“Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association” at Tchoban Foundation

July 20, 2017

The exhibition presents some 50 masterworks of contemporary architectural drawings made by celebrated architects and assembled by the long-term chairman of the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA) in London, Alvin Boyarsky.

 

The Macrophone, 1981 by Jeremie Frank at Tchoban Foundation © Jeremie Frank

The Macrophone, 1981 by Jeremie Frank at Tchoban Foundation © Jeremie Frank

 

The Tchoban Foundation, Museum for Architectural Drawing in Berlin hosts an exhibition on the drawings of some of the most celebrated architects formed at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. Alvin Boyarsky, who was chairman of the AA from 1971 to 1990, architectural drawing was not only a means of representation or a presentation medium but also a form of architecture.

The exhibition has already been on view at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum of Washington University in St. Louis, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, and at the Cooper Union in New York and is now coming to Berlin.  (more…)

“Adventures in Space” at The Lighthouse

August 23, 2016

Reviewing 200 years of science fiction, from Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein via Flash Gordon and Star Wars, to The Martian, this new, visually stunning, exhibition explores the architecture of science fiction films. It also provides an over-view of the whole history of one of the most important genres in contemporary culture.

 

Adventures in Space © Ian Stuart Campbell

Adventures in Space © Ian Stuart Campbell

 

A headline event of the Festival of Architecture 2016 and the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, the exhibition includes over 180 new, specially commissioned, black and white and brilliantly computer colored drawings.

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“Drawn Theories” exhibition at Ca’ Pesaro Galleria Venice

July 5, 2016

The invited authors, whose research method involves drawing as a form of writing, were asked to participate to the current reflection on the new cycles concerning the continuous production of the existing, the great archive of history, the occasions and betrayals of their manipulation.

 

"Drawn Theories" exhibition © Sissi Roselli

“Drawn Theories” exhibition © Sissi Roselli

 

From June 10 to July 13, 2016, the Ca’ Pesaro Museum of Moder Art in Venice will be holding the exhibition Drawn Theories / Teorie disegnate. The exhibition, curated by Sara Marini and Giovanni Corbellini, and organized within the international research project Recycle Italy collects an international landscape of authors who express their positions about recycling in architecture through drawing’ (more…)

“Carlo Scarpa after Carlo Scarpa” at Iuav University of Venice

June 29, 2016

The tribute to Carlo Scarpa is spread across the former convent of Tolentini and divided into two exhibitions: “Carlo Scarpa, un maestro Iuav: progetti e insegnamento” and “Guido Guidi, Indagine sulla tomba Brion”, in time for the celebration of the 90th anniversary of L’Università Iuav di Venezia.

 

Carlo Scarpa after Carlo Scarpa © IUAV

Carlo Scarpa after Carlo Scarpa © IUAV

 

L’Università Iuav di Venezia, in the year of celebrations for its 90th anniversary, remembers Carlo Scarpa with two exhibitions taking place at  Tolentini, the historical site of the University. By simply crossing the threshold into Tolentini, the importance of the relationship between a school and one of his most important masters, who was also director, becomes evident. The first clear evidence of the architect’s personal modernity, for those entering in the lagoon city, is the door designed by Scarpa for the Venice University. Photographed daily by tourists from all over the world, it is the symbol of the school.

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“Vittorio Gregotti. The Invention of Territory” at Centre Pompidou Paris

April 5, 2016

After Barnett Newman, Gil j. Wolman, Chen Zhen and lately Hubert Damisch, the Centre Pompidou is now presenting “Vittorio Gregotti – The invention of territory”: a tribute to the architect through 26 drawings and 10 models from a recent donation.

 

The Invention of Territory © Vittorio Gregotti. Centre Pompidou

The Invention of Territory © Vittorio Gregotti. Centre Pompidou

 

The Centre Pompidou is providing a lively presentation of the museum’s collections through a circuit enriched with exhibition-dossiers devoted to figures whose commitment and efforts promoted the viewing and reading of modern works. These artists, critics, thinkers and historians all made a decisive contribution to the history of 20th century art. Designed as study areas, these sequences are a mixture of art works, documents and archives.

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“This Was Tomorrow: Reinventing Architecture 1953-1978″ at S AM Basel

March 16, 2016

The exhibition presents a series of twelve episodes – beginning in the 1950s – that look at the ferment of new ideas as architects began to reconceive space in response to the conditions of a newly affluent society and the emergence of the electronic age.

 

Michael Webb, Sin Centre, 1961. © The architect

Michael Webb, Sin Centre, 1961. © The architect

 

S AM Swiss Architecture Museum presents Spatial Positions 11 «This Was Tomorrow: Reinventing Architecture 1953-1978» an exhibition by the Drawing Matter collection about architectural imagination, and the power, processes and poetics of creation and invention. (more…)

“Le Corbusier: Ma Maison and résidence près de Chicago” at Accademia di San Luca

February 2, 2016

The exhibition presents sketches and models for “Ma maison” and “Plans pour la résidence du président d’un collège près de Chicago”. Approaching the theme of housing, then and now, the purpose of these objects is to point out to visitors the importance of graphics quality as an expression of architectural thought.

 

Models by Alessandro Gramiccia, Enrico Martini, Alessandro Masi © photo:  Pier Luigi Traini

Models by Alessandro Gramiccia, Enrico Martini, Alessandro Masi © photo: Pier Luigi Traini

 

The sketches for “Ma maison” (1929) and “Plans pour la residence du president d’un college pres de Chicago” (1935) are published into the third volume (1934-1938) of the “Oeuvre complete”, in the section dedicated to Petites maisons. The designs are the intermediary between the two architecture built, the “Maison de weekend” on the outskirts of Paris and the “Maison aux Mathes”,both made in 1935 with mostly traditional techniques and materials, while the two sketches houses seems to refer at the aesthetic of smoothness, that had characterized almost all of the previous production of Le Corbusier. (more…)