Archive for the ‘Resnick Pavilion’ Category

Renzo Piano’s latest work, going up under that great L.A. sky

01/26/2009

I went back, and this time the weather was more L.A. Here again you see the roof of the new pavilion of galleries designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop going up in Los Angeles. For now the fins on top of the building- to capture, contain and shape the natural light, to bring it into the galleries below- look like a framework for photovoltaic solar panels, as you see over many parking lots in Southern California.

On the left is the lookout point of Piano’s earlier work at the L.A.County Museum of Art, the BCAM. In Paris when you ascend the escalator of Piano (and Roger’s) Pompidou Center the city unfolds, opens up, as you rise. In L.A. at LACMA, as you ride Piano’s escalator to the top, you are given a view of the sky.


And, seen through the construction fences:


More info on the Resnick Pavilion in the post just below. Scroll down or click here.
.

Advertisements