Superstar

The MoCCA by Alessandro Ortiz and Reid Nystrom Conceive a Built Caricature

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Jan 18, 2011 • References: moccany.org and architizer
Anyone who feels at home in the world of graphic novels will find himself stuck within the three dimensional pages of the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) by Alessandro Ortiz and Reid Nystrom. Set for the lower east side of Manhattan, New York City, this architectural caricature of a cultural center will house gallery and retail spaces, a library, a cafe, convention and conference centers, lecture halls, a theater and administrative offices.

Looking much like an exploded scene from a comic book, the MoCCA by Alessandro Ortiz and Reid Nystrom will be composed of intersecting planes of metal, concrete and glass printed with halftone and crosshatched patterns.