hong kong. vancouver. los angeles.
Investigation between Movement and Views
2016 | Alvin Huang Studio
The project brief is the Center for Architecture and Urban Design in Los Angeles (CALA). The center is envisioned to be a home for all who are interested in architecture, design, and the built environment of Los Angeles, and is required to house programs such as a gallery, library, learning spaces, a lecture hall, and administrative offices.
This project is an investigation of the correlation between movement and views. Situated along the 1st Street Bridge, the site inherently presents a strong correlation between the two topics. Structurally, a deformed grid is designed to capitalize on the views down the river, and also towards the underbelly of the bridge on the lower floor. Formally, the strategic carves are also designed to enforce the idea of the forced perspective for the visitors.
Programmatically, being situated along the bridge, the programs are organized linearly. Programs are categorized with a linear circulation with a defined start and a clear end. Materially, the street facade is inspired by the idea of the lenticular effect; how different directions of movement can produce a different experience for visitors.
MOVEMENT VS. VIEWS
LOWER FLOOR PLAN
UPPER FLOOR PLAN
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