Cafam Museum, Los Angeles
Design Research Project, 1983

     This is a proposal for a craft and folk art museum located on Wilshire Boulevard opposite the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA and the La Brea Tar Pits.
     Wilshire Boulevard is a typical city corridor of LA in that it has a concentration of high-density commercial buildings juxtaposed with low-density and. in many cases, single-storey homes. Reacting to this. the basic concept of the project was to generate an exciting, dense urban space within the museum itself. The display areas are designed to be diverse in both section and form. They are contained within three towers placed in the central space, and are traversed by circulation galleries which refer to both grid-geometries of the context. The architectural expression of the museum responds to the immediate context and communicates the public nature of the building.

Below: Sketch axonometric developmental studies of main facade, upper gallery, lower gallery, cross section.