“Pier Luigi Nervi, the model as a tool of design and construction” at Politecnico di Milano

March 20, 2017

This exhibition brings together three recent experiences on the question of the “model” as a tool of representation of architecture, to share and compare recent studies around this theme.

 

Pier Luigi Nervi, Palazzetto © Pier Luigi Nervi

Pier Luigi Nervi, Palazzetto © Pier Luigi Nervi

 

The show is part of the research in progress in Italian and European polytechnic schools, which by examining exemplary works like those of Pier Luigi Nervi has triggered a substantial rethinking of the relationships between the disciplines of engineering and architecture in the field of tools and techniques of design and construction. (more…)

“Colosseum. An Icon” discovering the history of the Roman monument

March 18, 2017

The Colosseum tells its own story for the first time in a major exhibition. From March 8, 2017, to January 7, 2018, in the ambulacrum of the second level, the millions of visitors to the Flavian amphitheater will be able to explore the whole history of the monument.

 

Colosseo - Un'icona. Photo: A. Jemolo © ELECTA

Colosseo – Un’icona. Photo: A. Jemolo © ELECTA

 

The event Colosseum. An Icon goes beyond recounting its history under the Caesars to retrace the site’s long and intense life over the centuries. From the bustling yet little-known commercial, residential and religious activities that characterized the Colosseum in the Middle Ages to the fascination exerted over the great architects and painters of the Renaissance. (more…)

“Bruno Munari. Total Artist” at Museo Ettore Fico

March 9, 2017

The exhibition illustrates the multifaceted creative activity of Bruno Munari (Milan, 1907-1998), one of the most important figures in the international artistic and cultural scene of the 20th Century .

 

"Bruno Munari. Total Artist" © Museo Ettore Fico

“Bruno Munari. Total Artist” © Museo Ettore Fico

 

The exhibition highlights the varied research and experimentation works by the artist, opening to the general public a wide range of his creative works: drawings, projects, collages, paintings, sculptures, “unreadable books”, new techniques of image reproduction, industrial design objects, editorial graphical works, architecture, as well as new teaching proposals – only to mention the most representative disciplines of his projects in the  synthesis of the arts. The exhibition is curated by Claudio Cerritelli. (more…)

“Savage Architecture. Gian Piero Frassinelli, Superstudio and 2A+P/A” at Politecnico di Milano

February 23, 2017

The exhibition is an opportunity to examine the important role that Frassinelli played within Superstudio, to discuss the trans-disciplinary influence that the Florentine collective has had in the last fifty years and speculate about its operative potential today.

 

Gian Piero Frassinelli and 2A+P/A - Central Archive of Human Cultures, Excursion in the Archive, 2015

Gian Piero Frassinelli and 2A+P/A – Central Archive of Human Cultures, Excursion in the Archive, 2015

 

The 8th of February 2017 the project Savage Architecture was presented in the Exhibition Space Guido Nardi of the Polytechnic of Milan. In the form of an exhibition and a book, curated by Davide Sacconi, the project portraits the research developed by Gian Piero Frassinelli – former member of Superstudio – and his recent collaboration with 2A+P/A which explore the intersection between architecture and anthropology. (more…)

“Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects” at Fondazione Pastificio Cerere

January 31, 2017

The exhibition Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects is curated by Choi Won-joon and Luca Galofaro and showcases the work of six Korean architects selected among the most intriguing authors of the national architectural scenario.

 

Seunghoy Kim, Soyul

Seunghoy Kim, Soyul

 

Choi Moon-gyu (Ga.A Architects), Jang Yoon-gyoo ( Unsangdong Architects Cooperation), Kim Jong-kyu (M.A.R.U.), Kim Jun-sung (Architecture Studio hANd), Kim Seung-hoy ( KYWC Architects), Kim Young-joon (YO2 Architects) set up their independent practices in the 1990s and early 2000s, an era marked by political and cultural freedom in the country. (more…)

“Invisible architecture” at Carlo Bilotti Museum in Villa Borghese

January 11, 2017

The museum, located in the former orange shed of Villa Borghese Park in Rome, addresses the founding topics of contemporary practice through the eyes of the Japanese and Italian avant-garde movements from the 60’s and 70’s.

 

UFO. Urboeffimeri, Photo, 1968 (Lapo Binazzi) © Museo Carlo Bilotti

UFO. Urboeffimeri, Photo, 1968 (Lapo Binazzi) © Museo Carlo Bilotti

 

Fifty years passed from the explosion of two fundamental phenomena of the architectural avant-garde that made their debut in an age of change, revolution, and hope. Metabolist in Japan and Radicals in Italy, though in very different cultural and traditional contexts, developed parallel experiences by sharing the themes of investigation and languages, and by producing extraordinary consequences on contemporary architecture.

Starting from January 19 an exhibition at Museo Carlo Bilotti in Rome, Italy will offer an original survey through works produced in this very special context. The event is promoted by Roma Capitale, Assessorato alla Crescita Culturale – Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali. (more…)

“Maurizio Sacripanti, architect” exhibition at Casa dell’Architettura

December 12, 2016

On 6 December, an exhibition dedicated to the work of Maurizio Sacripanti was inaugurated at the Casa dell’Architettura (House of Architecture) in Rome, marking the centenary of his birth.

 

Maurizio Sacripanti, Prospettiva Osaka © Casa dell’Architettura

Maurizio Sacripanti, Prospettiva Osaka © Casa dell’Architettura

 

The event follows one focussed on Giuseppe Perugini and is the second in the series ‘Generation ’15 – ‘18’, a programme of exhibitions and conferences through which the Casa dell’Architettura aims to celebrate some of the most important Roman architects active on the national and international scene over the past century. (more…)

“The Light of the Sacred” monograph on Paolo Zermani’s sacred architecture in Padua

November 4, 2016

The exhibition, open from October 29 to November 25 at the Palazzo della Gran Guardia, will show for the first time the renovation project of the Basilica of St. Andrew in Mantua.

 

Zermani Associati Studio di Architettura, Tempio di cremazione, 2006 - 2010, Parma © Mauro Davoli

Zermani Associati Studio di Architettura, Tempio di cremazione, 2006 – 2010, Parma © Mauro Davoli

 

The exhibition “The light of the sacred”,  held in Padua from  October 29to November 25, 2016 at the Palazzo della Gran Guardia shows the work by  architect Paolo Zermani. Organized by the Cultural Architecture Association in collaboration with the Town Planning and Cadastral Services Sector and the Culture Department of the City of Padua, the exhibition is part of Padova 2016 architettura, an extensive program of events related to architecture, presented to the public through exhibitions, debates and conferences. (more…)

“Paesaggi Urbani” An exhibition on Mario Bacciocchi to celebrate 40 years of Antonia Jannone Gallery

October 20, 2016

The architecture gallery in Milan celebrates its 40th anniversary bringing together the works of the Italian architect with some of the best drawings and collages of its collaborators.

 

Aldo Rossi, Venezia Analoga, stampa offset, cm 100x140, 1989, ed XVI/XXV © Galleria Antonia Jannone

Aldo Rossi, Venezia Analoga, stampa offset, cm 100×140, 1989, ed XVI/XXV © Galleria Antonia Jannone

 

The Antonia Jannone Gallery located at Corso Garibaldi in Milan is inaugurating its 40th anniversary with a collective exhibition showcasing the works of different architects and artists with whom it has collaborated over the years. (more…)

“Totally Lost” the visual research of abandoned European totalitarian architecture on exhibition

September 6, 2016

Totally Lost is a collective photographic research project that has involved, in the last year, 186 international photographers and has mapped almost 300 dissonant places linked to Totalitarian Regimes, collecting over 2.600 photographs from over 25 nations.

 

Monumento della Rivoluzione, Podgarić (Croazia) © Mirna Pavlovic

Monumento della Rivoluzione, Podgarić (Croazia) © Mirna Pavlovic

 

What’s left of the architecture of the Totalitarian Regimes of the 20th century in Europe? Totally Lost is the project curated by Spazi Indecisi for European Cultural Route ATRIUM that maps the remains of the architectural heritage of Totalitarian Regimes in Europe through photography. A visual tale that explores these architectural spaces as fragments to be reconnected as democratic places. Ex-factories, party headquarters, military bases, bunkers, planned communities, memorials for a total of over 2.600 photographs, 25 nations and 186 photographers. (more…)