MLTW (Moore, Lyndon, Turnbull, and Whitaker)
(Berkeley, California, 1962 - 1970)
Charles Willard Moore, Partner
(Benton Harbor, Michigan, 1925 - 1993, Austin, Texas)
Donlyn Lyndon, Partner
William Turnbull, Partner
(New York City, New York, 1935 - 1997, Sausalito, California)
Richard Whitaker, Partner
(Tahoe City, California, 1933)
Sea Ranch Condominium, Sea Ranch, California
graphite on paper
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MLTW (Moore, Lyndon, Turnbull, and Whitaker),
Charles Willard Moore,
Sea Ranch Condominium, Sea Ranch, California,
graphite on paper,
13 5/8 in. x 16 1/4 in. (34.61 cm x 41.28 cm);
Gift of William Turnbull;
Located roughly a hundred miles north of San Francisco, Sea Ranch was possibly the most influential West Coast development of the 1960s. The developers hired landscape architect Lawrence Halprin to create building guidelines for the second-home community, which is dispersed along five thousand acres of meadows and wooded glens. His master plan requires dwellings to be designed and sited so that they blend in with the natural setting and minimize their visual and physical impact on the landscape.
MLTW created this much smaller plan for a portion of Sea Ranch that is located on a spectacularly rugged, thirty-five-acre swath of the Pacific Coast. These grassy slopes were to receive intense condominium development, thereby keeping the large-scale structures in one confined area. The diagram shows a cluster of irregularly shaped condominiums disposed kindly on the landscape.
13 5/8 in. x 16 1/4 in. (34.61 cm x 41.28 cm)
Gift of William Turnbull
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