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RESEARCH

WORK08/09

California Polytechnic State University

San Luis Obispo

L.A. Landscraper

Fashion District, Los Angeles, California

Research Description: Fashion garments exist

momentarily; ironically, Architecture is often conceived as monument. However, they both provide protection and shelters to human body and each give identity to the wearers or the places. Moreover, fashion and architecture share similar construction techniques. Fashion expresses the technique in a micro scale, where architecture does the opposite. This research focuses on exploring new possiblilities of construction techniques from the cloth fiber.

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Combination of Grid System and Organic System

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civil center new town little tokyo hi s cor or e c t i south
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wholesale
dist r ict
fashion
district
art
district

Walking Time From The Site

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7th
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9th
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center
new
town
little
tokyo
hi s cor or e c
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south
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wholesale
dist r ict
fashion
district
art
district
Empty Lots (currently occupy as parking lots)
civil
center
grand
grand ave
ave ave
olive
olive ave

union station

7th 8th 9th SITE civil center ANALYSIS new town little tokyo hi s cor or
7th
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center
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new
town
little
tokyo
hi s cor or e c
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south
p ark
wholesale
dist rict
fashion
district
art
district
Potential Site
civil
center
grand
grand ave
ave ave
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olive ave

pico station

south park

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town

7th street station

fashion

district

civil center station

new

town

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little

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pershing square station

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Metro Lines: Blue and Red

i o n district historic c ore wholesale dist r ict art district Metro Lines: Blue

Skyscrapers (hatched in black)

Program RETAIL EXHIBITION commercial reception cafeteria lobby parking exhibition spaces misc gallery storages
Program
RETAIL
EXHIBITION
commercial
reception
cafeteria
lobby
parking
exhibition spaces
misc
gallery
storages
cafe
diagrams PRODUCTION EDUCATION workshop fashion school facility library storages studios/classrooms
diagrams
PRODUCTION
EDUCATION
workshop
fashion school
facility
library
storages
studios/classrooms

lecture halls

offices

Proces

storages studios/classrooms lecture halls offices Proces Housing bar/lounge Bifurcation to create opening to bridge

Housing

bar/lounge Bifurcation to create opening to bridge the two city block retail stores spread out
bar/lounge
Bifurcation to create opening to bridge the two city block
retail stores spread out throughout the building
penetration create an opportunity to reveal the structure behind the skin
the profile of the building deforms allow better people circulation around the building

Height of Skyscapers Comparison

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Los Angeles, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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Center of Fashion District
Center of Fashion District
320feet 01_ Site Circulation 1000feet
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of Fashion District 320feet 01_ Site Circulation 1000feet 02_Deformed circulation 03_ Building Proposal program

02_Deformed circulation

01_ Site Circulation 1000feet 02_Deformed circulation 03_ Building Proposal program diagram with circulation

03_ Building Proposal

program diagram with circulation diagram

DESIGN

DEVELOPMENT

01_floor plates

Building Proposal program diagram with circulation diagram DESIGN DEVELOPMENT 01_floor plates 02_connecting 03_volumetric

02_connecting

03_volumetric

programs EDUCATION PRODUCTION EXHIBITION RETAIL organization . Gucci . Marc Jacobs . Burberry . Louis
programs
EDUCATION
PRODUCTION
EXHIBITION
RETAIL
organization
. Gucci
. Marc Jacobs
. Burberry
. Louis Vultton
.lecture hall
. exhibition hall
. cafeteria
. fiber storage
. runways
. classrooms
. gallery
. library
.mechanical rooms
.workshop
. backstages
. amphitheater
.administration offices
ground level
. park
. entrance path
. parking
. parking
. parking
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A physical analog to study the contextual relationship

A physical analog to study the con- textual relationship
A physical analog to study the con- textual relationship

A physical analog to study the con- textual relationship