‘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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“The Why Factory. Research, Education and Public Engagement (2007-2017)” at at Architekturgalerie München

July 11, 2017

This exhibition shows part of the production of The Why Factory in the last ten years, through models, videos and publications. The chronological journey through the research projects undertaken shows the scope, transcendence and topicality of these visions about the future of the city.

 

"The Why Factory" at Architekturgalerie Munich  © Saskia Wehler

“The Why Factory” at Architekturgalerie Munich © Saskia Wehler

 

The Why Factory is a research and education institute that belongs to the Faculty of Architecture of the Delft University of Technology. It is led by professor Winy Maas, founding partner of MVRDV. The Why Factory focuses in the development of our cities. Education and research of The Why Factory are combined in a research lab and platform that aims to analyse, theorize and construct future cities. (more…)

‘Japanese architectures in Paris 1867-2017′ at Pavillon de l’Arsenal

June 28, 2017

Through seventy emblematic projects, the exhibition “Japanese Architecture in Paris, 1867-2017” explores the history and present of the Grand Paris project through the prism of a dialogue between two cultures that began 150 years ago.

 

64, rue Pierre-Rebière, Paris. Atelier Bow Wow,  Brunnquell & André, architectes. Paris Habitat-Oph, work management 2006-2012©David Boureau

64, rue Pierre-Rebière, Paris. Atelier Bow Wow, Brunnquell & André, architectes. Paris Habitat-Oph, work management 2006-2012 © David Boureau

 

Pavillon de l’Arsenal in Paris has just inaugurated its latest exhibition on Japanese architecture, this time focusing on the influence and works of Japanese architects in the city of Paris. Featuring both built and unbuilt projects, the exhibition displays photographs, drawing, renderings and a comprehensive selection of models in order to draw the picture of 150 years of cultural exchange.

The exhibition’s opening was highlighted by the presence of many of the protagonist contemporary artists themselves, such as Shigeru Ban, Sou Fujimoto, Tadao Ando and Kazuyo Sejima.  (more…)

“Caruso St John. Constructions and References” at Architektur Galerie Berlin

May 19, 2017

The Architektur Galerie in Berlin hosts reference images, photographs and concept models curated by the British architects: the three element display has been specially arranged to show their latest works and their personal approach to contemporary architecture.

 

Caruso St. John. Constructions and References © Photo: Ulrich Muller

Caruso St. John. Constructions and References © Photo: Ulrich Muller

 

British architects Caruso St John -Adam Caruso and Peter St John- have prepared a very special installation exhibition at the Architektur Galerie in Berlin. The exhibition features three elements which attempt to draw a narrative on the architect’s approach to architecture: from emotion and attention to details, rather than from abstraction.

These three elements – a central model area, a curtain-like surface as imageboard, and a series of large colour photographs of their works- have been specially arranged by the architects themselves for the Galerie’s main exhibition space. (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…)

“Unbuilt Mackintosh” model exhibition at The Lighthouse

February 22, 2017

The models on show represent a selection of architectural designs by Mackintosh —they were competition entries run by the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Glasgow International Exhibition at Kelvingrove Park respectively. Although they received notable media attention, none of these plans were selected as winning designs.

 

"Unbuilt Mackintosh" exhibition model © The  Lighthouse

“Unbuilt Mackintosh” exhibition model © The Lighthouse

 

The wonderful Unbuilt Mackintosh Models are currently resident in the Review Gallery at  The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture. This is the first time in over a year all models have been displayed together! See them here until 31 March 2017.


 

Practical information

“Unbuilt Mackintosh”
February 7 -March 31, 2017
The Lighthouse
11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow
Scotland

 


The models on show represent a selection of architectural designs by Mackintosh himself. They were competition entries run by the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Glasgow International Exhibition at Kelvingrove Park respectively. Although they received notable media attention, none of these plans were selected as winning designs.

 

"Unbuilt Mackintosh" exhibition model © The  Lighthouse

“Unbuilt Mackintosh” exhibition model © The Lighthouse

"Unbuilt Mackintosh" exhibition model © The  Lighthouse

“Unbuilt Mackintosh” exhibition model © The Lighthouse

 

In Glasgow you can visit The House for an Art Lover, a building designed by Mackintosh with his wife, Margaret McDonald in 1901, yet not built until 1989.Mackintosh approached his architectural drawings like an artist would a canvas. He used watercolour to suggest colour-ways, as well as using pen and ink to note the dimensions, plans and elevations of the building. While we cannot be one-hundred percent sure of what these less than precise drawings illustrated, there are enough existing buildings by Mackintosh to give a good indication. The two-dimensional drawings offer the modern designer or architect a starting point to respond to, but many of the decisions around materials, proportions, and finish are still open to interpretation.

 

"Unbuilt Mackintosh" exhibition model © The  Lighthouse

“Unbuilt Mackintosh” exhibition model © The Lighthouse

"Unbuilt Mackintosh" exhibition model © The  Lighthouse

“Unbuilt Mackintosh” exhibition model © The Lighthouse

 

These models have been interpreted and built by Cemal Ozturk of Ozturk Modelmakers in Glasgow. Their precise dimensions meticulously drawn from what drawings and documentations were available. The choice of building materials for the models have been chosen, not so much for their ability to realistically interpret the proposed building, but for their precision and ability to highlight the detailing and style of the designs. These buildings are thoroughly modern interpretations of the originals and offer visitors new ways of looking and understanding the prolific work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

 

Three-quarters view of the Railway Terminus, by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Model by Ozturk, part of the Unbuilt Mackintosh Exhibition at The Lighthouse, Glasgow. By Daniel Wright

Three-quarters view of the Railway Terminus, by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Model by Ozturk, part of the Unbuilt Mackintosh Exhibition at The Lighthouse, Glasgow. By Daniel Wright

Bird’s-eye view of the Railway Terminus, by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Model by Ozturk, part of the Unbuilt Mackintosh Exhibition at The Lighthouse, Glasgow. By Daniel Wright.

Bird’s-eye view of the Railway Terminus, by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Model by Ozturk, part of the Unbuilt Mackintosh Exhibition at The Lighthouse, Glasgow. By Daniel Wright.

Look through the roof of the trainshed of the Railway Terminus, by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Model by Ozturk, part of the Unbuilt Mackintosh Exhibition at The Lighthouse, Glasgow. By Daniel Wright.

Look through the roof of the trainshed of the Railway Terminus, by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Model by Ozturk, part of the Unbuilt Mackintosh Exhibition at The Lighthouse, Glasgow. By Daniel Wright.

The acquisition has been made possible by the generous support of The Mackintosh Heritage Trust and Creative Scotland.


 

 

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Betts Project presents ‘Diorama’, an exhibition of British architects Caruso St John

February 7, 2017

The exhibition presents a selection of models for competitions as well as the model of their recent Stirling Prize winner project, the Newport Street Gallery. The 1:50 models in pastel colours belong to buildings the architects worked on during the last few years.

 

Another Glass House, 1991 © Caruso St John

Another Glass House, 1991 © Caruso St John

 

‘The models, and the photographs of the models are a way of getting closer and closer to an image that is already in our minds, it is about articulating all of the qualities in that image. I like the fact that in a competition one can try to communicate the concept and the atmosphere of a project in one or two such images. I would say that the preoccupation in the office is not the production of models, but of finding the image of a project.’ – Adam Caruso, OASE 84 (2011). (more…)

“Other spaces” by Andrea Branzi, dreamlike scenes in models and drawings

February 2, 2017

The Galleria Antonia Jannone presents some of the Archizoom’s associate’s unseen works – a series of small scale models and sculptures depicting mythical spaces and scenes, as well as some drawings and photo-collages of the architect’s personal production.

 

Altri Luoghi, Andrea Branzi Photo-collage, 1987. Andrea Branzi © Galleria Antonia Jannone

Altri Luoghi, Andrea Branzi Photo-collage, 1987. Andrea Branzi © Galleria Antonia Jannone

 

Andrea Branzi returns to Galleria Antonia Jannone in Milan from 8th February to 11th March, 2017 with the exhibition ‘Altri Luoghi’ (Other Places) showing a series of previously unseen sculptures and drawings.

The sculptures depict mysterious scenes created by the Italian architect in which  he uses clay, plaster, marble stone and wood. Enclosed in plexiglass cases, these scenes remind us of classical stages and tales with cryptic meaning. The drawings, part of the 1987 Dolmen series, link these sculptures to the architect’s previous work as part of a long-term design research process. (more…)

“Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec. Rêveries Urbaines” at Vitra Design Museum

October 18, 2016

The exhibition »Rêveries Urbaines« at the Zaha Hadid Fire Station presents concepts for urban development, and is a wide-ranging study of possible development solutions for cities that may be imagined in very different urban settings

 
"Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec. Rêveries Urbaines" installation view © Bouroullec
“Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec. Rêveries Urbaines” installation view © Bouroullec

 

Following their exhibition »Album« in 2012, internationally renowned designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec return to the Vitra Campus in October 2016. Like a large open sketchbook, the proposed solutions are presented as a gentle walk through models and animations. The exhibition is designed to be immersive and to bear the visitor away into different scenarios, with each model showcased as a chapter in an urban fiction. (more…)

“Maatwerk. Custom made architecture from Flanders and the Netherlands” at DAM Frankfurt

September 23, 2016

Accompanying the Frankfurt Book Fair cultural program the DAM will present an exhibition on the work of architects from Flanders and the Netherlands, providing a new perspective on the apparently much more wellknown “Super-Dutch” architecture.

 

Boxy Kitchen, Deurle, Belgium, Architects: Maarten Van Severen © Maarten Van Severen Foundation, Gent \ Foto: Stijn Bollaer

Boxy Kitchen, Deurle, Belgium, Architects: Maarten Van Severen © Maarten Van Severen Foundation, Gent \ Foto: Stijn Bollaer

 

The past thirty years have been crucial years for architecture in the Low Countries, north and south of the border between Belgian Flanders and the Netherlands. While the public image of Dutch architecture has been dominated by the substantial campaigns promoting the ‘Superdutch’, during much of this period Flemish architecture has developed largely out of the limelight and has only more recently attracted the attention of the international media. (more…)