Yazdani Studio Brings the Museum of Tolerance Los Angeles into the 21st Century With an Interactive Social Lab
2021 Best of Year winner for Small Museum/Gallery
MOT was founded in 1993 as the educational arm of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. A human rights laboratory and educational facility, the institution invites visitors to understand the Holocaust in both historic and contemporary contexts and confront all forms of prejudice and discrimination in the world today, bullying and hate crimes included. The Claudia and Nelson Peltz Social Lab, a new 10,000-square-foot gallery, brings the museum firmly into the 21st century though interactive methodologies, both high-tech and low. Visitors embark on a circuitous route through the project’s 15 distinct spaces, which examine bigotry and abuse on different scales—individual biases, local issues, national conflicts, global crises—presented in myriad forms. Mirrors scrutinize personal affronts; LED touch-screens outline tolerance and diversity (and their absence) from different eras in American history; translucent “veils” made of metal coils suspended from the ceiling divide exhibits while serving as backdrops for film projection. Design principal Mehrdad Yazdani and his team maximize the cross-pollination of themes between the lab and the rest of the museum with technology that not only addresses and illuminates past and current injustices but also will evolve and adapt content over time, all with the same overarching message: Act to effect change.
Tom Postma Design Conceives of Galleries as Movements in a Symphony for This Ludwig van Beethoven Exhibition in Vienna
2021 Best of Year winner for Exhibition. In this Ludwig van Beethoven exhibition designed by Tom Postma Design, mounted at the palatial 19th-century museum last year, the great composer’s portrait appeared nowhere. But…
Best of Year Awards 2021
Interior Design celebrates design in all its forms with the 2021 Best of Year Awards. See the winner’s gallery here.
Jorge Pérez’s Private Collection on Display at One Park Grove in Miami by OMA and Meyer Davis
Works from developer Jorge Pérez’s private collection are showcased in the lobby and public areas at One Park Grove, a Miami residential tower by OMA and Meyer Davis.