“Carlo Scarpa after Carlo Scarpa” at Iuav University of Venice

June 29, 2016

The tribute to Carlo Scarpa is spread across the former convent of Tolentini and divided into two exhibitions: “Carlo Scarpa, un maestro Iuav: progetti e insegnamento” and “Guido Guidi, Indagine sulla tomba Brion”, in time for the celebration of the 90th anniversary of L’Università Iuav di Venezia.

 

Carlo Scarpa after Carlo Scarpa © IUAV

Carlo Scarpa after Carlo Scarpa © IUAV

 

L’Università Iuav di Venezia, in the year of celebrations for its 90th anniversary, remembers Carlo Scarpa with two exhibitions taking place at  Tolentini, the historical site of the University. By simply crossing the threshold into Tolentini, the importance of the relationship between a school and one of his most important masters, who was also director, becomes evident. The first clear evidence of the architect’s personal modernity, for those entering in the lagoon city, is the door designed by Scarpa for the Venice University. Photographed daily by tourists from all over the world, it is the symbol of the school.

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“Norway: Architecture, Infrastructure, Landscape” at SpazioFMG

June 28, 2016

SpazioFMG opens a summer exhibition about the Norwegian landscape and architectural projects implemented in the context of the National Tourist Routes programme. The exhibition includes 22 shots by photographer Ken Schluchtmann and original materials from the architects representing the most interesting, top quality constructions.

 

Steilneset Memorial / Peter Zumthor and Louise Bourgeois © Ken Schluchtmann

Steilneset Memorial / Peter Zumthor and Louise Bourgeois © Ken Schluchtmann

 

On June 23, 2016 at 6.30 pm the exhibition “Norway. Architecture, Infrastructure,  Landscape”.  With photographs by Ken Schluchtmann opens at SpazioFMG per l’Architettura, the gallery and showroom of the Iris Ceramica and FMG Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti brands. (more…)

“Constructing Communities” at RIBA’s Art Deco HQ

June 28, 2016

Earlier this year, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) issued an open call, inviting ideas from its architect and student members that could create or encourage community activity. From 21 June until 4 August three of the open call submissions will transform into ambitious 1:1 installations.

 

The Ephemeral Neighbourhood © Margin

The Ephemeral Neighbourhood © Margin

 

Architecture creates spaces for people to gather, socialise and communicate with each other. Does it have the power to involve people in active rather than passive experiences? The three installations, displayed outside and throughout the RIBA’s Art Deco landmark building at 66 Portland Place for the Institute’s summer showcase have been designed by teams from Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Erect Architecture, and MARGIN, a group of former students from Liverpool.

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“O. M. Ungers: First Houses” at the Architecture Museum of the TU Berlin

June 27, 2016

The focus of the exhibition are three early homes of the architect, which play a key role in the initial phase of his work. The exhibition shows, through the original drawings from the UAA (Ungers Archiv für Architekturwissenschaft) in Cologne, the early production of Oswald Mathias Ungers (1926-2007).

 

Belvedere Strasse House © UAA

Belvedere Strasse House © UAA

 

These houses, from 1957-1962, show the development of a personal research which is clearly different to the positions attributed to the modern modern movement after the second world war. Architecture is understood as an autonomous art that, starting from a general concept, applying its own rules and defining specific terms, is able to formulate a complete interpretation of program and place.  Architectural form, as a dialectical whole made up of spatial composition and volumetric articulation, is located at the heart of design. (more…)

“Identity and Visions. Montisola on Display”

June 26, 2016

Montisola on display is an architecture exhibition dedicated to the enhancement of the landscape and tourism of Monte Isola, organized by architect Marcello Corti and sponsored by the City of Monte Isola.

 

Monte Isola - Panoramica © Oscar Colosio

Monte Isola – Panoramica © Oscar Colosio

 

The event, hosted from June 11 to July 10, 2016 at the Palace of Peschiera Maraglio Tourism is proposed as a story of the place told in time and space, past, present and future, between identity and visions.

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Irisarri+Piñera public offices for Property Registration in Vigo

June 22, 2016

This new public office building, winner of the XIII Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennial looks for balance in a single building organization while keeping the clustered feeling of the heritage buildings.

 

Property Registration Building in Vigo, Irisarri+Piñera © Hector Santos Díez

Property Registration Building in Vigo, Irisarri+Piñera © Hector Santos Díez

 

The project is the renewal of four pre-existing buildings, interlacing three types of interventions; rehabilitation, restructuring for new uses, and the partial replacement, selecting the items of value and traces of the existing architecture.

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“Iles de la Seine” exhibition at Pavillon de l’Arsenal

June 22, 2016

Little is known about the Seine’s islands. From de Aube river all the way to the sea, there used to be more than 300 islands and nowadays there still is around one hundred of them and they constitute an extraordinary archipelago full of myths, travels, utopias and characters.

 

Îles des Cygnes Dessin d’Axel Wilhite, Paris, décembre 2015 © Pavillon de l’Arsenal

Îles des Cygnes Dessin d’Axel Wilhite, Paris, décembre 2015 © Pavillon de l’Arsenal

 

Its insular condition has a tendency to reinforce the identity of each region, which develop a unique use. The île Olive’s arboretum, the île de la Loge’s model farm, The île aux Cygnes’ airfield, the île Seguin’s show-window factory, the île de Chatou’s impressionists, the île Saint-Etienne’s prison, the île Saint-Denis’ Olympic ambition, the île du Moulin-Joly’s Garden of Eden or the île du Platais’ natural area all form a hybrid, ever changing, complex but coherent landscape. (more…)

“Extraordinary Visions. L’Italia ci guarda” exhibition at MAXXI Rome

June 21, 2016

Starting out from the works present in the MAXXI collections, the show will feature images of sublime landscapes and others compromised by decay, ideal cities and rundown suburbs, great architecture and marginal urban spaces, in 150 images describing Italy in its multiple and at times contradictory guises by 40 Italian and international masters of photography.

 

Franco Fontana, Paesaggio, Sicilia, 2007, Collezione MAXXI © MAXXI

Franco Fontana, Paesaggio, Sicilia, 2007, Collezione MAXXI © MAXXI

 

The exhibition “Extraordinary Visions. L’Italia ci guarda” opens to the public on 2 June, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the birth of the Italian Republic to which MAXXI is paying tribute. “Extraordinary Visions. L’Italia ci guarda” - through to 23 October 2016 – has been curated by Margherita Guccione, director of MAXXI Architettura, together with a MAXXI research group composed of Simona Antonacci, Ilenia D’Ascoli, Laura Felci and Monia Trombetta. (more…)

“Continuity — Eduardo Souto de Moura” at Fundação Centro Cultural de Belém

June 20, 2016

The exhibition, curated by António Sérgio Koch and André de França Campos with photography and video from Takashi Sugimoto, explores sequentially the works of Eduardo Souto de Moura. The complexity and ambiguity of his approach to the architecture project becomes apparent through the analysis of some of his more remarkable buildings.

 

Eduardo Souto de Moura – Continuity © Takashi Sugimoto

Eduardo Souto de Moura – Continuity © Takashi Sugimoto

 

Symbolism and analogies are key elements in the architectural composition of Eduardo Souto de Moura’s work. Veiled in the case of symbolisms, or clearly embraced in the case of analogies, these act as catalysts of a mental process that searches for solutions that will strengthen and contextualize his interventions.

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“Neighbourhood: where Alvaro meets Aldo” Portuguese Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

June 19, 2016

The exhibition, curated by architects Nuno Grande and Roberto Cremascoli in collaboration with the Direcção-Geral das Artes, focuses on Álvaro Siza Vieira’s remarkable work  in the field of social housing, covering projects from different cities.

 

Neighbourhood: where Alvaro meets Aldo © Nicolò Galeazzi

Neighbourhood: where Alvaro meets Aldo © Nicolò Galeazzi

 

This year’s edition of the Venice Architecture Biennale  (May 28 – November 27), under the heading “Reporting from the Front”, focuses on social concerns and urban transformations in the whole world. In response to the challenge posed by this year’s director Alejandro Aravena, Portugal has a “site-specific” pavilion , built in an urban setting that displays physical and social regeneration in the city of Venice, more specifically on the island of Giudecca: Campo di Mars. In fact, the idea of installing the Portuguese pavilion in situ triggered the completion of the regeneration project in Marte, proposed by architect Alvaro Siza. After the “occupation” of this site under construction, the exhibition will give rise to an architectural space for real people.

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