In the second HOUSE du RIVAGE film, Our Pace Setters, we will see a new house built. “Holiday House” is designed by Los Angeles architect Vaughan Trammell for filmmaker Holly du Rivage.
The contemporary design and sustainable construction of “Holiday House” links to the roots of American modernism. A John Lautner Associate from 1977-88, architect Vaughan Trammell represents the third generation in the Frank Lloyd Wright tradition of American designers and builders.
Vaughan Trammell (1953- ) says he always wanted to be an architect. In 1959, when he was just 6 years old, Vaughan’s mother sat him down and told him about Frank Lloyd Wright. The master architect had just passed away and Mrs. Trammell explained to her son what a loss it was to the arts and culture in America, and throughout the world. Young Vaughan paid attention. He studied the designs of Frank Lloyd Wright. After college he worked with Los Angeles architect John Lautner, one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most creative and influential apprentices. Today Vaughan Trammell has his own architecture office in Los Angeles.
In his elegant, yet simple, design for “Holiday House”, he creates a beautiful space that works in harmony with the natural setting. Incorporating the most current and sustainable technical systems including a passive solar plan, insulated concrete wall forms, photovoltaics, and radiant heat, the result is a design as dynamic and modern as it is warm and welcoming.
From Trammell to Lautner to Wright on one side and from two generations of du Rivage’s to Parker to Wright on the other side, this group forms a family tree of three generations of American modernist architects, designers and clients, and illustrates the theme of Our Pace Setters: of architecture inspiring and enduring from generation to generation.
For more information on Vaughan Trammell & his work visit: vtrammell.com
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