“Tham & Videgård Arkitekter – in Detail” at House of Art of České Budějovice

The first exhibition of architecture at House of Art of České Budějovice this year is by Sweden’s Tham & Videgård studio. This progressive studio creates works characterized by a highly sensitive approach that takes into account the context of the place and the specific conditions of each project.

 

Sweden housing blocks, Tham Videgård© Vastra Kajen

Sweden housing blocks, Tham Videgård© Vastra Kajen

 

Tham & Videgård typically become actively involved in the entire process, all the way from developing the first proposals to supervising the actual building process on-site. In their approach to architecture, the architects aim for as broad a scope as possible, analyzing and integrating all practical, theoretical, and social questions, as well as environmental concerns. If necessary and if the given situation calls for it, Tham and Videgård work with a full network of external advisors from a variety of fields. (more…)

“Disegno ergo progetto. Ideas and shapes around architecture” at MAXXI Rome

How do signs/drawings constitute the alphabet of architectural construction? With the aim of a rediscovering the meaning of drawing as a manual gesture and the direct link between mind, heart and body, MAXXI is presenting a selection of works from the Architecture Collections and the latest archives it has acquired in order to tackle the theme of architectural drawing as a mental and spatial process before it is actually architectonic.

 

Costantino Dardi Museo immaginario per Giorgio De Chirico (1991) Prospettiva, 1991 China su carta da lucido Courtesy Fondazione MAXXI

Costantino Dardi Museo immaginario per Giorgio De Chirico (1991) Prospettiva, 1991 China su carta da lucido Courtesy Fondazione MAXXI

 

Starting out with the vision offered by Aldo Rossi’s Città Analoga in which all the elements of the city and its representation seem to be present, from the composition by parts to the overlaying of plans, from the commemoration of history to the synthesis of the archetype, a series of architectural drawings testify to how the architect arrives at a design through the medium of drawing. (more…)