“Spirals of Light – Luis Cubillo and Arcadio Blasco. 1956-1974” at COAM Madrid

Exhibition on the close collaboration between the Madrid architect Luis Cubillo de Arteaga (1921-2000) and the Alicante artist of Mutxamel Arcadio Blasco Pastor (1928-2013) between mid-century, whose work was the perfect counterpoint to the radical architecture of Cubillo.

 

"Spirals of Light - Luis Cubillo And Arcadio Blasco. 1956-1974" © Roberto Ruiz

“Spirals of Light – Luis Cubillo And Arcadio Blasco. 1956-1974” © Roberto Ruiz

 

If the usual, especially in the construction of the new temples, was the subordination of the artist to the architect, in his case absolute freedom was given, decisively enriching the buildings of Cubillo, with landmarks such as the church of the town of Canillas and the Castellón Seminar. For the latter he projected the largest window of its kind made in Spain so far, with a gigantic spiral of light that covered the entire sacral space. (more…)

“Guardiola House” Peter Eisenman at Frac Centre-Val de Loire

The Guardiola House (1986-1988) evokes traces left by decomposing the movements of a form sliding along a slope, much like a wave on the sand. Designed for Cadiz bay in Spain, the housing project is the result of operations that manipulate (rotation, displacement, superposition, shift) a basic geometrical figure: the cube.

 

"Guardiola House" Peter Eisenmann at Frac Centre-Val de Loire © Peter Eisenmann

“Guardiola House” Peter Eisenmann at Frac Centre-Val de Loire © Peter Eisenmann

 

Peter Eisenman is an internationally renowned architect, theorist and teacher, who made his mark during the 1980s in United States as a leading figure in deconstructive architecture. The constant parallel he established between philosophy and linguistics allowed him to rethink architecture’s history, along with its functioning and limits, inventing configurations that intensify the user’s spatial and temporal experience. (more…)

“Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Barrels and The Mastaba 1958–2018” at Serpentine Galleries

Christo’s first large-scale public sculpture in the UK will float on The Serpentine lake in Hyde Park from 18 June to 23 September. Measuring 20m in height by 30m and 40m, the sculpture consists of 7,506 horizontally stacked barrels, specifically fabricated and painted in shades of red, white, blue and mauve.

 

Christo and Jeanne-Claude  The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park, 2016-18  Photo: Wolfgang Volz  © 2018 Christo

Christo and Jeanne-Claude The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park, 2016-18 Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 2018 Christo

 

The London Mastaba is Christo’s first outdoor, public work in the UK. The sculpture and exhibition offer an unprecedented opportunity for visitors to experience Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s work. Born on the same day in 1935 in Gabrovo, Bulgaria and Casablanca, Morocco respectively, Christo and his late wife Jeanne-Claude, who died in 2009, began their collaboration in 1961 and their many celebrated public projects include Wrapped Coast, Sydney, Australia (1968-69), Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin (1971-1995); The Gates, Central Park, New York City (1979-2005); and more recently The Floating Piers on Italy’s Lake Iseo (2014-2016). (more…)

“Public Without Rhetoric” Portuguese pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale

Public Without Rhetoric is the project selected to represent Portugal at the 16th Biennale di Venezia. The curators Nuno Brandão Costa and Sérgio Mah propose a tour of the “Public Building” of Portuguese origin through 12 works created at a time when Western Europe is confronted with its limits and possibilities and as architecture manifests its nonconformist nature in reinforcing its role in political and social intervention.

 

Arquipélago - Center for Contemporary Arts, São Miguel (Azores) João Mendes Ribeiro and -é+ (Cristina Guedes and Francisco Vieira de Campos) Photo: José Campos

Arquipélago – Center for Contemporary Arts, São Miguel (Azores) João Mendes Ribeiro and -é+ (Cristina Guedes and Francisco Vieira de Campos) Photo: José Campos

 

Portugal will be represented at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia with a project titled Public Without Rhetoric curated by Nuno Brandão Costa and Sérgio Mah. The project is the result of a public competition promoted by the Portuguese Ministry of Culture, through the Directorate-General for the Arts and it has the support of Foundations and Institutional Partners. (more…)

“Sleeping Beauty. Reinventing Frei Otto’s Multihalle” exhibition in Venice

“Sleeping Beauty” follows on from the successful exhibition “Frei Otto—Thinking by Modeling,” which was hosted by the ZKM in Karlsruhe from November 2016 to March 2017. The show in Venice focuses on the Multihalle and will be the first exhibition in the world dedicated to this fascinating building. Cooperation partner is the City of Mannheim.

 

The Multihalle In Mannheim, Frei Otto © Frei Otto, saai

The Multihalle In Mannheim, Frei Otto © Frei Otto, saai

 

saai | Archive for Architecture and Engineering and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) presents an exhibition on the Multihalle Mannheim on the occasion of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. The project’s initiators and curators are the Berlin-based urbanist and curator Sally Below and Georg Vrachliotis, professor of architectural theory and director of saai, who also curated the previous Frei Otto exhibition. Both are long-standing advisors to the City of Mannheim on the development of the Multihalle preservation strategy. The exhibition architect is Marc Frohn, who is also a professor at KIT, and his architecture firm FAR frohn&rojas. (more…)

“Neighbourhood. Where Alvaro meets Aldo” at University of Porto

The Faculty of Architecture – University of Porto (FAUP), in partnership with the Directorate-General for the Arts (DGArtes), will welcome from 19 June to 17 September 2018 the exhibition “Neighbourhood: Where Alvaro meets Aldo” at FAUP Exhibition Gallery, curated by Nuno Grande and Roberto Cremascoli, which represented Portugal at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale 2016.

 

Neighbourhood: where Alvaro meets Aldo © Alvaro Siza

Neighbourhood: where Alvaro meets Aldo © Alvaro Siza

 

FAUP will host the third version of an exhibition initially designed for a site-specific format on the island of Giudecca, in Venice; afterwards, it was displayed at CCB’s Garagem Sul, in Lisbon, and now emerges as a moment of assessment after three years of work around this project. In Porto, the contents presented will highlight the research process that resulted in the exhibition and its relevance – the trips with Álvaro Siza, the cities and the neighbourhoods’ residents.

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Dutch Pavilion at Biennale Architettura 2018 “Work, Body, Leisure”

With the title WORK, BODY, LEISURE, the Dutch Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia addresses the spatial configurations, modes of living and notions of the human body engendered by disruptive changes in labor ethos and conditions.

 

Dutch Pavilion WORK, BODY, LEISURE. 16th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, FREESPACE © Daria Scagliola

Dutch Pavilion WORK, BODY, LEISURE. 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, FREESPACE © Daria Scagliola

 

Director-General of Culture and Media of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science Barbera Wolfensberger has just opened WORK, BODY, LEISURE, the Dutch Pavilion at la Biennale di Venezia. Barbera Wolfensberger: ‘In line with this collaborative working method, curator Marina Otero Verzier has created a multidisciplinary exhibition for the Dutch Pavilion. This showcases the ambition to not only overcome national boundaries but to operate beyond disciplinary boundaries as well.’ (more…)

Discover the Serpentine Pavilion 2018, designed by Frida Escobedo

Frida Escobedo, an architect celebrated for dynamic projects that reactivate urban space, has designed the Serpentine Pavilion 2018. Harnessing a subtle interplay of light, water and geometry, her atmospheric courtyard design draws on both the domestic architecture of Mexico and British materials and history, specifically the Prime Meridian line at London’s Royal Observatory in Greenwich.

 

Serpentine Pavilion 2018, designed by Frida Escobedo, Serpentine Gallery, London (15 June – 7 October 2018) © Frida Escobedo, Taller de Arquitectura, Photography © 2018 Iwan Baan

Serpentine Pavilion 2018, designed by Frida Escobedo, Serpentine Gallery, London (15 June – 7 October 2018) © Frida Escobedo, Taller de Arquitectura, Photography © 2018 Iwan Baan

 

Escobedo (b. 1979, Mexico City) is the 18th and youngest architect yet to accept the invitation to designa temporary Pavilion on the Serpentine Gallery lawn in Kensington Gardens. This pioneering commission, which began in 2000 with Zaha Hadid, has presented the first UK structures of some of the biggest na mes in international architecture. In recent years, it has grown into a hotly anticipated showcase for emerging talent, from Sou Fujimoto of Japan to selgascano of Spain and Bjarke lngels of Denmark, whose 2016 Pavilion was the most visited architectural and design exhibition in the world. Serpentine Galleries Artistic Director Hans Ulrich Obrist and CEO Yana Peel selected this year’s architect, with advisors David Adjaye and Richard Rogers. The Serpentine Pavilion 2018 is sponsored by Goldman Sachs in its fourth year of support. (more…)

“That Pink Thing” Langarita & Navarro and Jerónimo Hagerman installation at IVAM

The objective of “That Pink Thing” is to materialize a space that responds to contemporary concerns around the energetic, the ecosystemic, the political, the public or the sensible. Through large-scale textile and vegetable elements, the intervention will provide shade to the main façade of the museum, which, oriented to the west, receives a strong insolation in summer. It will try to change the perception of this space to turn it into an outside room to carry out activities.

 

"That Pink Thing" Langarita & Navarro and Jerónimo Hagerman installation at IVAM © IVAM

“That Pink Thing” Langarita & Navarro and Jerónimo Hagerman installation at IVAM © IVAM

 

THAT PINK THING is a temporary intervention made on the IVAM’s façade by the artist Jerónimo Hagerman (Mexico City, 1967) and the architects María Langarita (Calatorao, 1979) and Víctor Navarro (Madrid, 1979). Their intention is to reveal an IVAM parallel to the one that was designed on the basis of the modern logic of what is hard and solid, and to materialise a space that provides a response to contemporary concerns about energy, the ecosystem, politics, the public sphere and sensibility. (more…)

“Living the region Rhine\Main” exhibition at DAM

The exhibition creates future images of a region which accepts the challenges facing it and seizes the opportunities involved – which relies on new technologies, pursues an integrated development approach, and sees exemplary projects in Germany and abroad as role models. The scenarios presented showcase possible perspectives and whet our appetite for shaping this future! This is the only way to pave the way to a future in which people live the region.

 

Housing Almen Bolig+, Rødovre, Kopenhagen (DK), Vandkunsten, Kopenhagen Photo: Mads Frederik

Housing Almen Bolig+, Rødovre, Kopenhagen (DK), Vandkunsten, Kopenhagen Photo: Mads Frederik

 

Mobility and residential living are the main challenges facing the Frankfurt Rhine-Main metropolitan region. The prices on the housing market are rising faster than building land becomes available. The transport infrastructure is already stretched to its limits. LIVING THE REGION – RHINE-MAIN interrelates mobility and residential living – after all, the region lives of its localities being easy to reach, and the wide range of housing available. It is defined by the way places are linked with one another. The region is highly dynamic and differs fundamentally from the ideal of an idyllic landscape. (more…)