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Intricate Density Tower Was Conceived Through Inverted Urban Planning

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Feb 8, 2012 • References: danielleearchitect and suckerpunchdaily
The approach that many architects take to designing a metropolitan monument often begins with analyzing the existing urban fabric and coming up with a structural solution that complements it. Alternatively, the creative minds behind the Intricate Density Tower began by devising how their project could reshape the city of Los Angeles.

Daniel Cheng Lee and Jae Hwan Lee ambitiously strove to conceive an icon that would influence the behavior of the surrounding infrastructural context through the use of enormous organic curves that sculpt the graceful and sinuous skin of the translucent structure. A great deal of experimentation and exploration went into establishing the interplay between the solid state of the edifice and the void of the sky and atmosphere above it, referencing the smaller scale of relationships within the Intricate Density Tower as they pertain to circulation between the incorporated gallery spaces.