Charles Jencks on “LA Style”

Came across this piece a while ago, The LA Style
and the Heteropolis by Charles Jencks.

The city is the foremost heteropolis in the world, and the architects have forged a new style to deal with this heterogeneity, a strange style that can be called “heteroarchitecture” (because of its extraordinary juxtapositions) or “en-formality” (because of its new type of informality)“.

In the essay Jencks goes on to consider the late 1990s LA School of architects, like Eric Moss, Hodgetts and Fung, Thom Mayne, Michael Rotondi, Josh Schweitzer, Jeff Daniels, Brian Murphy, Grinstein/Narduli, or Fred Fisher. He identifies aesthetic approaches that resemble of “Dead Tech”, “ad hoc concatenations” or reflect “the pluralism of inclusion”.

via arcspace.com here

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