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Office dA Design

 - Oct 26, 2007
References: officeda & designcrack
Office dA, a Boston based design firm, has created this gas station in the heart of Los Angeles. It creates quite a paradoxical relationship for those who seek it out.

For the everyday user of this gas station, it's just another funky monument in the “look at me!” culture of Los Angeles road side architecture.

This one really pops seeing that it's a bit like a Mathematic simulation gone awry.

For those who seek the gas station out, they have probably heard that it has been built with recycled materials, with solar arrays, and with a number of systems that would normally classify a building as “green”.

Knowing that it's a green building, though, begs the question: Can a gas station really be green? Since promoting the production and distribution of gasoline is the real focal point of the station, I gas think a gas station cannot be green. I think of this project more as an opportunity for the architects to do something cool with a gas station. It's as simple as that.