This research project envisioned for the Century City , modernist commercial district built by Twentieth Century Fox in Los Angeles, testament to the urban approach of Dagmar Richter: the city is a sedimentation of ‘traces’ that interact with each other. The city gives them such an air puff “traces” that come off of any entry. For Richter, the city is a media text, altered by its producers and users, the city is a geographical map, while both “skin” of a territory and representation. The sedimentation of the site are integrated into a reading space where all levels of representation are simultaneously present. This reading forms a series of interpretations leading to a three-dimensional composition in which the levels are designed as abstract patterns that can change direction after conception, interpretation and especially the use. The city is at once the condensation traces of the past and their dissolution in the flow of traffic. It extends horizontally over here a highway which it follows the stretch. Platforms and volumes in the upper tier of the structure are dedicated to pedestrians while the lower level of this artificial landscapes, plays of light and shadow.
See original post and Dagmar’s bio here