Shelter - Rethinking How We Live in Los Angeles

Shelter: Rethinking How We Live in Los Angeles

On August 20, A+D Architecture and Design Museum will present Shelter: Rethinking How We Live in Los Angeles, featuring architects and designers' creative new residential solutions that respond to the city's increasing density, decreasing buildable land, new transit offerings, growing diversity, ballooning costs, and intense environmental challenges.

The show offers speculative single or multi-family proposals along two sites: the Wilshire Corridor and the Los Angeles River. Invited firms for those sites include Los Angeles-based architecture and design practices Bureau Spectacular, LA Mas, Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects, MAD Architects, PAR, and wHY Architecture.

The exhibition also highlights recent constructed or in progress housing solutions by Kevin Daly Architects, Michael Maltzan Architects, Bestor Architecture, OMA, R&A, Koning Eizenberg, and more.

Proposals - including large-scale models, drawings, images, and video - will demonstrate how new forms of shelter can respond to changes in both the cultural fabric and physical landscape of the city, better addressing its pressing issues.