“The House of Councillor Krespel” at CAMPO

The house of Counsillor Krespel is an architectural exhibition inspired by the novel by E.T.A Hoffmann (1776-1822), a writer and composer and one of the major representatives of the German Romanticism.

 

© E2A Piet Eckert und Wim Eckert

 

In the first part of his tale, the author describes the realisation of the residence of the protagonist that doesn’t exist out of a design project, but solely by thinking though the experience of the process of its making. All of this as part of an identification process between the existence and the creation of an art work. The exhibition will showcase twenty-five artworks made by architects, originating form eleven different countries, whom have been asked to realise an original image or collage representing the strange house of councillor Krespel. Curated by Libria, an idea of Antonio Carbone. (more…)

“Unbuilt Rome” exhibition at Politecnico di Milano

The city is the material presence of the built environment as much as the accumulation of lost, destroyed or imaginary elements, which not anymore or never became parts of reality. All of these elements, physical or immaterial, constitute a collective cultural capital of a place and contribute to shape its diffused mentality.

 

"Unbuilt Rome" © Supervoid

“Unbuilt Rome” © Supervoid

 

The project Unbuilt Rome explores this idea of the city as a stratification of built facts and drawn thoughts, through a shared research that examines a series of projects designed for Rome and never realized. These projects – together with countless others which incurred in the same destiny – played a key role in the construction of the common imagination of Rome and had a significant influence on the architectural culture and on the debate on the city.

With the contribution of AM3, BDR Bureau, Fosbury Architecture, Ganko, Gosplan, La Macchina Studio, Raumplan, Supervoid, Warehouse of Architecture and Research. Featuring the work of Jacopo Valentini. (more…)

“Unbuilt Rome” exhibition at CAMPO

The city is the material presence of the built environment as much as the accumulation of lost, destroyed or imaginary elements, which not anymore or never became parts of reality. All of these elements, physical or immaterial, constitute a collective cultural capital of a place and contribute to shape its diffused mentality.

 

"Unbuilt Rome" © CAMPO

“Unbuilt Rome” © CAMPO

 

The project Unbuilt Rome explores this idea of the city as a stratification of built facts and drawn thoughts, through a shared research that examines a series of projects designed for Rome and never realized. These projects – together with countless others which incurred in the same destiny – played a key role in the construction of the common imagination of Rome and had a significant influence on the architectural culture and on the debate on the city.

With the contribution of AM3, BDR Bureau, Fosbury Architecture, Ganko, Gosplan, La Macchina Studio, Raumplan, Supervoid, Warehouse of Architecture and Research. Featuring the work of Jacopo Valentini. (more…)

“Misunderstandings”, CAMPO’s curatorial approach to FRAC Val de Loire’s collections

Both museums collaborate in a project reflecting on the operative value of museums and collections for the contemporary discourse and practice of architecture. The exhibition is part of FRAC’s wider project for 2017, “Walking through someone else dreams”.

 

Vazio S/A, The grid, 2016 © FRAC centre Val de Loire

Vazio S/A, The grid, 2016 © FRAC centre Val de Loire

 

Approaching Le FRAC Centre-Val de Loire’s collection less with the cultural diligence of the curator than the amateur curiosity of the architect, CAMPO discards the traditional monographic, typological or historical readings, to adopt a looser and unconventional framework that pairs human emotions and architectural principles.

Fear/Structure, Hope/System, Nostalgia/Form and Surprise/Limit are the four binocular lenses through which we looked at the collection as aliving material that can be studied but also manipulated to reflect on the contemporary condition. (more…)