WILSHIRE TOWER AT A+D MUSEUM

WILSHIRE TOWER AT A+D MUSEUM

On 30, Mar 2013 | In | By PAR

Wilshire Tower proposed by PAR, is part of the Architecture + Design Museum’s exhibition Shelter: Rethinking how we live in Los Angeles. Seeking to change expectations for living within the expanding metropolis, the exhibition explores how new forms of housing can respond to changes in the cultural fabric and physical landscape of Los Angeles.

For the exhibition, PAR proposed a new model of high-rise courtyard housing, integrated with mass transit, on LACMA’s proposed tower site along Wilshire Boulevard. The tower typology, an important element in the contemporary metropolis, has become anonymous, defined mainly by its height. Typical residential towers, while successfully providing density, rarely produce unique living environments with access to green space, two qualities that are emblematic of Los Angeles living. PAR’s proposal, developed in close collaboration with BuroHappold, acts against this endemic monotony, creating a 930 foot tall stack of individual houses, each with a direct connection to nature through oversized terraces, some containing common spaces and leisure zones. Check it out on ArchDaily.

The exhibition is co-curated by Sam Lubell and Danielle Rago and is on view through November 6, 2015. With special thanks to BuroHappold and their in-kind engineering and sponsorship.