Spatial Positions 10: “The Sound of Architecture” at S AM Swiss Architecture Museum

On the occasion of the new music festival ZeitRäume, S AM presents an exhibition dedicated to the sound of spaces. With four highly diverse sound space interventions in the rooms of the S AM this exhibition invites visitors to explore the often under-appreciated interface between architecture and sound via the senses.

 

Spatial Positions 10: "The Sound of Architecture" © S AM Swiss Architecture Museum

Spatial Positions 10: “The Sound of Architecture” © S AM Swiss Architecture Museum

 

The show is dedicated to a frequently-neglected subject: the sound of space. The reason for the exhibition is the new festival ZeitRäume Basel – Biennial for new Music and Architecture, which takes place this September for the first time and combines biennial architecture with music. Berlin-based Austrian composer and artist Peter Ablinger, the Elektronisches Studio Basel and festival director Bernhard Günther have collaborated in drawing up an exhibition concept tailored specifically to the ear, realised architecturally by Lucerne architects Niklaus Graber and Christoph Steiger and combined to form a whole. (more…)

Architektur Galerie Berlin to premiere Duplex Architect’s film “With Other’s Eyes”

The gallery is holding an eponymous exhibition marking the completion of “Mehr als Wohnen”, a cooperative housing project by the Swiss architects with the screening of their recent film project.

 

Duplex Architekten. Mehr als Wohnen, 2015 © Photo: Walter Mair

Duplex Architekten. Mehr als Wohnen, 2015 © Photo: Walter Mair

 

Exhibitions on contemporary architecture usually work with plans, models, and photographs. The medium of film, however, hardly plays a role in this context. This is particularly surprising, as the moving image can illuminate two aspects that non-moving media cannot address. First, space can be experienced only through movement. Second, film can document the appropriation of architecture as it occurs.

 

In their exhibition “With Others’ Eyes” and their eponymous film that will celebrate its premiere in Architektur Galerie Berlin, Duplex Architects now specifically address this issue. In doing so, they also explore the relationship between architectural intension and lived reality.

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(mini)Festival to close FRAC’s seasonal programme “Relief(s)”

The highlight of the events programmed is a week-long workshop carried out by Peaks, a French architecture office, with the help of high-schoolers of Orléans.

 

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(mini)Festival to close FRAC’s seasonal programme “Relief(s)” © FRAC – Les Turbulences

 

The regional center for contemporary arts in Orléans, France -namely Les Turbulences FRAC Centre, designed by Jakob + Macfarlane Architects in 2013- is ending its summer activities with a final line-up of events that will take place from the 16th to the 20th of september.

FRAC will bring to an end the Relief(s) cycle of exhibitions and activities, coinciding with the official European Heritage Days, with a “(mini)Festival” in which futuristic architecture and contemporary arts will be joined by a festive and exciting program, organized in partnership with L’Astrolabe, CCNO and CDN.

 


Peaks, Systèmes des Objets, Le Terrain, École Spéciale d’Architecture de Paris, 2013

Peaks, Systèmes des Objets, Le Terrain, École Spéciale d’Architecture de Paris, 2013


 

Workshop

Workshop “Construction and evolution of Systèmes des Objets” by Peaks
16/09/2015 — 20/09/2015

Showing a desire to offer a generous place for the young architectural scene, the cycle Relief(s) invites the four architects of Peaks to appropriate the Galerie des Turbulences and the Frac Centre’s spaces.
This weeklong workshop will be an opportunity to produce an evolving arrangement, which can be used by the public and adapted to the programme of events that will be held during the week of the (mini)Festival.

The produced surfaces will trigger alternative actions and uses, serving as an evolving floor for concerts, lectures, discussions and performances.

In an ongoing state of reconfiguration, the Turbulences will be transformed every day by architects and young participants from the Pothier High school (Orléans).

 

Peaks

Peaks is a group of four French architects formed in 2013 by Charles Aubertin, Camille Dupont, Samuel Jaubert de Beaujeu et Eva Maloisel.

Their experiments seek to create the conditions of a new relation between users and architectural space. Through the constant dismantling and reassembly of a series of scenographic arrangements, they broadly question the contem¬porary practice of architecture through its relation to users, to the programme, to matter and to its own history.

Their collaboration has given rise to a series of projects involving the occupation of spaces executed in institutional settings (Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris, Bozar in Brussels), as well as propositions made for international competitions (120H, IMOA). Peaks is currently involved in the realization of private and public commission projects.

 


Peaks, Systèmes des Objets, Le Terrain, École Spéciale d’Architecture de Paris, 2013

Peaks, Systèmes des Objets, Le Terrain, École Spéciale d’Architecture de Paris, 2013


 

Events programme

Exhibition “Reverse of volume FC” by Yasuaki Onishi
10/04/2015—20/09/2015

Exhibition “Gérard Singer”
10/04/2015—20/09/2015

Conference “Un créateur doublement engagé : Gérard Singer”
Conference by Jean-Luc Daval, historian and art critic.
With the presence of Claudette Singer.
16/09/2015, 17h

Free workshop visits
Discover the Galerie des Turbulences, which will change everyday through the interventions of the architects and students!

Flash Visits all day long
Discover the Turbulences accompanied by a mediator (every hour, 30-minute visits)

Pop Up Atelier
Experiment pop-up and make a souvenir-letter!

 

… and many more! Check the whole week’s programme here, or download the brochure


 

Visitor information

FRAC _ Les Turbulences
88 rue du Colombier
45000 Orléans, France

(mini)Festival
From Wednesday 16 to Friday 18 September : 12h-19h
Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September : 10h-19h
Entrance via Boulevard Rocheplatte
Free admission

 


Images and information courtesy of FRAC – Les Turbulences

“Palladian Design: The Good, the Bad and the Unexpected” at RIBA

The Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio is the only architect who has given his name to a style; one that is still in use around the world after nearly 500 years. The exhibition is structured chronologically around three themes: revolution, evolution and the contemporary. It includes 50 original works, including drawings, models and busts.

 

Glashutte, Germany by Oswald Mathias Ungers, 1985 © Stefan Mueller

Glashutte, Germany by Oswald Mathias Ungers, 1985 © Stefan Mueller

 

From the US Capitol to a 21st century Somerset cowshed Palladian Design: The Good, the Bad and the Unexpected introduces Palladio’s design principles and explores how they have been interpreted, copied and re-imagined across time and continents from his death in 1580 right up to the present day.

Focusing on his legacy, RIBA’s exhibition explores how architects such as Inigo Jones and Lord Burlington turned Palladianism into a national style. The style was adopted in the design of houses, churches and public buildings around the world from New Delhi to Leningrad. Palladianism became so widespread that it seeped into peoples’ unconscious references and desires – elements were found popping-up in American Negro Churches and terraced housing and homes in the UK. The 20th century saw a revival of traditional Palladian mansions while the 21st century has seen his design principles being utilised in a more abstract way. The exhibition asks many questions about what makes a building ‘Palladian’ –does a building have to look classical to be Palladian? Is it the design principles or the social and political connotations of tradition, power and establishment that have led to the enduring popularity of the style? (more…)

Imago Mundi – Luciano Benetton Collection “Map of the New Art” at Venice

Imago Mundi brings to Venice a positive image of the world. Representing the five continents, the exhibition includes collections from more than 40 countries and native peoples, for a total of 6,930 artists with 10×12 cm works.

 

"Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection Map of the New Art" © Tassinari Vetta

“Imago Mundi – Luciano Benetton Collection Map of the New Art” © Tassinari Vetta

 

In the current climate of arrested utopias, attacks on cultural heritage, assaults on imagination and knowledge, Luciano Benetton’s global art project presents the exhibition Map of the New Art, offering an art without borders that breaks the silence, transcends differences, pushes civilization towards new horizons. Representing the five continents, the exhibition includes collections from more   than 40 countries and native peoples, for a total of 6,930 artists with 10×12 cm works. With a quality and quantity of protagonists (renown and emerging), artworks, languages and ideas that  make it both original and unique, the exhibition will be inaugurated today (in conjunction with the 56th Biennale and the imminent 2015 Venice Film Festival), at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, and will run from 1 September to 1 November 2015. (more…)

“Galina Balashova: Architect of the Soviet Space Programme” at DAM Frankfurt

This monographic exhibition on the oeuvre of the Russian architect Galina Balashova whisks away visitors into a world of architecture where gravity has been replaced by weightlessness.

 

Typography design for the Mir space station (1980) \\ © Archiv Galina Balaschowa

Typography design for the Mir space station (1980) \\ © Archiv Galina Balaschowa

 

Deutsches Architekturmuseum presents a unique collection of designs for Soviet cosmonautics, including plans and engineering drawings for Soyuz capsules and the space stations Salyut and Mir. Balashova worked as a consultant to the Buran programme, the Soviet counterpart to the American Space Shuttle. Striving for both harmony and beauty, the architect strikes an emotional chord in the high-tech world that includes carrier rockets, laboratories and survival equipment. It is therefore owing to Balashova’s talent that an important chapter has been added to Soviet architectural history: Architecture for Cosmonautics. Her exceptional creative work, including designs for medals and emblems, is still scarcely known today – even in Russia. Allow yourself to be transported by Galina Balashova into a world of architecture in which the forces of gravity give way to anti-gravity. (more…)

Fiftieth anniversary of Le Corbusier’s passing: “Homage to Le Corbusier”

Fifty years after Le Corbusier’s passing, we are measuring the breadth of his heritage: his works, of an extraordinary diversity, remain a source of inspiration for the architects of the entire world. Bearing witness to this are the women and men who, during a summer, come together under the roof of the Villa “Le Lac” to pay homage to this self-taught genius.

 

 

Fiftieth anniversary of Le Corbusier's passing: "Homage to Le Corbusier" © Villa "Le Lac"

Fiftieth anniversary of Le Corbusier’s passing: “Homage to Le Corbusier” © Villa “Le Lac”

 

On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Le Corbusier (1887-1965), ten architects among the most important of our time propose their vision of a project for the extension of the Villa “Le Lac”.

Daniel Libeskind, Mario Botta, Zaha Hadid, Toyo Ito, SANAA, Rudy Ricciotti, Bernard Tschumi, Gigon/Guyer, Rafael Moneo and Alvaro Siza lent themselves to this stimulating competition for ideas and imagination. The exhibition displays their contributions as well as some superb drawings of the Villa “Le Lac” by Le Corbusier, and photographs from the years 1920-1930 – exceptional documents reflecting the state of the site before the by-road was built in 1931. (more…)

“Gianni Avon: Architectures in Lignano 1954-1972”

The exhibition curated by the practice Avon Architetti Associati in collaboration with Ferruccio Luppi, offers a selection of works representative as much as possible of the author’s personality and makes it easy to spot the location of the architectures, so that the visitors are encouraged to discover and admire them by their own.

 

"Gianni Avon: Architectures in Lignano 1954-1972" © Comune di Lignano. Biblioteca Comunale.

“Gianni Avon: Architectures in Lignano 1954-1972” © Comune di Lignano. Biblioteca Comunale.

 

The exhibition “Gianni Avon: Architectures in Lignano 1954-1972” will be  remain open until 8 September at the Sea Terrace (Terraza a Mare). On September 9 it will be transferred to the civic center Sandro Pertini until the end of the month. The exhibition is organized by the city of Lignano and is curated by Ferruccio Luppi with the study Architects Avon Udine. Gianni Avon, born in Udine in 1922, where he lived and worked until 2006, the year of his death, he studied at the Faculty of Architecture of Venice  ( Carlo Scarpa and Bruno Zevi were some of his teachers).  (more…)

The CCA presents the exhibition “Landscapes of the Hyperreal: Ábalos & Herreros selected by SO – IL”

It is the last of three exhibitions in a series entitled Out of the Box: Ábalos & Herreros. Conceived as an innovative, ongoing investigation of an architectural archive, the three exhibitions explore the legacy of the Spanish architecture firm Ábalos & Herreros through the research and interpretations of different guest curators.

 

Ábalos & Herreros, Photomontage showing the inclusion of the architectural character of the double tower. #84 – Parque Dunar, Doñana (1993 – 94). Collage of electrostatic prints with marker and graphite. Ábalos & Herreros fonds, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal. Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros © Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros.

Ábalos & Herreros, Photomontage showing the inclusion of the architectural character of the double tower. #84 – Parque Dunar, Doñana (1993 – 94). Collage of electrostatic prints with marker and graphite. Ábalos & Herreros fonds, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal. Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros © Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros.


Out of the Box is a research and exhibition project created by the CCA to increase access and dissemination of its acquisitions by making materials available for research, discovery and public presentation while the archive is still in the process of being catalogued. Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros donated the archive of their firm to the CCA in 2012. The archive represents their built works, alongside other activities such as curatorial projects, teaching and extensive writings. Collectively, these three Out of the Box exhibitions will introduce new readings of the work of Ábalos & Herreros, revealing their significance within the field of architecture today. (more…)

Maurizio Nannucci’s “Where to start from” at MAXXI Rome

The exhibition explores, with works both early and recent, the importance and the central position of Nannucci’s artistic research. Two new installations were made for this occasion, including the sound installation Sound Samples and More Than Meets the Eye, a large-scale work for MAXXI’s facade which, thanks to Amici del MAXXI, will join the museum collection.

 

Maurizio Nannucci, "Where to start from" © Photo Musacchio & Ianniello

Maurizio Nannucci, “Where to start from” © Photo Musacchio & Ianniello

 

From June 26 to October 18, 2015 MAXXI dedicates to Maurizio Nannucci, one of the most important names in Italian contemporary art from the 1960s to the present time, a major exhibition entitled Where to Start From, curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi. (more…)