“Relations” by Snøhetta at AUT: a social landscape in which to sit, play and walk

August 16, 2017

The exhibition features an site-specific installation and a several rooms displaying Snøhetta —and their collaborator’s— work: contrasting designs, materials and prototypes with the finished project, it is possible to see the Norwegian office’s approach to the design process and built architecture.

 

"Social Landscape" installation at  „Snøhetta: Relations“ © Günter Richard Wett

“Social Landscape” installation at „Snøhetta: Relations“ © Günter Richard Wett

 

Especially conceived for the aut exhibition, “Relations” makes the interdisciplinary, social and landscape-related approach so characteristic of Snøhetta visible and experiential.

A “social landscape” has been constructed as the main element — one you can lay, sit or walk on — which wants to animate people to a new type of spatial perception or invite them to have a picnic. In addition, a set of projects will be shown with sketches, designs, prototypes, models and photographs.  (more…)

JSWD Architects present their work in ‘hautnah’, an exhibition at RIBA London

August 12, 2017

The Cologne-based firm JSWD Architekten present an itinerant exhibition on their most iconic works from the last 15 years. Focusing on details, façade and overall design composition, the exhibition will be showing at The Practice Space, RIBA, until August 27.

 

Maison de L'Histoire Europeénne, Brüssel © Foto: Christa Lachenmaier

Maison de L’Histoire Europeénne, Brüssel © Foto: Christa Lachenmaier

 

​The exhibition “hautnah” shows – in schematized images – details of completed projects by JSWD Architects. Individually tailored solutions are the result of a precise site response to functions and needs analysis – producing structures that offer a protective, intelligent and efficient “outer shell”, which will also serve to tell the developer’s story.  (more…)

‘Art of Many and The Right to Space’ the Biennale’s Danish Pavilion exhibition at DAC Copenhagen

August 10, 2017

With more than 130 architectural models, the exhibition fills DAC from basement to attic, giving visitors a fascinating insight into what makes Danish architecture unique and so popular abroad.

 

'Art of the Many and the Right to Space'  exhibition © Danish Architecture Center

‘Art of the Many and the Right to Space’ exhibition © Danish Architecture Center

 

The Danish Architecture Centre (DAC) will be showing from 7 July to 1 October ‘Art of Many and The Right to Space’, the Danish contribution to the most recent Venice Biennale of Architecture.

The Biennale is the most prestigious architecture event in the world, and countries from around the globe exhibit their own interpretations of a specific theme. While the Biennale attracts international visitors, the exhibition at DAC opens to a Danish audience, who will undoubtedly recognise the libraries, hospitals and childcare centres from their daily lives. The exhibition also provides fresh insights into what makes these buildings special.

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“We play, you play” the experimental approach to architecture of El Equipo Mazzanti

July 31, 2017

SpazioFMG per l’Architettura is exhibiting the work of the visionary Colombian architectural practice ‘El Equipo Mazzanti’. “We play, you play” is an interactive exhibit which turns the gallery into a real workshop: here, play becomes the key to interpreting the work and projects of the group led by Giancarlo Mazzanti.

"We play, you play. El Equipo Mazzanti" at Spazio FMG per l'architettura © Spazio FMG

“We play, you play. El Equipo Mazzanti” at Spazio FMG per l’architettura © Spazio FMG

 

To mark the first ever Milano Arch Week, a week-long series of events in Milan focusing on contemporary architecture, SpazioFMG per l’Architettura is hosting the first solo exhibition on El Equipo Mazzanti to take place in Italy. We play, you play (curated by Giancarlo Mazzanti and Luca Molinari) will focus on the Colombian architectural group’s approach and experimental style. To mark the opening of the exhibition, there will be a presentation of “El Equipo Mazzanti”, the latest title in the “Inspiration and Process in Architecture” series published by Moleskine. The event will be attended by curators Matteo Schubert and Francesca Serrazanetti.

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“Architecture and Interiors. The Desire for Style” De Stijl at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

July 26, 2017

The architecture and interiors of De Stijl are famous around the world. Dutch architects and designers like Gerrit Rietveld, Theo van Doesburg, Cornelis van Eesteren and J.J.P. Oud blazed the trail for generations of progressive thinkers who came after them.

 

Theo van Doesburg, Maison Particulière, wood and perspex, 1923 (reconstruction 1982 by Tjarda Mees), Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Theo van Doesburg, Maison Particulière, wood and perspex, 1923 (reconstruction 1982 by Tjarda Mees), Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

 

The historical roots of De Stijl are less well-known. From 10 June until 17 September, the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and Het Nieuwe Instituut (which holds the greatest architecture collection in the world) present a marvellous overview of drawings, architectural models and examples of furniture by members of the influential art movement. Exhibited side by side for the first time ever, the works offer surprising insights: what seems simple and straightforward at first sight proves to be ambiguous and complex. And what appears new may turn out not to have been. (more…)

“The Reconstruction Territories” IUAV’s projects for areas struck by natural catastrophes

July 25, 2017

The exhibition shows the continuous attention paid by the IUAV to the reconstruction of urban fabric and buildings, contributing with first response activities, knowledge and design inmediately after the catastrophe events.

 

'The Reconstruction Territories' at IUAV 2017 © Roberto Bertossi

‘The Reconstruction Territories’ at IUAV 2017 © Roberto Bertossi

 

In the last fifty years, Iuav has been repeatedly involved in emergency response when some catastrophic event occurred, such as the Vajont disaster in 1963 or the most recent earthquake in Central Italy in 2016. The authors of the projects shown here are Iuav academics who have tackled the issue of reconstruction by drafting general Plans and projects concerning individual structures. Their activities have always been regulated by agreements between Iuav and the various public administrations from time to time involved in the disaster, or they worked as independent professionals. Frequently, reconstruction issues have been brought into the class, involving the students of the design workshops or graduands.

The current exhibition presents Iuav‘s projects for the reconstruction of urban space and particular buildings in territories affected by natural catasrophes over the last century. On show are many drawings, plans and documents regarding the Vajont, Friuli, Marche and Umbria disaster plans, as well as illustrative plans and consolidations surveys from recent earthquakes in Abruzzo and Central Italy(more…)

Ex-Macello Lugano presents “Schweizweit. Recent Architecture in Switzerland”

July 22, 2017

The gallery located in the former slaughterhouse in Lugano presents an exhibition organised and curated by S AM Basel, where it had been previously shown earlier this year. The exhibition is a visual atlas of recent architectural production in Switzerland.

 

Conversion Obstalden lilitt bollinger studio Obstalden (GL), 2016 © Mark Niedermann

Conversion Obstalden lilitt bollinger studio Obstalden (GL), 2016 © Mark Niedermann

 

The image of Swiss architecture today is still very strongly characterised by the 1990s, when it was catapulted into the global spotlight and became a model of architectural minimalism. The architects who stood for this reduced and sublimated concept of building at the time – such as Herzog & de MeuronDiener & Diener, Peter ZumthorPeter Märkli, etc. – are still regarded as pars pro toto for Swiss architecture, at least from an international perspective. We hear much less about the architects of the subsequent generations, who have been intervening more and more actively in the architecture debate since then.’Schweizweit’ tracks down the architecture firms that have developed over the past two decades. (more…)

‘O.M. Ungers. Programmatic Projects’ drawings at Politecnico di Milano

July 19, 2017

The exhibition shows, featuring original drawings from the UAA (Ungers Archiv für Architekturwissenschaft) of Cologne three key projects of this important moment of the design production of O.M. Ungers, of his morphological research to use form as the representation of an idea.

 

Deutsche Botschaft beim Heiligen Stuhl, Rom, 1965 © O.M. Ungers / Politecnico di Milano / UAA Köln

Deutsche Botschaft, beim Heiligen Stuhl, Rom, 1965 © O.M. Ungers / Politecnico di Milano / UAA Köln

 

Around 1965 Oswald Mathias Ungers (1926-2007) presented a series of competition projects with a strong programmatic character. These projects studied, in a conscious and precise way, the conceptual nature of architectural form – the form as representation of an idea – developing in a paradigmatic way basic morphological concepts, themes as transformation or assemblage.  (more…)

Brussels ‘Corporate Arcadia’ with photographs by Armin Linke, at CIVA Stichting

July 18, 2017

The exhibition presents the architecture that has actually shaped Brussels over the last 25 years – the company offices, bank headquarters and hotels that have created a corporate landscape since the Brussels-Capital Region was established in 1989.

 

Corporate Arcadia "Boudewijn Building" CIVA Brussels © Armin Linke

Corporate Arcadia “Boudewijn Building” CIVA Brussels © Armin Linke

 

This summer, the CIVA Foundation offers a unique perspective on half a century of town planning in Brussels. Two exhibitions take a distinctive look at the development of urban planning and architecture in Brussels and at the treatment of the city’s heritage: Save | Change the City – Unbuilt Brussels #01 examines Brusselisation, in which, at the urging of property developers and politicians, everything had to give way to what was called modern architecture. Corporate Arcadia focuses mainly on the architecture of the 1990s and the early years of this century and how it has shaped the appearance of Brussels today.

The exhibition’s curators are Sophie Dars and Carlo Menon. Editing work was taken care of by Überknackig.   (more…)

‘Fernando Guerra: A Photography Practice Under X-Ray’ at Garagem Sul

July 14, 2017

The CCB, Cultural Centre of Belém in Lisbon, presents the work of Portuguese photographer Fernando Guerra, whose camera has portrayed some of the most important contemporary buildings both in Portugal and abroad.

 

Fernando Guerra, a photography practice under x-ray © Fernando Guerra

Fernando Guerra, a photography practice under x-ray © Fernando Guerra

 

Architectural photography benefited, with the new millennium, from an exponential prevalence in the relation between architects and society. The FG+SG office has taken on the challenges that stemmed from the increased importance given to architecture and is nowadays an internationally recognised and award-winning photographic practice.

The progressive affirmation of the photographer and architect Fernando Guerra has gone hand in hand with the recent architectural production and his photographic reportage, which has spread on a global scale and constitute a privileged perspective of contemporary architecture. (more…)