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Peter Zumthor Reconsiders LACMA


Right up until 15th September, the Los Angeles County Museum of Ar2rk (LACMA) is displaying an exhibition of the Pritzker Prize-winning architect, Peter Zumthor. 


The Presence of the Previous: Peter Zumthor Reconsiders LACMA, consists of around 116 objects, in an exhibition which spans above 50,000 years of the museum and its website. Archive materials, architectural models, strategies and photographs will be on display, along with fossils excavated from Hancock Park on the Museum’s campus.


The Presence of the Previous culminates in Zumthor’s vision of the new eastern campus of the LACMA.  A thirty-foot concrete model of the proposed developing is situated at the centre of the exhibition at such a height to produce a see as if you are seeking at it from street level.

9 of Zumthor’s other projects are also on show that helps clarify some of the important factors in his styles for the LACMA.


Prior unrealised ideas for the LACMA are also on display from prominent architects such as Rem Koolhaus’s OMA and Renzo Piano.


The procedure of design and style and study – critical to the perform of LACMA – is emphasised in the design of the exhibition space, which Zumthor designed to evoke the feeling of an architecture studio.

The Presence of the Previous: Peter Zumthor Reconsiders LACMA is open right up until 15 September 2013 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

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