Dutch Pavilion at Biennale Architettura 2018 “Work, Body, Leisure”

With the title WORK, BODY, LEISURE, the Dutch Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia addresses the spatial configurations, modes of living and notions of the human body engendered by disruptive changes in labor ethos and conditions.

 

Dutch Pavilion WORK, BODY, LEISURE. 16th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, FREESPACE © Daria Scagliola

Dutch Pavilion WORK, BODY, LEISURE. 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, FREESPACE © Daria Scagliola

 

Director-General of Culture and Media of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science Barbera Wolfensberger has just opened WORK, BODY, LEISURE, the Dutch Pavilion at la Biennale di Venezia. Barbera Wolfensberger: ‘In line with this collaborative working method, curator Marina Otero Verzier has created a multidisciplinary exhibition for the Dutch Pavilion. This showcases the ambition to not only overcome national boundaries but to operate beyond disciplinary boundaries as well.’ (more…)

“Saunas” an exhibition on wellness architecture, at Jaroslav Fragner Gallery

The gallery space itself has installed two unusual saunas inside the exhibition area in order to introduce the visitor to the sauna experience from two perspectives: as a relaxing process as well as a possibility of quality experimental architecture.

 

Sandhorn sauna by SALT © Jaroslav Fragner Gallery

Sandhorn sauna by SALT © Jaroslav Fragner Gallery

 

The exhibition presents a selection of the most interesting Czech and international creations, introduces different typological examples and practices, such as the concrete sauna in Germany by Modulorbeat, the glass sauna in Estonia by Architectural Bureau Pluss, the underground sauna in the middle of an apple orchard near Bolzano by noa* and the sauna in the middle of Liberec Dam by Mjölk architekti from the Czech Republic. (more…)

“Let’s go to the beach!” seaside resorts from the 18th century to present day

The exhibition presents the architecture and town planning uniqueness of seashores in France from the 18th century to the beginning of the 21st century, compared to many other examples in other countries.

 

Cabine-royale-Saint-Sébastien-© George-Eastman-Museum

Cabine royale Saint Sébastien © George Eastman Museum

 

It also recounts the society evolution and its relationship with the coasts through different cult items. First considered as a hostile, even dangerous place, then as a place of leisure, before becoming thedestination of choice for mass tourism. (more…)

“Barnum City”: circus architecture and the appropriation of territory

Point H^UT celebrates its grand opening after two years of renovation works with an exhibition dedicated to architecture inspired by circus halls and merry-go-rounds, focusing on their ability to transform their environment.

 

Tiger & Turtle © Heike Mutter & Ulrich Genth

Tiger & Turtle © Heike Mutter & Ulrich Genth

 

The small town of Saint-Pierre-des-Corps, in central France, has very recently inaugurated Point H^UT, a new social centre dedicated to architecture events and workshops, occupying the grounds of a former industrial site. Among the many events and exhibitions programmed is Barnum City, a reflection on fairground architecture concerning the occupation and transformation of surrounding territory. Ranging from circus halls to merry-go-rounds, the exhibition aims at the constructive diversity of these dream-like architectural objects.

Originally produced by the Maison de l’architecture et de la ville Nord-Pas-de-Calais, and curated by Odile Werner and Sophie Trelcat, Barnum City – Architecture Foraine will be open until June 11, 2015, as part of Point H^UT’s official inauguration programme of events.

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