“Demolished Modified Endangered” at Haus der Architektur Graz

The exhibition presents architecture models of 45 icons of modern Austrian architecture. The chosen buildings have all either been changed, destroyed or were never realised. The models do not aim at being a scaled down direct representation of the build spaces. Instead the models seek to show the core design ideas of the projects.

 

Haus Albrechter Leskoschek – © Robert Anagnostopoulos

 

Each model is accompanied by a short description of the project as well as the methods and materials used to create the model. This project was carried out at the Institute of Construction and Design Principles (KOEN) at the Technical University of Graz. The institute, which has its focus primarily on teaching architecture to first year students, was founded in 2013. (more…)

“Re-build in the built environment” at La Triennale di Milano

In the European year dedicated to Cultural Heritage, from 14 December to 20 January 2019, the Triennale di Milano hosts an exhibition that stages the relationship between contemporary architecture, historical protection, philological valorization and built heritage.

 

Morgan Library | New York | Renzo Piano Building Workshop © RPBW

 

Curated by Simona Galateo, “Re-build in the built environment” presents a series of international projects, told through technical drawings, design elements and photographs by Giovanna Silva. The exhibition was also the occasion for the Triennale di Milano to realize with Capoferriun an intervention in the structure of the exhibition hall: the reopening of the three original windows designed by Giovanni Muzio in 1933, the first step towards the rereading and the return of the architectural system to its original design. (more…)

“YALA. Young Architects in Latin America” at Arc en Rêve Bordeaux

Fifty nine projects of young Latin-American architects, not without echo of the Amerindian and European heritage, are presented in the exhibition. Social commitment, landscape, environmental concern, constructive innovation, diversity of approaches and practices; these achievements in multiple scales and programs (houses, collective dwellings, public buildings, community spaces), all testify to a renewed architectural creativity in Latin America.

 

Catia 100, Caracas, Venezuela. Architectes : Aparatos Contingentes /

 

The cultural heritage that marks architecture in Latin America is that of its history, rich in miscegenation (African, Indian, Spanish, Portuguese) violated by colonialism, dictatorships, and North American hegemony. (more…)

“Reconstructions” at La Triennale di Milano

The exhibition will provide an overview of reconstruction work from different times and places and a reflection on the future prospects of an action that will increasingly involve governments and architects. The reconstruction of cities and territories used to be only occasional, but epoch-making events, though rare, have made it a constant practice, due to the intensification of wars, earthquakes and other types of catastrophe around the world.

 

La Triennale Milano, “Ricostruzioni” © Gianluca di Ioia

 

It is also due to the inability of affected populations to cope on their own in the aftermath. However, the accumulation of vast experience has not always led to the formation of a real heritage that can be used as a model. The most recent destructive events in Italy have shown an increase in emergency-based responses and the consequent rejection of past experiences. (more…)

“Enchanting Traces. Reflections on b720 Arquitectos’ work” at AEDES Architecture Forum Berlin

Barcelona’s Encants Market, dating back more than seven centuries, is one of Europe’s oldest. In 2013, it moved to its current site in a space designed by b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos. The project strives to maintain the spirit of open-air markets with the design of a large public square covered by material that reflects its day-to-day activity

 

b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos, Mercat Encants, Barcelona, 2013 © Rafael Vargas

 

These design strategies have made it one of the world’s most famous markets and one of the b720 Fermín Vázquez studio’s signature works. b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos, founded in conjunction with Ana Bassat in 1997 and headed by Fermín Vázquez, has offices in Barcelona and Madrid. (more…)

“The Cathedral of Malaga. An unfinished symphony” exhibition by Marinauno

The exhibition “The Cathedral of Malaga. An unfinished symphony” has been designed in three different formats; an installation located in the trascoro of the cathedral, a book and an audiovisual piece. With these three systems the process of the construction of the cathedral and those signs of identity that make the temple a unique building in the history of architecture is explained.

 

“The Cathedral of Malaga. An unfinished symphony” by marinauno © Fernando Alda

 

The installation located in the trascoro is raised with a structure of scaffolding from which they take off large format images, drawings and explanatory texts. An installation that symbolizes that the cathedral of Malaga is under construction. (more…)

“Backstage” Menis Arquitectos at AEDES Architecture Forum Berlin

For the development of his architecture, Fernando Menis prefers to use three-dimensional materials such as clay in order to design shape and dimension of the buildings in an ongoing modelling process. During his 40 years of practice, a multitude of typologies has been created whose sculptural formal language possesses an outstanding expressiveness.

 

Menis, CKK Jordanki © Jakub Certowicz

 

In the exhibition, these models of planned and realised projects by the Canarian office are presented inside a walk-in cubic space, including the Concert and Congress Hall ‘CKK Jordanki’ in Toruń/Poland, the Hotel Complex ‘Bürchen Mystik’ in Switzerland or the Public Swimming Pool ‘Badeschiff’ in Berlin. Thus, the installation is dedicated to creative processes and innovative approaches that make the work of Menis Arquitectos so unique. (more…)

“The Art of The Building Site” at Citè de l’Architecture

The exhibition juxtaposes different viewpoints. It brings together a collection of works and documents produced by artists, journalists and amateurs, but also those who work in situ: engineers, architects, contractors and – what is rarer – labourers, through votive offerings or masterpieces produced by the Compagnons charpentiers des Devoirs du Tour de France.

 

Alain Bublex, Plug-in City, Expérience monumentale, 2003 – Photo : C. Pompidou MNAM-CCI Dist. RMN-GPAdagp

 

How Western Man has seen, designed and imagined the place where building occurs since the Renaissance. The great diversity of observers, the plurality of images and the different audiences they turn to show that this is a powerful theme, which is far broader than the fields of architecture and technique. (more…)

“Remoteness” Reiulf Ramstad Architects at la Galerie d’Architecture

Bold and daring, yet unpretentious and simple: that sums up the buildings designed by the independent, Oslo-based architectural offices of Reiulf Ramstad Architects (RRA).

 

RRA, Trollstigen platform 20 © Diephotodesigner

RRA, Trollstigen platform 20 © Diephotodesigner

 

Where is the center of the Earth? a mental barrier or a opening for possibilities what is periphery/suburbia RRA has been working in remote places (…) – most radical projects, where people were more open-minded, no prejudice to architecture and daring projects. (more…)

“Speculative Design Archive” at Het Nieuwe Instituut

On display will be prototypes, sketches, samples of materials, colour schemes and other significant work in the development of the oeuvres of a range of Dutch designers; work that deserves to be preserved and shared. Such silent testimony to the process of design is all too frequently neglected. In practice, designers seldom have the space, time or expertise to store such valuable repositories of knowledge.

 

Cubic3 Design, archive material, including sketches for desk lamp Nachtschade. On loan from the archives of Cubic3 Design (Ton Hoogerwerf and Gerwin van Vulpen). Documented for Speculative Design Archive, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam 2018. Art direction: Studio Veronica Ditting. Photography: Tim Elkaïm.

Cubic3 Design, archive material, including sketches for desk lamp Nachtschade. On loan from the archives of Cubic3 Design (Ton Hoogerwerf and Gerwin van Vulpen). Documented for Speculative Design Archive, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam 2018. Art direction: Studio Veronica Ditting. Photography: Tim Elkaïm.

 

This Fall, Het Nieuwe Instituut temporarily transforms into a design archive. Since the late 1980s design from the Netherlands has been world-renowned under the banner of Dutch Design. But what about the memory of Dutch design today? What will be preserved for the future? Why, how and by whom? (more…)