TELOS: The Fantastic World of Eugene Tssui premieres at the first Los Angeles edition of the Archtiecture and Design Film Festival.
Budding avant-garde architects, especially those hoping to change the profession, would be well-advised to catch the world premiere of TELOS: The Fantastic World of Eugene Tssui (2014) at the Los Angeles edition of the Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) this week. Named after the Greek word for “final purpose,” the documentary follows architect Eugene Tssui, 59, as he champions a fantastical, organic style of architecture that would be more suited to the world created in James Cameron’s Avatar than modern day America.
Tssui (he used to spell it with only one "s") received his M.Arch and doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley, and early on worked with Bruce Goff and Dr. Frei Otto at the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design. His journey reveals the continuing challenges of realizing daring designs even in a world that embraces the work of Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, and Herzog & de Meuron.