In September, The Broad museum opened in Downtown Los Angeles to great fanfare: its massive collection and free admission a slap in the face to anyone who claims that LA lacks culture. We were there, promoting the art in the museum and things to do in the area every step along the way. In case you still haven't gotten a chance to check out the museum, you can relive the construction from start to finish with a nifty video time lapse.
Addressing the architecture of the building itself, The Broad's website says, "Dubbed 'the veil and the vault,' the museum’s design merges the two key components of the building: public exhibition space and collection storage." It goes on, "The vault stores the portions of the collection not on display in the galleries or on loan, but DS+R (Diller Scofidio + Renfro) provided viewing windows so visitors can get a sense of the intensive depth of the collection and peer right into the storage holding. The vault is enveloped on all sides by the 'veil,' an airy, honeycomb-like structure that spans across the block-long gallery and provides filtered natural daylight."