For more than a century Los Angeles has been the epicenter of innovative residential architecture in the United States, if not the world. Countless pioneers, from Frank Lloyd Wright to Frank Gehry, have taken advantage of the city’s diverse landscapes, openness to new ideas, culture of making, ideal climate, and steady influx of new residents to create homes that have defied imagination and convention, fostering both a new lifestyle and a different image of what architecture could be. But Los Angeles has become — both by necessity and demand—a very different place in recent years, shifting its emphasis from single-family homes and the private realm to a culture of density and inclusivity.
Los Angeles is no longer the city it once was, and it needs fresh solutions to adapt to these groundbreaking shifts. Shelter endeavors to instigate a critical dialogue about housing, and ultimately, set the stage for much-needed change.
Shelter: Rethinking How We Live in Los Angeles
Date: August 20th – November 6th, 2015
Opening hour: 11:00 – 17:00 (Saturday and Sunday 12:00-18:00)
*Closed on Monday
Place: A+D Museum
Address: 6032 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles
Tel: +1 323 932 9393
Text: Aya Shomura