“Tisser des liens” Philippe Prost at Laval University

Université Laval is devoting its new exhibition Tisser les liens to the achievements of the Atelier d’Architecture Philippe Prost, presented from February 13, 2020.

 

 

Forging links between eras and uses, between architecture and its context, memory and creation, between know-how and innovations, such is the work carried out daily within the Atelier d’Architecture Philippe Prost whether on the scale of the room, the building, the block, the district, the city or even that of a landscape or an entire territory. (more…)

“Olivetti at Toscana. Territory, community, architecture” at Museo della Grafica Pisa

The exhibition “OLIVETTI@TOSCANA.IT Territory, community, architecture in Olivetti’s Tuscany” is dedicated to the characters and architectures that have marked the history of Olivetti in Tuscany.

 

Mostra Olivetti © Gianluca Giordano

 

Hosted by the Museo della Grafica and organized by the University of Pisa (Department of Energy, Systems, Land and Construction Engineering and Department of Civilization and Forms of Knowledge, by the Museum of Graphics and by the Museum of Calculation Instruments) , the exhibition was curated by Marco Giorgio Bevilacqua, Mauro Ciampa, Lucia Giorgetti, Stefania Landi and Denise Ulivieri, with the collaboration of the Centro Studi dell’Arte Licia and Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti Foundation and the Olivetti Historical Archive Association. (more…)

“9 itineraries for 100 20th century architecture in Basilicata and Puglia” at Murat Space Bari

Inauguration of the second stage of the traveling exhibition “9 itineraries for 100 20th century architecture in Basilicata and Puglia”, curated by Antonello Pagliuca and Mauro Sàito, organized by the Basilicata and Puglia sections of Do.co.mo.mo Italia.

 

Nicola Pagliara, Chiesa dell’Annunziata a Colobraro (Matera, 1969) – Foto Pierangelo Laterza

 

The exhibition is the result of a cataloging activity of the architectural heritage regional of the twentieth century, understood as an ‘open’ and implementable tool, with which we aim to get to know and put 100 modern architectures of recognized quality ‘on the net’. The values ​​of these works in the Appulo-Lucan area, often found in similar aspects of other architectures built in different places, times and circumstances, are enhanced by those that can be identified through the independent consideration of the individual works . (more…)

“Sáenz de Oíza. Arts and Crafts” at ICO Museum

“Sáenz de Oíza. Arts and crafts”, an exhibition to explore the eyes and inspiration of the great reference of twentieth-century architecture. The ICO Museum joins with this exhibition the celebration of the centenary of the birth of Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oíza (Cáseda-Navarra, 1918 – Madrid, 2000), the polyhedral artist, undoubtedly one of the most outstanding architects of the Spanish architecture of the twentieth century.

 

Francisco Javier Saénz de Oíza, Palacio de Festivales de Santander. Cross section.

 

In eighty-two years of life he traveled 500 of existence, learning and production. Since the Middle Ages, in which he claimed to have been born by his childhood in rural Casedana roughness, Oíza travels, mixes with the Vanguards of the twentieth century and dedicates his last five decades to the creation for which he is commemorated today. (more…)

“Critical Care. Architecture for a Broken Planet” at Deutsches Architektur Zentrum

A Planet in crisis. Earth in intensive care. Human-made environmental and social catastrophes are threatening to render the planet uninhabitable. The situation is critical, and dominated by the interests of capital. architecture and urbanism are caught up in the crisis.

 

Emergency Architecture & Human Rights (EAHR): 100 classrooms for refugee children, Za’atari Village, Jordan, 2017 © photograph: Martina Bo Rubino

 

But it could all be different. The Critical Care exhibition presented first at the Architekturzentrum Wien (Az W) presents 21 current projects from around the world, including earthquake-proof and sustainable village development in China, flood protection through traditional low-carbon construction techniques in Pakistan and Bangladesh, diverse conversions of modernist buildings in Brazil and Europe, an ecological community land trust in Puerto Rico, the revitalization of historic irrigation systems in Spain, and new concepts for public spaces and mixed urban districts in Vienna, London, and Nairobi. On the basis of these and other projects, Critical Care proves that architecture and urbanism can bring the planet back to life. The repair of the future has begun.
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“The Housing Laboratory. Zurich” at Citè de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine

Zurich, the economic capital of Switzerland, has become a benchmark in housing architecture. Through a corpus of more than thirty projects, this exhibition testifies to the dynamic of reinvention of housing carried out for twenty years by the municipality, housing cooperatives and architects.

 

Le Laboratoire du logement. Zurich, les coopératives réinventent le logement social © Johannes Marburg

 

Very well developed in certain countries such as Switzerland, cooperative housing was initiated over a hundred years ago; however, it remained marginal in France. Also called “third way of housing”, it is located halfway between rental and private property. (more…)

“Gabriele Basilico. Metropoli” at Palazzo delle Esposizioni

Dedicated to one of the major protagonists of Italian and international photography, the exhibition focuses on the theme of the city with over 250 works in different formats dating from the 1970s to the 2000s, some of which were exhibited for the first time.

 

Gabriele Basilico, Milano Porta nuova, 2012 | © Archivio Gabriele Basilico

 

The metropolis has always been at the center of Gabriele Basilico’s investigations and interests (Milan 1944-2013). The theme of the anthropized landscape, the development and the historical stratifications of the cities, the margins and the suburbs in continuous transformation have always been the main engine of his research. (more…)

“Richard Neutra. California Living” at Wien Museum

In October of 1923, a young man from Vienna made his way to the United States – just a few years later, he created “Lovell Health House,” an icon of California Modernism. It made him one of the most famous architects of his time. His name: Richard Neutra (1892–1970).

 

Miller House, Palm Springs, 1936/37, Photo: David Schreyer 2017

 

His bright and airy houses, open to yards, gardens, and the landscape, became symbols for a new ideal of living – transparent and rational, at one with nature, tailored to residential needs. Innovative constructions, affordable materials, standardization, and prefabrication were all designed to lower costs. (more…)

“Home Stories. 100 Years, 20 Visionary Interiors” at Vitra Design Museum

Our homes are an expression of the way we live, they shape our everyday routines and fundamentally affect our well-being. With the major exhibition “Home Stories: 100 Years, 20 Visionary Interiors” the Vitra Design Museum aims to reopen the conversation about the contemporary private interior and its evolution.

 

elii [oficina de arquitectura], Yojigen Poketto Apartment (kitchenette and sleeping area) Madrid, Spain, 2017 © elii [oficina de arquitectura], photo: Imagen Subliminal – Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero

 

In a captivating narrative leading visitors backwards in time, the exhibition will highlight important societal, political, urban, and technical shifts that have shaped the design and the use of the Western interior over the last 100 years. (more…)

“Atmospheres. Dietrich Untertrifaller Architects” at la Galerie d’Architecture

Attention and respect for people, places, history and ephemeral phenomena of our world – light and landscape, weather and gardens – are the foundations of the design by Dietrich Untertrifaller. The building occupies only a part of it.

 

Colas Durand, Architectes Dietrich i Untertrifaller College Jean Monnet a Broons

 

As if to take us outside, so that we can participate in the infinite play of light with nature and landscape, Dietrich Untertrifaller opens his buildings, exposes surfaces and materials to light like canvases. (more…)