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  • Rough, yet poetic: Chilean architecture has its moment

    Rough, yet poetic: Chilean architecture has its moment
    SANTIAGO, Chile — Ask a design expert for global architectural destinations and chances are she’ll tell you to head to Germany, home of Walter Gropius and the Bauhaus architects, or Brazil, land of Oscar Niemeyer’s flamboyant Modernism. Southern California would come up for treasures such as the Case Study houses and Louis Kahn’s sculptural Salk Institute in La Jolla. But a small country such as  Chile? It probably wouldn’t even be mentioned.
  • MoMA does Latin American architecture: the High-Low chat with Alexandra Lange

    MoMA does Latin American architecture: the High-Low chat with Alexandra Lange
    Latin America is usually regarded as a place that imports architectural ideas — be it the colonial styles of European conquerors or the wave of Modernism that swept the continent throughout the 20th century. But an exhibition at New York's Museum of...

    Peter Zumthor's plan for LACMA undergoes makeover

    Peter Zumthor's plan for LACMA undergoes makeover
    It still crosses Wilshire Boulevard. But in other ways, architect Peter Zumthor's plan for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has undergone a significant makeover. Once a free-flowing, biomorphic design inspired by the La Brea Tar Pits and the work of...

    Architect Smiljan Radic's striking redo of Chile's pre-Columbian museum

    Architect Smiljan Radic's striking redo of Chile's pre-Columbian museum
    First in a series of dispatches by Carolina A. Miranda exploring the art and architecture of Chile. Chilean architect Smiljan Radic is best known for seemingly coming out of nowhere to create the 2014 summer pavilion for London's Serpentine Gallery,...

    LACMA redesign avoids tar pits, creates challenges

    Architect Peter Zumthor has dramatically revised his design for a new Los Angeles County Museum of Art, creating a new bridge-like section of the building that would span Wilshire Boulevard. The new design is meant to address concerns that the...