“Heike Hanada. Metamorphosen” at Architektur Galerie Berlin

The exhibition focuses on the continuously shifting perspectives in the work of Heike Hanada, between artistic intervention on the one hand, and architectural reality on the other, such as the Bauhaus Museum she recently designed in Weimar.

 

Heike Hanada, Bauhaus Museum Weimar Metamorphosen © Andrews Alberts

 

Archetypal monumentality and spatial dissolution confront one another in different perspectives, sometimes contradictory, sometimes divergent. Various media engage in a dialogue, in which the built and the unbuilt converge in a kind of metamorphosis. For example, photographic snapshots are presented in which austere architectural motifs dissolve into the surreal or picturesque. The resulting narrative moments reflect Hanada’s artistic investigations, which concentrate on the “improper qualities” of emptiness, material, and space. (more…)

“Borel, Barani, Ibos & Vitart. A landscape of excellence” at Citè de l’Architecture

An exhibition dedicated to three figures of contemporary architecture: Frédéric Borel, Marc Barani, and the duo Jean Marc Ibos and Myrto Vitart, each distinguished by the “National Grand Prix of Architecture.”

 

“Borel, Barani, Ibos & Vitart. A landscape of excellence” at Citè de l’Architecture

 

This exhibition presents the work of three figures of French architecture, each with its own work and distinct background. Three figures who have been awarded the National Grand Prix of Architecture: Frédéric Borel revealed by housing projects animating complex plots in Paris; Marc Barani who made his weapons on the edge of the Mediterranean in the wake of Le Corbusier; Ibos and Vitart distinguished by their subtle dialogue with heritage when, for example, the extension of the Museum of Fine Arts in Lille. (more…)

“Knock nothing down” Will Alsop at Royal Academy of Arts

To demolish or not to demolish? This free display is an opportunity to explore a selection of past and upcoming projects by late architect Will Alsop RA and his practice, aLL Design, which reimagine new cities above existing ones.

 

Will Alsop RA / aLL Design, Sketch of the OCAD (Ontario College of Art and Design), Ontario © Will Alsop RA / aLL Design

 

According to late architect Will Alsop RA, every building contains references, memories and meaning for many people and as such should be loved, reworked and kept. Demolishing wasn’t an option for him, unless a building was physically dangerous. (more…)

“Aldo Rossi e la Ragione. Architetture 1967-1997” at Palazzo della Ragione

From Saturday 1 June to Sunday 29 September, the Salone della Palazzo della Ragione in Padua will host the exhibition “Aldo Rossi e la Ragione Architetture 1960-1997”, a collection of over 140 original works including studies, paintings, drawings and models, curated by Cinzia Simioni and Alessandro Tognon with the Aldo Rossi Foundation.

 

San Cataldo Cemetery Proposal by Aldo Rossi.

 

The exhibition path covers a period from the Sixties to the Nineties, presenting 40 architectures, some design objects, as well as writings and photographic documents, with a focus on four emblematic projects displayed in separate rooms: the San Cataldo Cemetery in Modena (1971-1978), the Teatro del Mondo in Venice (1979), the hotel complex “Il Palazzo” in Fukuoka (1987-1989) and the competition project for the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin (1988). (more…)

“Access for all” at Architekturmuseum der TU München

As one of the world’s megacities, São Paulo has for decades seen an investment in architectural infrastructures that attempt to mitigate its open space shortages and also fulfill the constant need for recreational, cultural, and sports programs.

 

Sao Paulo, MASP, Lina Bo Bardi © Ciro Miguel

 

The exhibition “Access for All: São Paulo’s Architectural Infrastructures” presents buildings, open spaces, and infrastructural projects at different scales—public, semipublic, or privately owned—which arguably attempt to create inclusive places for urban society. (more…)

“Terragni and Golosov: Novocomum in Como” at San Pietro in Atrio

The exhibition “Terragni and Golosov. Novocomum in Como and Zuev in Moscow. Comparing avant-gardes” was inaugurated on 1st June – at the spaces of San Pietro in Atrio in Como.

 

“The Terragni and Golosov: Novocomum in Como” © Archivio Terragni

 

The exhibition – curated by Alessandro De Magistris (Professor of History of Architecture at the Milan Polytechnic) and Anna Vyazemtseva (professor of architectural history at the Roma Tre University) and open to the public until 30 June 2019 – continues the journey started with the international conference organized by Made in Maarc in 2016, with the aim of verifying, through archival and editorial sources, contacts, influences and differences between two of the most iconic works of the 20th century, the Novocomum of Terragni and the Club Zuev di Golosov, masters of modern architecture. (more…)

“Contemporary Cartography” exhibition at The Building Centre

Contemporary Cartography examines how we navigate, document and shape the built environment today through the work of four practices; James Corner Field Operations, ScanLAB Projects, Studio MUTT and Smout Allen.

 

Contemporary Cartography, Building Centre, Studio Mutt,James Corner © Francesco Russo

 

Maps delineate space and can both conceive and compound geographical, cultural, political and social boundaries as a physical manifestation in the built environment. Often used as a drawing tool, maps can be conflated with plans – neutral forms of data representation that simplify the interrelation of time, space and experience in place making to a singular vision. (more…)

“Cities. 9 microficciones” collective exhibition at MPA Gallery

On the occasion of PhotoEspaña 2019, MPA Gallery presents “Cities”, a project with the collaboration of Juan Herreros, which proposes a manifesto about the city divided into 9 micro-fictions: urban culture, center, periphery, density, mobility, naturalization, public space, in defense of design and the city in between.

 

Sabine Hornig, Window I, 2001 © Sabine Hornig

 

Those micro-fictions run through the fanzine published on the occasion of the exhibition, establishing a dialogue with the works that compose it. “Cities” proposes a collective view of the transformation of the cities, exploring how they are deconstructed and reconstructed from a social, political, and economic perspective that is reflected in the architecture. The exhibition features works by Dennis Adams, Basurama, Johanna Calle, Javier Campano, Celine Condorelli, Alejandro S. Garrido, Sabine Hornig, Luisa Lambri, Ángel Marcos, Antoni Muntadas, Itziar Okariz, Wolfgang Tillmans, Juan Ugalde and Juan Uslé. (more…)

“Eileen Gray – E.1027 Master Bedroom” at Akademie der Künste in Berlin

In her first work, the E.1027 house, which she built from 1926–1929 in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin on the Mediterranean Sea, Eileen Gray (1878–1976) designed almost every element herself. The walk-in installation of the bedroom in the passage of the Akademie building at Pariser Platz provides a direct visualisation of the architectural design by an unjustly neglected pioneer of modernism.

 

“Eileen Gray – E.1027 Master Bedroom”

 

In her first work, the E.1027 house, which she built from 1926–1929 in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin on the Mediterranean Sea, Eileen Gray (1878–1976) designed almost every element herself. The walk-in installation of the bedroom in the passage of the Akademie building at Pariser Platz provides a direct visualisation of the architectural design by an unjustly neglected pioneer of modernism. (more…)

“Álvaro Siza. Viagem sem Programa” in Siena

The project “Álvaro Siza. Viagem sem Programa” is the result of the ’ meeting with Álvaro Siza, one of the world’s most renowned architects, and their decision to shed light – through Siza’s non-architectural drawings – on his highly personal view of life and thus on his architecture.

 

“Álvaro Siza. Viagem sem Programa”

 

Through its 53 drawings (like building number 53 where Siza’s studio is located in Porto), the exhibition explores the qualities of human nature and design culture alike, revealing the indissoluble link between these two factors and the Portuguese architect’s most intimate sentiments as well as his remarkable talent for observation. Persons are always at the centre of Siza’s architecture. His buildings of space and light welcome human actions without ever neglecting the context in which they are inserted. (more…)