Los Angeles's complex urban landscape and diverse architectural innovations

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The first major exhibition to survey Los Angeles's complex urban landscape and diverse architectural innovations

During the 20th century, Los Angeles rapidly evolved into one of the most populous and influential industrial, economic, and creative capitals in the world. Innovations promoted by enlightened patrons and visionary planners and architects transformed an expansive, latent landscape into a vibrant laboratory for cutting-edge design.


Overdrive refers to the extraordinary pace and worldwide impact of L.A.'s impressive growth. The term also alludes to the fact that an engine churning at incredible speed may overheat. In the face of complicated civic, socioeconomic, and environmental challenges, L.A. has continued to recalibrate and foster bold new cycles of architectural exploration.


This groundbreaking exhibition provides an engaging view of the region's diverse urban landscape, including its ambitious freeway network, sleek corporate towers, whimsical coffee shops, popular shopping malls, refined steel-and-glass residences, and eclectic cultural institutions. Drawings, photographs, models, films, animations, oral histories, and ephemera illustrate the complex dimensions of L.A.'s rich and often underappreciated built environment, revealing this metropolis's global impact.

 

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  • Daisy

    It was a great exhibit!

    May 20, 2013

  • Chris

    I was there at 11:10 and waited till 11:30. I found 4 others and we went into the exhibit at 11:30. Was a great show, I hope that those that went enjoyed it!

    May 20, 2013

    • Lisa

      Did you have a sign? We were at the top of the stairs from 11 until 11:30 and never saw anyone else. Even watched below at tram stop and into building entrance and physically asked everyone around if they were the group.

      May 20, 2013

  • Colleen

    Fantastic exhibit! Would have been great to share, but I never found the group either.

    May 20, 2013

  • Lisa

    It was a fabulous exhibit, but never found the group!

    May 19, 2013

    • Monika

      I was there, too, little before 11, waited for a bout 10 minutes and since nobody was there, I went upstairs :)

      May 19, 2013

  • Lisa

    So what happened today?? Only 3 of us showed at 11 at the appointed meeting spot!! I went up to every group I saw asking if it was this one, but no one else was there! Did the event cancel and we didn't get the memo??

    May 19, 2013

  • Lisa

    A fabulous exhibit!!

    May 19, 2013

  • Tet T.

    I was there, but did not see any people from this meetup group ???

    May 19, 2013

  • Diane N.

    Very disappointed that I can't make it, but I have a very

    May 18, 2013

  • Daisy

    Will be late. About 12:30.

    May 18, 2013

  • sylvia

    last minut meeting for a camping trip, sorry I'll miss this with you, I'll have to go on my own later

    May 18, 2013

  • Ravi

    So sad I have to miss it. Have a good one!

    May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry just can't work this into tomorrow location wise ! Have fun!

    May 18, 2013

  • Guillermo G.

    Architect, out of the country, next time,

    May 13, 2013

  • Daisy

    I've been following the "Living in a Modern Way" series. for awhile now. This just enhances it.

    April 29, 2013

  • Ron L.

    work a lot...
    great opportunity for inspiration and social

    April 23, 2013

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