Architects @ MOCA

Friday, July 12, 2013

The architecture exhibition “A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architecture in Southern California” shows a large number of works by both veterans like Gehry, and Morphosis, and by a younger generation of architects. Besides providing an initial taste of it, this video brings the camera to “the real thing,” the sites of two architects’ works: Eric Moss’ multiple buildings in Culver City and Hagy Belzberg’s “Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust,” completed in 2010.

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Gehry in Vegas

Friday, February 15, 2013
Gehry-in-Vegas Architecture Awareness

The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas is a joyful, youthful and exuberant building. It shakes the assumption that innovative freshness has to do with an artist’s age. Like Matisse’s paper-cut collages, conceived at an old age, Frank Gehry shows us that he is a young architect at eighty–four.

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A Library “Cooler than the Mall”

Sunday, November 11, 2012
Cooler-than-the-mall Architecture Awareness

The Cerritos Library emerges as a challenge to the very meaning of what a library should be today. A youngster expressed her feelings by calling it “Cooler than the Mall.” Located at the center of a sprawling suburbia of over ten million people, it carries a message of multiculturalism.

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