“The Construction Project. From Sketches to Built Architecture” at COAM Madrid

The ‘Building Approval’ is a generally little known process, which nevertheless is key when carrying out architecture projects. The exhibition shows the detail put into the actual construction design of some of Madrid’s most iconic modernist buildings through plans and original documents.

 

 Torres Blancas, by Saenz de Oiza "El Proyecto Visado"  © COAM

Torres Blancas, by Saenz de Oiza “El Proyecto Visado” © COAM

 

 

The Fundación Arquitectura COAM -Madrid Municipal Architect’s Association- has inaugurated an exhibition with original drawings of the main works of modern architects in Madrid. Under the title The Construction Project. From Sketches to Built Architecture’, the exhibition brings together plans and original documents of the architectural icons of Madrid, such as buildings by Alejandro de la Sota, Sáenz de Oiza, Genaro Alas or Eleuterio Población.  (more…)

“Save | Change the City” an unbuilt, alternative Brussels at CIVA Stichting

The exhibition shows a Brussels that used to exist, but is no longer there. A Brussels that somehow was proved possible to save. And a Brussels that could have been: a perfect fit in the CIVA’s new Unbuilt Brussels series, which shows a city that was thought up but never built.

 

Petit Château Quarter, 1976. Architects Jean-Pierre HOA, Philippe LEFEBVRE-BRANDES, Elie LEVY, Caroline MIEROP & Anne VAN LOO // La Cambre  Students (Didier ANGE& Brigitte BUYSSENS )

Petit Château Quarter, 1976. Architects Jean-Pierre HOA, Philippe LEFEBVRE-BRANDES, Elie LEVY, Caroline MIEROP & Anne VAN LOO // La Cambre Students (Didier ANGE& Brigitte BUYSSENS )

 

Brusselisation” is the key word behind the new exhibition at CIVA Stichting, “Save | Change the City“. The exhibition is part of a double-programme focusing on half a century of town planning in Brussels, under two unique perspectives. “Save | Change the City”  presents an overview of local residents’ initiatives in opposition to ‘Brusselisation’ and explores the alternatives that the two main neighbours’ associations proposed at the time in order to achieve a liveable city – one with respect for its citizens, its architecture, and its heritage.  (more…)

Savage Architecture & Freeport – the archive as urban catalyst at CIVA Stichting

CIVA Stichting presents this double exhibition reflecting on the idea of archives carried out by Love di Marco and introducing Davide Sacconi’s research on Gian-Piero Frasinelli’s work with Superstudio and 2A+P/A.

 

Gian Piero Frassinelli and 2A+P/A - Central Archive of Human Cultures, The Archive and the Offices, 2015 © Gian-Piero Frassinelli & 2A+P/A

Gian Piero Frassinelli and 2A+P/A – Central Archive of Human Cultures, The Archive and the Offices, 2015 © Gian-Piero Frassinelli & 2A+P/A

 

Architectural  proposals,  texts  and  visual  documents  shown  in  this double  exhibition  come  from various stories and temporalities. Savage Architecture unveils an approach that covers almost 50 years (1968-­‐2015) comprising prophetic texts and architectural projects while Freeport -­‐  The  archive as urban catalyst conveys the development of a reflection through the framework of the an academic  year. (more…)

The CO-OP principle: Hannes Meyer and the Concept of Collective Design

Located simultaneously on two sites -Archizoom and Forum d’architectures, both in Lausanne- the exhibition draws from the EPFL archives to show Hannes Meyer’s time as director of Bauhaus Dessau and how it affected his political and critical approach to architecture and design.

 

Hannes Meyer and Hans Wittwer with the assistance of the Bauhaus Dessau,school of the ADGB (Federation of German Trade Unions) in Bernau by Berlin, 1928 – 1930 View from the library to the halls of residence, 1930, photo: Walter Peterhans Bauhaus Dessau Foundation

School of the ADGB (Federation of German Trade Unions) in Bernau by Berlin, 1928 – 1930. View from the library to the halls of residence, 1930. Photo: Walter Peterhans. Bauhaus Dessau Foundation

 

The Fondation Culture du Bâti and the Foundation Bauhaus Dessau are presenting an exhibition on Hannes Meyer, second director of the Bauhaus school of design. The exhibition, named  “The co-op principle: Hannes Meyer and the Concept of Collective Design” focuses on the archietct’s  personal and professional evolution during the Bauhaus years.

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New search portal gives access to Het Nieuwe Instituut’s architecture collection

With the introduction of a new search portal Het Nieuwe Instituut gives the public direct online access to one of the world’s largest architecture collections. Among other features, the search portal allows professional researchers and others to consult 130,000 images in detail via a special viewer.

 

Van den Broek en Bakema. Town Hall, Terneuzen, 1962. © Het Nieuwe Instituut Collection

Van den Broek en Bakema. Town Hall, Terneuzen, 1962. © Het Nieuwe Instituut Collection

 

The State Archive of Dutch Architecture contains 1.4 million drawings; 300,000 photographs; 2,500 models and 70,000 books and magazines, which together document the history of Dutch architecture and urbanism. Het Nieuwe Instituut preserves 580 archives and collections of Dutch architects and urban planners including P.J.H. Cuypers, H.P. Berlage, J.J.P. Oud, Gerrit Rietveld, Van den Broek & Bakema, Herman Hertzberger, Piet Blom, OMA and MVRDV. (more…)