“Living the region Rhine\Main” exhibition at DAM

The exhibition creates future images of a region which accepts the challenges facing it and seizes the opportunities involved – which relies on new technologies, pursues an integrated development approach, and sees exemplary projects in Germany and abroad as role models. The scenarios presented showcase possible perspectives and whet our appetite for shaping this future! This is the only way to pave the way to a future in which people live the region.

 

Housing Almen Bolig+, Rødovre, Kopenhagen (DK), Vandkunsten, Kopenhagen Photo: Mads Frederik

Housing Almen Bolig+, Rødovre, Kopenhagen (DK), Vandkunsten, Kopenhagen Photo: Mads Frederik

 

Mobility and residential living are the main challenges facing the Frankfurt Rhine-Main metropolitan region. The prices on the housing market are rising faster than building land becomes available. The transport infrastructure is already stretched to its limits. LIVING THE REGION – RHINE-MAIN interrelates mobility and residential living – after all, the region lives of its localities being easy to reach, and the wide range of housing available. It is defined by the way places are linked with one another. The region is highly dynamic and differs fundamentally from the ideal of an idyllic landscape. (more…)

Line, Form and Function: architecture by Ferdinand Kramer at DAM Frankfurt

Deutsches Architekturmuseum is hosting a major retrospective on the buildings of the german architect featuring plans, historical photographs and architectural models from five decades, along with contemporary images that reflect the buildings in their current condition.

 

Ferdinand Kramer: lecture halls I (1958) and II (1964) Frankfurt University, photo: 2015 © DAM, photo: Norbert Miguletz

Ferdinand Kramer: lecture halls I (1958) and II (1964) Frankfurt University © DAM, photo: Norbert Miguletz, 2015

 

The works of classical Modernist architects have time and again inspired exhibitions at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum. Indeed, the protagonists of the “New Frankfurt” movement in the 1920s have been the focus of numerous retrospectives, including those on Mart Stam (1997), Martin Elsaesser (2009), and on several occasions Ernst May, the mastermind behind the Frankfurt model (1986, 2001 and 2011).

Ferdinand Kramer (1898-1985) was one of the leading lights of the May era in Frankfurt. Today he is not only recognized for his furniture designs, but above all known for his magnum opus: the buildings that made up the University Campus in Frankfurt’s Bockenheim district. (more…)