Los Angeles

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Los Angeles

Machining Adaptive Living

Tuesday 16 – Saturday 27 June 2015

Los Angeles is known for its sub-urbanity and long history of innovative housing, driven by the latest technological developments and social movements. In stark contrast to old-world urban development formed over millennia, Los Angeles and its American sister cities, like Atlanta and Houston, present a vastly different argument for how people live within a distributed network of streets and highways defined by the automobile.

In the spirit of the Case Study project and its antecedents, we seek to go beyond re-mastering current attitudes driven by contemporary issues of parametric design, new materialisation, digital fabrication and sustainability and hypothesise future modes of living, informed by the present. How will they relate to the recently institutionalised redefinitions of what constitutes a ‘family’? What are the new demographics and lifestyles to consider? Where will our society lead us and how can architecture forestall negative trends in a redemptive drive, to once again instill its role in a projective practice?


Please email visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk to enquire about application fees and dates. 


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Programme Directors
Alvin Huang
Kevin McClellan

Visiting School Director

Christopher Pierce

T +44 20 7887 4014
F +44 20 7414 0782

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