In the Absences of Los Angeles: Under the 10
Touraine Richmond Architects

This book by Touraine Richmond Architects proposes architectural and urban planning projects to the City of Los Angeles, based on research and observation. One such observation is that as much as our freeway system has altered our way of life for the better, it has also been divisive, cutting neighborhoods, streets, and circulation paths for all. The space between the freeway and the metropolis has become a no-man’s land, a dead-zone. This chapter, Under the 10, investigates how we can reactivate these spaces under freeway underpasses based on a flexible agenda of farmer’s markers, parks, environmental corridors, sports facilities, and more.