“Circular Living” installation and exhibition at The Building Centre

September 29, 2016

The team behind the project is investigating how the circular economy can benefit the industry and the built environment, reflecting on the commercial, social and environmental opportunities of employing circular principles. 

 

Circular Living exhibition © Agnese Sanvito

Circular Living exhibition © Agnese Sanvito

 

The Circular Building prototype will be open to the public and it will be accompanied by “Circular Living”, an exhibition exploring the impact of the circular economy in a range of industries, from fashion to product design.

A ‘linear economy’ is the global standard – we take resources, make things, and then throw them away once used. A ‘circular economy’ keeps resources at a continually high value and in a loop with other industries. If we design to create zero waste or only high-value waste then there is no incentive to dispose of it and waste our finite natural resources. (more…)

Contemporary Swiss architecture, this fall at Casa dell’Architettura di Roma

September 29, 2016

The Casa dell’Architettura in Rome starts its fall season with a series of events dedicated to the dissemination of some of the best examples of contemporary Swiss architecture, through an exhibition and three lecture sessions.

 

Bündner Kunstmuseum, Barozzi Veiga © Barozzi Veiga

Bündner Kunstmuseum, Barozzi Veiga © Barozzi Veiga

 

Between October 11 and November 8, the House of Architecture in Rome (Casa dell’Architettura) will host a program of conferences entitled “Contemporary Architecture in Switzerland. New Museums and cultural centers” and the exhibition “Architecture in Switzerland. Dialogue between history and contemporary living”, dedicated to contemporary Swiss Architecture and Museums.

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“Vertical Urban Factory”, a history of industrial architecture presented by Actar Publishers

September 27, 2016

Nina Rappaport presents her new book, discovering the transformation of industrial architecture from Nineteenth-Century vertical factories into Twenty first-Century Industrial Districts and their relationship with the cities.

 

Valdemingomez recycling plant, Ábalos+Herreros © Ábalos+Herreros

Valdemingomez recycling plant, Ábalos+Herreros © Ábalos+Herreros

 

The architecture editors and publishers Actar have recently published “Vertical Urban Factory” , focused on the history and evolution of the Industry throughout the architecture in the last centuries.  The book follows the development of the first factories into present-time industrial districts, analyzing its impact on urban design and the transformation of the industrial architecture itself. (more…)

“Tours et Détours: The History of La Défense (1883-1989)”

September 27, 2016

The Departmental Council of Hauts-de-Seine present, in partnership with Defacto, “Tours et detours: the history of La Défense (1883-1989)”, an exhibition on the history and architecture of the business district of La Défense in Departmental Archives of Nanterre.

 

Le CNIT et le rond-point de la Défense en 1958. Archives départementales des Hauts-de-Seine

Le CNIT et le rond-point de la Défense en 1958. Archives départementales des Hauts-de-Seine

 

The opening of the exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Nobel Tower (now RTE Nexity), the first offices to be built according to the initial development plan for the district of La Défense. Thanks to some outstanding original documents showcased in the exhibition, it will be possible to understand how, in a century, the territory of La Défence has experienced a true urban revolution. (more…)

“The Extraordinary Process” exhibition of the workshop imagined by Zaha Hadid

September 26, 2016

The Extraordinary Process highlights Zaha Hadid Design’s position as a collaborative workshop, exposing the creative process of a variety of makers including Peter Do, Phoebe English, Iris van Herpen, Stephen Jones, Krystyna Kozhoma, Nasir Mazhar, Minimaforms, Patrik Schumacher and XO. 

 

Installation view of designs by Design Research Lab ©  Damian Griffiths

Installation view of designs by Design Research Lab © Damian Griffiths

 

Gallery Maison Mais Non presents its inaugural exhibition, The Extraordinary Process from 16 September to 16 November 2016. Evolving from discussions between Maison Mais Non, Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher last year, fashion designers and architects will examine innovative technologies of the present to imagine how these will evolve and shape the world of the future. (more…)

“Maatwerk. Custom made architecture from Flanders and the Netherlands” at DAM Frankfurt

September 23, 2016

Accompanying the Frankfurt Book Fair cultural program the DAM will present an exhibition on the work of architects from Flanders and the Netherlands, providing a new perspective on the apparently much more wellknown “Super-Dutch” architecture.

 

Boxy Kitchen, Deurle, Belgium, Architects: Maarten Van Severen © Maarten Van Severen Foundation, Gent \ Foto: Stijn Bollaer

Boxy Kitchen, Deurle, Belgium, Architects: Maarten Van Severen © Maarten Van Severen Foundation, Gent \ Foto: Stijn Bollaer

 

The past thirty years have been crucial years for architecture in the Low Countries, north and south of the border between Belgian Flanders and the Netherlands. While the public image of Dutch architecture has been dominated by the substantial campaigns promoting the ‘Superdutch’, during much of this period Flemish architecture has developed largely out of the limelight and has only more recently attracted the attention of the international media. (more…)

The books of “The architecture of the city” by Aldo Rossi on display in Milan

September 22, 2016

Victoria Easton, Kersten Geers and Guido Tesio are the curators of an exhibition focused on the many different texts, references and graphical excerpts present in Rossi’s 1960’s acclaimed work, aiming to clarify the basic ideas of the original text.

 

 The books in "The Architecture and the City". Istituto Svizzero,  2016

The books in “The Architecture of the City”. Istituto Svizzero, 2016

 

The Istituto Svizzero di Milano (Swiss Institut in Milan) will be showing an exhibition on Aldo Rossi‘s acclaimed essay “The Architecture of the City“. The exhibition, curated by Victoria Easton, Kersten Geers (from KGDVS) and Guido Tesio, attempts to break down the main ideas of Rossi’s book by reorganizing and putting together the many texts and visual information contained in the original work, while proposing some new content that may help to better understand it: photographs, bibliography and facsimiles. (more…)

Visit Madrid’s most emblematic buildings during OPEN HOUSE architecture festival

September 21, 2016

In its second edition, the Festival has signed an agreement with the local Architects’ Guild (COAM) whereby OPEN HOUSE Madrid will be held on the 1st and 2nd of October, during the city’s “Architecture Week”, opening over 100 buildings and urban spaces to the general public.

 

Spanish Cultural Heritage Institute, Fernando Higueras y Antonio Miró, 1965

 

The city’s most emblematic buildings will be open to the public on the first weekend of October, celebrating Madrid’s Architecture Week. Over 40 new buildings and urban spaces will join the previous year’s circuit, with over 25,000 visitors: historical buildings such as the National Senate Building, the Zarzuela Theatre, or the National Car Park -where the official car fleet is kept-, as well as recently completed contemporary buildings like the BBVA sail building (by Herzog & de Meuron) or the Repsol Campus, by Spanish architect Rafael de la Hoz. (more…)

“We Live in the Office” – A Commission by Giles Round at RIBA London

September 20, 2016

Round was invited to explore the RIBA Collections, and through extensive research has created an exhibition for the Architecture Gallery that focuses our attention on one of the most familiar and unavoidable architectural features of the city: the façade.

 

Chiat Day Offices, Venice, Los Angeles, 1991, by Bruggen, Coosje van (1942-2009) Gehry, Frank O. (1929-) and Oldenburg, Claes (1929-) © Oliver Perrott_RIBA Collections

Chiat Day Offices, Venice, Los Angeles, 1991, by Bruggen, Coosje van (1942-2009) Gehry, Frank O. (1929-) and Oldenburg, Claes (1929-) © Oliver Perrott_RIBA Collections

 

This autumn the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) presents a new commission by multi-disciplinary artist Giles Round. Inspired by the work of a wide-range of architects represented in the RIBA’s world-class architectural collections, Round explores the increasing tension between the static exterior and changing interior of the architecture around us.

He highlights the aesthetic qualities of facades in their original conception, and the subsequent contemporary use and reuse of these buildings. Round also explores the ways in which we currently ‘collect’ and preserve facades, creating an archive of buildings in real space and time. (more…)

The CO-OP principle: Hannes Meyer and the Concept of Collective Design

September 19, 2016

Located simultaneously on two sites -Archizoom and Forum d’architectures, both in Lausanne- the exhibition draws from the EPFL archives to show Hannes Meyer’s time as director of Bauhaus Dessau and how it affected his political and critical approach to architecture and design.

 

Hannes Meyer and Hans Wittwer with the assistance of the Bauhaus Dessau,school of the ADGB (Federation of German Trade Unions) in Bernau by Berlin, 1928 – 1930 View from the library to the halls of residence, 1930, photo: Walter Peterhans Bauhaus Dessau Foundation

School of the ADGB (Federation of German Trade Unions) in Bernau by Berlin, 1928 – 1930. View from the library to the halls of residence, 1930. Photo: Walter Peterhans. Bauhaus Dessau Foundation

 

The Fondation Culture du Bâti and the Foundation Bauhaus Dessau are presenting an exhibition on Hannes Meyer, second director of the Bauhaus school of design. The exhibition, named  “The co-op principle: Hannes Meyer and the Concept of Collective Design” focuses on the archietct’s  personal and professional evolution during the Bauhaus years.

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