Experimentation emerges from the city as a site of extreme individualism. In different ways from Tokyo or Shanghai, Los Angeles is a city receptive to and actively nourishing many architectural experiments. The pursuit of explorations is evident across a broad spectrum, about self-reflection and independent individuals striving to extend their own capabilities and the limits of possibilities. Today, globalization and interconnectivity are transforming the meaning of individuals, and consequently change the meaning of experimentation in Los Angeles. This issue documents these shifts, introducing the new species of experiments developing in Los Angeles.
The Chinese Architects Feature introduces recent practices of Studio Fronti founded by Yun Wang. In pursuit of a break through structure and form, the studio’s projects pay close attention to the human spirit and reflect its consideration to people’s living mode. The interview explores the origin of architect’s design and manifests his thoughts behind his spatial expression.