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The Stealth
Eric Owen Moss Architects

February 12, 2007 /

Culver City, California, USA

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The design of the Stealth began as a consequence of remediation required for earth removal on what was formerly an industrial site.

One of three existing industrial structures was demolished to provide access to the area. A block wall enclosed the two remaining buildings and the excavation was reshaped to form a sunken garden.

The aspiration was to investigate a changing exterior form and a varying interior space: to construct a building that remakes both outside and inside./ Eric Owen Moss

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Inside the old structures, a new performance stage faces the garden, with seating on the stage perimeter and in the garden. The stage holds 150 seats, the garden 600.

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The block wall of the façade has two openings: the north opening forms the theater proscenium, the south opening allows parking and vehicle access at the rear of the site.

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On the north end, the new 325-foot long building is three sided. The south end is four sided. The building section varies constantly over its length, three becoming four; four becoming three.

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The building is entered through a glass-enclosed lobby at grade. The north wing of the raised two-story office block is a large floor with an open mezzanine.

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The south wing provided two more conventionally enclosed floor levels. The area adjacent to the lobby is a garden, sunlit from the south and west.

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Model


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Site Plan

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Floor Plans

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Axonometric Series

Facts about The Stealth

Total area:

28,000 ft2

Principal Architect:
Eric Owen Moss

Project Architects:

Don Dimster
Jay Vanos

Preliminary Design:

Scott Nakao
Shengyuan Hwang

Design Development:

Nick Seierup
Scott M. Nakao

Project Team:
Dennis Ige
Thomas Ahn
Sophie Harvey
Scott Hunter
Naoto Sekiguchi
Todd Conversano
Paul Groh
Dolan Daggett
Nadine Apmann
Frank Brodbeck
Craig Shimahara
Mogens Milbauch
Cheen Lin
Kam Chathurattaphol
Ranya Alumar
Warren Young
Andreas Heipp
Munah Hedjazu
Lorenza Cristofolini
Velvet Hammerschmidt
Emil Dilanian
Susanne Jensen
Dana Mansfield
Kishani de Silva
Kira Ogle
Ann Kosmal
Joy Keller
Richard Lin
Eric McNevin

Contractor:
Samitaur Constructs

Director of Field Operations:

Peter Brown

General Superintendent:

Tim Brown

Structural:

Kurily Szymanski Tchirkow Inc.

Structural Steel:

Cal State Steel

Electrical:

Silver, Roth, and Associates

Mechanical:

Antieri and Associates

Client:

Samitaur Constructs

Last updated: December 19, 2013

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