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Peter Zumthor is not satisfied with his renderings for LACMA and will release new images soon
United States Architecture News - Oct 19, 2016 - 12:48 15955 views
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) released new images of Peter Zumthor's speculative design over its newly-launched website in August, but the Swiss architect Peter Zumthor didn't like his renderings since they were very 'conventional images' mentioned in an exclusive interview with CLADnews.
The new images of the LACMA were criticized by the public to a large extent and the architect says that these images were created for an environmental review, held by the Country of Los Angeles for Public Scoping Meeting on August 24, 2016 to receive input from the public. This Public Scoping Meeting was organised for the Environmental Impact Report to consider approvals for portions of the proposed project within its jurisdiction.
Peter Zumthor. Image © Dominik Gigler
Now, the architect adds that ''they were conventional renderings, which I personally don't like so much," he explained, adding that his studio is currently working on photos taken from models which are prepared especially for the purpose. ''The models allow us to take pictures with natural daylight, the light of the sun, which makes a lot of difference,” he said. ''These will explain the building better.''
''The museum is not organised in timelines, periods or geographical regions,'' he said. ''It's organised like a forest with clearings inside, where we have free choice to go to this clearing, or to the next. I would like to allow an experience of art where people can go and look at the art without didactics, without premature explanations, and make their own experience.''
Peter Zumthor recently completed three modest buildings functioned as a museum facility for communicating the history of the mines, a café and a service building near the main road in Norway's old mining region. The architect will also design new Fondation Beyeler’s extension in Basel, Switzerland, commissioned by The Fondation Beyeler in September 2016.
Top image courtesy of LACMA
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