“Social housing” book presentation and exhibition at RIBA London

May 17, 2017

RIBA presents an exhibition based on Paul Karakusevic and Abigail Bachelor’s new book, which explores the theme of new public housing from across Europe at a pivotal time for the sector.

 

Hillington Square, UK; by Mae Architects © Photo: Jack Hobhouse

Hillington Square, UK; by Mae Architects © Photo: Jack Hobhouse

 

To celebrate the launch of Paul Karakusevic and Abigail Bachelor’s new book on the theme of social housing, the RIBA is hosting an exhibition, ‘Social Housing – Definitions and Design Exemplars’ running from 18 April – 28 May 2017. Curated by Karakusevic Carson Architects it features projects by diverse practices from the book including BIQ/Hans van der Heijden, Lacaton & Vassal and LAN architecture and a discussion on Tuesday 16 May. (more…)

“Everything architecture” exhibition by OFFICE now at AA London

May 2, 2017

Everything Architecture was first exhibited in the antechambers of the BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels and afterwards at the Arc en Rêve Centre d’Architecture in Bordeaux, before travelling to the AA.

Dars House © OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen

Dars House © OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen

It consists of a series of models, perspective views and collages arranged alongside artists’ drawings, paintings and photographs in the main gallery at arc en rêve, reflecting a way of conceiving architecture that excels in paradoxical situations by playing with the tense relationship between contradiction and perfection. (more…)

“The Riverbed” exhibition by Ben Murphy at Architectural Association London

April 1, 2017

These photographs, made during extended trips over a ten-year period, show how international neo-nomadic countercultures are represented, reinforced and maintained through the customised trucks, vans, coaches and self-made dwellings they inhabit.

 

"The Riverbed" © Ben Murphy

“The Riverbed” © Ben Murphy

 

In a mountainous area of southeast Spain individuals live out their versions of paradise. Those who reject and subvert the conventions of a structured democratic society from Europe, North and South America, Japan and Australasia gravitate here, imprinting on the land, local culture and atmosphere through the environments they stage and occupy. (more…)

“Imagine Moscow: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution” at the Design Museum

March 23, 2017

The exhibition explores six unbuilt architectural landmarks in Moscow from the 1920s and 1930s following the Russian Revolution, featuring projects including the Palace of the Soviets, planned to be the world’s tallest building, and Cloud Iron, a network of horizontal skyscrapers 

 

Valentina Kulagina, Front cover design by Valentina Kulagina entitled 1st of May in ‘Krasnaya niva’ magazine, 1930 © Ne boltai! Collection

Valentina Kulagina, Front cover design by Valentina Kulagina entitled 1st of May in ‘Krasnaya niva’ magazine, 1930 © Ne boltai! Collection

 

Marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution, “Imagine Moscow: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution” explores Moscow as it was envisioned by a bold generation of architects in the 1920s and early 1930s. Featuring rarely seen material, the exhibition outlines an idealistic vision of the Soviet capital that was never realised. (more…)

“Peter Märkli” exhibition of drawings and models at Betts Project

March 18, 2017

Betts Project is delighted to present a selling exhibition of renowned Swiss architect Peter Märkli, alongside relief-sketches by the sculptor Hans Josephsohn. This will be the artist’s second solo exhibition at the gallery, showing works –from his famous ‘Language drawings’ to 3D drawings and models– that are related to selected projects.

 

"Peter Märkli" exhibition view © Betts Project

“Peter Märkli” exhibition view © Betts Project

 

‘The sketch is the germ of an idea, with no detail in it. The sketch has to be kept small, otherwise you’d have to flesh out certain details. It’s like a writer coming up with an idea for a novel. He might be clear that there will be three main characters, but he doesn’t yet know how the plot will unfold. (more…)

“Housing and the City. James Gowan and Álvaro Siza” at Architectural Association London

March 13, 2017

This exhibition at the Architectural Association offers a close comparative reading of the design process within housing projects by James Gowan (1923-2015) and Álvaro Siza (b. 1933).

 

Álvaro Siza (*1933), Perspective sketch of the Patio of the Bouça Housing Estate in Porto, Portugal, c. 1972. Pencil and ink on paper, 503 × 752 mm. © The architect.

Álvaro Siza (*1933), Perspective sketch of the Patio of the Bouça Housing Estate in Porto, Portugal, c. 1972. Pencil and ink on paper, 503 × 752 mm. © The architect.

 

It offers a close comparative reading of the design process within housing projects by James Gowan (1923-2015) and Álvaro Siza (b. 1933), with particular reference to the specific architectural problems that confronted both architects when addressing the typologies of stacked maisonettes and terraced houses in the decades after 1963. Gowan is represented by his designs for Greenwich and East Hanningfield, and Siza by Bouça and Vila Viçosa. (more…)

“Mies van der Rohe & James Stirling: Circling the Square” at RIBA

March 9, 2017

Presented together for the first time, the exhibition offers a unique opportunity to draw comparisons between the design methods of two of the most highly recognised architects of the 20th century, and to trace the continuity in purpose and approach that unites two seemingly dissimilar architectural creations.

 

Proposed Mies van der Rohe-designed tower block for the Mansion House Square scheme. Image © John Donat / RIBA Collections

Proposed Mies van der Rohe-designed tower block for the Mansion House Square scheme. Image © John Donat / RIBA Collections

 

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) unveils a major new exhibition, Mies van der Rohe & James Stirling: Circling the Square (8 March 2017 – 25 June 2017) offering a renewed examination of two iconic architectural schemes proposed for the same site in the City of London. Commissioned by architectural patron and developer Lord Peter Palumbo, Mies van der Rohe’s unrealised Mansion House Square project will be explored alongside its built successor, James Stirling Michael Wilford & Associates’ newly listed Number One Poultry. (more…)

“Sir Peter Cook’s 80 Ideas at 80 Years ” exhibition by the visionary architect at The Bartlett School of Architecture

February 27, 2017

The exhibition, 80 at 80, features work from the full span of the career of Sir Peter Cook, a major figure in 20th century architecture and a key figure at The Bartlett. Sir Peter, who recently celebrated his 80th birthday, was Chair of The Bartlett from 1990 to 2015, and is still an active lecturer and critic at the school.

 

Plug-in City / Archigram. Image © Peter Cook

Plug-in City / Archigram. Image © Peter Cook

 

The Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL has a lot to celebrate this year. It is the 175th anniversary of the School, which ranks second in the world; and it is also celebrating its return to its 22 Gordon Street home, in the heart of Bloomsbury, after a multi-million pound refurbishment. (more…)

“Circular Living” installation and exhibition at The Building Centre

September 29, 2016

The team behind the project is investigating how the circular economy can benefit the industry and the built environment, reflecting on the commercial, social and environmental opportunities of employing circular principles. 

 

Circular Living exhibition © Agnese Sanvito

Circular Living exhibition © Agnese Sanvito

 

The Circular Building prototype will be open to the public and it will be accompanied by “Circular Living”, an exhibition exploring the impact of the circular economy in a range of industries, from fashion to product design.

A ‘linear economy’ is the global standard – we take resources, make things, and then throw them away once used. A ‘circular economy’ keeps resources at a continually high value and in a loop with other industries. If we design to create zero waste or only high-value waste then there is no incentive to dispose of it and waste our finite natural resources. (more…)

“The Extraordinary Process” exhibition of the workshop imagined by Zaha Hadid

September 26, 2016

The Extraordinary Process highlights Zaha Hadid Design’s position as a collaborative workshop, exposing the creative process of a variety of makers including Peter Do, Phoebe English, Iris van Herpen, Stephen Jones, Krystyna Kozhoma, Nasir Mazhar, Minimaforms, Patrik Schumacher and XO. 

 

Installation view of designs by Design Research Lab ©  Damian Griffiths

Installation view of designs by Design Research Lab © Damian Griffiths

 

Gallery Maison Mais Non presents its inaugural exhibition, The Extraordinary Process from 16 September to 16 November 2016. Evolving from discussions between Maison Mais Non, Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher last year, fashion designers and architects will examine innovative technologies of the present to imagine how these will evolve and shape the world of the future. (more…)