Charles Moore’s Sea Ranch Gets New Life at SF MOMA
If you walk into the galleries at SFMOMA anytime between now and April 28, you might just think you’ve driven too far up California’s Highway 1. The latest exhibition by the San Francisco museum’s architecture and design department, “The Sea Ranch: Architecture, Environment, and Idealism,” strives to give visitors a comprehensive taste of the ecologically focused coastal development, which was conceived in the 1960s by developer Al Boeke and a slew of Bay Area design greats: Charles Moore, Joseph Esherick, William Turnbull, Donlyn Lyndon, Lawrence Halprin, and Barbara Stauffacher Solomon included. To do that, in part, the museum has constructed a 1:1 architectural replica of Unit 9 by Moore, one of the first homes in the first condominium on the site. The lofty space sleeps ten in just 600 square feet but feels open, airy, and has great views (a panorama of the coastline views by photographer Iwan Baan is positioned to be seen out the replica’s windows).
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