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Never Built: Los Angeles at the A+D Museum

Showing now at the Architecture and Design Museum through October 13th:

Never Built: Los Angeles explores the “what if” Los Angeles. A thorough compendium of projects that only saw the drawing board, the exhibition asks: Why is Los Angeles a hotbed of great architects, yet so lacking in urban innovation?

Co-curated by Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin and designed by Clive Wilkinson Architects, the show looks at visionary works that had the greatest potential to reshape the city, from buildings to master plans, parks to follies and transportation proposals any of which could have transformed both the physical reality and the collective perception of the metropolis. The stories surrounding these projects shed light on a reluctant city whose institutions and infrastructure have often undermined inventive, challenging urban schemes.

For information about hours, address and admission costs, go to A+D’s website.

Interestingly (at least to geeks like me), this exhibition was funded in part as a crowdsourced Kickstarter project.

See you at the show?


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