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* Architecture: TCH Boutique Hotel by Abramson Teiger Architects

Posted by the editors on Monday, 28 May 2012

Architecture: TCH Boutique Hotel by Abramson Teiger Architects: “..located in downtown Los Angeles, weaves the nature of the temporal society with the evolving art world. Reflecting the architects’ philosophy of a visually dynamic architecture which evokes a sense of peace, sanctuary, and productivity, the art gallery becomes a backdrop to viewed experiences while the hotel becomes a backdrop to the guests..This design makes art primary in a number of instances: by developing exterior artistic perforated panels; by housing artist residences; by turning public spaces into small galleries. The exterior is clad in Cor-ten steel because of its ability to be sculpted. It is a material that serves both artistic expression and architectural function. A series of perforated panels, within the solid skin, depict pixilated skulls. The skulls represent a tension between the skin (exterior) and the brain (interior). They house the “eyes” of the viewer..”  Interesting, modestly sized mixed-use, Corten steel, perhaps questionable use of  skull marketing icon..

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image: © Mihai Ivan, Laura Ivan, and Nick Ross; article: Furuto , Alison . “TCH Boutique Hotel / Abramson Teiger Architects” 27 May 2012. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/237865&gt;

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