Bruce Goff- The Pavilion for Japanese Art

 

https://judebuffum.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/japan.jpg
https://judebuffum.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/japan.jpg

The Pavilion for Japanese Art found in Los Angeles was constructed in 1978. It was one the last buildings designed by Bruce Goff, and it was only completed after his death by architect Bart Prince.  The Pavilion for Japanese Art is easily my favorite of Goff’s works still standing.  I love all of the edges and the central spiral stair case. This is a build that knows how to use its space, unlike the Riverside Studio in Tulsa. The flora that cover up entire walls disguises the slightly stiff shape enough to give it a more unique form. I enjoy how the stairs and the ramp cross over each other. All the different lines of the building intersect in very unique ways.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *