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Yet Another Problem With Peter Zumthor’s Design For New LACMA Building: You Can’t Hang Paintings On Bare Concrete Walls

As if there weren’t enough issues with the damn thing already. As Christopher Knight writes, you could hang paintings on wires coming down from a high rail. (Bad idea in an earthquake zone.) Or you could drill holes in the wall, which is loud, expensive, and weakens the concrete. And LACMA want to rotate the collection constantly, so there would be a lot of rehanging. What were these people thinking? – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Visual, LACMA, Christopher Knight, Peter Zumthor, 05.13.19

Father’s Day Gift Guide: 9 Picks for the Choosy Dad

In my experience, fathers are the hardest to shop for; sound familiar? To help, we polled our editorial team for ideas. Here are nine gifts across a range of prices: Above: Julie likes this Diamond Crystal Glassware collection for the home bar, made in the Czech Republic by designer Richard Brendon. Each piece is mouth-blown, with the diamond pattern cut by hand. Prices range from $70 for a shot glass to $130 for a highball glass at March in San Francisco. Above: Can you think of a dad ...
Tags: Books, New York, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Czech Republic, Italy, Annie, Seattle, Gift Guides, Masculine, Julie, Margot, LACMA, Alessi, Marcel Wanders

LACMA versus Los Angeles’ urban fabric

With David Geffen’s unprecedented $150 million gift, LACMA moves much closer to its new building — a giant undertaking and an unprecedented wound on the urban fabric of Los Angeles. Yet no one — including people concerned about the quality of increasingly urban life in Los Angeles — seems to be taking notice. One constant of America’s encyclopedic art museums is that they expand. LACMA certainly has embodied that spirit: in a short 55 years, LACMA has assembled a collection of 135,000 works and ...
Tags: New York, Congress, California, Opinion, America, Los Angeles, Spain, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Paris, New Zealand, Switzerland, Miami, Fifth Avenue, Times

David Geffen Pledges $150 Million To New LA County Museum Complex

Geffen’s pledge raises LACMA’s fundraising total to $450 million of the $650 million needed to break ground on a modernist Peter Zumthor building, arguably the most anticipated new piece of architecture in L.A. since Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall opened in 2003.
Tags: Art, Frank Gehry, Visual, David Geffen, LACMA, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Geffen, Peter Zumthor, New LA County Museum Complex

David Geffen gives $150 million to LACMA for new museum building

David Geffen has pledged $150 million toward a new LACMA building designed by architect Peter Zumthor, whose design is seen in this rendering. (Courtesy photo) LOS ANGELES — Entertainment executive and philanthropist David Geffen has pledged $150 million to build a new building at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the largest single cash gift from an individual in the museum’s history, LACMA announced today. “This historic commitment propels LACMA’s two-decade expansion and rebuilding pro...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Breaking News, Local News, Philanthropy, Eric Garcetti, David Geffen, LACMA, Geffen, Mark Ridley Thomas, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Peter Zumthor, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT

Hiking Vorarlberg: Nature, Culture, and Good Food in the Bregenzerwald

Combining the passion for mountains and walking with love for modern architecture may sound odd, even a contradiction, but that’s what you’ll experience hiking Vorarlberg, following the Architecture Path, in northwestern Austria. This four days hike in the Bregenzerwald between mountains, green pastures, lovely villages, beautiful old houses and superb modern alpine architecture is unique. Neighboring Switzerland, Germany and the Lichtenstein Principality, the Bregenzerwald (meaning the Forest o...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Germany, Hiking, Austria, Zurich, Bergen, Nature & Outdoors, Switzerland Germany, Bregenz, Adler, Vorarlberg, Schwarzenberg, Peter Zumthor, Krumbach, Susanne Kaufmann

Vision for LACMA Expansion Explored in LA Times Piece

The LA Times has a piece this week on LACMA’s vision for its permanent collection in its proposed expansion project helmed by Peter Zumthor.  The museum will exhibit its permanent collection as a series of ongoing temporary exhibits.  “The big risk for LACMA’s plan is how it changes our relationship to art we love — and […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, LA Times, LACMA, Peter Zumthor, LA Times Piece

Peter Zumthor Unveils New Plans for LACMA Expansion

A new version of the LACMA expansion project by architect Peter Zumthor has been unveiled, featuring a twisting museum wing that stretches over Wilshire Boulevard and onto museum-owned property across the street.  “The moment I had to cross Wilshire I had to develop a different kind of urban energy,” he says of the new design. “I couldn’t cross […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, LACMA, Wilshire, Wilshire Boulevard, Peter Zumthor

Peter Zumthor Redesigns The LACMA Makeover

For one thing, the entire metaphor has changed: "What began as an organic black form spreading across the landscape of the Miracle Mile, in homage to the color and texture of the La Brea Tar Pits adjacent to the museum, has become a less fluid, harder-edged and more muscular form in sand-colored concrete."
Tags: Art, Visual, LACMA, Peter Zumthor, 04.06.17

Inside Zeno van den Broek’s raw immersive AV architectures

Strap on headphones, and the sixteen minutes of Shift Symm is a brain-tickling assault. Even just within the stereo field, raw textures rumble and dance until you feel the sound’s structures inside your head. I was attracted to Zeno van den Broek’s work partly because that sense of patterning in sound and visual formed a work I thought deserved special integrity as a release. This is to me an encouraging sign that there are new frontiers for archaic, exposed AV minimalism in the post raster-not...
Tags: Europe, Music, Design, Interviews, California, Los Angeles, Experimental, AV, Architecture, Netherlands, Artists, Slavoj Zizek, Denmark, Copenhagen, Don DeLillo, Motion

Peter Zumthor's vacation houses built from solid wood

“The solid timber has a tangible presence – soft and close to the body, it gleams gently and silkily in the light.”
Tags: Design, News, Peter Zumthor

Details and Renderings Emerge of LACMA Expansion

The Art Newspaper reports on the ongoing plans for the LACMA expansion, as Peter Zumthor plans the $600 million project.  Construction is set to begin in 2018, and will feature a series of low, snaking buildings that will contrast with the landscape of Wilshire Boulevard around it. Read more at Art Newspape
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, LACMA, Art Newspaper, Wilshire Boulevard, Peter Zumthor

Stunning Images From Arcaid’s Architecture Photographer Of The Year 2016 Shortlist

Stock photography stalwart Arcaid Images just announced the 20 of the year’s best architectural photographs in the running for the 2016 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards. Photographs are shortlisted under four categories: Exteriors, Interiors, Sense of Place and Buildings in Use. The photographs will be showcased at World Architecture Festival from November 16-18 in Berlin, Germany. The overall winner will be revealed at a gala dinner following the show. More info: Arcaid Awards ...
Tags: Design, Milan, London, Architecture, Mumbai, Kashmir, Lyon, Zurich, Ghana, Shanghai Tower, Gensler, Winnipeg, Accra, Berlin Germany, Independence Square, Finsbury Park

Michael Govan Interview: The Director of LACMA on the Future of the Museum Space

Photographs by Eric Minh Swenson Introduction: Miracle Mile and Expansive Space "A picture is worth a thousand words" because complex ideas can be communicated with just a single image. The image of a museum amidst an implosion of moving, cultural images must stand out as an iconic image to symbolize the high value of art. Since Michael Govan became the director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (or LACMA) in 2006 ( after working as the president and director of Dia Art Foundation in ...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Americas, Los Angeles, New Zealand, Getty, Ada, East Coast, Huffington Post, Usc, County, Piazza, Highland, Ray, Robert Irwin, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Peter Zumthor to Design Extension for Fondation Beyeler

Peter Zumthor has been tapped to design an extension for Fondation Beyeler, Artforum reports, an $82 million building in Iselin-Weber Park in Riehen.  “The interaction of human beings, nature, art, and architecture is one of the keystones of the Fondation Beyeler’s success, and was also essential for the development of Renzo Piano’s award-winning museum,” says Fondation Director […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Renzo Piano, Fondation Beyeler, Peter Zumthor

Current Obsessions: High Design, High Living

This week we yearned to sip coffee in a new cafe in The Netherlands and explore the vast compound of an inspiring designer and filmmaker. Here’s a look at what we’ve been admiring. Above: On the market: the Cerro Pelon Ranch, designer and filmmaker Tom Ford’s majestic Santa Fe compound. Personally designed and sited by acclaimed architect Tadao Ando, the ranch is set on 20,000 acres and features a main residence, two private guest houses, separate staff residences, and a state-of-the-art horse...
Tags: Books, New York, California, Copenhagen, Santa Fe, The Netherlands, Tom Ford, LACMA, Tadao Ando, Design News, Current Obsessions, Peter Zumthor

Finally, We’re Getting A Better Idea Of What Peter Zumthor’s New LACMA Building Will Look Like

“The Swiss architect has been working with LACMA Director and Chief Executive Michael Govan for years on an ambitious and controversial new building to hold the museum’s permanent collection. But details – architectural and financial alike – have been hard to come by” – until now. Christopher Hawthorne has a look.
Tags: Art, Visual, LACMA, Christopher Hawthorne, Michael Govan, Peter Zumthor

LACMA Receives Major $75 Million Donation for Expansion Plans

LACMA has received two major donations totaling $75 million to help fund its new, Peter Zumthor-designed permanent collection building.  The funds came from Wynn resort co-founder Elaine Wynn and A. Jerrold Perenchio, who also donated a selection of paintings valued at $75 million.  “There has been quite a bit of work to get the project to this point,” […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Wynn, LACMA, Elaine Wynn, Peter Zumthor, Jerrold Perenchio

Case Study- Kadeau Restaurant by OEO Studio

In Denmark, dining out is more than just an activity, it’s an experience. A good restaurant is not just about the food, but also about the atmosphere, the design, and the service, ensuring that patrons leave not just with a full belly, but with a feeling of complete contentment. It was this ultimate sense of satisfaction that design firm OEO Studio set out to achieve in designing the re-launch of Michelin starred restaurant, Kadeau, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Owner Nicolai Nørregard was adaman...
Tags: Restaurant, Contract, Denmark, Michelin, Copenhagen, Hospitality, Copenhagen Denmark, Jasper Morrison, GamFratesi, Bornholm, Kadeau, THEODOR, Thonet, Michael Anastassiades, Gubi, Oeo Studio