LACMA Building Extension by Peter Zumthor, Los Angeles Architecture, Architect, Images
LACMA Building by Peter Zumthor
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art Extension, California, USA – design by Peter Zumthor, Architect
Mar 22, 2017
LACMA Building by Architect Peter Zumthor
News on LACMA Building Extension by Swiss Architect Peter Zumthor
The Swiss architect Peter Zumthor may have just spilled the beans about a radical overhaul of his scheme for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), reports the Architectural Record. “Everything has changed,” he said from the auditorium stage at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum February 17. That evening, Zumthor was the featured guest at a Surface magazine-sponsored public dialogue with US architecture critic Paul Goldberger. “The undulating form is not undulating any more,” the architect said of his design’s latest iteration.
Zumthor’s talk from the lectern had focused primarily on two projects in Norway. But during the on-stage interview that followed, Paul Goldberger brought up LACMA – and, without any images to present, the architect described his new scheme.
“He spoke of an S-configuration; of the building now crossing over Wilshire Boulevard; of the entire museum being on a single big level, hovering “10 meters above the ground;” of seven clerestory-lit clusters within the larger form.” – Ed. but the renderings and text below from August 2016 show all these, surely this is not news!
No images appear to be available as yet, we aim to post as soon as they emerge.
Website: LACMA Building Extension by Swiss Architect Peter Zumthor – article in full
Aug 12, 2016
Los Angeles County Museum of Art Building by Peter Zumthor
LACMA Building Extension by Swiss Architect Peter Zumthor
Design: Peter Zumthor, Architect
New renderings released for this extension project.
The New Los Angeles County Museum of Art building would rank as one of the most important works of architecture to be built in Los Angeles since Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall opened in 2003.
Local leaders see Zumthor’s sleek design as crucial to lifting LACMA to the top ranks of the world’s art museums.
The 37,000-sqm art museum building has an unusual form, essentially a contorted S-shaped ‘slab’ at First Floor. This element floats above the landscape and over the Wiltshire Boulevard. Previously the design was less S-like and more of a ‘paint splatter’.
Rising up through the form are a series of less curvaceous but still non-orthogonal elements, creating a series of ‘pavilions’ on the roof. The design concept of lifting the architecture up to allow spaces to flow underneath harks back to Le Corbusier and his designs such as the unrealised Ville radieuse project.
The form reminds me of Rolex Learning Center Lausanne by SANAA, not closely similar, but the idea of a slab that can float above the ground (in places) and unlike say a larger Mies building is punctured in seemingly random places.
The organic shape feels very different to some of Peter Zumthor‘s other key buildings such as the Baths at Vals:
Adrian Welch, Editor / Architect
May 5, 2016
LACMA Building by Peter Zumthor
LACMA Building Extension by Celebrated Swiss Architect Peter Zumthor
Design: Peter Zumthor Architect
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) – two major donations for expansion
The LACMA building will begin its environmental review process this summer, with construction set to start in 2018 and conclude in 2023.
It once seemed like a herculean, if not insurmountable, challenge – raising $600 million or more for an ambitious modernist building to serve as the new home for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Skeptics abounded when plans were first announced three years ago. But momentum now seems to be shifting in LACMA’s favor with the announcement this week of two major donations that will push the fundraising campaign near the halfway point.
Elaine Wynn, who is one of the world’s top art collectors and became a museum co-chair last year, has pledged $50 million to the project. At the same time, former Univision chairman A. Jerrold Perenchio has promised $25 million. Combined, it amounts to the largest monetary donation in the museum’s history.
The new pledges are contingent on the successful launch of the new Peter Zumthor-designed building project, which begins the environmental review process this summer. If all goes as planned, construction would begin in 2018 and be completed in 2023. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors previously approved $125 million for the project.
L.A. doesn’t have the same art-focused philanthropic base as that of New York, but there have been a number of notable cultural gestures over the decades. The most significant is the nearly $1.2 billion that the Getty Trust received in 1982 from the estate of the late J. Paul Getty, making the institution the richest art museum in the world.
The Broads have spent and pledged at least $340 million toward their new contemporary art museum in downtown — $140 million for construction and $200 million toward the endowment.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art Building Extension – Peter Zumthor Architect
LA Times article: www.lacma.org
Since its inception in 1965, LACMA has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography-and represent Los Angeles’s uniquely diverse population. Today, the museum features particularly strong collections of Asian, Latin American, European, and American art, as well as a contemporary museum on its campus.
With this expanded space for contemporary art, innovative collaborations with artists, and an ongoing Transformation project, LACMA is creating a truly modern lens through which to view its rich encyclopedic collection.
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