On March 22-23, 2018 three representatives from Caron Architecture attended the Mass Timber conference in Portland, Oregon. There were over 1200 people in attendance from various backgrounds including architects, engineers, government officials, contractors, and timber industry representatives.
Caron [cahron] is a typographical term for an accent mark specific to the Czech language. As with language, where an accent changes a letter to acquire new sound, meaning and unique character, we strive in our work to accent each project, large and small. In doing so, we elevate buildings with inspired and unique design solutions.
The towns of the San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, and the Los Angeles basin started to grow rapidly during the latter part of the 19th century and on into the 20th century. Property speculators and homesteaders alike began to build homes to fit the various lifestyles and income levels of the people moving to the region. Unique styles of both attached multi-family homes and detached dwellings were popular at the time. This post describes my documentation of the historic housing still preserved in Pasadena as part of the Caron Travel Scholarship. I will be showing famous examples of houses and some utilitarian houses and how they contrast with how we approach low-rise density today.