“Milano città immaginata. 10 projects from the CASVA archives” at Politecnico Milano

The ten urban designs selected for the exhibition remain unrealised, imagined by their architects as potential improvements on the past, or as provocations or denouncements of an urban development that they were opposed to.

 

Piazza Fontana. Milano città immaginata © CASVA archives

Piazza Fontana. Milano città immaginata. Francesco Gnecchi Ruscone © CASVA archives

 

They are alternative urban landscapes of the city we experience today, realised in their planned state through the interpretation that artists or illustrators chose to give them. “Milano città immaginata. 10 projects from the CASVA archives” is an exhibition dedicated to Milan and to the culture of design: designs which, when completed, become real, but that may also remain an idea on a page, a hypothesis, a virtual idea. (more…)

“Fernando Higueras. Canarias y Las Salinas” at CentroCentro Madrid

The exhibition, which will be open from October 6 to January 10, 2016, reviews the buildings designed by the Spanish architect in the Canary Islands, an earthly paradise of sorts from which Higueras took full advantage creating a new allegorical, exotic lansdcape filled with massive concrete structures.

 

"Fernando Higueras. Canarias y Las Salinas" © CentroCentro

“Fernando Higueras. Canarias y Las Salinas” © CentroCentro

 

Fernando Higueras, one of the masters of the architecture of Madrid in the ’60s and’ 70s is currently back on the spotlight, as a renewed interest in his architecture has been growing for quite some time to which CentroCentro Cibeles is joining.

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“Allures” cycle of exhibitions at FRAC Centre Orleans

Allures (Aspects) proposes to explore a selection of works from the Frac Centre-Val de Loire Collection, among which some recent acquisitions (Passi, Superstudio, Cantafora), as well as works previously unseen or rarely shown at Turbulences (Niedermayr, Pettena, EZCT, Labdora, Andrault & Parat), their respective singularities help us to perceive how they might express the notion of urban and architectural ‘presence’.

 

EZCT Architecture & Design Research-Algorithmic Design for the Non Standard Architectures Exhibition Set, 2003-2004 © FRAC Centre

EZCT Architecture & Design Research-Algorithmic Design for the Non Standard Architectures Exhibition Set, 2003-2004 © FRAC Centre

 

Allures proposes a journey through the Galerie des Turbulences. Beyond their respective physiognomies, the exhibitions suggest porosities and echoes that enable the visitor’s eye to shape and project itself. This notion of ‘allure’ [aspects] relates to the notion of what is visible: it is ‘that which looks like’, that which is merely perceived. But it is also conditioned by movement and by speed and its rhythm. So the eye structures itself around a physical, sensitive, and cognitive process. (more…)

RIBA exhibition ‘exposes’ the relationship between photography and architecture

Phil Coffey announces a new exhibition featuring never seen before images from his travels around the world alongside works from his practice, Coffey Architects. Exposure gathers photographs that span continents and subject matter, presented with designs that make up the ten-year history of his studio.

 

Fisherman. Coffey Architects "Exposure" at RIBA © Coffey Architects

Fisherman. Coffey Architects “Exposure” at RIBA © Coffey Architects

 

The projects of Coffey Architects have been produced by the talented individuals that make up this 20-strong practice. The firm has grown with many likeminded designers bringing their thoughts and skills to the team. However, having started the practice alone, the character of the office and its ethos began and remains with Phil Coffey. (more…)

Milano Design Film Festival: third edition focuses on architecture, cities and territory

From October 15 to 18 an appointment with architecture and design returns to the big screen of the Anteo spazioCinema. The selection of more than 70 documentaries focuses on homages to indelible figures like Eileen Gray, Gio Ponti, Le Corbusier, and Alvar Aalto, among others.

 

 

 

Milano Design Film Festival is celebrating today the opening of it’s third edition, focused more than ever on architecture and urban landscapes. From October 15 to 18 an appointment with  architecture  and  design  returns  to  the  big  screen  of  the Anteo spazioCinema, located just outside the heart of Milan.

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“Giancarlo De Carlo. Unpublished sketches” Siena celebrates the architect with an exhibition

Drawings, sketches, written notes and models by the urbanist from Siena will be exhibited at Santa Maria della Scala until next October 25, thanks to local Order of Architects.

 

Giancarlo De Carlo, Schizzi inediti © Ordine degli Architetti di Siena

Giancarlo De Carlo, Schizzi inediti © Ordine degli Architetti di Siena

 

Inaugurated in the museum complex of the hall of St. Pius at the Santa Maria della Scala in Siena, the exhibition “Giancarlo De Carlo. Unpublished sketches”, sponsored by the Order of Architects of the province of Siena celebrates the urbanist and architect who died ten years ago – who had, during his professional life, close relationship with the city of the Palio. The sketches on display until October 25 are largely unpublished and were born as a personal research of the author as suggestions, ideas or simple amusement for him. (more…)

“Book for Architects” exhibition at ETH Zurich

The exhibition showcases a historical selection of special “books for architects” as well as commentary on books by contempo­rary architects, historians and theorists, who, in various forms, conceptually and concretely explore a great many aspects of architecture books.

 

Book for Architects, gta exhibitions, 2015, installation view © Stefan Altenburger

Book for Architects, gta exhibitions, 2015, installation view © Stefan Altenburger

 

From the 30th of September to the 4th of December, ETH Zurich will be host to the exhibition “Book for Architects”, a reflection on physical books, architecture, sustainability and critical discourse regarding architectural publications.

Curated by Fredi Fischli, Andri Gerber and Niels Olsen, the exhibition showcases a historical selection of special “books for architects” as well as commentary on books by contempo­rary architects, historians and theorists, who, in various forms, conceptually and concretely explore a great many aspects of books for architects. (more…)

“La Ciudad abierta de Amereida, Chile. Utopia in Progress” at CIVA

Besides the architectural drawings, models and videos tracing it’s history, unveiled in an audiovisual scenography, the exhibition appeals to the challenges adopted by its foundations, which are artistically reproduced on the walls. Philosophy and poetry, two essential elements of the process of teaching at Valparaiso faculty are fundamental guide to visitors.

 

Cementery. La Ciudad abierta de Amereida, Chile. Utopia in Progress © CIVA

Cementery. La Ciudad abierta de Amereida, Chile. Utopia in Progress © CIVA

 

The Ciudad Abierta, founded in 1970 on Ritoque sand dunes, north of Valparaiso, was born out of the encounter between poetry and different professions, united in the search for a consonance between speech and action. The project dates back to the 50s when the Design and Architecture School of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso in Chile primed a process of research and reflection on their own work, guided by the poetic word. (more…)

“The Architecture of the 1920s and 1930s in Meran” modernity and politics

The presented buildings document those two decades and show the variety of buildings that typify them. They range from mixed forms during the transition from Historicism to modernity, accessorized with local elements, to the puristic, unadorned buildings of Rationalism, down to the monumental, heavily decorated buildings of the Scuola Romana.

 

Trabrennplatz "The Architecture of the 1920s and 1930s in Merano" © Merano Arte

Trabrennplatz “The Architecture of the 1920s and 1930s in Merano” © Merano Arte

 

The exhibition gives an overall picture of the projects that were developed in Meran during the 1920s and 1930s. It focuses on the architectural trends of those decades and relates them to the urban planning. That way, the architectural quality of the buildings erected during the ventennio, normally suspected of being unwelcoming, are given appreciation. Up until World War I, the appearance of the spa town was characterized by the splendid buildings of Historicism and Art Nouveau, but following the change in the political situation, modernity – largely unknown up to that time – found its way even to South Tyrol. (more…)

“The Bauhaus #itsalldesign” exhibition at Vitra Design Museum

The exhibition encompasses a multiplicity of rare, in some cases never-before-seen exhibits from the fields of design, architecture, art, film and photography. At the same time, it confronts the design of the Bauhaus with current debates and tendencies in design and with the works of contemporary designers, artists and architects.

 

Vitra Design Museum. The Bauhaus #itsalldesign © Vitra Design Museum

Vitra Design Museum. The Bauhaus #itsalldesign © Vitra Design Museum

 

With the major exhibition »The Bauhaus #itsalldesign« (26.09.2015 – 28.02.2016), the Vitra Design Museum presents, a comprehensive overview of design at the Bauhaus for the first time.  In this way, »The Bauhaus #itsalldesign« reveals the surprising present-day relevance of a legendary cultural institution. Bauhaus artists and designers featured in the exhibition include Marianne Brandt, Marcel Breuer, Lyonel Feininger, Walter Gropius, Wassily Kandinsky and many more. Contemporary participants include the works of Olaf Nicolai, Adrian Sauer, Enzo Mari, Lord Norman Foster, Opendesk, Konstantin Grcic, Hella Jongerius, Alberto Meda and Jerszy Seymour.

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