Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali's designs for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures (an adaptive reuse of the underused May Company building on Wilshire and Fairfax) got (mostly) rave reviews from Curbed readers, but LA Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne does not feel so enthusiastic about it. While admitting that the interior spaces "promise to be more compelling" than the outside's "dramatic flaws" (dirigible-inspired theater, an "unconvincing, unwieldy exterior"), overall he's harsh as hell. But the critiques are just a little less harsh when delivered by cool and adorable dogs, so that's how we're sharing them today, with due respect to our pals at Eater.
· Design tweaks can't overcome Academy Museum's dramatic flaws [LAT]
· A Complete Tour Through The Future Academy Movie Museum [Curbed LA]