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Research Pa.per – Historical and Contemporary Comparison The…


Research Pa.per – Historical and Contemporary Comparison

The purpose of this project is to compare and contrast a significant work of historical architecture (before 1500 CE) and a significant modern or contemporary work of architecture in Los Angeles.

The research pa.per will be 2000 words in length, plus diagrams, images and a list of works cited.

Choose from the list below, or propose a comparison to the instructor via Canvas message.

Suggested comparisons include:

  • The Athenian Acropolis and the Getty Center, Brentwood
  • The Villa of the Papyri, Herculaneum and the Getty Villa, Malibu
  • The Pantheon, Rome and the Griffith Observatory, Hollywood
  • The Colosseum, Rome and the SoFi Stadium, Inglewood
  • Saint-Étienne, Caen, France (or other Romanesque Cathedral) and the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angeles, Downtown Los Angeles
  • Katsura Imperial Villa and Gardens, Kyoto, Japan and The Gamble House, Pasadena
  • Governor’s Palace + Nunnery, Uxmal, ca 900CE and the Barnsdall House, Frank Lloyd Wright, Hollywood

Diagrams and images include:

  1. Exterior Photograph
  2. Interior Photograph
  3. Site Context
  4. Site Plan
  5. Plan
  6. Section
  7. Front Elevation
  8. Organization – axis, symmetry, module
  9. Circulation – approach, threshold, program and path
  10. Structure
  • Where appropriate all diagrams must have the following:
  • North Arrow
  • Scale
  • Scale Figure
  • Descriptive Caption and source

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