“Neighbourhood. Where Alvaro meets Aldo” at University of Porto

The Faculty of Architecture – University of Porto (FAUP), in partnership with the Directorate-General for the Arts (DGArtes), will welcome from 19 June to 17 September 2018 the exhibition “Neighbourhood: Where Alvaro meets Aldo” at FAUP Exhibition Gallery, curated by Nuno Grande and Roberto Cremascoli, which represented Portugal at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale 2016.

 

Neighbourhood: where Alvaro meets Aldo © Alvaro Siza

Neighbourhood: where Alvaro meets Aldo © Alvaro Siza

 

FAUP will host the third version of an exhibition initially designed for a site-specific format on the island of Giudecca, in Venice; afterwards, it was displayed at CCB’s Garagem Sul, in Lisbon, and now emerges as a moment of assessment after three years of work around this project. In Porto, the contents presented will highlight the research process that resulted in the exhibition and its relevance – the trips with Álvaro Siza, the cities and the neighbourhoods’ residents.

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“Aldo Rossi. Il gran teatro dell’architettura” at Politecnico di Milano

Politecnico di Milano remembers the Italian architecture master on the twentieth anniversary of his death in a comprehensive exhibition featuring selected materials from the University’s archives and the Ghirri, MAXXI and Rossi Foundations.

 

Unità residenziale al Monte Amiata, Milano (MI) - © Introini, Marco

Unità residenziale al Monte Amiata, Milano (MI) – © Introini, Marco

 

On the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the death of Aldo Rossi, the Politecnico di Milano organizes an exhibition with the will to remember this fundamental figure of Italian and international architectural culture who studied and taught at the Architecture  School of the Milanese University.

The exhibition’s programme also includes a conference to be held during it’s inauguration session on 19 October 2017 at 18.00,  to be delivered by prof. Kurt W. Forster, emeritus professor at Yale University. This lecture on Aldo Rossi’s figure and the legacy of his teaching will be held in Rogers Conference Hall (via Ampère 2).

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“Aldo Rossi and Milan, 1955-1995” at Ordine degli Architetti Milano

The architect’s association’s headquarters in Milan  is hosting the exhibition “Aldo Rossi and Milan, 1955-1995”: an itinerary through original drawings, study models, and documents of one of the most significant figures of Italian architecture of the twentieth century.

 

"Aldo Rossi and Milan, 1955-1995" © Fondazione Aldo Rossi

“Aldo Rossi and Milan, 1955-1995” © Fondazione Aldo Rossi

 

The exhibition reinterprets some of the Milanese projects by Aldo Rossi throughout  40 original works accompanied by study models, writings,  and notes focusing on his work in -and about- the city of Milan, from his training at the Polytechnic in the fifties, his studies for the Scalo Farini presented at the XII Triennale in the early sixties, the Monument to the partisans of Segrate (1965-67) and Monte Amiata Gallaratese (1968-1973), up to the expansion of the airport of Linate and the competition for Bovisa in the nineties. (more…)

“The books of The Architecture of the City” at Archizoom-EPFL Lausanne

Victoria Easton, Kersten Geers and Guido Tesio are the curators of an exhibition focused on the many different texts, references and graphical excerpts present in Rossi’s 1960’s acclaimed work, aiming to clarify the basic ideas of the original text.

 

"The books in The Architecture of the City" Archizoom. EPFL, 2016 © Giulio Boem

“The books in The Architecture of the City” Archizoom. EPFL, 2016 © Giulio Boem

 

The exhibition, curated by Victoria Easton, Kersten Geers (from KGDVS) and Guido Tesio, attempts to break down the main ideas of Rossi’s book by reorganizing and putting together the many texts and visual information contained in the original work, while proposing some new content that may help to better understand it: photographs, bibliography and facsimiles. The exhibition was made in collaboration with Form – ENAC – EPFL and the Fondazione Aldo Rossi.


 

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“The books of The Architecture of the City”
February 21 – March 11, 2017
Archizoom. EPFL.
SG 1211 (SG Building)1015 Lausanne
Switzerland

 


In 1966, Aldo Rossi published a book that refuted the then current arguments on the city and its design, and whose reception exceeded all expectations: L’architettura della città was fast internationally hailed as a classic.

 

"The books in The Architecture of the City" Archizoom. EPFL, 2016 © Giulio Boem

“The books in The Architecture of the City” Archizoom. EPFL, 2016 © Giulio Boem

 

Built upon a combination of unconventional fragments from various disciplines, cultures and authors, the book engendered a conceptual framework – as opaque as it appeared – for effective exploration of the complexity of the contemporary city, the success of which persisted at least until the work of Rossi himself, with all its later simplifications and cartoonesque positions, began to colour people’s perceptions of his theories. Now, on the 50th anniversary of the original launch of L’architettura della città, this exhibition presents itself as a formal exercise both in celebrating this ‘mythical’ work and taking it off its pedestal, dusting it down so as to be able to (re-)engage with its tenets.

 

"The books in The Architecture of the City" Archizoom. EPFL, 2016 © Giulio Boem

“The books in The Architecture of the City” Archizoom. EPFL, 2016 © Giulio Boem

"The books in The Architecture of the City" Archizoom. EPFL, 2016 © Giulio Boem

“The books in The Architecture of the City” Archizoom. EPFL, 2016 © Giulio Boem

 

The importance of the book manifests in the uncertainty that accompanies us still, when interpreting and designing the city today. The issues raised by Rossi in the 1960s have by no means been resolved: cities are still complex; their physical configuration still mirrors their history in a non-linear, contradictory manner; and urban phenomena remain inexplicable unless approached in the light of the city as a whole. Is Rossi’s ‘city-as-a-book’ or ‘book-as-a-city’ a metaphor we need to hang on to? Perhaps it is, given that the construction of this book results in many ways from the construction of the architect: the architecture of the city built Aldo Rossi, so to speak. Or should it perhaps be dismissed or deconstructed once and for all? We – in presenting here a Difficult Whole, scrutinised but not unravelled – take the liberty of not letting that happen.

 

"The books in The Architecture of the City" Archizoom. EPFL, 2016

“The books in The Architecture of the City” Archizoom. EPFL, 2016

"The books in The Architecture of the City" Archizoom. EPFL, 2016

“The books in The Architecture of the City” Archizoom. EPFL, 2016

 

In returning to the sources on which Rossi drew in order to construct his book, in recovering the original editions so as to expound both their literary and iconographic value, The Books of the Architecture of the City exhibition celebrates the generosity of the book, beyond the fame of its author, and therewith proposes that Aldo Rossi be regarded as only one among many contributors to an intimately multifaceted and collective project called L’architettura della città: a book made of books.

The Books of the Architecture of the City does not present a thoroughly researched ‘new’ claim regarding the truth (or not) of Rossi’s flawed masterpiece. It is rather, a simple survey of all that Rossi explicitly included within its pages. Thus, the exhibition shows everything and nothing simultaneously. Here, all the books of The Architecture of the City are brought together and made accessible for the first time. They are displayed alongside a set of books made of facsimiles in which all the quoted text excerpts and graphical excerpts from the original editions are compiled. A photographic essay by Stefano Graziani visually resonates with the fragments of text. In drawing on more than 150 books, on a multiplicity of origins and references, L’architettura della città is resolutely an organism that prompts the on-going mutation of its own content as well as ample opportunities for a continuous internal and external dialogue. By showing nothing but what was already there, The Books of the Architecture of the City plainly exposes the contents of the original text, thus calling upon the visitor to explore Rossi’s fiction as well as to venture into building new sets of analogies and correspondences.


 

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The books of “The architecture of the city” by Aldo Rossi on display in Milan

Victoria Easton, Kersten Geers and Guido Tesio are the curators of an exhibition focused on the many different texts, references and graphical excerpts present in Rossi’s 1960’s acclaimed work, aiming to clarify the basic ideas of the original text.

 

 The books in "The Architecture and the City". Istituto Svizzero,  2016

The books in “The Architecture of the City”. Istituto Svizzero, 2016

 

The Istituto Svizzero di Milano (Swiss Institut in Milan) will be showing an exhibition on Aldo Rossi‘s acclaimed essay “The Architecture of the City“. The exhibition, curated by Victoria Easton, Kersten Geers (from KGDVS) and Guido Tesio, attempts to break down the main ideas of Rossi’s book by reorganizing and putting together the many texts and visual information contained in the original work, while proposing some new content that may help to better understand it: photographs, bibliography and facsimiles. (more…)

“Visioni per Genova. Progetti di grandi architetti” at Palazzo Ducale Genova

Genova is an asymmetrical city, with a balance of forces and weights that make it harmonic. This is the idea from which “Visione per Genova” draws its inspiration: an exhibition that brings together projects that have come and gone over time, following different paths and formulating sometimes even opposite hypotheses.

 

OBR – Paolo Brescia e Tommaso Principi, progetto per il Lido di Genova, 2014 © OBR

OBR – Paolo Brescia e Tommaso Principi, progetto per il Lido di Genova, 2014 © OBR

 

It is a thought on the possibilities that the architecture projects and design transform the conditions of the city, a place for collective  life. “Visioni per Genova” is an overview of what could be and is not (or not yet), but also a reflection on the potential that design and architecture have on the perception of the spaces in the city.


 

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“Visioni per Genova. Progetti di grandi architetti”
July 23  – September 11, 2016
Palazzo Ducale
piazza Matteotti 9, Genova
Italy

 


The exhibition, promoted by the Cultural Association Artrè Bruna Solinas and curated by  architect Luca Sturolo, brings together over 100 projects of national and international renowned architects who have come and gone over the course of two centuries, from the 1800’s to the 2000’s ,featuring projects by Carlo Barabino, Gino Coppedè, Carlo Scarpa,  Aldo Rossi, Stefano Boeri, OMA group, UNStudio, Ignazio Gardella and Bruno Gabrielli, to whose memory the exhibition is dedicated to. Designs and projects that have made Genova a major crossroads of architectural culture, which have developed following different paths and making exciting and diverse hypotheses.

 

OMA e Stefano Boeri, Isola Parodi, Genova, 2001 © OMA

OMA e Stefano Boeri, Isola Parodi, Genova, 2001 © OMA

OMA e Stefano Boeri, Isola Parodi, Genova, 2001 © OMA

OMA e Stefano Boeri, Isola Parodi, Genova, 2001 © OMA

 

The exhibition showcases imaginary perspective drawings as traces of the design of an urban space in continuous transformation, always powered by a will to transmit the many forms and signs of the architectureof the city; forms and signs that result, as the title says, in “visions” for Genova, a place that has been morphologically characterized by the infinite possibilities of perception: being able to place a certain point of view, bringing in a framework of harmony, harshness and dissonance.

 

"Visioni per Genova. Progetti di grandi architetti" ©  Artrè Bruna Solinas

“Visioni per Genova. Progetti di grandi architetti” © Artrè Bruna Solinas

Padiglione marina militare – Corazzata – Bozzetto ©

Padiglione marina militare – Corazzata – Bozzetto ©

 

Exhibition curated by Luca Sturolo; design of Luca Sturolo and Alba Guerrera.

 

"Visioni per Genova. Progetti di grandi architetti" ©  Artrè Bruna Solinas

“Visioni per Genova. Progetti di grandi architetti” © Artrè Bruna Solinas

"Visioni per Genova. Progetti di grandi architetti" ©  Artrè Bruna Solinas

“Visioni per Genova. Progetti di grandi architetti” © Artrè Bruna Solinas

"Visioni per Genova. Progetti di grandi architetti" ©  Artrè Bruna Solinas

“Visioni per Genova. Progetti di grandi architetti” © Artrè Bruna Solinas

"Visioni per Genova. Progetti di grandi architetti" ©  Artrè Bruna Solinas

“Visioni per Genova. Progetti di grandi architetti” © Artrè Bruna Solinas


 

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“Neighbourhood: where Alvaro meets Aldo” Portuguese Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

The exhibition, curated by architects Nuno Grande and Roberto Cremascoli in collaboration with the Direcção-Geral das Artes, focuses on Álvaro Siza Vieira’s remarkable work  in the field of social housing, covering projects from different cities.

 

Neighbourhood: where Alvaro meets Aldo © Nicolò Galeazzi

Neighbourhood: where Alvaro meets Aldo © Nicolò Galeazzi

 

This year’s edition of the Venice Architecture Biennale  (May 28 – November 27), under the heading “Reporting from the Front”, focuses on social concerns and urban transformations in the whole world. In response to the challenge posed by this year’s director Alejandro Aravena, Portugal has a “site-specific” pavilion , built in an urban setting that displays physical and social regeneration in the city of Venice, more specifically on the island of Giudecca: Campo di Mars. In fact, the idea of installing the Portuguese pavilion in situ triggered the completion of the regeneration project in Marte, proposed by architect Alvaro Siza. After the “occupation” of this site under construction, the exhibition will give rise to an architectural space for real people.

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“Aldo Rossi: La Finistra del Poeta” at EPFL Lausanne

The exhibition explores architectural thinking and introduces the visitors to critical ways of looking at Rossi’s prints. The content includes his collection of prints and a selection of plates magnified by drawings, photographs and sketches that are significant for understanding Rossi’s flow of creativity.

 

Aldo Rossi, Dieses ist langer - Ora questo è perduto, 1975, etching, collection Bonnefantenmuseum © Eredi Aldo Rossi

Aldo Rossi, Dieses ist langer – Ora questo è perduto, 1975, etching, collection Bonnefantenmuseum © Eredi Aldo Rossi

 

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Aldo Rossi’s museum in Maastricht, the Bonnefantenmuseum produced an exhibition on the fascinating Opera Grafica of this versatile architect and artist. Along with the exhibition, titled “La finestra del poeta” after a favourite subject of Rossi’s, Silvana Editoriale has published the book Aldo Rossi: Opera Grafica, a work conducted in close cooperation with the museum and the Fondazione Aldo Rossi in Milan, and ARCHIZOOM is publishing a map and an application on the Città analoga. (more…)