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Six Radical Proposals For How We Might Live in the Los Angeles of the Future

The A+D Museum's first show in their new Arts District home imagines what a future Los Angeles might look like along the LA River or on Wilshire Boulevard by the new LACMA campus. Entitled Shelter: Rethinking How We Live in Los Angeles, the exhibition offers speculative designs for those two pockets of LA from participating architecture firms—wHy, PAR , MAD, Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects, LA-Más, and Bureau Spectacular—that take into account LA's "increasing density, decreasing buildable land," new rail lines, and environmental hurdles like water scarcity and the drought, says a release from the A+D Museum. The resulting hypothetical designs, which include a 930-foot-tall tower, a mini-city above Wilshire Boulevard, and building granny flats along the LA River, paint a picture of what LA might look like someday.

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