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Lehrer Architects transformed two Los Angeles parking lots into the Spring Street community park, creating an urban oasis among the city’s concrete structures. The park seeks to fill the need for open space in the increasingly residential community, and opens the downtown up with its use of eye-catching design innovations, including chairs that reflect light to make bamboo shaped shadows (a tilt of the hat to the lush bamboo hedge that surrounds the park’s borders).


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