ARCH 698B: MLA Advanced Design Research Gallery: The Los Angeles River


By restoring the function of the Los Angeles River as a seasonal fish migration corridor, my project aims to awaken and recover the important value of the ecological environment and biodiversity of the LA River. By using more environmentally friendly and recyclable concrete materials to create habitats for plants and fish, the design restore the site’s natural and ecological processes while preserving the geometric concrete features of the LA River and its original flood control function. The fractal pattern with infinite growth characteristics is used to arrange the site and connect the inanimate static concrete habitat structures with the dynamic living natural elements, blurring the boundary between each other.