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United Oil Gasoline Station / Kanner Architect

United Oil Gasoline Station / Kanner Architect

United Oil Gasoline Station / Kanner Architect United Oil Gasoline Station / Kanner Architect United Oil Gasoline Station / Kanner Architect United Oil Gasoline Station / Kanner Architect + 27

Gas Station  · 
Los Angeles, United States
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Kanner Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2009
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Bendheim

Text description provided by the architects. Situated at La Brea and Slauson avenues in Los Angeles’s Mid-City neighborhood, the United Oil Gas Station is a marriage of the city’s historic love affair with the automobile and today’s modern one-stop shopping spirit of immediate gratification and convenience.

The daring and active design seeks to resuscitate a streetscape through integration of a 12-pump gas station, mini-market and car wash. The resulting structure is an original machine of vehicular form and function.

Reminiscent of Southern California’s ubiquitous freeway interchanges, two planes soar from the ground. One, a concrete ramp, takes patrons up and over the rear of the mini-market and back down into a car wash. The second, a sinuous and curvilinear metal structure, swoops down from the sky to serve as the roof of the mini-market. The form regains an upward momentum that carries it around the front of the market where it becomes a 30-foot canopy over the pumps.

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Address: Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Cite: "United Oil Gasoline Station / Kanner Architect" 27 Sep 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/36062/united-oil-gasoline-station-kanner-architect/> ISSN 0719-8884
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