Newly Renovated: Petersen Automotive Museum in LA (Miracle Mile)
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Newly Renovated: Petersen Automotive Museum in LA (Miracle Mile)

Architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox has completed its facade renovation of the Petersen Automotive Museum; also adding an extra 1400 square meters of exhibition space for the museum’s growing collection.  KPF design principal Trent Tesch commented “The design offers an abstract veil of flowing ribbons, meant to invoke not only the spirit of the automobile, but also … Continue reading

The Getty Center in Los Angeles (west side)
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The Getty Center in Los Angeles (west side)

The Getty Center is designed by Designed by architect Richard Meier. Located in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, it is well known for its architecture, gardens, and views overlooking Los Angeles—the Pacific Ocean, the San Gabriel Mountains, and the vast street—grid of the city. Inspired by the relationship between these elements, architect Richard Meier designed the complex to highlight … Continue reading

Nobu Restaurant in Malibu
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Nobu Restaurant in Malibu

Nobu Malibu, designed by Montalba Architects, Inc., offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Nobu’s low horizontal profile hugs the bluff along the famed Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.  The material palette takes inspiration from the Malibu coastline and Japanese culture.  Wood plank and decomposed granite walkways wind through native planting and the shoji-inspired screen entry doors … Continue reading

The Broad Art Museum in Downtown LA
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The Broad Art Museum in Downtown LA

The Broad is designed by world-renowned architectural firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler. With its innovative “veil-and-vault” concept, the building features two floors of gallery space to showcase the Broad’s comprehensive collection.  Dubbed “the veil and the vault,” the museum’s design merges the two key components of the building: public exhibition space and … Continue reading

Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown LA
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Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown LA

Sitting upon 4 acres, on top of Bunker Hill, the breathtaking steel-clad exterior curves are reminiscent of a ship’s sail.  Unarguably, the most interesting building in Downtown Los Angeles is the Walt Disney Concert Hall.  Be completely wowed by Frank Gehry’s genius after taking an audio tour of the music center and observe all the intricate … Continue reading