los angeles: drylands design

© tom kosbau

opening thu - mar 22 [6.30pm-9.30pm] at the architecture + design museum in los angeles is the interesting drylands design exhibition. focusing on water scarcity, a longtime and ongoing reality for the american west, the show features  compelling and accessible drawings, models, graphics, film clips by various architects, landscape architects, engineers, and urban designers that respond to the challenges of water scarcity in the face of climate change. interestingly, it presents a range of adaptive strategies large and small, rural and urban, hi-tech and low-carbon. since no single solution will meet the complex needs of this vast territory, the drylands design exhibition creatively explores a range of approaches for how buildings and parks, houses and streets, industry and agriculture, cities and neighborhoods might be adapted to face a drought-prone future. the exhibition is accompanied by a conference which presents and debates strategies that were submitted in a previously held competition. exhibition location: 6032 wilshire boulevard [west hollywood].

© tom kosbau