“Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects” at Fondazione Pastificio Cerere

January 31, 2017

The exhibition Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects is curated by Choi Won-joon and Luca Galofaro and showcases the work of six Korean architects selected among the most intriguing authors of the national architectural scenario.

 

Seunghoy Kim, Soyul

Seunghoy Kim, Soyul

 

Choi Moon-gyu (Ga.A Architects), Jang Yoon-gyoo ( Unsangdong Architects Cooperation), Kim Jong-kyu (M.A.R.U.), Kim Jun-sung (Architecture Studio hANd), Kim Seung-hoy ( KYWC Architects), Kim Young-joon (YO2 Architects) set up their independent practices in the 1990s and early 2000s, an era marked by political and cultural freedom in the country. (more…)

“Paris Haussmann. A Model’s relevance” at Pavillon de l’Arsenal

January 30, 2017

The exhibition, curated by LAN – Benoit Jallon and Umberto Napolitano- and FBC -Franck Boutté- starts with a line drawn to review history. Over 100 drawings, plans, archives, photographs by Cyrille Weiner, as well as many mock-ups, give visitors an opportunity to rediscover the city’s heritage at various scales.

 

"Paris Haussmann. A Model's relevance" exhibition view © LAN Architects

“Paris Haussmann. A Model’s relevance” exhibition view © LAN Architects, FBC – Franck Boutté

The exhibition redesigns, categorizes and compares the urban axis’, distinguishes public spaces, organizes the city blocks and buildings according to their current geometry. Haussmann, prefect for the departement of the Seine from 1853 until 1870, extensively transformed Paris, above and below ground, from the city center to the outskirts. By extension, his name personifies a century of public works that still defines the urban organization and the identity of the city .

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“Architecture of Appropriation” at Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam

January 30, 2017

The exhibition presents the first results of a long-term research project by the Research and Development department at Het Nieuwe Instituut with partners in the Netherlands and abroad. Architecture of Appropriation is on show from 27 January until 25 June 2017.

 

Plantage Dok, 2016 © Johannes Schwartz

Plantage Dok, 2016 © Johannes Schwartz

 

What if the right to affordable housing, working and living rather than property rights were made the priority of urban transformation? Since the 1960s squatters, with this idea in mind, have made an important contribution to the development of the city, appropriating parts of the city and changing it from the inside out. This practice is explored in the exhibition Architecture of Appropriation. (more…)

Tchoban Voss Architekten “Images from Berlin” at Architektur Galerie

January 28, 2017

It’s a daring experiment that Tchoban Voss Architects undertake in their exhibition “Images from Berlin.” Instead of presenting their projects with the usual means, they have delegated this task to 11 visual artists.

 

Courtesy of Tchoban Voss Architekten

Courtesy of Tchoban Voss Architekten

 

Towering like an infinite mountain of stone, a building devoid of windows and doors is hand-drawn in the tradition of the old masters. Elsewhere, colored strips of tape address the same project, visualized as a sequence of stacked layers. In yet another image, this time presented in a more realistic style, the cityscape is framed by two men gazing out at the viewer with a grin. The aforementioned works stem from a confrontation by Gottfried Müller and Valery Koshlyakov with the Museum for Architectural Drawing. Meanwhile, the Living Levels are approached by the duo Vrubel & Timofeeva as an everyday urban environment.

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“Under One Roof” Kengo Kuma’s new building for the EPFL Campus

January 27, 2017

Kuma’s signature-style roof joins together the different programs hosted by the building, which was built by the Japanese architect in collaboration with Swiss office Holzer Kobler Architekturen.

 

Kengo Kuma and Associates "Under One Roof" EPFSL Campus building © Photo: Michel Denancé

Kengo Kuma and Associates “Under One Roof” EPFSL Campus building © Photo: Michel Denancé

 

Back in 2012, Kengo Kuma and Associates, together with Holzer Kobler Architekturen, won the architectural design competition to develop Cosandey Square at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne. The project was named “Under One Roof“, in reference to a Japanese saying that regards many different peoples collaborating.

The building has been recently opened to the public after four year’s work. The Arts & Sciences space designed by KKAA is joined to a exhibition pavilion via a single, long roof that connects all the programs together. (more…)

“Factory Portraits” revisits Gabriele Basilico’s work 35 years later

January 26, 2017

Giuseppe Corbetta returns to the former industrial areas of Basilico’s celebrated work to document these factories further development -or destruction- after the recent changes both in Milan’s local and global economy.

 

Gabriele Basilico. Via Savona, Osram  © Cascina Cuccagna

Gabriele Basilico. Via Savona, Osram © Gabriele Basilico Studio

 

Cascina Cuccagna‘s current exhibition “Milano Sud. Ritratti di Fabbriche” is Giuseppe Corbetta’s homage to Gabriele Basilico’s famous photographic work carried out between 1978 and 1980. Gabriele Basilico visited and documented the changing industrial landscape in the southern areas of Milan; now, 35 years later, Giuseppe Corbetta goes back to these same places and replicates Basilico’s shot in an aim to reflect the changes undergone by these areas. (more…)

“A minor architecture” small scale projects by contemporary European practices

January 25, 2017

Espacio Valverde in Madrid presents this exhibition featuring minimal intervention -but highly experimental- works by Office KGDVS, García-Germán Arquitectos, Arquitectura-G, MAIO, Dierendock Blancke Architecten and many more.

 

A minor architecture © Espacio Valverde

A minor architecture © Espacio Valverde

 

Espacio Valverde presents an exhibition on small, minor commissions made to contemporary European architecture offices in which architects have found a way to express their architectural concerns and experimentation. The exhibition at this gallery in Madrid focuses on the work of fifteen different teams of architects in a small-scale project context, showcasing photographs and project design drawings. (more…)

“Mario Bellini: Italian Beauty” at La Triennale di Milano

January 23, 2017

The show opens exactly thirty years after his first solo exhibition at the MoMa museum of New York. The present exhibition pays tribute to the Italian architect’s design both in large and small scale projects from over 60 years of work.

 

Mario Bellini, 2012_MICo © Raffaele Cipolletta

Mario Bellini, 2012_MICo © Raffaele Cipolletta

 

Mario Bellini: Italian Beauty is the title of the exhibition that La Triennale di Milano is devoting to the entire works of the world- famous Milanese architect, from 19 January to 19 March 2017. The sweeping overview spans almost 60 years of design, architecture, exhibition design and more besides.

This retrospective exhibition opens exactly thirty years after the show that MoMA dedicated to him in New York. The 1987 exhibition examined his work as a designer, which were represented by 25 works in the museum’s permanent collection.  (more…)

“Anthroposophical Architecture: Rudolf Steiner” at Architectural Association London

January 19, 2017

The Photo Library of the AA School of Architecture in London presents “Anthroposophical Architecture: Rudolf Steiner”, a photographic survey by Peter Jeffree on Rudolf Steiner’s work.

 

Rudolph Steiner, Goetheanum II, Dornach, Switzerland © Peter-Jeffree, 2015

Rudolph Steiner, Goetheanum II, Dornach, Switzerland © Peter-Jeffree, 2015

 

This exhibition presents photographs taken by Peter Jeffree of the Goetheanum, the world centre for the anthroposophical movement located in Dornach, Switzerland. (more…)

“Kengo Kuma: Woven” at Galerie Architektury Brno

January 18, 2017

The exhibition presents fifteen of the Japanese architect’s recent projects in Europe, focusing on his sensitive approach to the combination of modern technologies with traditional Japanese building materials.

 

Yushuhara Wooden Bridge Museum 3, 2010 © Takumi Ota

Yushuhara Wooden Bridge Museum 3, 2010 © Takumi Ota

 

The exhibition, named “Woven” will be open from October 6 to November 20 at Galerie Architektury Brno. On display will be many panels and studio models of over 15 recent projects from Kuma’s office (such as the new FRAC Marseille, an educational and sports complex in Paris, a Centre for Performing Arts in Granada or a exhibition centre in Chartes).

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