Architecture and sexuality “1,000 m2 of desire” exhibition at CCCB

October 31, 2016

The exhibition at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona is focused on the way Western society has planned, built and imagined spaces for sex from the 18th century to the present day.

 

Collage 2  1968 © Ricardo Bofill

Collage 2, 1968 © Ricardo Bofill

 

With some 250 exhibits, including drawings and architectural models, art installations, audiovisuals, books and other materials, the exhibition explores the power of spaces as the driving force of desire and shows how architecture has been a tool that controls behaviour and creates gender stereotypes in our patriarchal society. (more…)

“Building Site” exhibition at Lisbon Architecture Triennale

October 27, 2016

One of the four main exhibitions of the 2016 Lisbon Triennale, “Building Site” allows for cross-readings on issues generated by building sites, inviting the viewer to reflect on the transformations in contemporary building sites, the challenges they face and the impact they have on the practice of architecture.

 

Casa da Música, Model on the building site, December 2001 © Casa da Música

Casa da Música, Model on the building site, December 2001 © Casa da Música

 

Just as the forms of architecture determine the organization of building sites, so technology and economy organize methods of production – with a significant social impact. These conditions constrict and stimulate architectural  conception. From the communication between design and construction, the organization of time and money, to the rhetoric of politics and technological innovations, all the cards for architecture-to-be are played on the building site. (more…)

“The Cathedrals of Energy” architecture, industry and landscape in Italy by Francesco Radino

October 27, 2016

The unprecedented colour photographic campaign, shot by Francesco Radino in 2016, illustrates the iconic buildings of the Azienda Energetica Municipale, all dedicated to the production of energy in Italy from north to south, with powerplants ranging from the early twentieth century to today.

 

Giochi d’acqua temporanei installati presso la ricevitrice nord Aem, Milano. Antonio Paoletti, 13 settembre 1938 Archivio storico fotografico Aem, Fondazione Aem, Milano

Giochi d’acqua temporanei installati presso la ricevitrice nord Aem, Milano. Antonio Paoletti, 13 settembre 1938. Archivio storico fotografico Aem, Fondazione Aem, Milano

 

With more than a hundred images the exhibition “Architecture, industry and landscape in the images by Francesco Radino and the Aem Historical Archives” tells about and describes the buildings, places and architectures of Aem, all dedicated to the production of energy in Italy from north to south. (more…)

Arches, shells, domes, roofs and their engineers at “The Fifth View” exhibition

October 25, 2016

The exhibition at the Oskar von Miller Forum is devoted to masterly roof structures from antiquity to the present and documents innovativeness and technical excellence delivered by architects and engineers.

 

Frei Otto's Olympia Stadion Munich model

Frei Otto’s Olympia Stadion Munich model

 

Roofs offer the fifth view of a building and give character to our cities. The “The Fifth View”  exhibition explains the design of more than 30 impressive roof projects and portrays the changes seen over the centuries based on numerous models, drawings and photographs. (more…)

“Stakeout Survey” abandoned territories by Jorge Yeregui at Tabacalera Madrid

October 24, 2016

The artist’s work -photographs, audiovisual media, and a book- explores these abandoned territories raising questions regarding urban design and landscape practices.

 

"Stakeout Survey" © Jorge Yeregui

“Stakeout Survey” © Jorge Yeregui

 

La Fragua Galery in Tabacalera, Madrid hosts a photography exhibition by Spanish artist Jorge Yeregui. Halfway between Robert Smithson’s “Monuments of Passaic”  and the work by Hamish Fulton or Francis AlysYeregui’s photographs and videos portray a series of wastelands and unused spaces which were abandoned and forgotten after the construction industry bubble following the 2008 world economy crisis. (more…)

“Unknown Fields – The Dark Side of the City” at the Architectural Association

October 24, 2016

Unknown Fields is a nomadic design studio that ventures out on expeditions through the shadows cast by the contemporary city to trace the alternative worlds, alien landscapes, industrial ecologies and precarious wildernesses that its technology and culture set in motion.

 

Inflatable toy sellers in China Commodity City, Yiwu, China © Unknown Fields, AA

Inflatable toy sellers in China Commodity City, Yiwu, China © Unknown Fields, AA

 

These distributed landscapes, the iconic and the ignored, the excavated, irradiated and the pristine, are embedded in global systems that connect them in surprising and complicated ways to our everyday lives. Systems that form a network of vast but elusive tendrils, twisting threadlike over everything around us, crisscrossing the planet, connecting the mundane to the extraordinary. (more…)

“Caruso St John – 33 Competitions 6 Projects” at House of Art of České Budějovice

October 21, 2016

The recently winners of the Stirling prize, UK’s most prestigious architecture prize, presents five large models, original competition panels and photos by Hélène Binet of buildings recently completed, in this exhibition specifically designed for the venue.

 

Newport Street Gallery, Caruso St John © Hélène Binet

Newport Street Gallery, Caruso St John © Hélène Binet

 

In 1990, Adam Caruso and Peter St John established a studio that has created a number of outstanding buildings. At first sight, you can talk about “common architecture“. The initial projects of the studio were distinguished by their considerable austerity, which was later replaced with sensitive inspiration by history, resisting any accurate dating. Another of their strong sources of inspiration is contemporary art, but they do not try to blur the boundary between visual arts and architecture. (more…)

“Paesaggi Urbani” An exhibition on Mario Bacciocchi to celebrate 40 years of Antonia Jannone Gallery

October 20, 2016

The architecture gallery in Milan celebrates its 40th anniversary bringing together the works of the Italian architect with some of the best drawings and collages of its collaborators.

 

Aldo Rossi, Venezia Analoga, stampa offset, cm 100x140, 1989, ed XVI/XXV © Galleria Antonia Jannone

Aldo Rossi, Venezia Analoga, stampa offset, cm 100×140, 1989, ed XVI/XXV © Galleria Antonia Jannone

 

The Antonia Jannone Gallery located at Corso Garibaldi in Milan is inaugurating its 40th anniversary with a collective exhibition showcasing the works of different architects and artists with whom it has collaborated over the years. (more…)

“In the End: Architecture. Journeys through Time 1959 – 2019″ at Architekturzentrum Wien

October 19, 2016

The exhibition ‘In The End: Architecture’ journeys back into the future, which begins at the end of the 1950s. Since then this “End” of architecture declared in the title has been repeatedly proclaimed, whereby each crisis has, so far, meant a new beginning.

 

Kisho Kurokawa, Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokio (JP), 1972 08.jpg, 0.9 MB © Tomio Ohashi

Kisho Kurokawa, Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokio (JP), 1972 © Tomio Ohashi

 

To mark the retirement of founding director Dietmar Steiner, the Architekturzentrum Wien is taking a look at sixty years of international architecture history while making current, inspiring movements for change palpable. (more…)

“The Visible City”, maps and social transformation at CentroCentro Madrid

October 18, 2016

The Visible City is an exhibition presenting maps as forms of visualization, social transformation and analysis tools, repositories of knowledge and learning environments thanks to technology. It is the second exhibition within the cycle “Architecture, City and Thought Hub”, curated by Inés Caballero.

 

"In the Air" application, Nerea Calvillo © CentroCentro

“In the Air” application, Nerea Calvillo © CentroCentro

 

“Architecture, City and Thought Hub” is CentroCentro’s architecture section current exhibition.  Curated by Inés Caballero, this exhibition brings together content, language and hidden values ​​of the architecture of the city of Madrid existing in its historical and professional legacies, academic papers, specialized publications and cultural catalogs. (more…)