A New Sculpturalism will show models, sketches and photographs of buildings constructed by more than 30 of LA’s leading and lesser-known architects.
But, knowing that architecture is best experienced at human scale, MOCA also commissioned walk-in pavilions designed by young architects -- Elena Manferdini, Georgina Hujlich and Marcelo Spina of the firm Patterns, and Tom Wiscombe.
In addition they asked Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues of Ball-Nogues to create a custom gateway (as we air, their participation is still being negotiated.) DnA visited each of the designers in their studios to get a sense of what they are building, and got a taste of the digital design and materials research that might inform buildings of the future.
Thom Mayne, Morphosis Architects
Tom Wiscombe, Tom Wiscombe Design / Southern California Institute of Architecture
Benjamin Ball, Ball-Nogues (@Ball_Nogues)
Elena Manferdini, Atelier Manferdini
Marcelo Spina, P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S
Georgina Huljich, UCLA
Neil Denari, Neil Denari Architects
Michael Webb, architecture critic and author
Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times (@hawthorneLAT)
Christopher Mount, independent curator