“The Territory of Architecture Gregotti and Associati 1953-2017″ at Centro Cultural de Belem – Garagem Sul

November 16, 2018

On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, the Belém Cultural Centre presents a retrospective exhibition of the work of Vittorio Gregotti. The exhibition will present an explanatory narrative of his wide-ranging activities and those conducted by his studio, spanning more than six decades of projects both in Italy and abroad.

 

Grand Théâtre de Provence © Gregotti e Associati

Grand Théâtre de Provence © Gregotti e Associati

 

The title of the retrospective establishes an ideal continuity and a form of mirroring with the territorio dell’architettura (territory of architecture) – the programmatic title of his first book published in 1966 – a meeting place for contributions from other experiences and disciplines, in which the term territory conveys the meaning of the overall physical and conceptual material for architecture itself.
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“Agricultural Capital. Projects for a Cultivated City” at Pavillon de l’Arsenal

November 15, 2018

With a sense of foresight and commitment, the exhibition “An Agricultural Capital” reveals the primary bonds between city, nature, and agriculture, and how, beyond their apparent opposition, we can find the keys to a new Agricultural Urbanism.

 

"Agricultural Capital. Projects for a Cultivated City" © Pavillon de l’Arsenal

“Agricultural Capital. Projects for a Cultivated City” © Pavillon de l’Arsenal

 

Residents of the metropolis have rediscovered agriculture as a way to address growing environmental crises as well as their concerns about their own food and health. However, their idealized vision is often hard to implement, given how contemporary cities are organized and operate. The event “Agricultural Capital: Projects for a Cultivated City” unearths the deep links between agricultural and urban production, between cultivation and habitation, and between ground and a city. (more…)

“Hybrid Tbilisi. Reflections on Architecture in Georgia” at DAM

November 11, 2018

To celebrate Georgia as guest of honour of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2018 the DAM wanders through the caucasian metropolis Tiflis – a large demolition site of the old, a factory of the new, a fascinating city in search of itself.

 

Sowjetische Großwohnsiedlung, 1976, Architekten Otar Kalandarishvili und G.Potskhishvili Foto: Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk

Sowjetische Großwohnsiedlung, 1976, Architekten Otar Kalandarishvili und G.Potskhishvili Foto: Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk

 

Together with renowned Georgians, the various levels of this contradictory city are explored at a particular stage of a transformation that oscillates geographically and intellectually between Europa, Russia, Turkey and the Arab states, between East and West, between the 19th century, the Soviet Union, and an optimistic 21st century. With its feverish urban construction activity and its wild night life, the city is attracting international attention. (more…)

“Tutto Ponti: Gio Ponti, Archi-Designer” at Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris

November 11, 2018

Considered one of the most influential architects and designers of the twentieth century, Gio Ponti (1891-1979) will be honored at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in his first retrospective in France. A prolific creator who was equally interested in both industrial and craft production, Ponti revolutionized post-war architecture, opening up the way for a new art of living.

 

Basilica, Palazzo del Bo, University of Padua © Tom Mannion

Basilica, Palazzo del Bo, University of Padua © Tom Mannion

 

The exhibition Tutto Ponti: Gio Ponti, Archi-Designer, presented in the museum’s main hall, covers the entirety of his long career from 1921 to 1978, highlighting numerous aspects of his work from architecture to industrial design, from furniture to lighting, and from the creation of journals to his incursion into the fields of glassware, ceramics and metalwork. Over 400 pieces, some of which have never left their place of origin, trace this multidisciplinary display that combines architecture, furniture and interior fittings for private homes and public buildings (universities and cathedrals). (more…)

“Teaching architecture. Two schools in dialogue” seminar between Milan and Madrid’s Schools of Architecture

November 10, 2018

Politecnico di Milano will be hosting an international seminar in which both institutions will be present, leading a debate aimed to compare and contrast different approaches in the education of young architects today. The event is sponsored by BigMat International Architecture Award, among others.

 

"Teaching architecture. Two schools in dialogue" seminar participants.

“Teaching architecture. Two schools in dialogue” seminar participants.

 

The seminar, which will take place next day November 23rd at Politecnico di Milano, intends to build the first act of a series of bilateral meetings aimed at fueling an effective dialogue among highly regarded Schools of Architecture. In order to attend this congress it is necessary to sign up at the institution’s website, clicking here. You can also follow the events through its Instagram account insegnarelarchitettura.

This event has been organized thanks to the sponsorship of BigMat International Architecture Award. Internationally renowned teachers and professors from both Universities will participate in the event, among which will be Alberto Campo Baeza and Emilio Tuñón, both of which have been awarded with the BigMat Architecture Award’s Grand Prize and Spanish National Prize, respectively.

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“Southern Geometries, from Mexico to Patagonia” at Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain

November 8, 2018

The exhibition “Southern Geometries, from Mexico to Patagonia” celebrates the wealth of color and diversity of styles in the geometric art of Latin America, bringing together 250 artworks made by over 70 artists from the Pre-Columbian period to present.

 

Freddy Mamani, Cholet in red brick residential area, El Alto Photo © Tatewaki Nio, Néo-andina series, 2016 This work was produced with the support of the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac

Freddy Mamani, Cholet in red brick residential area, El Alto Photo © Tatewaki Nio, Néo-andina series, 2016 This work was produced with the support of the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac

 

Including modernist abstract art, sculpture and architecture as well as ceramics, weaving, and body painting, the exhibition explores the wide range of approaches to geometric abstraction in Latin America, whether influenced by Pre-Columbian art, the European avant-garde or Amerindian cultures. Southern Geometries weaves visual relationships among diverse cultures and regions across time, inviting visitors to discover the vibrant patterns and designs of Latin American art. (more…)

“Remoteness” Reiulf Ramstad Architects at la Galerie d’Architecture

November 5, 2018

Bold and daring, yet unpretentious and simple: that sums up the buildings designed by the independent, Oslo-based architectural offices of Reiulf Ramstad Architects (RRA).

 

RRA, Trollstigen platform 20 © Diephotodesigner

RRA, Trollstigen platform 20 © Diephotodesigner

 

Where is the center of the Earth? a mental barrier or a opening for possibilities what is periphery/suburbia RRA has been working in remote places (…) – most radical projects, where people were more open-minded, no prejudice to architecture and daring projects. (more…)

“Alberto Ponis. Drawing Landscape” at ETH Zurich

November 4, 2018

For the first time drawings from Alberto Ponis’ archive will be on display in an exhibition dedicated to his work, many of which interpret the unique circumstances of a project and the delicate act of placing a house in a landscape. Invariably Ponis’ drawings are produced by hand in pencil and ink, and this charges them with a sense of doubt.

 

Alberto Ponis, Casa Hartley, 1970 © Alberto Ponis

Alberto Ponis, Casa Hartley, 1970 © Alberto Ponis

 

I’ve designed more than 300 houses, and none of them was presented to me in a ‘do it any way you like’ commission. And no single project was the same. The clients each responded in different ways. Frankly, some of them were more interesting than others. But I made sure I looked after all of them and considered every detail of their houses. For example, in each of the hundreds of bathrooms I have designed I think carefully where to place the tub. I find a place for everything. Which means for 40 bloody years or so I’ve been here all winter designing houses that people will use in the summer. The huge amount of work this requires means that I have a great difficulty thinking of them in any other way than physically. (more…)

“Speculative Design Archive” at Het Nieuwe Instituut

November 2, 2018

On display will be prototypes, sketches, samples of materials, colour schemes and other significant work in the development of the oeuvres of a range of Dutch designers; work that deserves to be preserved and shared. Such silent testimony to the process of design is all too frequently neglected. In practice, designers seldom have the space, time or expertise to store such valuable repositories of knowledge.

 

Cubic3 Design, archive material, including sketches for desk lamp Nachtschade. On loan from the archives of Cubic3 Design (Ton Hoogerwerf and Gerwin van Vulpen). Documented for Speculative Design Archive, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam 2018. Art direction: Studio Veronica Ditting. Photography: Tim Elkaïm.

Cubic3 Design, archive material, including sketches for desk lamp Nachtschade. On loan from the archives of Cubic3 Design (Ton Hoogerwerf and Gerwin van Vulpen). Documented for Speculative Design Archive, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam 2018. Art direction: Studio Veronica Ditting. Photography: Tim Elkaïm.

 

This Fall, Het Nieuwe Instituut temporarily transforms into a design archive. Since the late 1980s design from the Netherlands has been world-renowned under the banner of Dutch Design. But what about the memory of Dutch design today? What will be preserved for the future? Why, how and by whom? (more…)

“Sergison Bates Architects. The Practice of Architecture” at House of Art of České Budějovice

October 30, 2018

The fall and winter season at the České Budějovice House of Art will be dedicated to contemporary European architecture. The first event in this regard is “The Practice of Architecture” by Sergison Bates Architects. The studio, which has offices in London and Zurich, was founded in 1996 by Jonathan Sergison (1964) and Stephen Bates (1964), who were joined in 2006 by Mark Tuff.

 

Sergison Bates, Antwerp housing © Sergison Bates

Sergison Bates, Antwerp housing © Sergison Bates

 

In their breadth and scope, the studio’s projects touch on all areas of architecture and urbanism. The architects of Sergison Bates Architects work on a wide range of projects from urban planning to renovation; they design public buildings, residential projects, and private homes. The main characteristic of their work is a highly sensitive respect for the building site, a reductive approach to design, and a good sense for material. (more…)