Los Angeles architectural think tank cityLAB is celebrating 10 years of innovative thinking with cityLAB, times 10, an exhibit at the A+D Museum in Southern California that focuses on the group's research for housing and transportation solutions. From Feb. 3 through April 9, six groups of promising architects from the University of California, Los Angeles will showcase their project proposals of progressive architecture and design.
The three central themes of the exhibit are aspects that are central to urban life in LA—Desk, Neighbor, and Place. "Desk" focuses on the future of workspaces and will feature a life-size Zero-Gravity chair by AN.ONYMOUS. "Neighbor" examines environmental and affordable living solutions for single-families in Los Angeles, featuring cityLAB’s BI(h)OME project. "Place" rethinks the well-known, congested SoCal city as a car-free metropolis. "I decided to feature three sets of projects that are thematically linked and exhibit our way of working—how ideas are studied through traditional research as well as design, the value of demonstrations or prototyping, and how that leads to the next set of experiments," says Dana Cuff, director of cityLAB and professor at Architecture and Urban Design School of the Arts and Architecture.
The exhibit will also engage the audience through architectural dialogue through three discussions. Dubbed “LAB Talks,” civic leaders, designers, and professors will host and lecture on different elements of urban design and the beginning stages of the career in architecture. The first panel will begin Feb. 9.