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TRANSIENT NEIGHBOR

THESIS DEGREE PROJECT

Since the post war era, housing has focused on separation, both within the neighborhood block from one’s fellow neighbors, as well as within the wrapper of the house, fixing domestic functions and creating an understood mode of living.  Our thesis formalizes an existing alternative domesticity that inhabits the urban fabric of LA. This mode of living focuses on the ability to move from place to place without any consequences of ownership and permanency, instead one is free to exist where they choose. It critiques the current normative modes of living, by removing the sense of programmatic permanency, and a separation from the “neighbors”.  We believe that this new formalized mode of domesticity, can rethink and start to dominate the residential zoning and the architecture of Los Angeles in the future.