“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…)

“Bengal Stream: The Vibrant Architecture Scene of Bangladesh” at DAM

Bengal Stream is the first exhibition to focus on the architectural scene in Bangladesh. The exhibition presents over sixty projects demonstrating the extraordinary vibrant architecture scene in their country. Simplicity, adaptability, and an ability to cope with vulnerability are the collective strengths and values of architecture in Bangladesh.

 

Bait Ur Ruf Mosque, MTA © S AM Basel

Bait Ur Ruf Mosque, MTA © S AM Basel

 

The East-West / North-South programme designed by arc en rêve in 2004 presented the essential purpose of architecture, giving people places to live, and placed creativity at the heart of the major issues facing societies as they turn towards the future. We observed at the time that dwelling solutions developed by populations in extreme conditions can inform the search for new modes of design to help us to build habitable environments here and now.
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“Architettura della grande scala” Francisco Mangado at IUAV Venice

The exhibition intends, through the work of Francisco Mangado, to focus on the open question of the grand scale in architecture.

 

Palace of Congresses and Hotel in Palma de Mallorca. Photography by Roland Halbe.

 

Francisco Mangado has long shown with his work an intellectual and scientific attitude taken in very little consideration: that the project activity must consider the large scale and then go down to the next stairs. Even in the construction of a building of medium and small scale must remain memory of what it is necessary to start from, that is from the architecture of the large dimension. (more…)

“Swim City” at S AM Basel

‘Swim City’ is the first exhibition to draw attention to a particular contemporary phenomenon in urban space: river swimming as a mass movement. Swiss cities have played a pioneering role in the development of this activity in the last few decades, gradually making the river accessible as a natural public space in the built environment.

 

Flussschwimmen / river swimming, Zürich / Zurich © Lucía de Mosteyrín Muñoz

 

This has allowed for the river to become a place of leisure located right in front of one’s doorstep. The rest of the world looks on in awe at this bathing culture. (more…)