‘Bearth & Deplazes: Amurs’ architecture and identity in the Canton of Graubünden

An inmersive display of large-scale, back-lit photographs by Ralph Feiner and Tonatiuh Ambrosetti introduces the spectator into the “Bündner” world of Bearth & Deplazes, a work in search of the true spirit of local Alpine architecture.

 

"Bearth & Deplazes: Amurs" exhibition display © Kristyna Dvorakova

“Bearth & Deplazes: Amurs” exhibition display © Kristyna Dvorakova

 

Amurs (Romansh for Amours – loves) is the title of an exhibition on the building culture of Bearth & Deplazes Architeckten (Valentin Bearth, Andrea Deplazes, and Daniel Ladner), and at the same time, a declaration of love for the Canton of Graubünden. The architects’ work displays their desire and strivings to come as close as possible to whatever “Bündner” might be—far from historical and tourism-based clichés. (more…)

“Disegnare la villeggiatura” (Designing the resort) exhibition at MART Rovereto

Conceived as a meeting point between architecture and territory, in a dialogue approaching contemporary reflection through some photographs of Gabriele Basilico, the exhibition offers a careful selection of the hundreds of projects – villas, hotels, factories – present in the Museum archives.

 

Giovanni-Lorenzi_Chalet-Casa-di-villeggiatura-montana-anni-40 © MART Rovereto

Giovanni Lorenzi Chalet Casa di villeggiatura montana anni 40 © MART Rovereto

 

In 2013 the fund of Giovanni Lorenzi incorporated new drawings, watercolor perspectives of buildings, particularly mountain cottages and lakes, left on loan. And so this became the initial idea for the exhibition “Picturing the resort” (9 July to 13 November 2016), which provides an overview of some of the architects and engineers from Trentino, commited all through the XXth Century to offer the best solutions for a suburban holiday, gradually responding to the needs of rest, fun and physical wellness. (more…)

“Constructive Alps” + “Built in Swiss Mountains” in Prague

An award for reconstructions and new buildings with regard to sustainability has given rise to “Constructive Alps”, a travelling exhibition reprised in Prague’s Jaroslav Fragner Gallery, presenting inspiration from Alpine countries’ architecture.

 

Bearth & Deplazes Architekten New Monte Rosa Hut, Zermatt (VS), 2009©  Tonatiuh Ambrosetti

Bearth & Deplazes Architekten New Monte Rosa Hut, Zermatt (VS), 2009© Tonatiuh Ambrosetti

 

The Constructive Alps contest, an award for reconstructions and new buildings with regard to sustainability is shwocasing its most notable entries in a travelling exhibition showing now at Prague’s Jaroslav Fragner Gallery. The exhibition, which will be open from 8th April to 15th May aims to draw inspiration from Alpine countries’ architecture, setting an example on how to intervene on the buildings of the mountain landscape taking attention to the details and the sustainability issues. (more…)