In this week's New Yorker, architecture writer Paul Goldberger takes in the Eric Owen Moss structures in Culver City. The key paragraph:
If you want to see the work of Eric Owen Moss in depth, you barely even need a car. Moss, who is sixty-seven and has been practicing in Los Angeles since 1973, is certainly eminent—he writes books, gives lectures all over the world, and enters major competitions—but nearly all his buildings are concentrated in a few blocks at the eastern edge of Culver City, in a drab, industrial neighborhood a few miles from the Los Angeles airport. Moss has been working in this part of the city, known as the Hayden Tract, since the late nineteen-eighties, and what his oeuvre lacks in geographic reach it makes up for in local impact. Slowly, one building at a time, he has managed to accomplish something that none of his fellow-jet-setters have ever achieved: the creation of a genuine urban transformation through architecture.