critic: Peter ZELLNER
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Kevin Yen-Po CHEN & Eric LaLONE: The multi-unit housing project studies and merges the eccentric grid that sandwiches the site in downtown Los Angeles. The unique triangular site and its restrictions form the tightly controlled project. The goal is to provide unique aperture and spaces for every single unit and to create pattern that juxtaposes yet merges within itself.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
KC & EL: Peter Zellner.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
KC & EL: The Walking Dead, Sacrilege, “Harlem Shake,” and Mad Men.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
KC & EL: Synthesis Design + Architecture, Sou Fujimoto, BIG, B+U, Hiroshi Nakamura, Bio-Architecture Formosana.