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Cesar Pelli’s Red Building for Pacific Design Center

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West Hollywood’s Pacific Design Center, a three-building project that took four decades to complete, was finally brought to a conclusion last month with the unveiling of the third and last of the complex’s geometric structures. The PDC’s dramatically angular red building joins the existing blue and green glass buildings, all — Continue reading …




 

 

thumbs_24317-Pacific-Design-Center-Cesar-Pelli-15.jpg.1064x0_q90_crop_sharpenWest Hollywood’s Pacific Design Center, a three-building project that took four decades to complete, was finally brought to a conclusion last month with the unveiling of the third and last of the complex’s geometric structures. The PDC’s dramatically angular red building joins the existing blue and green glass buildings, all designed by Cesar Pelli, in finally bringing closure to a massive project, begun in 1971, and comprised of more than a million square feet of showroom and office space intended for the city’s design community.

Comprised of two separate volumes, Pelli’s enormously photogenic red building derives its striking ruby color from specially treated glass cladding, a material made more palatable, thanks to more advanced, non-toxic processes. Accorded LEED Silver status, the PDC’s red building is, it turns out, quite green. “Now there are other ways to achieve red glass. It’s a fantastic color. I’m delighted,” says Pelli. As well he should be.

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Images: Interior Design Magazine


 

 

 
 
 

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