“Knoll celebrates Bauhaus” – an exhibition curated by OMA

For the centenary of the Bauhaus, Knoll narrates the passages of a legacy that still has powerful repercussions in our contemporary world, in the exhibition “Knoll celebrates Bauhaus”.

 

Knoll celebrates Bauhaus © OMA

 

The exhibition is curated by OMA, the studio co-founded by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, with the collaboration of Domitilla Dardi, design curator and historian, in the showroom at Piazza Bertarelli during the Salone del Mobile in Milan. (more…)

“Planetarium” Oleg Kudryashov and Peter Märkli at ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich presents Alexander Brodsky’s “Planetarium”, an exhibition dedicated to the Russian artist Oleg Kudryashov and the Swiss architect Peter Märkli. The two form an unexpected constellation, brought together within Brodsky’s creative universe. Devised by Brodsky in dialogue with curator Markus Lähteenmäki and gta exhibitions, the Planetarium displays and juxtaposes Märkli’s and Kudryashov’s creative practices.

 

Alexander Brodsky with Anton Gorlenko and Anton Gribanov, 1/8 Pavillion for Vodka Ceremonies, 2003–2019 (Photo by Anton Gorlenko)

 

In the middle of the exhibition space, a mysterious container presents works by Peter Märkli, whom Brodsky characterizes as “a solitary planet in the architectural skies”. The immersive “vehicle for seeing” will map the movements of this planet, projecting onto its walls the creative and rigorous moments of drawing, research and modelling through which Märkli’s architectural imagination unfolds. The juxtaposition of drawings that are searching for form and composition with larger project drawings and models reveals an imagination working towards actual buildings. (more…)

“Robert Konieczny. Moving Architecture” at Architektur Galerie Berlin

Although architecture is essentially immobile, certain structural situations may require the creation of moving elements or even entire parts of buildings. In the history of architecture, such hybrids can be found in buildings with primarily technical functions. In contemporary architecture, this theme takes on new dimensions especially within the context of changing user needs.

 

“Robert Konieczny. Moving Architecture” © Robert Konieczny

 

The examination of moving elements also plays an important role in the strongly conceptual work of Robert Konieczny. At the “National Museum in Szczecin – Dialogue Center Przelomy” (2009), the facade opens as an entrance. At the “Safe House” (2008) and “Konieczny’s Ark” (2015), not only does the facade change, but also the courtyard enclosure and the drawbridge entrance, respectively. The recently completed “Quadrant House” (2018) takes the idea of moving architecture even further. An entire part of the building follows the movement of the sun, enabling a variety of uses. (more…)

“Un jeu d’enfants” Kalus Roussel Architectes at la Galerie d’Architecture

Since 2010, when Kalus Roussel Architects was created, the architecture firm has mainly worked on projects dedicated to early childhood.

 

Kalus Roussel Architectes, Villa Vauvenargues Photographie © Cécile Septet

 

The Architecture Gallery is an exhibition space dedicated to international contemporary architecture. Located in the Marais district, the gallery offers its many visitors a living space, which changes atmosphere to the rhythm of the various exhibitions. Since its inauguration in 1999, the gallery has supported and diffused the current architectural creation, alternating the production of the younger generation with that of architects, landscape architects or con fi rmed designers from around the world. (more…)

“Landscape for Play” a playground by Aberrant Arquitecture at Matadero Madrid

Aberrant Architecture proposes the creation of an installation devoted to free play in Intermediæ. Inspired by the architectural language of the great Dutch playground designer Aldo van Eyck (1918-99), Landscape for Play is a leisure-based proposal that shifts the shapes of the surrounding city to an interior space.

 

“Landscape for Play”, Aberrant Arquitecture at Matadero Madrid ©Matadero Madrid

 

To the question of how we can transform the urban space through play, Aberrant Architecture replies with structures, shapes and colours that invite children of all ages to use this new place in an imaginative way. The resulting interior landscape is composed of follies, crevices and different elevations which, although they make up a fantastic territory that can be used by the communities that come to Intermediæ each day, don’t impose rigid restrictions in terms of how people must behave. This flexibility also means that the playground can be used as a setting for a range of activities during the months when it will be open. (more…)

“breath”, a project by Edmund de Waal for Ivorypress

Breath is an invitation for Edmund de Waal to work across Ivorypress’s three different spaces: the publishing house, the exhibition space, and the bookshop. At the heart of this project is an artist’s book, published by Ivorypress: a project that has spanned many years, looking hard into what books are, how they feel and their presence in the world.

 

“Every song”, Edmund de Waal © Edmund de Waal

 

It is an homage to Romanian-born poet Paul Celan, a book about slowing down. To accompany the artist’s book de Waal has made a series of seventeen new works, including vitrines, shelves, and diptychs conceived as open books, which take inspiration from the Spanish artist Francisco de Zurbarán and the writer Federico García Lorca, and also from Celan. (more…)

“Is This Tomorrow?” exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery

Is This Tomorrow? features experimental propositions from some of today’s leading architects and artists responding to issues we face in the 21st century from natural resources and migration to technology and spirituality. Their experiential projects take the form of environments, models, structures and systems, incorporating artworks, objects, film and graphics.

 

A conceptual collage, Ways of life, by Marianna Castillo Deball and Tatiana Bilbao Estudio informing their collaborative installation for Whitechapel Gallery’s ‘Is This Tomorrow?’ exhibition

 

In an era when humanity is facing new challenges posed by big data, bioengineering and climate change, Whitechapel Gallery has invited ten groups of artists and architects to explore the potential of collaboration and offer their visions of the future. They imagine scenarios in which queer desire, house music and fracking meet on a mountainside; grief and microbes generate new possibilities for housing; or machines dispense objects and emotions to support our place in the technological world of tomorrow. (more…)

Three weeks left to submit your project for the BigMat International Architecture Award ’19

The 4th edition of the biennial BigMat Architecture Award 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. Check out all the info here.

 

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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“Underground Architecture. Berlin Metro stations 1953-1994” exhibition at the Berlinische Galerie

Plain and functional elegance, colourful Pop Art, a historical cathedral flavour – the metro stations built in Berlin between 1953 and 1994 with their distinctive post-war and post-modernist feel are still a defining feature in the daily lives of Berlin’s residents.

 

Chris M Forsyth, Richard Wagner Platz, Underground Architecture, Berlinische Galerie

 

Once threatened by radical revamps, 27 of these 82 undergound structures are now listed monuments, thanks to a dedicated younger generation of academics, photographers and film-makers. The Berlinische Galerie welcomes this opportunity for a début presentation of selected underground stations, including the story of their genesis and the architectural concepts at play.  (more…)

“Close Encounter: Meetings with Remarkable Buildings” at the Glucksman Cork

Curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, Close Encounter: Meetings with Remarkable Buildings was presented at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale as part of the FREESPACE exhibition in the Central Pavilion.

 

“Close Encounter” Venice Biennale 2018

 

“Together with our collaborator, Hugh Campbell, we asked sixteen contemporary practicing architect teams to research one selected building, each of which was chosen by us. Close Encounter calls on the generosity of each of the invited architects to ‘take’ the work of another architect and help it to be remembered, understood, re-valued and appreciated for its own inherent worth”- Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, Curators, Venice Biennale 2018. (more…)