Morphosis Puts a Korean Forest Atop a Non-Cartesian Museum

Morphosis Architects has released renderings for the planned Korean American National Museum. Incorporating "non-Cartesian" volumes, the structure is to be topped by a Pacific-Rim garden of maple, pine, and bamboo.

KANM was founded in 1991 but has never had a permanent home. Completion of the museum building, at Vermont and 6th St., is projected for 2022. A $4 million grant from the state of California has just been announced, following a $9 million fundraiser last month.