“Terre in Movimento” Olivo Barbieri, Paola De Pietri and Petra Noordkamp in Ancona

The project, promoted and produced by the Superintendency in partnership with MAXXI and the Demanio Marittimo.Km-278, has invited Olivo Barbieri, Paola De Pietri and Petra Noordkamp to elaborate a personal look on the morphological, economic, cultural and community transformations of the Marche and Adriatic territory.

 

Terre in movimento © Olivo Barbieri, Paola De Pietri and Petra Noordkamp

 

The eyes of three great authors to tell the metamorphosis of the Marches landscape: Olivo Barbieri, Paola De Pietri and Petra Noordkamp are the artists involved in the project TERRE IN MOVIMENTO – a commission promoted by the Superintendence Archeology of Fine Arts and Landscape of the Marche that tells the historical landscape , human and natural shocked by the 2016 earthquake: artifacts, ruins, new fragile settlements, people. (more…)

“Domestic dimension. Act III” at Achille Castiglioni Foundation

In this centennial year Achille Castiglioni Foundation want to conclude the home trilogy with the installation that Achille designed for the “Mobili Mobili” 1984 exhibition in Tokyo. The exhibition will be staged in the premises of the Achille Castiglioni Foundation.

 

“Domestic dimension. Act III” © Achille Castiglioni Foundation

 

In this case Achille expresses himself by inventing a polycentric table, each diner has his own table and a seat both designed by Castiglioni. For each diner has been made a special lamp stem that through the hole of the nine tables illuminates each centerpiece.  (more…)

“A Home for All: Six Experiments in Social Housing” at Victoria and Albert Museum

The challenge of providing housing for all is one that has faced governments and architects for over a century. This display presents six innovative projects from the collections of the RIBA and the V&A, each demonstrating a unique experiment in social housing design, providing lessons for today.

 

Keeling House, Claredale Street, Bethnal Green, London: detail of base of cluster block © RIBA Collections

 

Keeling House / Denys Lasdun & Partners. Constructed 1954-59, London. Keeling House was an early experiment in ‘cluster block’ housing. This innovative form placed four 16 storey blocks around a free-standing services tower. The linked blocks were designed to balance the existing community of the street with a sense of seclusion. Privacy was achieved with short access balconies that serve only two flats and face each other at oblique angles. The shared central platforms provided the communal services such as laundry. (more…)

“Maîtrise d’Ouvrage Particulière” Studio Razavi at la Galerie d’Architecture

Led by Alireza Razavi, this firm sets itself apart with its thoughtful, remarkably thorough approach to architecture. Its work puts people at the center, resulting in buildings that are at once contextual and compelling.

 

Tehran Tower © Studio Razavi

 

Architecture draws upon the rituals of daily life. Out of infinitely repeated movements, from one generation to the next, an experience of space – one could speak of a spatial wake – was born. Building (or the practice of architecture) has largely consisted in providing a physical envelope to daily requirements, be they sacred or profane.   (more…)

“The Street. Where the world is made” at MAXXI Rome

More than 140 artists and over 200 works to compose the multicultural, polyglot, colorful, scary, stimulating, deafening story of the streets of the whole world, the real great laboratory for discussion, creation, comparison, where the contemporary era is invented.

 

«The Big Duck», shop in the shape of a duck on the highway on Long Island, Flanders, New York, ca. 1970 © Venturi Scott Brown and Associates; courtesy by Museum im Bellpark Kriens from the “Las Vegas Studio”-project curated by Hilar Stadler and Martino Stierli

 

They took to the streets with invasions, surprises, disturbances, break-ins, rebellions; they have involved people, communities, have offered new points of view. Starting in the 1960s, it was the artists who believed that the road was the modern intellectual, social and political battlefield. (more…)

“Demolished Modified Endangered” at Haus der Architektur Graz

The exhibition presents architecture models of 45 icons of modern Austrian architecture. The chosen buildings have all either been changed, destroyed or were never realised. The models do not aim at being a scaled down direct representation of the build spaces. Instead the models seek to show the core design ideas of the projects.

 

Haus Albrechter Leskoschek – © Robert Anagnostopoulos

 

Each model is accompanied by a short description of the project as well as the methods and materials used to create the model. This project was carried out at the Institute of Construction and Design Principles (KOEN) at the Technical University of Graz. The institute, which has its focus primarily on teaching architecture to first year students, was founded in 2013. (more…)

“Le Corbusier. Lessons of Modernism” at Nivola Museum

For the first time in Italy, the extraordinary drawings by Le Corbusier formerly in the Nivola collection, thanks to a project by the Fondazione di Sardegna and the Fondazione Nivola in the context of AR/S – Arte condivisa in Sardegna.

 

Le Corbusier / Nature morte à la pile d’assiettes et au livre, 1920 © Le Corbusier Foundation

 

Le Corbusier was not only the greatest architect of the twentieth century, he was also an exceptional visual artist who, starting from the geometries of his Purist period (from 1918 to the second half of the 1920s), developed, through contact with the Surrealist milieu and the lesson of Picasso and Léger, a highly potent and evocative synthetic language. At the base of his work as a painter stands an extremely rich and still little known body of graphic works, within which the collection of drawings preserved by Nivola has special significance. (more…)

“Re-build in the built environment” at La Triennale di Milano

In the European year dedicated to Cultural Heritage, from 14 December to 20 January 2019, the Triennale di Milano hosts an exhibition that stages the relationship between contemporary architecture, historical protection, philological valorization and built heritage.

 

Morgan Library | New York | Renzo Piano Building Workshop © RPBW

 

Curated by Simona Galateo, “Re-build in the built environment” presents a series of international projects, told through technical drawings, design elements and photographs by Giovanna Silva. The exhibition was also the occasion for the Triennale di Milano to realize with Capoferriun an intervention in the structure of the exhibition hall: the reopening of the three original windows designed by Giovanni Muzio in 1933, the first step towards the rereading and the return of the architectural system to its original design. (more…)

Stone House in Cáceres by Tuñón Arquitectos

The house seats with discretion on the place, leaning on a natural slope next to beautiful existing oaks, looking at the landscape and the city of Cáceres. From this dominant position the house tries to be respectful with the natural-artificial environment, establishing formal and constructive links with the surrounding environment and the historic center of Cáceres.

 

Stone House in Cáceres by Tuñón Arquitectos © Luis Asín

 

The exterior of the house is a simple prismatic volume with a square floor plan of 17,40 meters side. Its walls are built with local quartzite stone. On the inside, nine spaces with cubic dimensiones of 4.20 meters accommodate the different uses of the house. The rooms open up to the exterior landscape through large square-shape windows with oak frames. An open platform in the rear part of the house with a small swimming pool invites users to enjoy life outdoors. (more…)

“YALA. Young Architects in Latin America” at Arc en Rêve Bordeaux

Fifty nine projects of young Latin-American architects, not without echo of the Amerindian and European heritage, are presented in the exhibition. Social commitment, landscape, environmental concern, constructive innovation, diversity of approaches and practices; these achievements in multiple scales and programs (houses, collective dwellings, public buildings, community spaces), all testify to a renewed architectural creativity in Latin America.

 

Catia 100, Caracas, Venezuela. Architectes : Aparatos Contingentes /

 

The cultural heritage that marks architecture in Latin America is that of its history, rich in miscegenation (African, Indian, Spanish, Portuguese) violated by colonialism, dictatorships, and North American hegemony. (more…)