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Architect Picked to Design Museum of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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Today's big architecture news: Tousled-hair Frenchman Christian de Portzamparc, pictured, has been picked to design the new Museum of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The project, which will rise on two square blocks bounded by Cahuenga Boulevard and Vine St., and have an eight-acre campus, "has been described as the most ambitious monument to the worldwide influence of film," according to the NY Times. It's safe to say LA's probably not getting a museum designed like an Oscar statue, but let's take a peek at some of Monsieur de Portzamparc's past projects in anticipation of what our new monument will look like.

[All images via Christian de Portzamparc's web site]

NY LVMH Tower:

Law courts, Grasse, France:

CMA-CGA headquarters, Paris:

Museum Herge, Belgium:

Quebec library, Quebec:

· French Architect Picked for Film Museum [NY Times]