Zumthor in La-La Land


Reclusive Swiss architect Peter Zumthor has been lured out of his Alpine hideaway for the bright lights of the big city, and Los Angeles may never be the same again --- if the projects he has secured in the city ever get built.

First came word from the Architect's Newspaper that Zumthor would redo part of the sprawling Los Angeles County Museum of Art campus. Then we heard that Spiderman star Tobey Maguire (pictured) had snagged the Pritzker Prize winner to build a house in the city, according to blogger Edward Lifson.