“Surexposition” Lobjoy-Bouvier-Boisseau at la Galerie d’Architecture

The exhibition highlights the dual movement inherent in its subject – between showcase and back office, present representativity and future reversibility, respect of the site and setting in motion of a district – to enlighten the project of the architects Lobjoy-Bouvier-Boisseau .

 

Boulevard des Batignolles © Lobjoy-Bouvier-Boisseau Architecture

 

“Surexposition” goes beneath the surface of the new building for the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson and Fondation François Sommer, with its renowned Museum of Hunting and Nature. Designed by Lobjoy-Bouvier-Boisseau Architecture, the building on Paris’ 79 rue des Archives will be both exhibition space and archive, place of work and public space. As well as serving two foundations, the project has been conceived with twin objectives: to highlight and protect, show but not strip bare, conserve the Marais while adding a contemporary touch, this is the tour de force related by “Surexposition”. (more…)

“Los Angeles Instant Landscape” at Expowall Gallery

The Expowall Gallery opens 2019 with the exhibition “Los Angeles Instant Landscape”, the unpublished work of Marco Introini and Emanuele Piccardo. For the first time, two Italian photographers tell of Los Angeles, that set of instantaneous landscapes that you travel through the car. Landscapes that refer to an imaginary made of signs, billboards, stores, endless streets, hills.

 

Emanuele Piccardo, Los Angeles Instant Landscape, Milano 2018

 

Introini investigates the Los Angeles River, a hidden landscape of infrastructures, bridges, viaducts and dams alternating with the seriality of the wooden houses. The river, which stretches for 77 km, is not experienced by the losangeleni, although rich in areas for a total immersion in nature. In fact, only in 2017, City of Los Angeles has announced the LA River Downtown Design Dialogue architecture competition for the urban redevelopment of the canal for public use. In his photographic research Introini, starting from historical maps, he composes a continuous visual atlas between glades and infrastructures. (more…)

“Outside the box” exhibition within Madrid Design Festival 2019

“Outside the box” is an exhibition included in the Madrid Design Festival that reviews the last 5 years of emerging design through the Injuve Grants for Young Creation. The curatorship and design of this exhibition are made by the Spanish architecture office ENORME Studio, based in Madrid.

 

Sheila Pazos / Fotografía La Proyectora de Ideas

 

The Institute of Youth (Injuve), in collaboration with the National Museum of Decorative Arts, organizes the exhibition Outside the box, reviewing the last 5 years of emerging design of Injuve Grants for Young Creation, through projects of 16 creators benefited in the editions of 2013 to 2017. The sample includes proposals that go from the design of object, to fashion, through magazines or prototypes that approach science from new perspectives, thus gathering a mosaic of products that propose a reflection on the current design. (more…)

Call for entries for the 4th edition of the BigMat International Architecture Award

Submit your project now! The BigMat International Architecture Award ’19 rewards quality architectural production in Europe with more than 70.000€, distributed in 1 Grand Prize, 6 National Prizes, 7 Prizes for Finalists and one Special Mention for Young Architects. The registration period will close on April 26, 2019.

 

BigMat International Architecture Award ’17 Grand Prize, FRAC Grand Large by Lacaton & Vassal © Philippe Ruault

 

The prize is open to architects who work in one of the seven participating countries: Belgium, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, France, Italy, Portugal and Spain. Any architects whose professional address is in any of the seven participating countries and whose works have also been built in these territories can submit their works until the 26th of April 2019. To be eligible for the award, the project must have been built between 1 January 2015 and 1 January 2019 in any of the participating countries. Buildings that won or made the final in previous editions of this competition may not be entered again into this fourth edition.

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“Work, Body, Leisure” at Het Nieuwe Instituut

“Work, Body, Leisure”, first conceived as the Dutch contribution to 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. The exhibition is now on show in Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam.

 

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

 

“Work, Body, Leisure”charts a journey through a series of architectures in the Netherlands and beyond in which bodies are categorized and transformed: offices, playgrounds, farms, factories and virtual spaces, windows, beds, and doors. Scenarios that look familiar—if rarely accessible or seemingly banal—but are nevertheless at the epicenter of the transformation of labor.
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“Tramas” David Bestué at CentroCentro Madrid

14 March 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Cibeles Palace, which houses CentroCentro Cultural Centre. Since it first opened as the Telecommunications Palace, the building has had various incarnations and has been the focus of myriad gazes.

 

Construction “Palacio de Telecomunicaciones” Archivo General de la Administración. Ministerio de Cultura

 

This idea of looking, of assessing from different points of view, underpins this series of exhibitions: “El Palacio visto por…” (The Palace as Seen by…), in which we aim to invite, on an annual basis, different artists and architects to create an informative overview –in exhibition format– based on the building’s archives and history, while also offering their own individual perceptions of the palace. These may take different forms, ranging from the sculptural and graphic work presented by David Bestué (Barcelona, 1980) this year to other future offerings, which we will discover as time goes by. (more…)

“Suburban Transformations. Building The Metropolis with its inhabitants” at Pavillon de l’Arsenal

Suburban areas are the product of democratization of ownership during unprecedented urban growth in the 20th Century. They now take up the majority of developed areas in the Greater Paris region.

 

“Suburban Transformations. Building The Metropolis with its inhabitants” at Pavillon de l’Arsenal © Laurent Grandadam

 

Property scarcity is one of the main problems when it comes to building new housing and the hike of real estate prices. This exhibition/research explores the untapped potential of suburban areas for the development of another housing production model based on a domestic scale. (more…)

“Parkings redesigned” at deSingel International Arts Campus

Raf Ilsbroekx explores the possibilities for repurposing these underground spaces, which are often sited in strategic locations in city centres. What uses are achievable or worthwhile? What modifications are necessary?

 

BWMSTR Label / Casco -1 stadsparkings herbestemd © Raf Ilsbroeckx

 

Flanders has many city car parks, most of which are underground and located in city centres. In the current discourse surrounding the liveable city, there is a tendency to cut back on these car parks, which draw car traffic right into the heart of cities. The arrival of self-driving cars, in combination with a shared mobility model, will result in a sharp reduction in demand for parking over the coming years. (more…)

“John Ruskin: The Power of Seeing” at Two Temple Place, London

John Ruskin: The Power of Seeing will mark the first time Ruskin’s remarkable collection will be shown en masse outside Sheffield, featuring examples of his own work alongside paintings, drawings and photographs by Ruskin’s contemporaries including J.M.W. Turner, George Frederic Watts and John Wharlton Bunney.

 

John Ruskin, Study of Spray of Dead Oak Leaves, 1879, Collection of Guild of St George, Museums Sheffield

 

Artist, art critic, educator, social thinker and true polymath, John Ruskin (1819-1900) devoted his life to the pursuit of knowledge. To mark the bicentenary of his birth, a new exhibition produced by Two Temple Place, Museums Sheffield and the Guild of St George, will celebrate the legacy and enduring relevance of Ruskin’s ideas and vision. John Ruskin: The Power of Seeing will bring together over 190 paintings, drawings, daguerreotypes, metal work, and plaster casts to illustrate how Ruskin’s attitude to aesthetic beauty shaped his radical views on culture and society. (more…)