“Arch and Art” Pavilions at XXI Triennale Milano

‘Arch and Art’ is a cultural project of Assolombarda Confindustria Milano Monza e Brianza organised, coordinated by Domus and produced in collaboration with the Milan Triennale. Five architects and five artists have been united in pairs and invited to design five architectural pavilions.

 

Arch and Arts pavilions © Giovanni Nardi e Andrea Martiradonna

Arch and Arts pavilions © Giovanni Nardi e Andrea Martiradonna

 

Text by Domus. Arch and Art aims to document the transversal link that unites a work of architecture and a work of art, and vice versa. Architecture and art have always both contributed to shaping and creating the places and spaces in which humans go about their lives. In our recent past, however, these two disciplines have been separated by an increasing distance. Swaying between autonomy and infringements of their domains, they have in fact abandoned working side by side, ceasing to offer us those magnificent masterpieces that we were used to seeing them produce in the past. These considerations have fuelled the desire to do something tangible today that can reunite art and architecture after their long estrangement.

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“Essentials. David Chipperfield Architects 1985-2015” at Museo ICO Madrid

The exhibition features over thirty projects by the British architect from all over the world. It is focused on the materiality of the physical models, as they are the only pieces which are impossible to access through other methods.

 

“Essentials. David Chipperfield Architects 1985-2015” © Julio César González

“Essentials. David Chipperfield Architects 1985-2015” © Julio César González

 

Essentials. David Chipperfield Architects 1985-2015 exhibition is a retrospective that brings together for the first time in Madrid over thirty years of the professional career of the renowned British architect David Chipperfield.

The exhibition, which will be open at the Museo ICO from 30 September to 24 January 2016, features the most relevant projects by David Chipperfield Architects in some of the most important cities in the world, and makes it possible to analyse David Chipperfield’s work from his early days, both individually and in the aggregate. (more…)

MUDEC Museum of Cultures in Milan by David Chipperfield Architects

A series of square bodies, entirely coated of zinc-titanium -as a sign of respect for the industrial context of Ansaldo- protect the organic shapes of the translucent core, a covered piazza that organizes the museum. A meeting place between cultures and communities.

 

MUDEC, Museum of Cultures, Milan © OscarDaRiz

MUDEC, Museum of Cultures, Milan © OscarDaRiz

 

The MUDEC started as an operation of archaeological recovery in one of the most lively districts of Milan, the Tortona area. The project for the Museum of Cultures has it origins in the 1990s when the Municipality of Milan acquired the former industrial area of Ansaldo to refurbish it for cultural activities. The disused factories, which are true monuments of industrial archaeology, have been transformed into workshops, studies and new creative spaces.

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