MOCCA2Set for the urban context of Manhattan, New York, the ‘museum of comic and cartoon art’ (MoCCA) by Reid Nystrom and Alessandro Ortiz is a design proposal for a new facility dedicated to the education and preservation of the graphic and literary medium.

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Sited on a 14,000 square foot lot, the multi-storey museum aims to be the architectural embodiment of the art form in both its internal organization as well as its exterior treatments.

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By intersecting layers of metal, concrete, crosshatched and fritted glass, the building’s volume is wrapped in an effect that mimics vintage comic ben-day dots. the layout of the facilities, which include a gallery, retail spaces, a library, a cafe, convention and conference centers, lecture halls, and a theatre, are organized to create a fully immersive environment that could be ‘read’ as one proceeds through the building, continually expanding and contracting the spatial experience to reveal a narrative.

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via designboom