Roland Rainer: Reflections on my Architecture

  • Lecture
  • Panel Discussion
UCLA Department of Architecture

An afternoon lecture at the UCLA Department of Architecture followed by a panel discussion. Professor Rainer, architect of the multi-purpose Vienna City Hall (1954-1958, 1971-1974), focused on his theory of housing design, particularly for multi-family developments such as the “garden city” of Puchenau (1965-present), which emphasized low-rise, high density, and carefully landscaped residential complexes. His vision of community spurred provocative dialogue among architects and planners in Los Angeles, in the light of its unique early 20th century courtyard housing developments, post-war public housing, 1960s Case Study Houses project, and the community redevelopment projects of L.A. Panelists included urban planner John Kaliski (SCI-Arc); professor of architecture and urban design Dana Cuff (UCLA); architects Mark Mack and Dagmar Richter (UCLA); former Dean of the UCLA School of Architecture Richard Weinstein; and Director of L.A. Planning Con Howe.

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Roland Rainer: Confessions, December 2, 1997. A lecture and slide presentation at the Schindler House featuring Roland Rainer.