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Peter Zumthor’s massive LACMA addition gets initial funding

The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors yesterday approved the contribution of $125 million in bond funds to LACMA’s $600 million makeover, which, under the guidance of Peter Zumthor, would tear down most of the campus and snake over Wilshire Boulevard. The new 410,000 square foot building would open in 2023, with the remaining funding coming from private donations. […]
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Renzo Piano Comments on the Difficulties of Designing LA’s Motion Picture Academy

In discussion with Christopher Hawthorne of the LA TimesRenzo Piano has taken his comments of modesty – verging on “self-deprecation” – to a new level. In response to questions about the design of the proposed Motion Picture Academy in Los Angeles he has said: “I don’t think it will be that bad. […] Actually, I’m struggling to do something good.” Although Piano’s design has previously been met with criticisms from Hawthorne, the Italian architect notes in this latest interview that “everything we’ve made at LACMA has been extremely complicated.” The project, which has already seen a major alteration in the core design team, remains set to complete in 2015.

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Peter Zumthor & LACMA Unveil Revised Museum Design

Peter Zumthor and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) have revealed a revised design for the museum’s $650 million new home on Museum Row in Los Angeles. The new design still features the sinuous glass and grey concrete slab… Sigue leyendo

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For Neighbors, Jury Still Out On Zumthor’s New LACMA Plan

Today LA Times critic Christopher Hawthorne revealed Peter Zumthor’s revisions to his $650 million, blob-like plan for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Instead of hovering over the La Brea Tar Pits, the new design now floats over Wilshire Boulevard, touching down on a former parking lot across the street. According to Hawthorne’s story, the […]
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On View> LACMA Takes “Metropolis II” For a Spin

Metropolis II Los Angeles County Museum of Art 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California Ongoing Metropolis II is a kinetic sculpture by American artist Chris Burden, who is probably best known for his 1971 performance piece Shoot, in which an assistant wielding a .22 rifle shot him in the left arm. Part of LACMA’s permanent collection and […]
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In Discussion: Peter Zumthor Speaks with Michael Govan About the LACMA Redesign


In a crowed auditorium in central Los Angeles on Sunday, Swiss architect Peter Zumthor sat down with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) director Michael Govan to kickstart the opening of The Presence of the Past: Peter …
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A First Look at Peter Zumthor’s Design for the LACMA

Coming at a crucial time in which Los Angeles is at risk of “losing its reputation as a center for innovative architecture,” museum director Michael Govan and Swiss architect Peter Zumthor… have unveiled preliminary plans for what they hope will Sigue leyendo

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Peter Zumthor’s LACMA Design Revealed!


Architects who take Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) commissions sure don’t have it easy. William Pereira’s original 1965 design for a museum floating above a landscape of pools and fountains promised an exalted place for art in LA—until tar underneath the site began oozing in and the pools had to be paved over. …Continue Reading
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