Despite overflowing with architects and designers, Los Angeles has been always been a surprisingly staid city when it comes to urban innovation. A potential upcoming exhibition at the A+D Museum will reveal some of the visionary projects and discarded dreams that have floated around the City of Angels but for some reason or other never progressed beyond the drawing board.
With funds being raised on Kickstarter, this fascinating exhibition, co-curated by Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin and designed by Clive Wilkinson Architects, will show designs and models for monorails, amusement parks, follies, museums and aerial and subway transport by Frank Lloyd Wright, John Lautner, Rudolph Schindler, Frank Gehry and Thom Mayne. They also hope to create an 11-feet-tall tower using over 67,000 Lego bricks and a floor map of the city as a guide to the exhibition. As well as the urban utopia factor, there’s something very special about seeing the excited early sketches and beautiful watercolours of pre-CAD days.
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