Eric Owen Moss

(b. 1943)

Related Overviews

Philip Johnson (1906—2005)


'Eric Owen Moss' can also refer to...


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Architecture


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

(1943– ).

American architect, called ‘a jeweller of junk’ by Philip Johnson because of his penchant for employing unusual materials. He explored ways in which architecture might be ‘de-constructed’. His conversion of and intervention in disused warehouses and other buildings at 8522 National Boulevard, Culver City, CA (1986–90), involved creating new elliptical spaces, exposure of structural elements, and curious relationships between old and new. At the Gary Group, also in Culver City (1988–90), he intervened in four buildings, with the Paramount Laundry and the Lindblade Tower, one wall of which was enriched with chains, ladders of steel bars, and wheels. Other works include the Lawson/Westen House, Los Angeles, CA (1988–93), and the Samitaur Building (1990–6), The Box (1990–4), and the IRS Building (1993–4), all in Culver City. The last has an entrance area in the corner enlivened with reused structural steel elements.

Jodidio (1993, 1995, 1997);Moss (1991);Steele (ed.) (1993, 1995a)

Subjects: Architecture.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.