-1948
Publication Information
Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara
Contributing Institution
UC Santa Barbara, Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design and Architecture Museum
Collection
Gregory Ain (1908-1988): Housing
Rights Information
Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user. University of California Regents.
Description
Originally planned as a tract of 100 homes on 60 acres, the Mar Vista Tract built 52 homes. Ain partnered with Joseph Johnson, Alfred Day, and landscape architect Garrett Eckbo to design the housing tract. The houses were turned in different directions, so that the side facing the street gave each house a slightly different look. Ain used sliding doors to create a flexible living arrangement-- one sliding door between bedrooms made two small rooms into one large room, and another sliding door between a bedroom and the living room opened up the space. It is the first post-WWII housing district to receive the Los Angeles Historic Preservation Overlay Zone designation.
Type
image
Format
image/jpeg
Identifier
adc_104_b2
http://www.adc-exhibits.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/187
Language
English
Subject
Southern California Architecture California Modern Architecture
Place
Los Angeles, Calif.
Source
Gregory Ain papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.
Relation
Box 2

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