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Serena Gardiner

Serena Gardiner

Seattle, WA, US

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Final massing Model
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Broad Contemporary Art Museum

The Broad Contemporary Art Museum, housing the collection and facilities for the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Foundation, embodies the playful and unexpected nature of the post-modern and pop art within. The building draws from the industrial and also glamorous movie studio roots of Culver City, which is situated centrally amongst the harmony and chaos of the greater Los Angeles area. The museum manifests as a simple rectilinear form on the exterior, while subtle pushes and pulls on the semi-translucent façade offer a hint of the unexpected within. Once inside, the user is confronted with a world of ephemeral boxes floating amongst a massive, multi-use public space.  The suspended boxes house the immense collection and each one reveals a unique experience based on the art within. A library, lecture hall, outdoor plaza and commercial spaces additionally serve as vehicles for dynamically connecting the community and public to the ever changing art world, furthering the mission of the Broad Foundation. This studio was taught by Yo Hakomori and Kulapat Yantrasast of wHY Architecture based in Culver City. 

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Culver City, CA, US
My Role: Designer

 
Conceptual plan
Conceptual plan
Conceptual section sketch
Conceptual section sketch
Facade development
Facade development
View from main entry
View from main entry
Exterior view from Culver Blvd.
Exterior view from Culver Blvd.
Main Gallery
Main Gallery
Final massing model
Final massing model

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