“Forever New: Frankfurt’s Old Town: Building between Dom and Römer since 1900” at DAM

At the same time as the official opening of the new old town Frankfurt the exhibition “”Forever New: Frankfurt’s Old Town: Building between Dom and Römer” illuminates by a walk through history the scope of the debate about (old town) reconstruction.

 

Superstudio / Adolfo Natalini mit Roy Barris, Martine Bedin, Giovanni de Carolis, Demetz & Ploner, Chris Stephens, Römerberg Projekt, 1979 © DAM, Superstudio / Adolfo Natalini

Superstudio / Adolfo Natalini mit Roy Barris, Martine Bedin, Giovanni de Carolis, Demetz & Ploner, Chris Stephens, Römerberg Projekt, 1979 © DAM, Superstudio / Adolfo Natalini

 

There is no other place in Frankfurt that boasts such a rich history in terms of architecture and its instrumentalization for identity and tradition as its old town. The exhibition Forever New: Frankfurt’s Old Town explores the events of the past 120 years. (more…)

“Making Heimat. Germany, Arrival Country” at DAM Frankfurt

The exhibition, which DAM created and curated for the German Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition 2016 – La Biennale di Venezia, will be presented on two floors at DAM, and feature updated and expanded subject matter, as well as documentation and a review of the German Pavilion in Venice.

 

Sri-Kamadchi-Ampal Temple, Hamm in Nordrhein-Westfalen Photo: © Judith Raum, 2010

Sri-Kamadchi-Ampal Temple, Hamm in Nordrhein-Westfalen. Photo: © Judith Raum, 2010

 

The exhibition responds to the fact that in 2015 the German borders were left open for around 900 000 refugees, and prompts reflection about Germany as an open immigration country. (more…)

“Modernism on the Main: Frankfurt Art School” exhibition at the Bauhaus‐Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung

Within the framework of its permanent exhibition on the Bauhaus, the Bauhaus-Archiv is now presenting a studio exhibition on the Frankfurt Art School, its links to the Bauhaus and its integration in the design programme and network of the New Frankfurt.

 

Anne Wever, Design for “Embroidered blanket made of many patches”, c.1927 © Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin

Anne Wever, Design for “Embroidered blanket made of many patches”, c.1927 © Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin

 

From now on,  the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung is presenting the studio exhibition “The Frankfurt Art School – Modernism on the Main”, which will run until 27 February 2017 and provide new insights into its extensive collections. (more…)

“At Home: Building and Living in a Community” exhibition at DAM Frankfurt

The exhibition focuses on 26 structures that have been built throughout the world. They respond with different concepts to changed life plans and diverse locations. Using innovative planning and construction processes, solutions are developed that are geared directly to the residents’ wishes and requirements.

 

"At home: Building and Living in Communities" exhibition at the DAM © Norbert Miguletz

“At home: Building and Living in Communities” exhibition at the DAM © Norbert Miguletz

 

The construction of housing is one of the fundamental tasks of architecture and urban development, and communities are playing an increasingly important role in it. Yet how, and indeed why are more and more people building and living in communities? How does this phenomenon show, and what can architecture and building culture achieve in this context? All over the world buildngs are constructed, which provide answers to these questions – by building projects, cooperatives or housing associations. The underlying idea of community sets new, high quality standards. (more…)

“Tropicality Revisited: Recent Approaches by Indonesian Architects” at DAM

The exhibition is split into two sections, ‘Tropicality’ and ‘Case Studies’. The former examines the ideas, events and issues that have led us to our current understanding of tropical architecture. ‘Case Studies’, takes 12 recent Indonesian projects by local architects and looks at how each design responds and reacts to its site.

 

Studi-O-Cahaya, West Jakarta\Jakarta, architect: Adi Purnomo (mamostudio) © Paul Kadarisman

Studi-O-Cahaya, West Jakarta\Jakarta, architect: Adi Purnomo (mamostudio) © Paul Kadarisman

 

Architecture in the Tropics was never just about offering shelter from rain and sun. “Tropical architecture” suddenly gained global relevance with the emergence of Modernist Architecture and was adapted to suit all climates and cultures. During the post-War period the science of climatic architectural design became an international success. (more…)

“Galina Balashova: Architect of the Soviet Space Programme” at DAM Frankfurt

This monographic exhibition on the oeuvre of the Russian architect Galina Balashova whisks away visitors into a world of architecture where gravity has been replaced by weightlessness.

 

Typography design for the Mir space station (1980) \\ © Archiv Galina Balaschowa

Typography design for the Mir space station (1980) \\ © Archiv Galina Balaschowa

 

Deutsches Architekturmuseum presents a unique collection of designs for Soviet cosmonautics, including plans and engineering drawings for Soyuz capsules and the space stations Salyut and Mir. Balashova worked as a consultant to the Buran programme, the Soviet counterpart to the American Space Shuttle. Striving for both harmony and beauty, the architect strikes an emotional chord in the high-tech world that includes carrier rockets, laboratories and survival equipment. It is therefore owing to Balashova’s talent that an important chapter has been added to Soviet architectural history: Architecture for Cosmonautics. Her exceptional creative work, including designs for medals and emblems, is still scarcely known today – even in Russia. Allow yourself to be transported by Galina Balashova into a world of architecture in which the forces of gravity give way to anti-gravity. (more…)