“Munich in color 1948–1965. From ruins to subway construction” at Architekturgalerie München

For the first time the Architekturgalerie is presenting color photographs of the city of Munich from 1948 to around 1965. On these early color pictures, most of which were taken by American tourists and occupying soldiers, the heavily destroyed historical buildings stand alongside war debris, cleared areas and provisional buildings.

 

"Munich in color 1948–1965. From ruins to subway construction" © Architekturgalerie München

“Munich in color 1948–1965. From ruins to subway construction” © Architekturgalerie München

 

The pictures tell of everyday life as well as of celebrations and the pleasures of Munich’s citizens. The result is a varied kaleidoscope of the city, whose current appearance was redesigned in these post-war years. An extensive illustrated book is published to accompany the exhibition: München farbig, 1948 – 1965, Vom Trümmerfeld zum U-Bahnbau by Franz Schiermeier Verlag Munich.  (more…)

“Mai 68. L’architecture aussi!” at Citè de l’Architecture

The exhibition “Mai 68. L’architecture aussi!” invites to revisit this fifteen years (1962-1977) which supposed the renewal of the society but also the appearence of a new architecture and urbanism. 

 

Dessins et jeux sur un parking quartier des sablons, 1968 © Jacques Windenberger

Dessins et jeux sur un parking quartier des sablons, 1968 © Jacques Windenberger

 

The directions taken by architecture and its teaching from the mid-1960s are multiple and intersections sometimes dangerous. The first major disturbances broke out at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts around 1966. They were accompanied by a demand for the most advanced students of architecture for the “capital” theory and for, at the end, a status of intellectuals , based on the decisive contribution of the human sciences in the training of architects. (more…)