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eric owen moss architects studio visit
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dec 23, 2011
eric owen moss architects studio visit


eric owen moss architects studio visit
model of the

‘samitaur tower’ in culver city, los angeles, california
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designboom visited the studio of eric owen moss architects in culver city, california. located within a district featuring
many of his constructed projects, the office is contained within a single storey brick building with a series of pitched roofs.
the organization of the office begins with reception which leads to the communal work space via a corridor lined with momentos
of the firm’s achievements and photographs of their work.


approach to the studio
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upon entering the spacious and open working area, the eye is drawn to hundreds of completed, conceptual or in progress
models stored on shelves, tables and platforms as well as drawings pinned along every wall. north-facing clerestory windows
introduce a natural ambient light into the room providing staff with an illuminated atmosphere for design and contemplation.
computer stations are surrounded with model making tables and supplies to encourage an integrated hands-on approach
to generate functional forms.


entrance to the studio
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mail slot and door handle at main entrance
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office reception
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site model at entrance to working room
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first view of the studio after leaving reception
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model storage
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conceptual models
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study model of the ‘samitaur tower’ in culver city, los angeles, california
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read more about the project here.



‘samitaur tower’ in culver sity, los angeles, california
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read more about the project here.


early model
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workstations within close proximity to tables to build models
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model of the ‘glass tower’ in south central los angeles, california
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read more about the project here.


the ‘glass tower’ in south central los angeles, california

read more about the project here.

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open studio is illuminated with clerestory windows
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model of ‘warner parking and retail’ in culver city, california
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read designboom’s coverage of this project here.


model of ‘warner parking and retail’ in culver city, california
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read designboom’s coverage of this project here.


model of ‘warner parking and retail’ in culver city, california
images courtesy eric owen moss architects

read designboom’s coverage of this project here


model on display
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model of ‘hayden tower’ culver city, california
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model making tools
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site models
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working site model
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model storage
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study model
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eric owen moss
portrait © designboom
see the designboom interview for eric owen moss here.

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