“12 Views of Venice, 2018” exhibition of drawings at ETH Zurich

We are pleased to announce the exhibition “12 Views of Venice, 2018” which features drawings by thirty-seven architecture students from ETH Zurich, University of Tsukuba, and The University of Queensland, who participated in the Architectural Ethnography Summer School in the Japan Pavilion at the 16th Architecture Biennale in Venice.

 

Hiroe Shida, Vivian W. S. Ting, Jeremy Wooldridge: “Relation-ship”, View of Campo della Pescaria, Venice, 2018

 

Through the means of collaborative pencil drawings, the school explored twelve different public spaces in Venice, both at the centre and at the periphery. Views of the city from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century provided the school with a common starting point. Using these references, students surveyed the interrelations between human behaviours and architecture, and between past and present. The result is an urban portrait that reinvents how we imagine Venice by connecting the spaces of tourists with those of locals, and the clashes of modern life with the rites of past centuries. (more…)

“Inside Outside / Petra Blaisse. A Retrospective” at ETH Zurich

In October 2018, gta exhibitions, ETH Zurich is opening the first comprehensive retrospective of the Amsterdam based studio Inside Outside / Petra Blaisse in Switzerland, which – since its foundation in 1991 – has realized world-wide projects in the field of exhibition architecture, interior design and landscape architecture.

 

"Inside Outside / Petra Blaisse. A Retrospective" at ETH Zurich © ETH Zurich

“Inside Outside / Petra Blaisse. A Retrospective” at ETH Zurich © ETH Zurich

 

As the name implies, the variable relationship between inside and outside is a central issue in the design practice of the studio, which combines knowledge and craftsmanship from several fields in an interdisciplinary way. Since its beginnings, Inside ­Outside / Petra Blaisse has been closely collaborating with the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) as well as with many ­other architects, curators and craftsmen; by designing textiles, entire interiors up to large landscapes. (more…)

“Cloud ’68—Paper Voice” Smiljan Radić’s collection of Radical Architecture at ETH Zurich

The exhibition “Cloud ’68—Paper Voice” pays homage to the architecture and thinking of European radical movements that flourished between the 1950s and 1970s producing a wide range of experimental expression. It presents Smiljan Radić’s Collection of Radical Architecture with recordings of interviews by Hans Ulrich Obrist.

 

“Cloud ’68 - Paper Voice” exhibition view © Martin Stollenwerk

“Cloud ’68 – Paper Voice” exhibition view © Martin Stollenwerk

 

“Cloud ’68—Paper Voice” spans two collections from that period, which open up different readings of Radical Architecture. From the personal collection of the Chilean architect Smiljan Radić, a selection of 173 graphic pieces—lithographs, drawings, original etchings, and ephemera—will show the horizon of meaning of the diverse architectural approaches from those years: works by Constant Nieuwenhuys, Guy Debord, Asger Jorn, Haus-Rucker-Co, Archigram, Utopie, and Superstudio, among others, will meet in 33 panels that recall Aby Warburg’s “Mnemosyne Atlas”. (more…)

“Discreet Violence: Architecture and the French War in Algeria” at ETH Zurich

The exhibition features only one aspect of these territorial transformations: the construction of militarily controlled camps dubbed the centres de regroupement in Algeria’s rural areas. These spaces resulted from the creation of the forbidden zones—free fire zones—and engendered massive forced relocations of the Algerian population.

 

 Forced relocation of the Algerian population conducted by the French military Sections administrative spécialisée in Boulet, Region of Oran, Algeria. February 1958 © Cuny, Claude / SCA / ECPAD.

Forced relocation of the Algerian population conducted by the French military Sections administrative spécialisée in Boulet, Region of Oran, Algeria. February 1958 © Cuny, Claude / SCA / ECPAD.

 

During  the  Algerian  Revolution  (1954–1962)  the  French  civil  and  military  authorities  profoundly  reorganized  Algeria’s urban and rural territory, drastically transformed its built environments, rapidly implanted new infrastructure, and strategically built new settlements in order to keep Algeria under French colonial rule and protect France’s interests in Algeria. (more…)

“On the thresholds of space-making” the work of Kazuo Shinohara at ETH Zurich

Drawings, photographs and original sketches illustrate this prestigious architect’s works, master of Toyo Ito and Kazunari Hasegawa among others from the so-called Shinohara School, in ETH’s latest exhibition.

 

Tanikawa, 1974 Kazuo Shinohara © Kazuo Shinohara

Tanikawa, 1974 Kazuo Shinohara © Kazuo Shinohara

 

ETH Zurich starts its fall season program with an exhibition showing the work of Japanese architect Kazuo Shinohara. The exhibition, named “On the thresholds of space-making: Kazuo Shinohara and his legacy” draws its contents from the Shinohara Kazuo Archive in Tokyo in order to give this architect’s somewhat still unknown works the recognition they deserve. (more…)

John Hejduk’s drawings at ETH Zurich

“The arguments and points of view are within the work, within the drawings; it is hoped that the conflicts of form will lead to clarity which can be useful and perhaps transferable.” ETH Zürich will be showcasing a selection of American architect John Hejduk’s drawings, commemorating the previous three exhibitions held in the past.

 

John Hejduk, sketch for 'Victims', 1986 © Hejduk

John Hejduk, sketch for ‘Victims’, 1986 © Hejduk

 

“The arguments and points of view are within the work, within the drawings; it is hoped that the conflicts of form will lead to clarity which can be useful and perhaps transferable.” — John Hejduk, 1964

In the run-up to the gta’s 50th anniversary in 2017, we are working with Drawing Matter and Alexander Lehnerer’s Chair of Architecture and Urban Design to put together an exhibition on the 20th century American architect John Hejduk. Hejduk’s drawings will be displayed to commemorate the three Hejduk exhibitions held by the gta between 1973 and 1983, including his legendary 1973 exhibition with Aldo Rossi. (more…)

Drawings by OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen at ETH Zurich

This spring’s gta Exhibitions will focus on architectural representation, showcasing the work of Belgium architects Kersten Geers and David Van Severen, whose drawings are central to their office’s work. This exhibition will be paired up with the display of some drawings by John Hejduk, creating a dialog between different methods of representation.

 

OFFICE, Border Garden, Mexico / United States, 2005 © OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen

OFFICE, Border Garden, Mexico / United States, 2005 © OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen

 

Drawings and collages play a central role in the work of architects Kersten Geers and David Van Severen. In a unique digital visual language dominated by pastel colors, they produce an oeuvre that goes beyond the conventional uses of the architectural drawing for representation and planning purposes. The drawings and collages form an independent body of work presented and treated for the first time in a solo show at a major institution in this exhibition. (more…)

“Märkli. Chair of Architecture 2002–2015” at ETH Zurich

With this exhibition and accompanying book, the Architecture Department is paying tribute to Peter Märkli, who ceased his teaching activities at the ETH Zurich in the fall of 2015.

 

Märkli. Chair of Architekture at the ETH Zurich @ Photo: Martin Stollenwerk 2016

Märkli. Chair of Architekture at the ETH Zurich © Photo: Martin Stollenwerk 2016

 

The exhibits will be displayed in the Main Hall of the ETH Zurich within a site-specific architecture specially designed for this purpose by Peter Märkli himself and Chantal Imoberdorfgta Verlag is publishing a book for the exhibition entitled: Märkli. Chair of Architecture at the ETH Zurich 2002–2015


 

Practical information

“Märkli. Chair of Architecture at the ETH Zurich 2002–2015”
February 24 – -April 3, 2016
Mo-Fr 6 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat and Sun 8 a.m.–5 p.m
ETH Zurich, Main Hall
Stefano Franscini Platz 5
8093 Zurich

 


Emptiness and boundaries are central themes in Peter Märkli’s teaching of architecture and construction at the ETH Zurich. Structural design involves formulating a conception of life that is reflected in architectural structures.

 

Märkli. Chair of Architekture at the ETH Zurich @ Photo: Martin Stollenwerk 2016

Märkli. Chair of Architekture at the ETH Zurich © Photo: Martin Stollenwerk 2016

Märkli. Chair of Architekture at the ETH Zurich @ Photo: Martin Stollenwerk 2016

Märkli. Chair of Architekture at the ETH Zurich © Photo: Martin Stollenwerk 2016

 

The articulation of empty outdoor spaces is as essential as the expression of a façade, the design of the boundary between inside and outside.  As a professor of architecture and construction, Märkli conveyed his conception of architecture to his students. A selection of roughly 110 student projects carried out in his department since 2002 illustrates his concerns and his approach, and attests to the abundance and rich variety of his teaching.

 

Märkli. Chair of Architekture at the ETH Zurich @ Photo: Martin Stollenwerk 2016

Märkli. Chair of Architekture at the ETH Zurich © Photo: Martin Stollenwerk 2016

Märkli. Chair of Architekture at the ETH Zurich @ Photo: Martin Stollenwerk 2016

Märkli. Chair of Architekture at the ETH Zurich © Photo: Martin Stollenwerk 2016

 

PETER MARKLI (b. 1953, Switzerland)
Lives and works as an architect in Zürich. Has had his own office in Zürich since 1978. 2002–2015 Chair of Architecture and Construction at the ETH Zurich. Since 2013 visiting professor at the MARCH School of Architecture in Moscow. His buildings include La Congiunta in Giornico (Ticino), a museum for reliefs and half-figures by the Swiss sculptor Hans Josephsohn (1992); the new organ in the Basel Minster (2003); large-scale projects such as the Belvoirpark College of Hotel Management (2014) and a housing block on Gutstrasse (2013) in Zürich, the new Synthes corporate building in Solothurn (2012), an office building on Picassoplatz (2008) and the Novartis Visitor Center (2006) in Basel, the Schule im Birch school building in Zürich (2004), as well as alterations and extensions to the Viktor Hufnagl School facilities in Wörgl, Austria (2003).

 

Märkli. Chair of Architekture at the ETH Zurich @ Photo: Martin Stollenwerk 2016

Märkli. Chair of Architekture at the ETH Zurich © Photo: Martin Stollenwerk 2016

Märkli. Chair of Architekture at the ETH Zurich @ Photo: Martin Stollenwerk 2016

Märkli. Chair of Architekture at the ETH Zurich © Photo: Martin Stollenwerk 2016

 

His publications include the monograph Approximations and exhibition catalogues (e.g. for the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo). His drawings have been  exhibited in Zürich, Basel, London, Copenhagen, Tokyo and Moscow, among other places.

 

Märkli. Chair of Architekture at the ETH Zurich @ Photo: Martin Stollenwerk 2016

Märkli. Chair of Architekture at the ETH Zurich © Photo: Martin Stollenwerk 2016

Märkli. Chair of Architekture at the ETH Zurich @ Photo: Martin Stollenwerk 2016

Märkli. Chair of Architekture at the ETH Zurich © Photo: Martin Stollenwerk 2016


 

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“Book for Architects” exhibition at ETH Zurich

The exhibition showcases a historical selection of special “books for architects” as well as commentary on books by contempo­rary architects, historians and theorists, who, in various forms, conceptually and concretely explore a great many aspects of architecture books.

 

Book for Architects, gta exhibitions, 2015, installation view © Stefan Altenburger

Book for Architects, gta exhibitions, 2015, installation view © Stefan Altenburger

 

From the 30th of September to the 4th of December, ETH Zurich will be host to the exhibition “Book for Architects”, a reflection on physical books, architecture, sustainability and critical discourse regarding architectural publications.

Curated by Fredi Fischli, Andri Gerber and Niels Olsen, the exhibition showcases a historical selection of special “books for architects” as well as commentary on books by contempo­rary architects, historians and theorists, who, in various forms, conceptually and concretely explore a great many aspects of books for architects. (more…)