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

September 23, 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…)

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.


 

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“Exterior” Pezo von Ellrichshausen
May 30–Sep 23, 2017
Solo Galerie Paris
11 rue des Arquebusiers, 75003 Paris
France

 


These are intimate and lively atmospheres that evoke an implicit memory of a well known place while conveying those oblique yet personal instants of attention in our everyday life. This exhibition includes a selection of ten large oil on canvas and a group of thirty small format acrylic on paper, together with a hard-cover catalogue of the complete Exterior collection to date.

 

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

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

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

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

 

Pezo von Ellrichshausen is an art and architecture studio founded in 2002 by Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen. They live and work in the southern Chilean city of Concepcion and teach regularly at the PUC in Santiago de Chile and at the IIT in Chicago. They have been the curators of the Chilean Pavilion and selected for the International Exhibition at the Venice Biennale. Their work has been distinguished with several international awards and widely exhibited, among other venues, at the FIAC in Paris, the Royal Academy of Arts in London and at the MoMA in New York.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

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“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…)

‘When in Rome’ contemporary architects exhibition at RIBA London

September 14, 2017

RIBA London presents an exhibition on Rome – a first step towards the re-threading of an important tradition. The exhibition features the work of young contemporary architects whose career has been constantly looking back to the eternal city.

 

“Re-Constructivist Architecture” Exhibition Explores the Lost Art of Architectural Language © Point Supreme

“Re-Constructivist Architecture” Exhibition Explores the Lost Art of Architectural Language © Point Supreme

 

Rome is an off-centre metropolis, out of an orthodox perception of time, where every single past becomes present in a continuous state of monumental contemporariness.

Continuity and crisis share the same space: ancient brick walls are flanked by the anonymous ‘palazzine’ complex of the latest years and among these the everyday madness of the city: ceaseless traffic, tourists blinded by the scorching sun, the pink roman dust settling on monuments. And again: traditions, languages, researches, cultures and avant-gardes, compose a living postcard with an inimitable capacity for self-renewal.  (more…)

“Zaha Hadid Architects: Unbuilt” at the Experimental Architecture Biennial #3

September 13, 2017

Jaroslav Fragner Gallery and the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague will present the third year of the Experimental Architecture Biennial during the course of September and October. This Biennial, the only platform dealing with experimental architecture in Czech Republic, will again introduce interesting personalities from the international stage.

 

Zaha Hadid Architects, Bolzano Cable Car © MIR

Zaha Hadid Architects, Bolzano Cable Car © MIR

 

The Biennial activities programme will offer an exhibition by Zaha Hadid Architects, as well as professional schools, a site-specific pavilion, meetup of academic workplaces, workshops as well as interesting film screenings. The Biennial will culminate with an international symposium featuring, among others, Patrik Schumacher (Zaha Hadid Architects), Ben van Berkel (UNStudio) and Wolf D. Prix (Coop Himmelb(l)au). (more…)

“Space On Demand” Diller Scofidio + Renfro at AEDES Architecture Forum Berlin

September 11, 2017

As DS+R’s first exhibition in Berlin, ’Space On Demand’ presents a rare preview of the studio’s methodology and innerworkings through the close examination of a single project, still under construction: The Shed, a multi-arts center designed to commission, produce, and present all types of performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture.

 

The Shed, Diller Scofidio + Renfro  ©  Diller Scofidio + Renfro

The Shed, Diller Scofidio + Renfro © Diller Scofidio + Renfro

 

Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) is an interdisciplinary design studio that integrates architecture, the visual arts, and the performing arts. Founded in 1979, the New York City-based practice established its identity through self-generated, theoretical art installations before reaching international prominence through projects such as the renovation and expansion of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York, and the High Line, an urban park built on an abandoned elevated railway trestle on Manhattan’s west side. Today, DS+R is led by four partners who collaborate on the design of each project with a staff of 100 architects, artists, researchers, and writers. DS+R is currently engaged in numerous projects across the world: the 34-acre Zaryadye Park adjacent to the Kremlin in Moscow; the Museum of Image & Sound on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, and The Juilliard School’s first overseas campus in Tianjin, China. (more…)

‘London Design Festival’ celebrates its 15th anniversary from 16 to 24 September

September 11, 2017

For nine days in September, London provides the stage for thousands of individual designers and artists, companies and organisations to present their latest works. The Festival invites visitors to take a closer look at their diverse output, from the commercial to the conceptual, the practical to the improbable.

 

Reflection Room by Flynn Talbot at Victoria and Albert Museum © London Design Festival

Reflection Room by Flynn Talbot at Victoria and Albert Museum © London Design Festival

 

London Design Festival celebrates and promotes London as the design capital of the world. Now in its fifteenth year, the Festival will be returning to venues and institutions across the city between the 16-24 September 2017. A major feature of the Festival is an ambitious programme of over 450 projects and events, offering Londoners and visitors to the city an opportunity to experience world-class, innovative, and challenging design across the capital.

Learn all about the different Design Districts here.  (more…)