Pittman Dowell Residence : By Michael Maltzan Architecture

Posted on November 3, 2010


La Crescenta, California
Michael Maltzan Architecture
Post By:Kitticoon Poopong
Breaking Conventions: Michael Maltzan designs a house for a nontraditional household.

Pittman Dowell Residence

Photo © Iwan Baan
As a same-sex couple, we FELT that the old nomenclature of residential space didn’t apply to us,” states Lari Pittman, who, with his partner, Roy Dowell, challenged Michael Maltzan, FAIA, to explore the architectural ramifications of nontraditional relationships. For example, they wanted no doors or partitions between rooms. Instead, they asked Maltzan to “disrupt and dismantle the hierarchy of spaces” found in other houses and rethink conventions of privacy.
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