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TURF Launch Party

  • TURF: A Mini-Golf Project 1601 Park Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90026 United States (map)

Join us for our public launch of TURF: A Mini-Golf Project as we tee-off with a night of play. Free rounds of mini-golf, cash bar and the public unveiling of nine miniature projects by our architecture teams!

Saturday, June 18, 2016
6PM-9PM
1601 Park Ave. LA CA 90026 (Echo Park Ave / Park Ave)

TURF: A Mini-Golf Project explores the meaning of terrain and territory in Los Angeles through the architecture of mini-golf. The mini-golf course becomes a playful trope of the city of Los Angeles, articulated through artificial terrains, winding territories and fantastical architecture. Launched as an open call in 2015, TURF asked architects, designers and artists to design a single architectural obstacle that investigates a contemporary Los Angeles condition — including topics such as drought and lawns, parking and traffic, nature and neighborhoods, housing typologies and identity — in the form of the miniature and the absurd. Materials & Applications (M&A) presents nine architectural obstacles that explore topics relevant to Los Angeles today, including topography and territory, greenscapes and waterscapes, housing and traffic, and the ground beneath our feet. Both pleasure and obstacle are par for the course.