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The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) is a contemporary art museum designed by Arata Isozaki, a famous Japanese architect, on 1986. It is located at 250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, California, exactly in Downtown Los Angeles, near Walt Disney Concert Hall.

The building is a home for more than 5,000 artworks created since 1940. The artist included Jean-Michel Basquiat, Willem de Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn, Greg Colson, Kim Dingle, Sam Durant,Sam Francis, Arshile Gorky, David Hockney, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Franz Kline, Roy Lichtenstein, Agnes Martin, Piet Mondrian, Kenneth Price, John McLaughlin, Robert Motherwell, Elizabeth Murray, Claes Oldenburg, Raymond Pettibon, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Rothko, Julian Schnabel, George Segal, Joel Shapiro, Frank Stella, and Cy Twombly.

The building is quite unique. The galery is not created upper ground level but underground. On the upper ground, there is a building with a roof in semicircular dome shape. It’s a building for the section devoted to administration. It used pyramid shape for the roof on several rooms, make the room get enough skyligth to light the whole of room.

The building’s structure used concrete system combining beam and slab, flat slab, waffle joist slab and post-tensioned beams. On the exterior, for the roof it used Built-up roofing with “California Gold” aggregate surfacing, standing seam and folded flat seam copper roofing, and aluminum coping with silicone-polyester finish. The wall of the building built used indian red sandstone with red granite “Lac du Bonnet.”

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