“Do You Really Want to Live Like Your Mother?” exhibition by PPAG architects

With a focus on trendsetting forms of housing, PPAG architects is one of the leading protagonists of contemporary architecture in Austria. Since 1995, the Vienna-based architecture studio founded by Anna Popelka and Georg Poduschka has been working to stimulate the further development of our society through innovative living environments.

 

Rooftop development Tunesian Village, Vienna, 2012 © Roland Krauss | Housing Orasteig, Vienna, 2009 © Roland Krauss

Rooftop development Tunesian Village, Vienna, 2012 © Roland Krauss | Housing Orasteig, Vienna, 2009 © Roland Krauss

 

‘Do You Really Want to Live Like Your Mother?’ presents a 1:1 model of their idea for an elastic space configuration within an apartment. The installation features plans, drawings, and films for structures planned and built by PPAG, including residential buildings and urban development projects in Vienna and Berlin. The exhibition gives visitors an insight into the well-considered solutions which meet the demands of the diverse ways of life. (more…)

“Space On Demand” Diller Scofidio + Renfro at AEDES Architecture Forum Berlin

As DS+R’s first exhibition in Berlin, ’Space On Demand’ presents a rare preview of the studio’s methodology and innerworkings through the close examination of a single project, still under construction: The Shed, a multi-arts center designed to commission, produce, and present all types of performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture.

 

The Shed, Diller Scofidio + Renfro  ©  Diller Scofidio + Renfro

The Shed, Diller Scofidio + Renfro © Diller Scofidio + Renfro

 

Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) is an interdisciplinary design studio that integrates architecture, the visual arts, and the performing arts. Founded in 1979, the New York City-based practice established its identity through self-generated, theoretical art installations before reaching international prominence through projects such as the renovation and expansion of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York, and the High Line, an urban park built on an abandoned elevated railway trestle on Manhattan’s west side. Today, DS+R is led by four partners who collaborate on the design of each project with a staff of 100 architects, artists, researchers, and writers. DS+R is currently engaged in numerous projects across the world: the 34-acre Zaryadye Park adjacent to the Kremlin in Moscow; the Museum of Image & Sound on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, and The Juilliard School’s first overseas campus in Tianjin, China. (more…)

‘Constructing culture. West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong’ at AEDES Architecture Forum Berlin

One of the world’s largest cultural projects, the West Kowloon Cultural District will establish a dynamic quarter on 40 hectares of land. Featuring buildings by leading international architects including Herzog & de Meuron, Bing Thom Architects and UNStudio the district will deliver landmark architecture for cultural and outdoor facilities.

 

'West Kowloon Cultural District' Building Site © Aedes Architectur Forum

‘West Kowloon Cultural District’ Building Site © Aedes Architectur Forum

 

The latest exhibition at AEDES architecture forum in Berlin shows the planning and works in West Kowloon, Hong Kong, where over 40 hectares of reclaimed land from Victoria Harbour will be transformed into a new cultural quarter via one of the most ambitious cultural projects at the moment. The exhibition presents the emerging new quarter looking at its role as both a supporter of traditional culture and a pioneer in contemporary arts and innovation.  (more…)

“Expressionism and New Objectivity” the discovery and restoration of House Buchthal in Berlin

The exhibition presents the history of House Buchthal in Berlin-Westend in pictures, plans, and archival documents. In its original form, the home built in 1922/23 was one of the few examples of Expressionist villa architecture in Berlin.

 

House Buchthal in Berlin © Aedes Architekturforum

House Buchthal in Berlin © Aedes Architekturforum

 

Responsible for this built manifesto of the avant-garde was none other than the brothers Hans and Wassili Luckhardt – who later became famous for their white houses at Rupenhorn – in collaboration with the architect Franz Hoffmann. And they pulled all the stops, with angular, crystalline spaces, strong, contrasting colors, interiors by expressionist artists such as Oswald Herzog and Moriz Melzer, and a garden unlike any other in Berlin. Flowerbeds pointed like arrows toward the house; the lawn was sown in the shape of a maple leaf. The clients and residents of the building were the art-loving Jewish couple, Eugene and Thea Buchthal. Their art collection adorned the walls, and included works by Lyonel Feininger, Wassily Kandinsky, Emil Nolde, and many others. But just a few years later, the family with their three children had enough of living in a work of art. (more…)