“One Two Five – Steven Holl” at Galleria Antonia Jannone

May 10, 2018

Steven Holl, known internationally for his important contribution to contemporary architecture, will return to Italy – after an exhibition at the Galleria AAM in Rome in 1981 – with a selection of works that includes 26 watercolors, 13 prints (signed and numbered), some limited edition design objects and sculptures.

 

Sunset - Sunrise, 2017_Hunters Point Community Library © Steven Holl

Sunset – Sunrise, 2017_Hunters Point Community Library © Steven Holl

 

A highly-anticipated exhibition, this Milan show is an official returnby Steven Holl in Italy, after a solo show at the Galleria AAM in Rome in 1981, and focuses on his signature style: watercolor. About thirty works in all, in addition to the watercolors, the show includes project sketches, limited edition furnishings and sculptures, some of which clearly trace back to the strong bond between Steven Holl and Italy. (more…)

“Sotto il cielo di cristallo” the story of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, 150 years after its inauguration

January 25, 2018

This exhibition aims to briefly review the administrative, architectural, technical and urban history of the Gallery through a selection of the numerous documentary materials belonging to the Civic Collections: drawings, letters, legal documents, printed matters and manuscripts, photographs and paintings, objects and relics of various kinds, which allow us to present a significant cross-section of Italy’s most famous gallery.

 

"Sotto il cielo di cristallo" © Comune di Milano, Archivio Storico Civico e Biblioteca Trivulziana

“Sotto il cielo di cristallo” © Comune di Milano, Archivio Storico Civico e Biblioteca Trivulziana

 

«Magnificent hall», «splendid and opulent place», «enchanted atrium» – thus wrote journalists in Milan of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, which opened to the public on 15th September 1867. Its architecture caught the imagination of writers and journalists and inspired the satisfaction of the city fathers, the admiration of citizens and, inevitably, some criticism. It had taken only two and a half years to build this creation that had required unheard-of financial, technical and artistic resources, had completely redefined the city centre, and had projected Milan towards an international horizon of modernity. (more…)

10th Ibero-American Architecture and Urban Planning Biennial exhibition at La Triennale di Milano

May 13, 2017

The exhibition includes the architectural and urban planning projects, publications, research projects, architecture student proposals and videos selected in every category from the 10th Ibero-American Architecture and Urban Planning Biennial, which were produced in 2013-2015 in the countries that comprise the Ibero-American community.

 

Arquipélago - Centro de Artes ContemporâneasFrancisco Vieira de Campos, Cristina Guedes, João Mendes Ribeiro

Arquipélago – Centro de Artes Contemporâneas Francisco Vieira de Campos, Cristina Guedes, João Mendes Ribeiro

 

The Ibero-American Architecture and Urban Planning Biennial (BIAU) was launched in 1998 by the Spanish government with the intention of making it one of the key events for understanding the current situation and future prospects of architecture and urban planning in the Ibero-American world. Curated by Ángela García de Paredes and Ignacio Pedrosa,Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos. (more…)

“Aldo Rossi and Milan, 1955-1995″ at Ordine degli Architetti Milano

April 20, 2017

The architect’s association’s headquarters in Milan  is hosting the exhibition “Aldo Rossi and Milan, 1955-1995″: an itinerary through original drawings, study models, and documents of one of the most significant figures of Italian architecture of the twentieth century.

 

"Aldo Rossi and Milan, 1955-1995" © Fondazione Aldo Rossi

“Aldo Rossi and Milan, 1955-1995″ © Fondazione Aldo Rossi

 

The exhibition reinterprets some of the Milanese projects by Aldo Rossi throughout  40 original works accompanied by study models, writings,  and notes focusing on his work in -and about- the city of Milan, from his training at the Polytechnic in the fifties, his studies for the Scalo Farini presented at the XII Triennale in the early sixties, the Monument to the partisans of Segrate (1965-67) and Monte Amiata Gallaratese (1968-1973), up to the expansion of the airport of Linate and the competition for Bovisa in the nineties. (more…)

“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…)

“Armin Linke. The Appearance of That Which Cannot be Seen” at PAC Milano

December 27, 2016

On the occasion of the 12th edition of the Contemporary Day dedicated to Italian art, the PAC presents The Appearance of That Which Cannot be Seen, an exhibition as a process of activating the archive of Armin Linke (*1966 in Milan) through dialogue

 

Greenhouse, El Ejido Spain, 2013 © Armin Linke

Greenhouse, El Ejido Spain, 2013 © Armin Linke

 

Armin Linke has set the initial frame by sharing photographs with thinkers from various fields and inviting them to react. By reading these images through their theories and concepts, each produces a selection illustrating their vision of contemporary society. These selections enter the exhibition organized as a changing topology of dialogues, transforming themselves in relation to PAC’s modernist architecture. (more…)

“Creative Empathy. Five construction projects by Mario Cucinella Architects” at Triennale

November 23, 2016

Promoted by the Bologna studio in partnership with the Triennale, the exhibition illustrates, through an installation of projects and specific thematic encounters, five interventions under way in the capital of Lombardy, designed for sustainability and destined to change the skyline of the metropolis.

 

Creative Empathy © Mario Cucinella Architects

Creative Empathy © Mario Cucinella Architects

 

Five stories, five clients, five of the signature projects of the international architectural firm Mario Cucinella Architects to present an idea of the Milan of the future, a metropolis that grows in tune with the needs of its citizens and in harmony with nature. A dialogue between public and private, between client and architect: five stories to build a sustainable city. (more…)

“The Cathedrals of Energy” architecture, industry and landscape in Italy by Francesco Radino

October 27, 2016

The unprecedented colour photographic campaign, shot by Francesco Radino in 2016, illustrates the iconic buildings of the Azienda Energetica Municipale, all dedicated to the production of energy in Italy from north to south, with powerplants ranging from the early twentieth century to today.

 

Giochi d’acqua temporanei installati presso la ricevitrice nord Aem, Milano. Antonio Paoletti, 13 settembre 1938 Archivio storico fotografico Aem, Fondazione Aem, Milano

Giochi d’acqua temporanei installati presso la ricevitrice nord Aem, Milano. Antonio Paoletti, 13 settembre 1938. Archivio storico fotografico Aem, Fondazione Aem, Milano

 

With more than a hundred images the exhibition “Architecture, industry and landscape in the images by Francesco Radino and the Aem Historical Archives” tells about and describes the buildings, places and architectures of Aem, all dedicated to the production of energy in Italy from north to south. (more…)

The books of “The architecture of the city” by Aldo Rossi on display in Milan

September 22, 2016

Victoria Easton, Kersten Geers and Guido Tesio are the curators of an exhibition focused on the many different texts, references and graphical excerpts present in Rossi’s 1960’s acclaimed work, aiming to clarify the basic ideas of the original text.

 

 The books in "The Architecture and the City". Istituto Svizzero,  2016

The books in “The Architecture of the City”. Istituto Svizzero, 2016

 

The Istituto Svizzero di Milano (Swiss Institut in Milan) will be showing an exhibition on Aldo Rossi‘s acclaimed essay “The Architecture of the City“. The exhibition, curated by Victoria Easton, Kersten Geers (from KGDVS) and Guido Tesio, attempts to break down the main ideas of Rossi’s book by reorganizing and putting together the many texts and visual information contained in the original work, while proposing some new content that may help to better understand it: photographs, bibliography and facsimiles. (more…)

“Ljubodrag Andric. Works 2008 – 2016″ the textures in Architecture

August 14, 2016

These large-scale photographs are characterized by the absence of human figure and a strong formal structure that, despite the attention paid to realistic detail and space, is rooted in the various forms of geometric and material/textural abstraction.

 

Ljubodrag ANDRIC, China 21, 2013 © Ljubodrag Andric

Ljubodrag ANDRIC, China 21, 2013 © Ljubodrag Andric

 

Triennale di Milano presents an exhibition of photographs by Ljubodrag Andric, a renowned Serbian photographer  whose work revolves around architectural surfaces, textures and shapes. The exhibition, which is part of this year’s Triennale programmed events, has been curated by Demetrio Paparoni and will be on show at the Palazzo della Triennale. (more…)