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 â€œlook at me!â€ 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 â€œgreenâ€.
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.