Ad?le Naud? Santos reviews her early work in southern Africa, a decade of teaching in the U.S., and her return to practice. She presents a house with distinct public and private aspects, a proposal for an Arts Park in Los Angeles she collaborated in, and projects in Japan that use terraces to bring light and space to narrow, multistory buildings.
Video Archive | Arts Park (3)
Michael Rotondi introduces Ad?le Santos, nothing that she he has been the chair of the architecture program at the University of Pennsylvania where she hosted an annual Design Week event that became critical in forming relationships between many architects, including Craig Hodgetts, Wolf Prix and Michael Sorkin. She is currently working on a project for an affordable housing development in North Hollywood that she won in a competition sponsored by MOCA. Santos has broken many barriers for women in architecture, principal of her own firm and practicing for over twenty years with experience in both architecture and urban design.
Ad?le Santos presents her competition project for a Los Angeles Arts Park, in collaboration with Hodgetts and Fung, and Rios Pearson. Her design began with an analysis of the irrigation system. She proposed planting trees as a way of reenacting the development of the valley over time. The proposal uses water towers to signal the presence of the park while irrigation canals form the pedestrian walking paths.