Collection by Erika Heet

Not to Be Missed: Peter Zumthor Reimagines LACMA


It’s been the talk of L.A. since the design was revealed in June: the Pritzker Prize–winning Swiss architect’s amoebic reinterpretation of the east campus of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). If you are unable to see the LACMA exhibition dedicated to the design before it closes September 15, here are a few shots from the show, and background about the proposed project.

As part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A., LACMA features The Presence of the...
Swiss architect Peter Zumthor has been commissioned to rethink the east campus, providing new insight into the meaning...
This angle shows the new building in relation to artist Chris Burden’s existing Urban Light installation, which now...
An elevation model exemplifies how the different floors might eventually hold the museum’s permanent collection.
From one angle, a symmetrical portion of the building appears to fan out like the wings of a butterfly.
From above, one can view how the building might interact with the La Brea Tar Pits; one corner, in fact, cantilevers...

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