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Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Celebrates 75th Anniversary with $55 Million Expansion

06:00 - 28 October, 2016
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Celebrates 75th Anniversary with $55 Million Expansion, Courtesy of Selldorf Architects
Courtesy of Selldorf Architects

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) first opened in 1941 in the oceanfront La Jolla home of philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps. In the half century that followed, the museum saw three distinct expansions; now, as it turns 75, MCASD anticipates its latest addition, a flexible new multipurpose design by Selldorf Architects that will quadruple the current gallery space. 

Courtesy of Selldorf Architects Courtesy of Selldorf Architects Courtesy of Selldorf Architects Courtesy of Selldorf Architects +7

Six 'Cathedrals of Culture' Tell Their Stories in New 3D Film

00:00 - 30 November, 2014

If buildings could talk, what would they say about us? Cathedrals of Culture, a six part collection of films recently premiered at this year's Berlin International Film Festival, "offers six startling responses to this question". The project, filmed entirely in 3D, allows "six iconic and very different buildings to speak for themselves, examining human life from the unblinking perspective of a manmade structure". 

2014 ANFA Conference

00:00 - 23 July, 2014
2014 ANFA Conference

The Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA) will have their 2nd international conference between September 18 and September 20 in La Jolla, California. 

VIDEO: Jonathan Segal’s "The Cresta" Through the Lens of Breadtruck Films

00:00 - 30 March, 2014

Jeffrey Durkin, director of Breadtruck Films, has shared with us this insightful short film on Jonathan Segal’s new concrete and glass house in La Jolla: The Cresta. According to Durkin, “The film explores the relationship between nature and architecture, father and son, and how clean minimal design can save us from the suburbs.”

The Lemperle Residence / Jonathan Segal FAIA

01:00 - 14 November, 2012
The Lemperle Residence / Jonathan Segal FAIA, © Paul Body
© Paul Body

© Paul Body © Paul Body © Paul Body © Paul Body +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    La Jolla, California, United States
  • Collaborators

    Guillermo Tomaszewski, Nic Neuman
  • Photographs

Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

15:00 - 20 January, 2012
Photo by Doug Gates
Photo by Doug Gates

If you are in the San Diego area and looking for something to do this weekend, check out the Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. It is your last chance to experience the exhibit at the museum’s La Jolla location, as it will be closing this Sunday, January 22. However, the exhibit will remain open to the public at its downtown location in San Diego into spring and summer.

More after the break.

 © 2011 Bruce Nauman / Artists Rights Society (ARS) Photo by Pablo Mason Courtesy of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Photo by Pablo Mason © Craig Kauffman | Photo by Philipp Scholz Rittermann © James Turrell | Photo by Philipp Scholz Rittermann +18

Video: Salk Institute / Louis Kahn

13:01 - 8 November, 2011

This short film by Pablo Casals-Aguirre captures the formal perfection and daily life within Louis Kahn’s architectural masterpiece, the Salk Institute. Kahn was commissioned in 1959 to design the inspiring facility for scientific research. The iconic facility became a designated San Diego Historical Landmark in 1991 and continues to attract daily admirers from all corners of the earth.

Zaha Hadid is Coming to San Diego

15:00 - 7 November, 2011
Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

San Diego Planning Commission has approved Zaha Hadid’s La Jolla Residence. Along with the San Diego firm Public, Hadid will demolish an existing house on a half-acre site at 8490 Whale Watch Way, replacing it with a 12,700 square foot home comprised of four bedrooms, six bathrooms, and an indoor pool. The firm has described the home as an “introverted sculptural structure.”

Eleanor Roosevelt College / Safdie Rabines Architects + Safdie Architects

01:00 - 10 February, 2011
Eleanor Roosevelt College / Safdie Rabines Architects + Safdie Architects, © Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley

© Timothy Hursley © Timothy Hursley © Timothy Hursley © Timothy Hursley +8

  • Architects

    Safdie Rabines Architects and Moshe Safdie & Associates
  • Location

    La Jolla, California, United States
  • Structural Engineer

    Nabih Youssef Associates
  • Mep

    ARUP
  • Civil Engineer

    Flores Lund Consultants
  • Lighting

    Robert Morrow
  • Area

    450000.0 ft2
  • Photographs

Six / Sebastian Mariscal Studio

01:00 - 24 January, 2010
Six / Sebastian Mariscal Studio, © Hisao Suzuki
© Hisao Suzuki

© Hisao Suzuki © Hisao Suzuki © Hisao Suzuki © Hisao Suzuki +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    La Jolla, California, United States
  • Designer & Builder

    Sebastian Mariscal Studio
  • Design Team

    Sebastian Mariscal & Jeff Svitak
  • Structural Engineering

    Omar Mobayed
  • Area

    1546.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs