Teodora Velkova

Teodora Velkova

Los Angeles, CA, US


Hollywood Marketplace

This project proposes dual roles for its tectonic system, one is performative and one is representational. Structural elements, while performing structurally, have dual readings. The first is of the performative load bearing component, while the other is symbolic, where columns and beams appear in forms evoking the typologies of column and beam, while their description is excessive and non-standard, producing a syntax for the building that repeatedly confounds expectations. The excessive articulation of roof grids and the variable interval and scale of column grids induce a dizzying and thick spatial environment. This environment is inhabited on discontinuous floor plates that slip out of alignment with column and roof to emphasis the capriciousness of the project’s structural order.

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Status: School Project
Location: Hollywood, CA, US
My Role: Designer