Tuesday, 5 October 2010

“ Muscular” Tower for Downtown Los Angeles - Yang Wang and Stephen Silva

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0179-4 An interesting idea has produced a very interesting structure to help revitalise downtown L.A..

The idea is to have a “multi-zoned” tower that’s open all hours (just like all downtowns should be), and it’s been injected organically into a tower to produce a very promising looking structure.

Keep an eye on this.  It could be very interesting.

 

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2 comments:

  1. Interesting shape, for something. That middle section makes it look like the building would fold in a good earthquake but no doubt they've considered that.

    Can't figure out what the purpose of such an odd-looking design would be, though. Seems like an exercise in being different for the sake of being different.

    I like the dual-purpose idea, something Wright used in the Price Tower in Bartlesville, OK.

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  2. The organic shape really appeals to me. A movement away from stiff rigid lines, so rare in nature, would make downtown areas less stressful and abrasive.

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