“Playing With Pedagogies – The Mazzanti Team” at COAM Madrid

The exhibition proposes a space that operates under the essential strategies that make up the design process of the Mazzanti + horizontal Team. Through a changing exhibition, visitors can understand not only what we do – our finished projects – but also how we work, our processes and methodologies.

 

“Exhibition: Playing With Pedagogies – The Mazzanti Team” © COAM

 

“Playing with pedagogies” will be an open space for creativity and will be presented to the public as an ephemeral workshop. It will be a space that puts the visitor at the center of the exhibition and makes it part of our narrative. (more…)

“Böhm 100. The Concrete Cathedral of Neviges” at DAM

Gottfried Böhms 100th birthday is on January 23, 2020. We intend to celebrate it: with an exhibition devoted to the pilgrimage church in Neviges, one of his most important designs. Commissioned by Franciscan monks and the second largest church in the Archdiocese of Cologne, a concrete cathedral was built between 1963 and 1968.

 

Dam Bohm 100 Mariendom Neviges, foto Inge Arved Vonderropp, 1976

 

The folded roof is currently being refurbished with an innovative textile-reinforced concrete layer. In 2005 and 2006, there were major exhibitions at the DAM of the work of Gottfried Böhm and his father Dominikus Böhm. (more…)

“The Playground Project. Architecture for children” at DAM

Between 1950 and 1980 the playground was a creative laboratory. In the cities of the Global North, innovative, crazy and exciting projects emerged: Landscape architects, artists, activists and citizens wanted to provide children with the best place for play and try out a new approach to community and city at the same time.

 

Group Ludic: Park Blijdorp, Rotterdam (NL), im Auftrag von De Bijenkorf, 1970 Copyright: Xavier de la Salle

 

Starting with the pioneers of new playground concepts in the first half of the 20th century, The Playground Project brings the wealth of this period to life — with images, models, plans, books and numerous films, but also with playground sculptures for climbing, sliding and hiding. (more…)

“Otto Wagner. Maître de l’Art nouveau viennois” at Citè de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine

As part of the Viennese Season at the Cité, discover Otto Wagner, a major figure on the European architectural scene at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. His achievements as much as his writings have largely contributed to the emergence of “modern architecture”.

 

© AC Manley/Photo12/Alamy

 

Belonging to the generation preceding those of the main actors of Art Nouveau, the works of Otto Wagner, from the infrastructures of the Vienna metropolitan to the Vienna Savings Bank passing by the St. Leopold church of the Steinhof are today considered as essential milestones to grasp the evolution of this decisive moment in the history of contemporary architecture. (more…)

“In the Making: Ilya & Emilia Kabakov. From Drawing to Installation” at Tchoban Foundation

The Museum for Architectural Drawing presents the exhibition featuring the acclaimed conceptual artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Since the late eighties the artist duo has created fantastical spaces that they call ‘total’ installations immersing the viewer in stories not only about their past in the USSR, where they both were born and raised, but also and most importantly about utopian dreams.

 

Palace of Projects, 2003, Buntstift, Aquarell, blaue Tinte, Kohle, Coloured pencil, watercolour, blue ink, black charcoal 89 × 117 cm © Ilya and Emilia Kabakov

 

The Kabakovs always create the concept for an installation together and Ilya transfers their ideas to paper. Ilya’s graphic skill can be traced back to his classical education from the Surikov Art Institute, and while working as children’s book illustrator in Moscow long before the West paid any attention to him. In the 1960s, a small group of dissident artists – among whom Ilya was a central figure – created an unofficial art movement later called Moscow Conceptualism, addressing the dilemmas and failures of socialism. (more…)

“Architecture, Silence and Light” Louis Kahn in the Photographs by Roberto Schezen at MAXXI

A focus show on the architecture of Louis Kahn through the photographs of Roberto Schezen.

 

Roberto Schezen, Dr. and Mrs. Norman Fisher House, Hatboro, Pennsylvania 1960-67, 2001 ca., Courtesy Fondazione MAXXI

 

On display, the diverse materials making up the Schezen Fond – from this year part of the museum’s Photography Collections: from the photographer’s own silver gelatin prints to the large format negatives and through to the invaluable colour slides, together with large-format photographs from the original negatives. (more…)

“About Structures and Colors” Candida Höfer at The Helga de Alvear Gallery

Candida Höfer (Eberswalde, Germany 1944) presents her individual exhibition About Stuctures and Colors, at Helga de Alvear Gallery. Her work, framed within the tradition of the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, shows spaces of knowledge, power, congregation and beauty.

 

Bolshoi Teatr Moskwa II. 2017. © Candida Höfer. Cortesía Candifa Höfer y Galería Helga de Alvear

 

The exhibition presents a large-format series of public and semi-public interiors in quite a novel way, made between Moscow and Paris. The absence of the human figure causes a greater prominence of architecture and nature. The exhibition reflects on the representation of national culture and architectural will through elements such as light, structure and color as well as the idea of ​​beauty itself. (more…)

“Whereupon the stone ran away” Kay Fingerle at BDA Galerie Berlin

An artificial and independent picture of built nature is staged in the rocks in Nagoya, Kyoto and Himeji. This is contrasted by Kay Fingerle’s built rooms by the French architect Charlotte Perriand, which form an authentic relationship with nature.

 

Kay Fingerle, worauf der Stein


From December 18, 2019 to January 30, 2020, the BDA-Galerie Berlin is showing two photographic series by Kay Fingerle. The title of the exhibition “Whereupon the stone ran away” refers to the famous Japanese history collection Kojiki, on which the Berlin scholarship holder at the Villa Kamogawa of the Goethe Institute in Kyoto was inspired in summer 2019.
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“Rossetti+Wyss. Solid Wood – Material, Reduction, Balance” at Architektur Galerie Berlin

Europe’s oldest known wooden house is the Bethlehem House, a solid timber construction erected in 1287 in the Swiss canton of Schwyz. With a design that is both functional and flexible design, the building is still in use today.

 

Rossetti Wyss, Trublerhuette Schlieren, 2007, Foto Juerg Zimmermann

 

Rossetti+Wyss explore the qualities of traditional building methods and transport these into their work. Many of their projects involve the use of solid wood for project-specific applications and designs, as well as in combination with other materials. Embracing the many facets of this trustworthy building material, they have used it for load bearing and bracing, as well as for protective and insulating purposes. Their work reveals their great curiosity in the search for the specific and simple, while maintaining a balance between construction and form, material and function, density and lightness. (more…)

“Forest of Fabrication – dRMM: Pioneers Of Timber Architecture” at RIBA North

RIBA North, The Building Centre and RIBA Chartered Practice dRMM present Forest of Fabrication, an exhibition celebrating the possibilities and significance of modern timber architecture.

 

“Forest of Fabrication – dRMM: Pioneers Of Timber Architecture” at RIBA North © RIBA North

 

During its life cycle a tree makes oxygen, eats carbon, produces food, shade, habitat, colour and character. Trees also control wind, water levels, soil erosion, pollution and temperature while endlessly renew themselves. Not only do trees make cities more possible and desirable when alive, they then provide future fuel, construction materials and compost for new trees after death. Trees and the timber products created from them are an exemplar of Cradle to Cradle* design, an approach to design that considers whole life cycles as a means of designing with minimal impact on our planet. (more…)