“Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association” at Tchoban Foundation

July 20, 2017

The exhibition presents some 50 masterworks of contemporary architectural drawings made by celebrated architects and assembled by the long-term chairman of the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA) in London, Alvin Boyarsky.

 

The Macrophone, 1981 by Jeremie Frank at Tchoban Foundation © Jeremie Frank

The Macrophone, 1981 by Jeremie Frank at Tchoban Foundation © Jeremie Frank

 

The Tchoban Foundation, Museum for Architectural Drawing in Berlin hosts an exhibition on the drawings of some of the most celebrated architects formed at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. Alvin Boyarsky, who was chairman of the AA from 1971 to 1990, architectural drawing was not only a means of representation or a presentation medium but also a form of architecture.

The exhibition has already been on view at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum of Washington University in St. Louis, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, and at the Cooper Union in New York and is now coming to Berlin.  (more…)

“Peter Cook. Retrospective” drawings at Tchoban Foundation

November 4, 2016

The new temporary exhibition, “Peter Cook. Retrospective” is dedicated to the drawings of the famous British architect who is celebrating his 80th birthday this year.

 

Hidden City 2013 Mixed media / Mischtechnik 101,5 x 101,2 cm © Peter Cook

Hidden City, 2013, Mixed media / 101,5 x 101,2 cm © Peter Cook

 

Back in 1982, the Aedes Architecture Forum, then located in the Savigny Platz arches, showed a fantastic exhibition of his work; now, almost 40 years on, Peter Cook returns to Berlin. Peter Cook. Retrospective enables a view into the artist’s work from Archigram to CRAB, from 1968 to today, from Plug-In City to Hidden City.  (more…)

Utopian and science-fiction constructions at “Anime Architecture” exhibition at Tchoban Foundation

July 11, 2016

The new temporary exhibition at the Museum of Architectural Drawing in Berlin shows original drawings from renowned Japanese animation films. The show focuses on a selection of superb renderings of urban architecture made for the screen.

 

Concept design for Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004) Pencil on paper, 176 × 250 mm Illustrator: Takashi Watabe Copyright: © 2004 Shirow Masamune / KODANSHA · IG, ITNDDTD

Concept design for Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004) Pencil on paper, 176 × 250 mm Illustrator: Takashi Watabe Copyright: © 2004 Shirow Masamune / KODANSHA · IG, ITNDDTD

 

In drawings for the films Patlabor (1989), Ghost in the Shell (1995) and Ghost in the Shell 2 – Innocence (2004), the megalopolis skyline is seen to be crushing in on what remains of traditional wooden housing. Industrial sites with endless labyrinths of cables and piping and utopian science-fiction constructions form backdrops for the dynamic film plots. Since the films Akira (1988) and Ghost in the Shell (1995), Japanese anime has secured its place in international pop culture, attracting a growing public in Europe. (more…)