The wild design of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles dares to ask why not?
Check out the photo below to see how the 2014 reconstruction changed the facade (which was done without making major architectural revisions to the original building). The new design is composed of red corrugated metal beneath ribbons of riveted steel.
Why you may ask? Why not! Automotive design does have an element of fun along with function and the Petersen’s new exterior runs with that idea. The museum needs to attract visitors, what better way than having an interesting exterior.
Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, the new exterior was completed in time to commemorate the Museum’s 20th anniversary.
The reconstruction also added 15,000 square feet of gallery space, digital displays, and learning stations. American and European classics, cars with Hollywood heritage, and vehicles designed and built in Los Angeles were added to the collection.