In 2010, according to the U.S. census, the City of Los Angeles contained over 1.4 million housing units. Housing remains a hot-button issue for the Southern California region, as high-rise residential towers are proposed for Hollywood, transit-oriented developments with housing are rapidly sprouting along new rail corridors, and the urban population continues to rise. The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design presents two timely exhibitions this summer: How Small is Too Small and BY-Right/BY-Design that turn attention to housing in Los Angeles. The exhibitions run concurrently from May 31 to August 4 at LA Forum Events @ WUHO Gallery in Hollywood.
By supporting these two exhibitions, the LA Forum is seeking to engage the city on the future of its housing, projecting opportunities for future development approaches into the public realm for consideration and discussion. As opposed to offering a traditional survey of residential architecture in the region, the Forum offers a full-size micro-unit prototype unit, as well as a critical framework for how such a prototype fits within the overall market and culture of Los Angeles housing.