Vespertine Culver City Building, Eric Owen Moss Los Angeles Project, New Californian Architecture

Vespertine Culver City, Los Angeles

Building Development in California design by Eric Owen Moss Architects, USA

Aug 27, 2018

Vespertine Culver City Building, L.A.

Design: Eric Owen Moss Architects

Location: Culver City, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Vespertine Culver City Building, L.A.

A preliminary study model made from a square pile of note paper, describes a concept for a tower which is not quite a regular box, nor a clear, spatial departure from the regular box. Rather the model suggests a conceptually soft geometry, or better, a twisted tower.

Vespertine Culver City building, L.A.

That proposal was originally studied as glass in the 10 Towers proposal. The proposed horizontal and vertical ‘fins’ and the glazing enclosure system – all straight lines – were thoroughly evaluated. Glazing components were never curved, so the curving surfaces were always conveyed as the aggregate of a sequence of straight lines that continually shifted position across the four tower elevations.

Vespertine Culver City building Los Angeles

The internal structural frame closely follows the exterior shape. Four corner columns undergo a series of compound miters to reflect the curving form. The building consists of a ground floor, a mezzanine, a second floor, and a covered roof deck connected by and internal stair and elevator.

Vespertine Culver City building Los Angeles by Eric Owen Moss Architects

A secondary support building will be built just to the west of the site. Directly adjacent to the building is a garden made up of undulating grass mounds and a series of concrete benches and tables. Directly to the north of the building, a ditch made up of concrete blocks contains a pool of water that raises and lowers throughout the day.

Vespertine Culver City Los Angeles by Eric Owen Moss Architects

Vespertine Culver City Los Angeles – Building Information

Architects: Eric Owen Moss Architects
Client: Samitaur Constructs
General Contractor: Samitaur Constructs

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Location: Culver City, Los Angeles, CA 90038, USA

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