Everything from sleek and modern to spiritual, some of the world's great buildings are featured in our city skyline, these were designed by Pritzker Prize winning architects. If you're an architecture geek or just simply admire these stunning buildings, Los Angeles Architectural Design will stand for a very long time.
WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
The architect responsible for this Los Angeles Architectural Design is Frank Gehry. This landmark opened it’s doors in 2003. Located at 111 S. Grand Avenue. There are few buildings in Los Angeles that are as recognizable as the Walt Disney Concert Hall at the Music Center. This Los Angeles Architectural Design is full of stainless steel skin covers, a framework of steel beams that stand in the shape of blowing sails or even resembling flower petals, depending on who you ask. Once you step inside the building can house one of the best concert venues on this planet, the auditorium is well known for its acoustics as well as its stunning design.
BROAD CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM
This piece of Los Angeles Architectural Design is located on 5905 Wilshire Boulevard. First opening its doors in 2008, the architect involved in creating this masterpiece is Renzo Piano.
Ever since its February 2008 opening, the Broad Contemporary Art Museum (BCAM) at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) stood out in L.A.’s architectural Hall of Fame. It stands at three stories tall, BCAM welcomes its arriving visitors, as its guests as well, to the renowned cultural institution. Clothed in travertine panels, as well as joined sheathing over a steel skeleton, this Los Angeles Architectural Design perfectly fits into the existing surroundings. On its third level, it contains a louvered roof system, this allows natural light to enter spaces in a way that also projects the art even more. The whole LACMA expansion project was supervised by Renzo Piano, including the design for BCAM.
Los Angeles Architectural Design definitely stands out here. This building is located on 1200 Getty Center Drive, they opened their doors in 1997. Designed by Architect Richard Meier.
This building is home to the J. Paul Getty Museum, it took more than a decade to build, it was a $1.2 billion investment in the Los Angeles art scene. It is built over two ridges in the Santa Monica Mountains, with an interconnection of buildings built of concrete and steel with some travertine cladding. Its surrounding landscape has provided a very much welcomed complement to the building’s eminence, with a spread of gardens, plazas and terraces that were created to prevent erosion but also integrating the building with a natural setting. The Getty Center has installed 28 major sculptures. Collections of the late Fran and Ray Stark are held there. Other masterpieces included by many 20th century artists are also held in the building, this includes Calder, Magritte and Miró, just to name a few.
CALTRANS DISTRICT 7 HEADQUARTERS
This amazing standout Los Angeles Architectural Design was design by architect Thom Mayne/Morphosis. The building opened its doors in 2004. Located on 100 S. Main Street.
This building is guaranteed to bring out heavy reactions from onlookers. You will either love it or hate it, the building definitely stands out. The metal panels were perforated, doing this created a skin that covers exposed structural elements, this is visible from inside the building’s walkways. When night falls, all exterior panels open up and reveal windows. A photovoltaic system was installed in the south wall, it’s capable of producing up to 5 percent of the building’s energy. A few of the building’s features are meant to rouse the state’s highway system, even with the environmental art installation created by Keith Sonnier located in the outdoor lobby. What can be found in this area is red and blue neon lights, the suggestion is they’re suppose to mimic automobile head and tail lights.
CATHEDRAL OF OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS
This holy Los Angeles Architectural Design is located at 555 W. Temple Street. This building opened its doors in 2002. The architect responsible for this beauty is José Rafael Moneo.
A contemporary cathedral designed with just about no right angles, this Los Angeles Architectural Design breaks the mold when it came to a classic European cathedral from the Middle Ages. It stands as the third largest cathedral in the world, this building is tied to more than just its Los Angeles Architectural Design. This building holds the seat of the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, it serves more than 4 million Catholic worshipers and the Archbishop’s major liturgies are also held. The outside of the building is sand colored concrete, with an interior that shines sunlight through thousands of alabaster panels. The large bronze doors were sculpted by Robert Graham, its tapestries by artist John Nava and a few other works of art, close inspection of the building will amaze everyone.
U.S. BANK TOWER
This tower of Los Angeles Architectural Design opened its doors in 1989, located on 633 W. Fifth Street. The architect is Henry Cobb. This building was formerly known as the Library Tower, today it’s the U.S. Bank Tower. It is one of L.A.’s most iconic structures. It's the tallest building west of the Mississippi River, and also the tenth tallest in the United States. Architect Henry Cobb was a founding partner (along with Pritzker Prize-winner I.M. Pei) of the architectural firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. The U.S. Bank Tower stands at 73 stories tall, reaches a staggering height of 1,018 feet, also able to contain 1.3 million square feet of floor space. Its Los Angeles Architectural Design features interlocking sets of granite planes and curves that contain a series of terraces and ledges, making the building odd shaped because it’s neither round nor square. At night a large glass “crown” on top of the building is illuminated, and displayed in the lobby is a giant mixed media mural that entitles Unity depicts the history of Los Angeles.
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