THE IMAGINISTS OF OH LA LA LAND, PART 1: FUKSAS AND DAN BRUNN
We commissioned leading architects to imagine the Paris/L.A. fusion city of Oh La La Land.
Massimiliano Fuksas is a major Italian architect, and the principle of FUKSAS alongside his wife Doriana. They have offices in Rome, Paris, and Shenzhen. Their major works include the New National Archives of France in Paris, and the $500 million Beverly Center renovations in Los Angeles, scheduled for completion in 2018.
Written by MASSIMILIANO FUKSAS
You see the Seine with its typical bateau mouche. The river goes through the city that becomes L.A. then we see the skyscrapers against the backdrop.
The escalator brings us into a cloud-shaped structure. This structure contains numerous public facilities for the surrounding community. It will become a concentration-point for activities: a second civic center.
L.A.-based Dan Brunn Architecture develops commercial and residential projects worldwide. Inspired by the Bauhaus architecture of his native Tel Aviv, Brunn reinterprets Modernist principles in minimalist designs.
Written by DAN BRUNN
Outside of the city, a structure capitalizes on the allegiance to self, while acting as a refuge for those wanting to further connect with the growing virtual world. A spectator stadium overlooking the Megalopolis? A pied-à-terre? A sanctuary to build your own reality? The ability to both create a world and live within it may lie in the not-so-distant future.
Looking forward, this realm sits between the blurred lines of reality and the virtual world. Borderless within this dominion, Los Angeles, a metropolis whose legacy and foundation rests upon its highways, and Paris—‘une ville de grands boulevards’ as the city is affectionately known—combine the old guard and the new as the future of travel and transportation evolves. The advancement of technology dictates, both in the present and near future, the discount and concession of our physical essence. Limitless is one’s ability to build a reality in the virtual domain.