About this submission
In its struggle for identity, Los Angeles has forged its own truths by twisting and stretching its architecture to reflect the ideals of a time that never was. What could be considered grotesque historical imitations have not only become the norm, their deeply rooted affiliation to the growth of the city has transformed them into valuable artifacts. Being an architectural designer myself, it took me 5 years of living in Los Angeles to understand and appreciate that this appropriation of style had become a style of its own. This film is a testimony of my coming to terms with it.