Eye, The Broad

Eye, The Broad - Los Angeles, California

Eye, The Broad – Los Angeles, California

Next to the Walt Disney Concert Hall, there is, perhaps, an equally compelling structure. Very different, however, architecturally. The Broad is a contemporary art museum specializing in works starting from the 1950s. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, it may not have the star architect credentials of its neighbor. But its presence is felt on Grand Avenue.

I found it challenging to shoot the Walt Disney Concert Hall. As I mentioned in the last few posts. It’s irregular, and the asymmetry makes it hard for me to get a good angle on the building. The Broad is more straightforward. The straight-on view from the street was the first obvious composition.

The giant window appears to me like an eye. One of an alien or sea creature. I just love the ordered, rhythmic texture of the facade. The minimal but effective street landscaping complements the architecture. Seen as small round mounds on the sidewalk.

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