“Concept & notation”: Bernard Tschumi’s retrospective travels to Basel

From the 9th of May to the 23rd of August 2015, the Swiss Architecture Museum presents the exhibition “Bernard Tschumi. Architecture: Concept & Notation”, an adaptation of his first great European retrospective, which was first shown in 2014 in the Centre Pompidou.

 

"Bernard Tschumi. Architecture: concept & notation" ©  SAM / Centre Georges Pompidou

“Bernard Tschumi. Architecture: concept & notation” © SAM / Centre Georges Pompidou

 

From the 9th of May to the 23rd of August 2015, the S·AM (Swiss Architecture Museum) presents the exhibition “Bernard Tschumi. Architecture: Concept & Notation“. The exhibition is an adaptation of the first great European retrospective on this influential theorist and practitioner Bernard Tschumi, which was first shown in 2014 in the Centre Pompidou, Paris. (more…)

“Radically Modern. Urban planning and architecture in 1960s Berlin” at Berlinische Galerie

This exhibition is the first detailed overview of the context in which this architecture emerged, examining formal aspects and underlying international influences on the architecture developed in both East and West Berlin and stimulates a reevaluation of this contentious period of construction.

 

Georg Kohlmaier, Barna von Sartory, Rollende Gehsteige am Kurfürstendamm, Repro Bildcollage, 1969, © Georg Kohlmaier/Elisabeth von Sartory/Berlinische Galerie, Repro: Markus Hawlik

Georg Kohlmaier, Barna von Sartory, Rollende Gehsteige am Kurfürstendamm, Repro Bildcollage, 1969, © Georg Kohlmaier/Elisabeth von Sartory/Berlinische Galerie, Repro: Markus Hawlik

 

Architecture and urban design from the sixties shape Berlin’s cityscape to this day. Significant urban planning decisions where taken in that decade and there arose numerous, striking architectural works, which today are at risk. Inspired by the spirit of a new beginning and technological euphoria, urban planners and architects designed radical new cityscapes for a modern society. Often unjustly criticized as inhumane or unsightly, important examples from this period of architecture have often already been torn down, disfigured by later alterations, or are threatened with demolition today.  The Museum of Modern Art, Photography and Architecture reopens after a period of renovation with the exhibition ‘Radically Modern’. (more…)

“RCR Arquitectes – Shared creativity” at Palau Robert Barcelona

The Palau Robert presents the innovative, shared creativity of the Olot-based studio RCR Arquitectes, created by Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta, in an exhibition that looks back over the past 25 years of a trajectory committed to seeking out an architecture that is in pure harmony with the environment.

 

RCR Arquitectes – Shared creativity © Palau Robert. Generalitat de Catalunya

RCR Arquitectes – Shared creativity © Palau Robert. Generalitat de Catalunya

 

“RCR Arquitectes – Shared creativity”, organised by the Government of Catalonia in conjunction with RCR BUNKA Private Foundation and sponsored by SOLVIA, shows these architects’ work, which is based on seven fundamental concepts. Curated by Josep Maria Montaner, an architect and professor at the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB), the exhibition will be open to the public from 26 March to 13 September 2015 in Room 3 at the Palau Robert in Barcelona. (more…)

“The Ring” exhibition, José María Sánchez García at The Blue House Madrid

In this new exhibition at The Blue House, developed by CentroCentro and curated by Jacobo García-Germán, José María Sánchez García Architects presents one of their most important work to date, carried out by one of the Spanish architects with greater projection and international recognition.

 

"The Ring" International Center for Sports Innovation. Cáceres, Spain © José María Sánchez García Architecture Office

“The Ring” International Center for Sports Innovation. Cáceres, Spain © José María Sánchez García Architecture Office


The Blue House
(La Casita Azul)  is a permanent space dedicated to increase the presence of architecture in Madrid´s cultural offer. A small space for large works. An urban pocket that will host some of the most important architects that will bring their work to the public in an accessible way, thanks to the display´s scale. (more…)

“Grafting Architecture” at Fabra i Coats Barcelona: blending new and existing

The guiding thread of the proposal is the description of the different projects through the architectural PROCESS and the subsequent PERCEPTION of the resulting building. These projects are understood on their own, through their uniqueness, and not as architecture that forms part of a movement.

 

Grafting Architecture exhibition © Fabra i Coats -Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona

Grafting Architecture exhibition © Fabra i Coats -Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona

 

The starting point for Grafting Architecture is the restoration of Casa Bofarull (1913-1933), one of the key works of Josep Maria Jujol (1879-1949). In this Tarragonan architect’s way of working we can identify an attitude that can be traced through many projects built in the last century, one which is based on an intensive dialogue with preexisting features (physical or otherwise) that enable a project including and blending new and existing elements to be developed, just as cuttings are grafted to a tree. (more…)

Overview of the 10th edition of the Festival des Architectures Vives

The aim of this event, held once a year in Montpellier, France, is to raise awareness of the wide range of architecture to the general public through the installation of temporary structures and pavillions. It seeks not only to highlight the work of a younger generation of architects but also to discover unexpected urban areas.

 

The Cloudscape, by FAKT  © Festival des Architectures Vives

The Cloudscape, by FAKT © Festival des Architectures Vives


Since 2006, Champ Libre association, based in Montpellier (Langedoc-Rousillon), is devoted primarily to the completion of the Festival des Architectures Vives. The aim of this event is to raise awareness of the wide range of architecture to the general public. It seeks not only to highlight the work of a younger generation of architects but also to discover unexpected urban areas.

The tenth edition of the Festival occured in June, from the 10th to the 14th June 2015 in Montpellier and from the 20th to 28th June in La Grande Motte. During 2 weeks, 19 installations were proposed and built,  joined by the common theme of “Sensuality“.

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Everything is Architecture: Bau Magazine from the 60s and 70s

The ICA London presents the first significant exhibition in the UK of the influential Vienna-based architectural magazine Bau: Magazine for Architecture and Urban Planning , published by the Central Association of Austrian Architects.

 

Bau: Magazine for Architecture and Urban Planning, Published by Zentralvereinigung der Architekten Österreichs. Courtesy of the Artists and Estates.

Bau: Magazine for Architecture and Urban Planning, Published by Zentralvereinigung der Architekten Österreichs. Courtesy of the Artists and Estates.



Original issues of the magazine published between 1965 and 1970 will be displayed; a period when a group of influential Austrian architects and artists including Hans Hollein, Walter Pichler, Günther Feuerstein and Oswald Oberhuber, took over its editorship. The seminal architect Peter Cook, founder of experimental group Archigram and former ICA Director discussed the period around the exhibition last  June 19, in an event held in the ICA. Speakers included architectural historian Dr. Eva Branscome and  the discussion was chaired by Prof. Murray Fraser. (more…)

Boolean voids – Gijs Van Vaerenbergh’s approach to the Labyrinth

The Belgian architects’ latest design is a summer maze for C-mine art centre in Genk, in Belgium – a promenade through the insides of geometrical shapes carved out of a massive, steel-plate grid.

 

"Labyrinth" by Gijs Van Vaerenbergh © Philip Dujardin

“Labyrinth” by Gijs Van Vaerenbergh © Philip Dujardin

 

Belgian duo of architects and artists Gijs Van Vaerenbergh have designed Labyrinth, a spatial installation on the main square of C-mine art centre in Genk, Belgium. The installation will be open until the 30th of September as one of the main summer activities. (more…)

Het Nieuwe Instituut presents The New Garden: a temporary landscape

Inspired by the ecological richness of abandoned sites, Frank Bruggeman (artist and designer) and Hans Engelbrecht (ecological gardener) propose an alternative way of maintaining public space in the city with The New Garden.

 

The New Garden. July 2015 Photo © Johannes Schwartz

The New Garden. July 2015 Photo  ©  Johannes Schwartz

 

This spring, Het Nieuwe Instituut presented The New Garden: a temporary landscape with space for encounter, experimentation and exploration. The outdoor area around Het Nieuwe Instituut transforms into a temporary garden. With the design for The New Garden, Het Nieuwe Instituut opens up to its surroundings and invites neighbouring, residents and passers-by to make use of this temporary garden. The garden also acts as a route to the adjoining Museumpark and contributes to the discussion about the future of this public and cultural heart of the city. (more…)

Fondazione MAXXI to host preparation party for Outdoor Festival 2015

MAXXI Roma is hosting this evening, Thursday 30th of July, a meeting to discuss the sixth edition of the yearly festival celebrated on the grounds of the contemporary arts museum in the Ostiense area.

 

CORTE Great Land, photo © Musacchio Ianniello, courtesy Fondazione MAXXI

CORTE Great Land, photo © Musacchio Ianniello, courtesy Fondazione MAXXI

 

MAXXI Roma is hosting this afternoon, Thursday 30th of July, a meeting to discuss the sixth edition of the yearly festival celebrated on the grounds of the contemporary arts museum in the Ostiense area. (more…)