A+D Museum to Showcase Souped-Up Approach to Green Architecture

As Kermit the Frog or anyone who has applied for LEED certification will tell you: it’s not easy being green. In fact the whole process can be rather dull (and we say this in full support of low-VOC paints and rooftop rainwater collection systems). An exhibition opening February 12 at A+D, the Architecture and Design Museum of Los Angeles, aims to make sustainable design sexy. And so it’s ix-nay on the calming bamboo accents and compost chutes, and in with high-tech projects that promise to leave all previous efforts at green architecture in the dust. Dubbed “SOUPERgreen” for its souped-up take on green design, the show will feature “architectural propositions” by Doug Jackson (Doug Jackson Design Office), Wes Jones (Jones, Partners: Architecture), Aryan Omar (Richard Meier & Partners Architects), Steven Purvis (APLSD Design), and Randolph Ruiz (AAA Architecture). The five newly completed projects explore the way that technology can promote and enhance a more constructive engagement between architecture and the environment. The result? According to A+D, “Architecture that is not only environmentally responsible by quantifiable measures, but which also critically and positively promotes more expressive, exuberant, rad, boss, and totally stoked green experiences.”