Here it is: photos of Peter Zumthor’s proposed new building for LACMA. See & share even more here.
Over on Unframed, LACMA’s director Michael Govan writes about the years of thought that have gone into this project:
What if, instead of being hidden, a museum’s collections were visible even when they were in storage? What if art objects could be methodically rotated to describe many cultural stories and not just one chronological and geographic historical narrative? What if there could be a comfortable and seamless transition from the casual space of an outdoor plaza to the inner sanctum of a meditative gallery? Could a museum have lots of windows to see outside, could kids be accommodated as easily as art historians, and could an arrangement of coincident spaces be suited to contemplation, education, or just hanging out? And instead of being a notorious energy hog, could a public museum building collect the energy of the sun to give back to its environment? Could the art museum’s architecture be reconsidered from scratch?
You can see these models, and much more, in The Presence of the Past: Peter Zumthor Reconsiders LACMA, opening to members tomorrow and to the public on Sunday.