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Steel Shots: Artful Steel Architecture
Posted by Alison Trost on November 12, 2010 at 10:42 AM.

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The new Samitaur Tower in Culver City, Calif., was recognized on October 28 at the AIA Los Angeles Chapter Design Awards Program. Photo: Tom Bonner.  

 

The 72-ft-tall steel Samitaur Tower in Culver City, Calif., was fabricated from standard structural steel sections and features panelized 1/2-in.-thick steel plate walls. It also sports five high-definition rear projection screens directed to specific surrounding areas. Designed by  Eric Owen Moss Architects, the tower was a merit award winner in the recent 2010 AIA | LA Design Award competition. The owner is Samitaur Constructs and structural engineering was by Arup, Los Angeles.

 

For more photos and a commentary on the Samitaur Tower as a structure, visit the architect’s website by clicking here.

 

Commentary by the owners on its cultural place in the city is available on the LA Life website here. And, of course, the tower has its own website: www.samitaur.com.

 

To see and read about all of the 2010 AIA | LA Design Award winners, click here.

 

Eric Owen Moss will speak at the Art Institute of Chicago on November 18. For more information on his presentation and ticket information, click here.


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