The 3555 was designed by Eric Owen Moss Architects is located in the connective points and is the newest addition to the continued collaboration with the urban scale in Culver City, California, United States between the architect and developer to revitalize an area previously and industrial dereliction warehouse. The brick structure was originally built in the early 1950s as an industrial warehouse located directly next to a now abandoned Southern Pacific Railroad right of way.
A masonry second floor was added in the late 1990s the building was converted into the scene for his upcoming film production companies in the region. A recently completed phase second extension adds a third floor for offices and conference rooms above the existing production facilities as the headquarters of a television station cable. To accommodate a third floor, a “foundation” of steel beams has been constructed along the perimeter of the existing roof to allocate the additional burden of floor.
The complex geometry of roof is built with 42 feet long glue-laminated wood beams and 12 foot centers and 2x rafters at 16 “centers. Each beam was rolled and milled to a single curve and a constant evolution through on the upper surface. The addition of the third floor is interrupted by two 42 ‘long mullioned windows of structural glass which cover less than 6 feet between the three modules offices. On the north side yard is cut from the front and strongly inclined glazing has been designed to self-support.
A system of aluminum window was reinforced with steel to support the acute angle of the glass. The extension of the third floor was to develop a system to add office space in the building over time. Three other modules of fiberglass are planned for future expansion.