Come In! S,M,L,XLA is the Los Angeles Architecture and Design Museum's new exhibition of work by young, local design practitioners. Devoted to “spatial interventions reflecting on the inquiry of scale," the group show (through August 31) takes inspiration from the dense Rem Koolhaas and Bruce Mau tome S, M, L, XL by presenting 21 projects in an equally dense, multi-faceted assemblage.
Many projects use modularity to explore flexibility at varying scales. Non Box by Miao Miao and Scott Franklin, is an inhabitable pavilion, featuring interchangeable walls, ceilings, and floors, as well as a moveable system of acrylic bars strung with LED lights and colored cords. The instinct to play with one’s surroundings is mirrored with F.A.N. by Filipa Valente—a cubic frame is fitted with tensioned pieces of fabric, at a size that could easily be manipulated to achieve various aesthetic and sculptural effects.