“Habitat participatif, 3 sites 12 projets” at Pavillon de l’Arsenal

The exhibition presents the winning projects, finalists and the stories and the process of the first call for proposals launched by the City of Paris for the construction of three “Habitat Participatif” buildings.  

 

"Habitat participatif, 3 sites 12 projets", Pavillon de l’Arsenal © Pierre L'Excellent

“Habitat participatif, 3 sites 12 projets”, Pavillon de l’Arsenal © Pierre L’Excellent

 

Designed, developed and financed by its future residents, contemporary Habitat participatif  (participatory habitat) is part of a renewed ambition. Born out of HBM cooperatives of union workers movements in the nineteenth century, developed with the so-called ” beaver ” self-builders associations after the war,  and relatively marginalized later on, the practice appears to popular again for future neighbours who aspire to a collective reflection on their building, the ways of living and developing links with their neighborhood and city. (more…)

“Richard Neutra – The new furniture” at Architekturforum Zürich

With his light-flooded homes, Richard Neutra’s (1892-1970) influence is the image of Californian modernism. Born in Vienna, a student of Adolf Loos and Swiss landscape architect Gustav Ammann, he built numerous schools, office buildings and villas, including projects in Switzerland. However, little is known about Neutra’s work on the interiors of his houses.

 

"Camel Table" stand, Richard Neutra © Ralf Nadolski/Prospettive

“Camel Table” stand, Richard Neutra © Ralf Nadolski/Prospettive

 

With his light-flooded homes, Richard Neutra’s (1892-1970) influence is the image of Californian modernism. Born in Vienna, a student of Adolf Loos and Swiss landscape architect Gustav Ammann, he built numerous schools, office buildings and villas, including projects in Switzerland. Little is known , however, as just a small part in his whole work, is Neutra’s work on the interiors of his houses .

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“Louise Bourgeois. Structures of Existence: The Cells” at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Occupying a space somewhere between a museal panorama, a theater set, an environment or installation, the Cells deal with memory and emotion, pain and anxiety, and, in particular, the fear of abandonment. In these unique architectural spaces, the artist composed found objects, garments, furniture, and distinctive sculptures into emotionally charged theatrical sets.

 

Pasaje Peligroso (Passage Dangereux), 1997. Foto: Maximilian Geuter © The Easton Foundation / VEGAP, Madrid

Pasaje Peligroso (Passage Dangereux), 1997. Foto: Maximilian Geuter © The Easton Foundation / VEGAP, Madrid

 

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents Louise Bourgeois: Structures of Existence: The Cells, an ample selection of the innovative, sophisticated sculptural works developed by Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) over the course of two decades. In this exhibition, organized by Haus der Kunst, visitors will be able to discover and experience 28 emotionally charged architectural spaces, each an individual microcosm separating the internal from the external world, by one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. The exhibition in Bilbao was made possible by the remarkable sponsorship of Fundación BBVA. (more…)

“Artscape Norway” at Jaroslav Fragner Gallery Prague

The Artscape Norway international project uses photography, documentary film and video art to present artworks and small pieces of architecture that have become part of the Norwegian landscape and public space.

 

Selvika © Jiri Havran

Selvika © Jiri Havran

 

Monumental sculptures, suspended vantage points, original rest stops and information boards – a true Nature Gallery. These are the tourist attractions on the trails woven into the breathtaking Norwegian landscape. The Jaroslav Fragner Gallery in Prague presents several of these implementations within the Artscape Norway multimedia exhibition project. The eye-catching creations in the Norwegian countryside are captured in photographs — themselves works of art — by two top photographers. The photographs are signed by Czech-Norwegian photographer Jiří Havran and Filip Šlapal who works in the Czech Republic. (more…)

“Low Tech High Rise” at SATELLIT Architektur Galerie Berlin

The works of TU Darmstadt students, exploring the design of residential towers, will be on display at SATELLIT Architektur Galerie Berlin. In collaboration with WBM, the solutions are presented as answers to prior conditions of different nature: economical, constructive and ecological.

 

Low Tech High Rise © Lucas Bickert / Martin Koleda

Low Tech High Rise © Lucas Bickert / Martin Koleda

 

Last semester architecture students from the Technical University of Darmstadt (TU) designed residential towers for the state-run Housing Company Berlin-Mitte mbH (WBM). The background of the project was the endeavor of the WBM to develop their residential quarters from the GDR era in Berlin-Friedrichshain, surrounding Karl-Marx-Allee.

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“This Was Tomorrow: Reinventing Architecture 1953-1978” at S AM Basel

The exhibition presents a series of twelve episodes – beginning in the 1950s – that look at the ferment of new ideas as architects began to reconceive space in response to the conditions of a newly affluent society and the emergence of the electronic age.

 

Michael Webb, Sin Centre, 1961. © The architect

Michael Webb, Sin Centre, 1961. © The architect

 

S AM Swiss Architecture Museum presents Spatial Positions 11 «This Was Tomorrow: Reinventing Architecture 1953-1978» an exhibition by the Drawing Matter collection about architectural imagination, and the power, processes and poetics of creation and invention. (more…)

“Highlights/Visions” exhibition at MAXXI Rome

Brilliant visionaries, anticipatory, destabilizing artists and contemporary architects with their very personal way of looking at and interpreting reality are able to shift our point of view and to lead us to a deeper understanding of what surrounds us.

 

Sou Fujimoto, Energy Forest © Sebastiano Luciano, Courtesy Fondazione MAXXI

Sou Fujimoto, Energy Forest © Sebastiano Luciano, Courtesy Fondazione MAXXI

 

It is to the ability to observe reality and transform it into a subjective dimension, to the vision of six Italian and international artists and architects –Sou Fujimoto , Michelangelo Pistoletto , Paolo Soleri , Luca Vitone , Franz West and Chen Zhen-, to which MAXXI is dedicating the exhibition HIGHLIGHTS / VISIONS ( 11 March to 4 June 2016). The Highlights cycle is the opportunity to start a dialogue between selected works of artists and architects, on specific themes that will change from one exhibition to the next. (more…)

“Andrea Branzi. La metropoli primitiva” at Nivola Museum

The show comprises many recently designed objects, projects, and videos, with a few works from earlier periods, under the rubric of “metropoli primitiva” (The Primitive Metropolis), a vision of the present urban situation, in which the new cognitive capacity of humanity transcends certain physical and cultural traditions to offer primordial freedom.

 

Campo Sacro, Allineamenti di Carnac, Bretagna, V-III millennio a.c., 2012, Poliplat © Studio Branzi

Campo Sacro, Allineamenti di Carnac, Bretagna, V-III millennio a.c., 2012, Poliplat © Studio Branzi

 

The Nivola Museum will hold the first exhibition in Sardinia of Andrea Branzi. “The exhibition – says Giuliana Altea, president of the Nivola foundation – inaugurates the 2016 museum program devoted to the exploration of the relationship among, art, handicraft and design: an intertwinement which is paramount in Nivola’s work as well as in Branzi’s artistic research”.

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“DEMO:POLIS – The Right to Public Space” at Akademie der Künste

Incorporating plans and models, photographs and films, the exhibition curated by Wilfried Wang (architect and member of the Akademie der Künste) illustrates how architects, city planners, artists and the general public design and use public space.

 

Brooklyn Bridge Park  © Etienne Frossard

Brooklyn Bridge Park © Etienne Frossard

 

The exhibition DEMO:POLIS – The Right to Public Space presents options that the public has to shape its own cities. Increasingly critical citizens are demanding the right to have a say in decisions that affect public space. Following previous main emphases on the relationships between city and landscape as well as city and culture, the Academy is now concentrating on public space as a venue for working through processes of democratic transformation.

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Architectural Master Drawings from the Albertina in Tchoban Foundation

The latest temporary exhibition in the Museum for Architectural Drawing in Berlin presents masterly architectural drawings from the Albertina’s collection in Vienna. These drawings from the 15th century to the present day, have not only been selected on account of their unique contribution to architectural representation; they also document the genesis of the special collection.

 

Zaha Hadid (*1950)Austria, Vienna, project of the buildings on the Danube canal, Spittelau, perspective, 1994  © Albertina, Vienna

Zaha Hadid (*1950)Austria, Vienna, project of the buildings on the Danube canal, Spittelau, perspective, 1994 © Albertina, Vienna

 

The Albertina is one of the most prominent collections of the world with over one million works covering six centuries of art history, from the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance to the present day. Its world famous Graphic Collection, rich in tradition, is by far the largest and most important department bringing together a wealth of masterworks by Albrecht Dürer, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffael, Michelangelo, Rembrandt and Peter Paul Rubens right up to Andy Warhol, Anselm Kiefer, Alex Katz, Georg Baselitz and Gerhard Richter. (more…)