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  • literally twisted

    literally twisted
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    suckerPUNCH: describe your project.

    sofia BORGES/fallon JAMES/jei jeeyea KIM: Literally Twisted Library applies a single continuous surface logic interspersed with moments of articulated disruption, creating varied experiences for the user based on programmatic function.


    From the outside, the building reads as a sinuous and fluid topology, with more subdued moments of articulation providing aperture for the interior spaces. The muted exterior articulation and surfaces transform the spectator into participant, beckoning the user to enter and engage the various surfaces. After moving into the library, the articulation begins to vary in scale, evolving into bookshelves, seating, tables, and lighting. The moments of increased articulation correspond to the areas of the library where the user becomes fully immersed into the project. Now an active participant of the building, the user may linger, question, and explore.

    sP: what or who influenced this project?

    sB/fJ/jK: the Alhambra and Moorish architectural detailing, Georgina Huljich, Preston Scott Cohen

    sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?

    sB/fJ/jK: grasshopper manuals, Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation, Homo Ludens, korean pop music, Michael Jackson

    sP: whose work is currently on your radar?

    sB/fJ/jK: Giacomo Costa, Corinne Vionnet, Randall Stoltzfus, Agnieszka Kurant, Aleksandra Wasilkowska, Tobias Putrih, Lead Pencil Studio, Tokujin Yoshioka

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