With over 60 process models gathered together for the first time, construction details, unpublished images and animation films, Pavillon Arsenale invites you to understand and discover “Triangle”, an exhibition imagined and put together by Herzog & de Meuron. The context, settlement, materials perception and environmental strategies are explained with detail, focusing on the technical innovations of the work.
Nove Novos is an exhibition on contemporary Brazilian architecture, centered on the work of the youngest generation of architects in this country. Overshadowed by the work of fellow prestigious architects Oscar Niemeyer or Paulo Mendes da Rocha, the buildings of these young architects are representative of an economically dynamic country with an architecture aside from the white, curvaceous forms and bold, sweeping lines.
(…) Architecture can not be a halftone. You can not do something that does not appeal to your customer or something you don´t like. You can not do something you do not believe or something that your client does not understand. All that goes wrong. It is therefore essential to talk. And talk is to know each other.
Eduardo Souto de Moura
On the occasion of the Ninth Week of Architecture of Madrid and within the activities of the XII Mostra Portuguesa, on Friday October 3, 2014, at 18: 00h, the Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura gave a lecture entitled “Eduardo Souto de Moura: recent projects” at LA SEDE COAM, the Madrid association of architects. (See video below) Additionally, an exhibition titled “Eduardo Souto de Moura: proyectos y concursos” was inaugurated by the architect on the same day.
The exhibition, organized by Fundación Arquitectura COAM (COAM Architecture Fundation) and Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid COAM, with the collaboration of the Portuguese Embassy in Spain and the Camões- Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua, will be available to visitors in the Ground Floor of LASEDE COAM (c/ Hortaleza, 63) from October 3rd to January 15th.
Milan, as told in the exhibition “Cloudscrapers. A century of skyscrapers in Milan” hosted from November 6 to December 6 at the Riccardo Catella Foundation, via Gaetano De Castillia 28, is a rising city. It is a city designed by the silhouettes of the Velasca and Pirelli Towers, but also by the Lombardy regional government’s new headquarters, the Unicredit Tower by Cesar Pelli and the Porta Nuova Business District.
Right now, at the moment when the operational phase of the works in Paris-Saclay University is taking place, this public institution is proud to present a general update on the project in its scientific, economic, architectural and urban aspects. Round tables, lectures and over thirty architects’ presentations will take place next to many models, plans and chronograms between days 28 – 30 of November. These three days will be followed by a longer-lasting exhibition of the Paris-Saclay projects until December 20th.
The Bienal Panamericana de Arquitectura de Quito (Quito’s Panamerican Architectural Biennale) started its XIX edition on November 17th, under the motto of “From the house to the city, from the city to the house”. This event, honoured by Ecuador’s National Assembly and considered as one of the most relevant of its kind in South America, enables since 1978 a meeting point for architecture professionals to show their work and share contemporary ideas in an inclusive, discussion-friendly environment.
Antonio Cruz Villalon and Antonio Ortiz García from Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos has just received the 2014 Spanish Gold Medal for Architecture, an award given by the Consejo Superior de Colegios de Arquitectos de España ( Spanish Superior Council of Architecture Colleges) (CSCAE) every two years to an architect with the aim of contributing to the highest social and cultural level of architecture. The Gold Medal for Architecture is the most prestigious award from the Superior Council.
The 14th International Architecture Exhibition – Fundamentals – came to a close on Sunday 23 November 2014. The show, organized by the Biennale di Venezia presided over by Paolo Baratta and curated by Rem Koolhaas, has become the most controversial architecture iteration of the festival in recent memory — and the most popular, according to statistics released by the Biennale over the weekend, attracting 228,000 visitors during the 6 months aperture period (7.06-23.11) according with the official data provided by the organization, in addition to the 12,214 visitors who attended the preview. These figures cannot be compared with the 178,000 visitors in 2012 (10,408 during the preview) due to the three-month opening period that year.
The competition of Le Maillon was won in April by LAN (Local Architecture Network) with a proposal based on the idea of theatre as a process, rather than a fixed structure (as they quote in their own statement “the foyer-room-logistic” triade). Their design would smoehow work as a city; it could evolve, change, and transform itself as time goes by and at the user’s will. LAN Architecture is the winner of the French National phase of the Big Mat International Architectural Award.
Tomorrow, the Museum of Finnish Architecture will host Czech architect Martin Rajnis to give a talk on experimental wooden constructions on the occasion of the latest exhibition “Annual rings 1994–2014. A new generation of wood architecture“, which will be open to the public from October 8th to January 25th 2015. The conference will take place at 6pm, in the lecture hall of the Finlands Arkitekturmuseum in Helsinki.