Architect Davida Rochlin only started to think about the new American porch after devoting much of her life to pondering the old American porch. She spent her childhood in a Craftsman house that had “all kinds of porches,” she said. As a graduate student in architecture at UC Berkeley, Rochlin traveled across the country studying verandas, balconies, stoops, back porches, front porches, sleeping porches, screened porches, wrap-around porches, you-name-it porches — all for her master’s thesis. Fittingly for high summer, Rochlin has returned to the subject with the just-opened exhibit “The New American Porch” in a pop-up gallery in the Barry Building, a Brentwood Midcentury landmark.
The exhibit is open August 6-30, 2010 with an opening reception August 21 from 4-7pm at 11973 San Vicente Boulevard, #101, Los Angeles, CA 90049. The gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm.
[via Los Angeles Times]