Olivier Mosset, “Untitled” at MAMO Centre d’art de la Cité Radieuse

September 22, 2018

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of its opening in 2013, MAMO (Marseille Modulor) hosts an exhibition by Olivier Mosset. Mosset is the sixth artist invited to MAMO (Marseille Modular) since the inaugural exhibition in 2013 by Xavier Veilhan and subsequent shows by Daniel Buren, Dan Graham, Felice Varini and Jean Pierre Raynaud.

 

Olivier Mosset at MAMO Marseille © MAMO

Olivier Mosset at MAMO Marseille © MAMO

 

Mosset’s exhibition offers the sixth unique point of view on the rooftop of La Cité Radieuse – Le Corbusier’s modernist residential housing design project, which includes 337 duplex apartments, a restaurant, bookshop, grocer, hotel and school all connected by interior streets. The rooftop of La Cité Radieuse was converted into the arts center and exhibition space by designer Ora Ito in 2013. (more…)

“Dario Passi. Forma Urbis” at MAXXI Rome

September 22, 2018

An homage to the recently deceased architect and artist, made through the presentation of architectural drawings in which the unique use of the medium of painting is the instrument through which constructed reality is investigated and revealed.

 

"Dario Passi. Forma Urbis" © Dario Passi

“Dario Passi. Forma Urbis” © Dario Passi

 

Some of the emblematic works that sanctified Dario Passi’s abandonment of architecture in favour of painting will be shown. At the entrance to the Architecture Archives Centre are two large oil canvas paintings, recently acquired, that represent a kind of cultural legacy of Dario Passi, whose activity over time passed from architectural practice, always carried out through high quality graphic representations, to tout-court artistic creation. (more…)

“Primož Bizjak” exhibition at _2B SPACE TO BE Madrid

September 21, 2018

_2B space to be presents an exhibition by the Slovenian photographer Primož Bizjak, curated by María Milán, as part of the Hybrid Festival 2018 and the XV Madrid Architecture Week. The exhibition includes a selection of large format photographs of abandoned spaces.

 

Forte Treporti n˚4 © Primož Bizjak

Forte Treporti n˚4 © Primož Bizjak

 

The main subjects of my incursions are places that have lost their original function or had it temporarily suspended – places where there’s a strong feeling they’re being ‘reclaimed’ by society. With a head-on approach I try to show the subject as it is, as an important document that talks about the past and present whilst submerged in an undefined time. It’s no longer about a ‘moment’, but a temporary space able to capture the unsettling, sublime dimension as a result of long, nighttime exposures that reveal colours and shapes invisible to the human eye – Primož Bizjak (more…)

“agps transformations” exhibition at Galerie Jaroslava Fragnera Prague

September 17, 2018

The exhibition focuses on the relationship of different time-horizons of spatial transformation: the urban design framework with a long-term perspective, the construction of buildings addressing intermediate timeframes, and the immediate events of everyday life.

 

adidas Parkhaus Nordost, agps © agps

adidas Parkhaus Nordost, agps © agps

 

The exhibition “agps transformations” explores the notion of time in urban design processes using a number of projects of the Zurich and Los Angeles studios of agps architecture. Considering that long-term processes face the challenge of the unknown, the exhibition illustrates the significance of open and adaptable spatial and architectural constellations that can transform in time – as opposed to the a priori determination of an idealized final state that can rarely, if ever, be achieved. (more…)

“Léon Stynen, architect” at deSingel International Arts Campus

September 17, 2018

The exhibition ‘Léon Stynen, architect’ displays iconic designs from Stynen’s rich archive. This material is brought to life with photos, models, pieces from private collections and testimonials from colleagues, employees and clients.

 

BP-building, 19560, Léon Stynen i.s.m. Paul De Meyer  © VAi

BP-building, 19560, Léon Stynen i.s.m. Paul De Meyer © VAi

 

The best-known designs by Léon Stynen (1899-1990) include the Belgian Pavilion for the World’s Fair in New York – in collaboration with Henry van de Velde and Victor Bourgeois -, Antwerp’s BP building, the casinos at Ostend and Knokke, and deSingel. As director of the Academy of Antwerp’s architecture department (1948) and the National Superior Institute of Architecture and Decorative Arts La Cambre (1950), he also played a leading role in the development of architectural education. In 1963 he became the first national chairman of the Order of Architects.  (more…)

“Kasper Akhøj. Welcome (To The Teknival)” at Ivorypress Madrid

September 16, 2018

Ivorypress is pleased to present artist Kasper Akhøj’s latest project, entitled Welcome (To The Teknival). The exhibition, open until 3 November 2018, consists of a photographic series taken by Akhøj between the spring of 2009 and summer of 2017 during the ongoing restoration of E-1027, Maison en bord de mer.

 

"Kasper Akhøj. Welcome (To The Teknival)"  © Kasper Akhøj

“Kasper Akhøj. Welcome (To The Teknival)” © Kasper Akhøj

 

They are based on a series of photographs by Eileen Gray, first published by Jean Badovici in a special issue of the journal L’Architecture Vivante from 1929, the year their villa in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin on the Côte d’Azur first stood finished. (more…)

“Mario Bellini. Il disegno del progetto” exhibition at Politecnico di Milano

September 16, 2018

The exhibition presents over two hundred sketches and drawings made by Mario Bellini and his studio in the last forty years, concerning some of the most significant projects developed in his long and prolific career.

 

Mario Bellini. Louvre competition © Mario Bellini

Mario Bellini. Louvre competition © Mario Bellini

 

It is to be considered an introductory review ranging from design to architecture, with some fantastic digressions; four architectural projects in chronological order; nine furniture design projects.Looking at the sequences of drawings, witnesses of the different design paths undergone by Bellini, it is clear that the drawing is the place where the project takes shape. Drawing becomes an instrument of research, of thought, of examination of reality; an effective means of communication to visualize, verify and share an idea; a powerful memory aid, which refers to the personal repository of images and references, stratified over time, which the architect can use – even unconsciously – whenever he undertakes a new interpretative or design adventure. (more…)

“The last days in Galliate” Leonor Antunes at Pirelli HangarBicocca

September 13, 2018

Through her sculptures Leonor Antunes (Lisbon, 1972) reinterprets the history of art, design, and architecture of the twentieth century, and in particular the Modernist tradition, in its most radical and experimental instances. Thanks to a meticulous research into several projects and works, Antunes, after selecting specific details and fragments, transforms them into new forms and elegant artworks.

 

“The last days in Galliate” Leonor Antunes exhbition view ©  Pirelli HangarBicocca

“The last days in Galliate” Leonor Antunes exhbition view © Pirelli HangarBicocca

 

For her sculptures Antunes prefers to use natural and organic materials on which the traces of time passing remain visible—rope, wood, leather, brass, rubber, and cork, among others—employing artisanal and vernacular techniques in clear opposition to mass production, in an ongoing attempt to preserve and hand down knowledge and traditional skills. (more…)

“Oh Mountains, Oh Mountains, Oh Mountains” at Vila Flóra

September 12, 2018

The exhibition previously shown at the Jaroslav Fragner Gallery in Prague and at the Design Factory in Bratislava is now presented at Villa Flora in Starý Smokovec. It features contemporary architecture in the Czech and Slovak mountains in the historical and landscape context.

 

"Oh Mountains, Oh Mountains, Oh Mountains" exhibition view © Galerie Jaroslava Fragnera

“Oh Mountains, Oh Mountains, Oh Mountains” exhibition view © Galerie Jaroslava Fragnera

 

After several inspiring exhibitions dedicated to quality new buildings and renovations of mountain structures in Alpine or Norwegian environment, the GJF will present works in the Czech and Slovak mountains and mountain ranges. Although both countries have different morphological layout, they share almost a century of common history that has fundamentally influenced their architectural development. (more…)

“Spanish Architectures. Chronicle from Europe” at La Arqueria de Nuevos Ministerios Madrid

September 11, 2018

The exhibition will present all the works built by Spanish architecture studios and also from the rest of Europe in Spanish territory and which have been nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award.

 

2007 MUSAC by Mansilla y Tuñon. Photograph © Luis Asín 2007 MUSAC by Mansilla y Tuñon. Photograph © Luis Asín Image 8 of 12

2007 MUSAC by Mansilla y Tuñon. Photograph © Luis Asín

 

All these works have been highlighted by independent experts and have been analyzed and debated by international juries who have contributed to the recognition and dissemination of contemporary Spanish architecture. The exhibition will feature models, photographs, drawings, texts and interviews and will be contextualized with the cultural, social, technological, political and economic events that have taken place in Spain and Europe since the country joined the European Union. (more…)