Alberto Campo Baeza at El Patio Herreriano, Valladolid

September 29, 2017

The Spanish architect, winner of the BigMat ’15 International Architecture Award Grand Prize presents his work at El Patio Herreriano, a museum and gallery space located in a former monasetry cloister in his hometown, Valladolid, in one one of the most comprehensive retrospective exhibitions of his work to date.


Alberto Campo Baeza, Casa De Blas, 2000 © Hisao Suzuki

Alberto Campo Baeza, Casa De Blas, 2000 © Hisao Suzuki


The Patio Herreriano Museum and the College of Architects of Valladolid present a comprehensive compilation of the work of the Spanish architect Alberto Campo Baeza (Valladolid, 1946), featuring plans and models of the architect’s oeuvre.

Under the title of  “Projecting is investigating“, the architect from Valladolid introduces us to his work as a renowned designer, having been exhibited in cities such as Chicago, Rome or New York, as well as showing the relevant work carried out as research professor at the School of Architecture in Madrid (ETSAM). (more…)

“Graue Energie” exhibition by Karsten Födinger at Archizoom-EPFL Lausanne

September 28, 2017

The tools, materials, and manual skills of the construction site have enabled the German artist Karsten Födinger to imagine a genre of sculpture that springs, like that of some of his contemporaries, from a passion for the art of construction. This passion has enabled a radical transformation of contemporary artistic creative processes since the 1960s.


“Graue Energie”  © Karsten Födinger

“Graue Energie” © Karsten Födinger


As an artist, Födinger deals with the concepts of the strength of materials and the statics of structures and uses them to create devices capable of measuring the passage of time, recording the intensity of energy, and countering the precarious nature of equilibrium. Gravity is the invisible force that brings the materials he has selected crashing to the ground and generates their form, traversing his plinths, his pillars and his wedges made of reinforced concrete, steel, and wood. In order to resist that force, all the sculptural members are combined in figures with powerful lines that, in their multiplication and reinforcement, announce the urgent need to react to the imminence of catastrophe. (more…)

“Collection paysages 1987-2017″ at Arc en Rêve Bordeaux

September 28, 2017

The exhibition will be held in the Botanical Garden of Bordeaux, inside the inflatable structure created by Hans Walter Müller for ‘arc en rêve. “Collection Paysages 1987-2017″ offers the visitors an opportunity to discover points of view of various scales and natures to construct a transversal and critical landscape.


"Collection paysages 1987-2017" © Arc en Rêve

“Collection paysages 1987-2017″ © Arc en Rêve


Architects, landscapers, urban planners, designers -all of them have reflected on landscapes and have come to Bordeaux, thanks to Arc en Rêve Centre d’Architecture, to show and display their work from September 14 to October 1 at the exhibition “Collection Paysages” created for Agora 2017. (more…)

One month left to vote for the BigMat International Award 2017 Public Prize!

September 26, 2017

Until October 24, 2017 you can vote for any three of your favourite projects among the 87 shortlisted in the BigMat International Architecture Award. Voting is open for all citizens residing in any of the participating countries: Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Czech Republic and Slovakia.


Henrieta Moravčíková and Xaveer de Geyter, part of the 2017 BigMat Award panel of judges © Pablo Gomez Tribello

Henrieta Moravčíková and Xaveer de Geyter, part of the 2017 BigMat Award panel of judges © Pablo Gomez Tribello


As the time left for the final announcement of this year’s Grand Prize shortens, preparations start for the edition’s Public Prize. From July 24, following the announcement of the finalists for the International Architecture Award 2017, the competition was opened to the public by allowing you to vote for your favorite individual or team. Any three of the 87 selected shortlisted projects  are eligible for the Public Prize by voting in BigMat International Architecture Award’s official website

The voting period closes on October 24, 2017. The winner of the Public Prize 2017 will be announced along with the other six categories – Architecture, Sustainability, City and Landscape, Restoration, Interior Design and Ephemeral Architecture – at the BigMat International Architecture Award ceremony on 24 November in Florence.  (more…)

“Transmaterial Politics” exhibition by Andrés Jaque at Tabacalera Madrid

September 26, 2017

The new exhibition of proposes to rethink plurality and difference from three space frames: that of domestic life; that of the collaboration between the organic and the inorganic, and that of the interaction between social networks and everyday space.


Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation: COSMO MoMA PS1, New York © Miguel de Guzmán

Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation: COSMO MoMA PS1, New York © Miguel de Guzmán


On September 28,  the exhibition “Transmaterial Policies” by Andrés Jaque and Office of Political Innovation arrives at La Fragua and Tabacalera Madrid. An extensive exhibition of the most important works produced in recent years by the architect Andrés Jaque and his Office for Political Innovation, a thought platform created in 2003 together with a small group of architects, designers, journalists, sociologists and economists that champions architecture’s political dimension and which today is one of the most influential voices in contemporary architecture. (more…)

Open House Madrid invites people to discover more than 100 buildings

September 21, 2017

The third edition of the Open House Madrid festival returns the weekend of 30 September and 1 October with the opening of more than 100 buildings and urban spaces, some of them whose waiting lists exceed two years.


IE Paper Pavilion / Shigeru Ban Architects © FG + SG

IE Paper Pavilion / Shigeru Ban Architects © FG + SG


The festival includes spaces such as the IE Paper Pavilion of the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, the 2014 Pritzker prize, the new Desert City space, the first biotechnology nursery specializing in cacti, by the architect Jacobo García-Germán, or SOLO gallery for the art collection by estudioHerreros. (more…)

“Exterior” Pezo von Ellrichshausen at Solo Galerie Paris

September 20, 2017

Exterior is the latest painting series produced by the Chilean-Argentinian couple Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen. In their large and immersive format, as both abstract and figurative compositions, these latest paintings are portraying the reversible quality of rather familiar architectonic spaces.


Pezo von Ellrichshausen "Exterior" © Solo Galerie / Pezo von Ellrichshausen

Pezo von Ellrichshausen “Exterior” © Solo Galerie / Pezo von Ellrichshausen


The relative scale, rawness and depth depicted in these simple rooms can be read as carefully selected fragments taken from no particular building, from a pervasive and perhaps idealized laconic architecture. As an incomplete open reality, every picture is framing a discreet, quiet and typical encounter of walls, floors and ceilings; with a precise articulation of corners by means of a few basic architectural elements such as openings, steps, columns and beams. (more…)

“Does permanence matter? Ephemeral urbanism” at Architekturmuseum der TU München

September 19, 2017

How long-term should urban planning be? Munich’s Oktoberfest, the Kumbh Mela pilgrimage in India (or the largest gathering of humans on the planet), the Burning Man Festival in Nevada, and other major events demonstrate that flexible architectural configurations are temporarily deployed around the globe to provide medium-term shelter, often to enormous crowds.


Burning Man Festival, USA © 2015 Google, DigitalGlobe

Burning Man Festival, USA © 2015 Google, DigitalGlobe


Such structures fulfill a range of functional tasks and are used in religious and cultural festivals or can take the form of military camps, refugee camps, or even temporary mining towns. This show traces a global phenomenon that has become increasingly topical given today’s current state of mass migration triggered by climate change, political strife, and natural disasters. (more…)

Discover all about Open House Lisbon 2017!

September 17, 2017

This 6th edition of Open House Lisboa happens Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September 2017. On this weekend, everyone is invited to walk through the city’s iconic buildings as well as more recent projects. Save this date!


MAAT - Edifício Novo,  Amanda Levete Architects, 2016 © Francisco Nogueira

MAAT – Edifício Novo, Amanda Levete Architects, 2016 © Francisco Nogueira


In 2017, Open House Lisbon return during the cultural rentrée with a new itinerary so you can discover inside out and up close the best architecture in town. Annually, each edition proposes a new and careful selection of buildings that lets us see emblematic works in the city, their stories and authors. (more…)

“Depero/Mendini. 1917-2017″ at Museo della Casa Rossa Anacapri

September 15, 2017

Motivated by the 100th anniversary of Fortunato Depero’s summer in Capri, the exhibition displays a selection of previously unpublished documents and unreleased images from the era alongside Alessandro Mendini’s own artworks inspired by Depero’s oevre iconography.


Atelier Mendini, Alex, chaise longue in plastica rotazionale. Collezione Ecopixel di Wet Italia, 2017 © DEPERO / MENDINI

Atelier Mendini, Alex, chaise longue. Collezione Ecopixel di Wet Italia, 2017 © DEPERO / MENDINI


The Depero/Mendini exhibition is composed of a cycle of artworks, some previously unreleased, which the great Milanese architect and designer Alessandro Mendini has created over the years with inspiration from Depero’s iconography and tension devised to explore the boundaries between different expressive languages, especially between design and visual art. (more…)