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"Shelter: Rethinking How We Live In Los Angeles" is on display at the Architecture and Design Museum until November 6, 2015.
"Shelter: Rethinking How We Live In Los Angeles" is on display at the Architecture and Design Museum until November 6, 2015.
"Shelter: Rethinking How We Live In Los Angeles" is on display at the Architecture and Design Museum until November 6, 2015. This display is called "Un \ Folding Wilshire" and it was designed by wHY. It's focused on what the Wilshire Corridor could look like if it was made to be more people and public transportation friendly. The rotating display was made with found objects.
"Shelter: Rethinking How We Live In Los Angeles" is on display at the Architecture and Design Museum until November 6, 2015. This display is called "Un \ Folding Wilshire" and it was designed by wHY. It's focused on what the Wilshire Corridor could look like if it was made to be more people and public transportation friendly. The rotating display was made with found objects.
"Shelter: Rethinking How We Live In Los Angeles" is on display at the Architecture and Design Museum until November 6, 2015. This portion of the exhibition is by LA-Más and is focused on reimagining the granny flat.
"Shelter: Rethinking How We Live In Los Angeles" is on display at the Architecture and Design Museum until November 6, 2015. This portion of the exhibition is by LA-Más and is focused on reimagining the granny flat.
"Shelter: Rethinking How We Live In Los Angeles" is on display at the Architecture and Design Museum until November 6, 2015. This portion of the exhibition is by LA-Más and is focused on reimagining the granny flat.
"Shelter: Rethinking How We Live In Los Angeles" is on display at the Architecture and Design Museum until November 6, 2015. This portion of the exhibition is by LA-Más and is focused on reimagining the granny flat.
"Shelter: Rethinking How We Live In Los Angeles" is on display at the Architecture and Design Museum until November 6, 2015. This portion of the exhibition is by LA-Más and is focused on reimagining the granny flat.
"Shelter: Rethinking How We Live In Los Angeles" is on display at the Architecture and Design Museum until November 6, 2015. This portion of the exhibition is by LA-Más and is focused on reimagining the granny flat.
"Shelter: Rethinking How We Live In Los Angeles" is on display at the Architecture and Design Museum until November 6, 2015. This portion of the exhibition is by LA-Más and is focused on reimagining the granny flat.
"Shelter: Rethinking How We Live In Los Angeles" is on display at the Architecture and Design Museum until November 6, 2015. This display by MAD focuses on what buildings along LA's Museum Row could look like. High density housing that integrates with public spaces and that blends in with the hills in the background.


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Los Angeles is one of the least affordable regions in the country when it comes to housing, and the situation has only gotten worse, as incomes have stagnated and rent has gone up.

But there's a new exhibition open at the Architecture and Design Museum in Downtown L.A. that's hoping to help fix some of the city's biggest housing problems by reimagining what housing in L.A. could be like.

It's called "Shelter: Rethinking How We Live In Los Angeles," and host A Martinez recently had a chance to speak with its co-creator, Danielle Rago, on location.

The exhibition is on display through Nov. 6, 2015.