“Yesterday’s Future: Visionary Designs by Future Systems and Archigram” at DAM

The exhibition “Yesterday´s Future” juxtaposes utopias by Future Systems and Archigram. The iconic drawings and collages of Jan Kaplický, Peter Cook, Ron Herron and Dennis Crompton conforms the exhibition at DAM.

 

Future Systems, Peanut (Project 124), 1984 © Deutsches Architekturmuseum

Future Systems, Peanut (Project 124), 1984 © Deutsches Architekturmuseum

 

The exhibition “Yesterday’s Future” presents extraordinary utopias created by the teams of architects at Future Systems and Archigram.

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“Jan Kaplický Drawings” exhibition in AA London

Jan Kaplický Drawings presents work by the Czech architect Jan Kaplický (1937-2009) – a visionary designer with a passion for drawing as a means of discovering, describing and constructing. Through drawing he presented beguiling architectural imagery of the highest order.

© Jan Kaplický Archive

House for a helicopter pilot, project 105 © Jan Kaplický Archive

 

On Saturday 28th February AA Membership will host a special Saturday Gallery talk in the AA Front Members’ Room of the exhibition Jan Kaplický Drawings , a collection of work by the infamous Czech architect, himself an AA Unit master between 1982 and 1988.

The talk will be led by British architect Amanda Levete & former wife of Kaplicky who was co-director of their practise Future Systems, responsible for award-winning and internationally recognised buildings including Selfridges department store in Birmingham and the media centre at Lord’s cricket ground which won the prestigious Stirling Prize. Levete’s current architectural practise, AL_A, have also designed the exhibition.

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