Los Angeles Museum Hosts First Major Exhibit on Architecture Visualization
Emily Pollock posted on September 13, 2018 |
Los Angeles’ A+D Museum is hosting the world’s first major exhibit featuring architecture visualization as an art form. Instead of a linear journey from blueprints to building information modeling (BIM), the Wireframes exhibit showcases a loose collection of significant moments in the field.
A+D Museum in its newest home. The museum is hosting an exhibit on the history of architectural communication through Nov. 25. (Image courtesy of Tom Bonner and The A+D Museum.)
The A+D Museum was established in January 2001 by architects Stephen Kanner and Bernard Zimmerman with a mission to celebrate the ways architecture and design intersect with everyday lives. Since then, the museum has moved four times, finally ending up in Los Angeles’ Art District. It’s still the only museum in the city to exclusively host exhibits on architecture and design that focus not just on specific works but on the discussions that shape design and architecture today.
In Wireframes, the museum focuses on how we see architecture and design through a mixture of artwork and “stories” curated by more than 30 artists and firms. Instead of following architecture visualization from its beginning to today, these stories shine light on important times for the field, whether it was shaping other fields or being shaped itself by outside forces.