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Morphosis in Los Angeles

Architecture | March 31, 2014 |

Emerson CollegeImage courtesy of Iwan Baan

Morphosis in Los Angeles

The brilliant American architect Thom Mayne is on home ground with his latest project. He studied at the University of Southern California, co-founded SCI-Arc, the Southern California Institute of Architecture, and has based his practice Morphosis in Los Angeles. The latest jaw-dropper to emerge from Morphosis is a new home for the film and media students of Emerson College’s off-shoot in LA – ELA – on Sunset Boulevard.

Emerson CollegeImage courtesy of Roland Halbe

Composed of two slender residential towers bridged by a multi-use platform, the 10-storey square frame encloses a central open volume to create a flexible outdoor ‘room’,” says Morphosis. In the void between these towers is a sculptural volume containing lecture halls and studios. Meanwhile the platform doubles as a heliport.

Emerson CollegeImage courtesy of Roland Halbe

The architects have had some fun turning the local vernacular on its head. Hollywood film studios tend to be simple boxes with all the fantastical action happening on the inside. The ELA building, however, is as exciting on the outside as it is on the inside.

Emerson CollegeImage courtesy of Iwan Baan

Part of the description of the new building on the architects’ site reads: “Evoking the concentrated energy of East-coast metropolitan centers in an iconic Los Angeles setting, a rich dialogue emerges between students’ educational background and their professional futures. Bringing student housing, instructional facilities, and administrative offices to one location, ELA condenses the diversity of a college campus into an urban site.”

more. http://www.morphosis.com/

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