A Tatted Museum Assembled by Drones

Old Bank District Museum

L.A. has no drought of museum architecture reportage, but one project deserves more attention than it’s getting: Tom Wiscombe’s increasingly fantastic renderings for the projected Old Bank District Museum in downtown L.A. Above is the rooftop café, which comes with its own proprietary tattoo design.

Design

Below is a street view. The project, planned for 4th and Main, incorporates existing buildings and will preserve bank vaults and pneumatic tubes. Developer-founder Tom Gilmore intends to show contemporary L.A. artists of “the deviant, up-and-coming variety.”

Street View

Diagram of building elements

One Wiscombe image is an exploded-view assembly diagram featuring a Void, Fake Shadow, and Infinity Chamber. There seems to be some thought of having the museum assembled by drones. Drones