Architect Lorcan O'Herlihy: Venice is Elastic

Architect Lorcan O'Herlihy is intensely preoccupied with the idea that proper planning and density management can solve environmental issues in Venice and beyond. It is no surprise that his house off Pacific Avenue is situated in one of the most congested streets in the district. Most likely chosen based on the principle that to solve issues of urban sprawl, architects must embrace constraints in creative ways, he says, often changing years of tradition in the process.


O'Herlihy On His Home
"There's an order to it, so in a way it's strict and loose at the same time, which I think is good architecture."


Venice is Elastic
"I don't fear density. I think that it can be embraced if it's done right."



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