Type: Academic Work
Collaborator: Ernesto Rementilla Jr
Project: Museum & Theater
Location: Los Angeles, CA
This project was required to design a new building for LACMA’s permanent collection by scaling and transferring the previous art project “Problem Cloud,” which is box shape geometry with several layers. The main design strategy is to maintain a promenade which connects the western part of the campus to La Brae Tar Pits. Provides a longitudinal path perpendicular to entrance plaza of the campus and sets up the direction of the main superstructure. The new proposal oriented disagree with paralleling the Boulevard and the traditional city grid, offset creates a large right-angled triangle positive space for the public,
become “the plaza” of a city center. By extending and converting the most important central axis of Los Angeles, the public sidewalk will transform to the sculpture garden, green park, and amphitheater of the museum. The expansion and extension of the sidewalk, blurring and blending the relationship between the traditional urban space and the plaza of the museum. This layout of offsetting axis allows the building to face the city center. The tilt and lift of the building relate to the original box, creating a covered, sunken sculpture garden. Manifest experiential qualities of moving through layers. The canyon allows one to move in between the layers. As the main superstructure, the two walls hold the programs which weave in and out once in the museum. The wall is dematerialized through perforations which vary in size allowing for bridges through the canyon.