“The Simultaneity of Modernism” Modern architecture in dialogue between Dessau and Rotterdam

November 30, 2016

The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation in cooperation with the Stichting Werelderfgoed Van Nellefabriek shows an exhibition about the modern dialogue between two UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the Bauhaus Dessau and the Van Nelle Factory, Rotterdam. The project is set up as a bilateral visitation with one exhibition in Dessau and one in Rotterdam.


Van-Nelle-Fabrik in Rotterdam. Pressebild der Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau zur Ausstellung "Simultanität der Moderne" © 2006 CV Van Nellefabriek/Rotterdam

Van-Nelle-Fabrik in Rotterdam. Pressebild der Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau zur Ausstellung “Simultanität der Moderne” © 2006 CV Van Nellefabriek/Rotterdam


Rotterdam in Dessau, Dessau in Rotterdam: For the very first time, a joint exhibition project realised in two simultaneous exhibitions sheds light on how the approaches to modern architecture developed  in the same direction beyond the national borders. (more…)

“Schweizweit. Recent Architecture in Switzerland” at S AM Basel

November 29, 2016

Following the facade installation ‘Imagine la Suisse’, marking the start of the new S AM programme under the lead of director Andreas Ruby, S AM is opening the exhibition ‘Schweizweit‘, a visual atlas of recent architectural production in Switzerland.


Thal school Angela Deuber Thal (SG), 2013 © Schaub Stierli Fotografie

Thal school, Angela Deuber, Thal (SG), 2013, © Schaub Stierli Fotografie


The image of Swiss architecture today is still very strongly characterised by the 1990s, when it was catapulted into the global spotlight and became a model of architectural minimalism. The architects who stood for this reduced and sublimated concept of building at the time – such as Herzog & de Meuron, Diener & Diener, Peter Zumthor, Peter Märkli, etc. – are still regarded as pars pro toto for Swiss architecture, at least from an international perspective. We hear much less about the architects of the subsequent generations, who have been intervening more and more actively in the architecture debate since then.’Schweizweit’ tracks down the architecture firms that have developed over the past two decades. (more…)

“Bernard Khoury. In order of appearance” a comprehensive exhibition of the works by the Lebanese master

November 28, 2016

SpazioFMG and Bernard Khoury together selected more than 100 drawings, visions and photographs in which real and imaginary buildings and spaces in the city overlap, dialogue and blend together, showing the architect’s unique vision on architecture and urbanism.


B018 Nightclub (Beirut, 1998) © Bernard Khoury

B018 Nightclub (Beirut, 1998) © Bernard Khoury


SpazioFMG inaugurates an important new monographic exhibition about a great contemporary architect in October. From October 20 through December 2, 2016 Iris Ceramica and FMG Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti’s exhibition space illustrates the theoretical research and built projects of Lebanon’s most brilliant and visionary architect, Bernard Khoury. (more…)

MEIAC in Badajoz, Spain, to host Justo García Rubio’s retrospective exhibition

November 24, 2016

Over a hundred original drawings and models by the Spanish architect, author of the renowned bus station in Casar de Cáceres, will bring the visitors closer to the unique architectural language of García Rubio.


Justo García Rubio, Bus Station. Casar de Cáceres © Justo García Rubio

Justo García Rubio, Bus Station. Casar de Cáceres © Justo García Rubio


On Tuesday, November 8, the MEIAC Museum in Badajoz, Spain inaugurated the exhibition dedicated to architect Justo García RubioJusto García Rubio is considered a referential figure of contemporary avant-garde in Spanish architecture. His buildings, generally located in small towns in the heart Spain, are an example of the combination of modern architecture with a very personal and artistic approach from the author, whose creativity is not stopped by a limited budget. (more…)

“Creative Empathy. Five construction projects by Mario Cucinella Architects” at Triennale

November 23, 2016

Promoted by the Bologna studio in partnership with the Triennale, the exhibition illustrates, through an installation of projects and specific thematic encounters, five interventions under way in the capital of Lombardy, designed for sustainability and destined to change the skyline of the metropolis.


Creative Empathy © Mario Cucinella Architects

Creative Empathy © Mario Cucinella Architects


Five stories, five clients, five of the signature projects of the international architectural firm Mario Cucinella Architects to present an idea of the Milan of the future, a metropolis that grows in tune with the needs of its citizens and in harmony with nature. A dialogue between public and private, between client and architect: five stories to build a sustainable city. (more…)

“The Difficult Whole” A Reference Book on Robert Venturi, John Rauch and Denise Scott Brown

November 22, 2016

This edition, published by Park Books, features analysis of twenty-eight projects by Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown, re-evaluating Venturi’s idea of the “difficult whole” in the context of his work: a significant contribution to a contemporary architectural discourse.


"The Difficult Whole" © Park Books

“The Difficult Whole” © Park Books


In 1966, architect Robert Venturi published Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, a manifesto that became one of the twentieth century’s most important statements about architecture. Drawing on both vernacular and high-style sources, Venturi introduced new lessons from the buildings of architects who were well known, like Michelangelo and Alvar Aalto, and those whose work had then been forgotten, like Frank Furness and Edwin Lutyens. Arguing against the diagrammatic forms that dominated the field at that time, Venturi made a case instead for “the difficult whole.” (more…)

“Carlo Scarpa and Japan” a focus on the relationship between the Italian master and Japanese culture

November 22, 2016

Coinciding with the major exhibition that MAXXI is dedicating to the Japanese house, the “Carlo Scarpa and Japan” exhibition, based on a detailed research of Elena Tinacci, takes us on a journey in which projects, photographs and even unpublished documents tell the story behind of the many connections between Scarpa and Japan.


Carlo Scarpa, Ingresso della mostra su Frank Lloyd Wright © MAXXI

Carlo Scarpa, Ingresso della mostra su Frank Lloyd Wright © MAXXI


There are many references to the Japanese culture and traditions in the work by Italian architect Carlo Scarpa: the shapes and materials used in the “Padiglione del Libro“, the entrance structure to the Gardens of the Venice Biennale, the designs for his many exhibition stands, like the one for the Mondrian exhibition at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome, the essential linearity in the design of outdoor spaces as the courtyard of the Querini Stampalia Foundation in Venice, with layers of water in which its architecture is reflected, or the Brion Tomb itself. (more…)

“Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG): Hot to cold. An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation ” at DAM

November 21, 2016

The exhibition takes the visitor on a journey from the hottest to the coldest parts of our planet and explores how the designs by in Copenhagen, New York City and London based Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) are shaped by their cultural and climatic contexts.


The Mountain; Copenhagen, Denmark \ architects: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group Photo: Iwan Baan

The Mountain; Copenhagen, Denmark \ architects: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group Photo: Iwan Baan


Under harsh demands of climatic extremes architecture serves primarily shading from the heat or sheltering from the cold. The milder or more temperate environments often leave more room for other factors, such as culture, program, politics and legislation to shape the buildings.  “Hot to cold” takes the visitor on a journey round the globe, exploring the elements; that finally shape our cities and buildings. (more…)

“Francesco Cellini. Drawings and tools of the architectural project ” at MACRO Testaccio

November 18, 2016

The exhibition presents a selection of Francesco Cellini’s architectural works since the early 70s to present day, approached via two different points of view.


Francesco Cellini, Ponte Accademia © Francesco Cellini

Francesco Cellini, Ponte Accademia © Francesco Cellini


From November 16 2016 to January 8 2017, the 9B Pavilion  at MACRO Testaccio is hosting the exhibition “Francesco Cellini. Drawings and tools of the architectural project “curated by María Margarita Segarra Lagunes and promoted by Roma Capitale, Department of Cultural Growth – Superintendent of Cultural Heritage, in collaboration with the Department of Architecture of the University of Roma Tre. (more…)

“Francis Kéré. Radically Simple” at Architekturmuseum der TU München

November 17, 2016

The Architekturmuseum der TU München presents “Francis Kéré. Radically Simple”, the most comprehensive exhibition yet on Kéré’s work, covering both his completed designs and his ongoing projects.


Francis Kéré »Lycée Schorge« in Koudougou, Burkina Faso, 2016 Foto: Daniel Schwartz/Gran Horizonte Media

Francis Kéré, »Lycée Schorge« in Koudougou, Burkina Faso, 2016, Foto: Daniel Schwartz/Gran Horizonte Media

In addition to the buildings that he planned and realized in his home village of Gando, the exhibition displays his buildings in Africa and China, as well as his projects and designs in Germany, where he won two urban-planning competitions. (more…)