What happens if we superimpose two strange realities, let us say, two different cities from a complete different architectonical background, scale and geography? One possible answer lays in the Sandbangeles Project, a curious mix between Los Angeles and Sandbanks. This visual research takes diverse aspects from both cities. From L.A. the idea of extended urban textures, the relatively geometrical and dry way of composing architecture, and specific programmatic elements. From England, organic and endless linear elements of the landscape (curves that conform the suburban grids) and the long, repetitive housing modulation that goes along the streets in a lazy way. As a result, a dense project shows "out of time images" where peaceful and quiete spaces or rather abstract views appear dramatically cut by artificial elements that nevertheless belong to the landscape. A highly criticised project that was discussed for more than one hour by Peter Cook, Mike Webb and Lebbeus Wood at the Bartlett.   EN   ES

architect: POUCHULU / project: 1998 / location: in betweeen L.A. and Sandbanks / Copyright © Patricio Pouchulu Architect 2001

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