Tuesday, December 15, 2015


"According to current climate change projections by the United Nations, almost half the world's population will be living in areas of high water stress by 2030.  
As California enters its fifth year of drought, mandatory municipal and statewide water restrictions have localized the issue to the point of further necessary action. 
Such measures currently lack a viable plan for sustainable urban growth in cities such as Los Angeles, reliant on imported natural resources. 
Meanwhile, recent speculations fail to recognize the Los Angeles River’s inherent iconic beauty and its potential as a critical ecological resource for water use and management in a densifying city.
WATERshed examines the relationship between urbanization and water use to develop new models of densification that recognize and tap into existing ecological and infrastructural patterns."
, tous les détails sur cette réflexion conduite par Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects (LOHA) dans le cadre de "Shelter: Rethinking How we Live in Los Angeles".