Museum of Contemporary Art

Arata Isozaki
1986



Views from the street side

Isozaki's first building in the United States, MOCA is primarily set into the parking levels of the California Plaza--a complex including a hotel, residential areas, and commercial spaces. At street level, the museum includes a central plaza with two separate volumes on each side.

 
The main entrance to MOCA and the galleries, some with natural light from the pyramidal skylights, are on the lower level.

 

Views of the plaza

A courtyard unites the two separate street-level buildings. These structures are of red sandstone and green aluminum panels in diamond patterns.

 
The opposite side of the plaza (right) and the lower entrance (left) in the sunken courtyard
 

The side of the courtyard and the back of MOCA





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