“Cartesian Space” AMO for 2019 SS Prada Man’s Show

For the 2019 Spring/Summer fashion show, AMO stages a return to basics with a sophisticated setup that brings fashion into the foreground by questioning the recent practice that sees show sets as explanatory efforts to contextualize collections.

 

2019 SS Prada Man's Show - Cartesian Space, OMA/AMO © Agostino Osio / AMO

2019 SS Prada Man’s Show – Cartesian Space, OMA/AMO © Agostino Osio / AMO

 

The rough imperfection of the venue in Via Fogazzaro, Milan, is counterbalanced by the Cartesian precision of the set, which magnifies the industrial elegance of the space. The room is treated as an architectural field that controls the show’s dynamics: a grid defines the areas occupied by guests, while four different trajectories are left unoccupied for models to cross the room longitudinally, enforcing a strict serial layout. (more…)

“The Effusivity Pool” installation by Philippe Rahm architectes at Istituto Svizzero di Milano

The Effusivity Pool proposes to experiment an interior space which materials are no longer chosen according to plastic or memorial criteria, but on physics, looking for a sustainable form of Beauty. What we want to bring into the definition of the solid and thus the physical expressivity of a building or of an interior space, are physical, thermal and climatic values, such as those of reflectance, emissivity, effusivity and conductivity.

 

Philippe Rahm architects, "The Effusivity pool", installation view at Istituto Svizzero, Milan, 18 April - 9 May 2018 Courtesy: Philippe Rahm architects and Istituto Svizzero, Milan. Photo: © Giulio Boem

Philippe Rahm architects, “The Effusivity pool”, installation view at Istituto Svizzero, Milan, 18 April – 9 May 2018
Courtesy: Philippe Rahm architects and Istituto Svizzero, Milan. Photo: © Giulio Boem

 

The Effusivity Pool is thus a manifestation of a few materials chosen according to their climatic proprieties. But the choice of them is no longer made according to analogue or memorial criteria, but according to energy and climatic criteria. We put in place, according to a highly perceptible gradation, 4 materials according to their intrinsic property of effusivity, whose characteristic is to speed up or to slow down the body heat loss by conduction when the human skin is touching a material. (more…)

“We play, you play” the experimental approach to architecture of El Equipo Mazzanti

SpazioFMG per l’Architettura is exhibiting the work of the visionary Colombian architectural practice ‘El Equipo Mazzanti’. “We play, you play” is an interactive exhibit which turns the gallery into a real workshop: here, play becomes the key to interpreting the work and projects of the group led by Giancarlo Mazzanti.

"We play, you play. El Equipo Mazzanti" at Spazio FMG per l'architettura © Spazio FMG

“We play, you play. El Equipo Mazzanti” at Spazio FMG per l’architettura © Spazio FMG

 

To mark the first ever Milano Arch Week, a week-long series of events in Milan focusing on contemporary architecture, SpazioFMG per l’Architettura is hosting the first solo exhibition on El Equipo Mazzanti to take place in Italy. We play, you play (curated by Giancarlo Mazzanti and Luca Molinari) will focus on the Colombian architectural group’s approach and experimental style. To mark the opening of the exhibition, there will be a presentation of “El Equipo Mazzanti”, the latest title in the “Inspiration and Process in Architecture” series published by Moleskine. The event will be attended by curators Matteo Schubert and Francesca Serrazanetti.

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“LR100-Rinascente: Stories of Innovation” at Palazzo Reale in Milan

OMA/AMO have led the team in charge of the in-depth research and stunning exhibition displays in each of the 12 rooms of the Palazzo Reale where dozens of objects stand side by side telling the story of the most distinguished Italian department store.

 

LR100 Rinascente: Stories of Innovation  © Agostino Osio

LR100 Rinascente: Stories of Innovation © Agostino Osio

 

The Palazzo Reale in Milan hosts an exhibition celebrating La Rinascente‘s 100 years’ anniversary. The Italian department store that changed Milan and became a symbol of prosperity in the whole of Italy is now the protagonist of a comprehensive exhibition following in-depth research by curators Sandrina Bandera and Maria Canella and OMA/AMO, who have also been in charge of the exhibition’s displays along with Ippolito Pestellini Lapparelli and Antonio Barone.

A wide arrange of objects, ephemera, clothing and photographs stand together in a stunning layout to better understand the importance of this 20th Century icon of fashion and lifestyle.

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“Entropy and Urban Space” the first major retrospective of Gabriele Basilico in Spain

The exhibition comprises 185 photographs, including his famous series “Milano, ritratti di fabriche”, as well as broad selection of over 70 books published by Basilico over the years and four videos on various aspects of his work, offering a general view of his entire photographic career.

 

Dunkerque, 1984 © Archivio Gabriele Basilico di Giovanna Calvenzi

Dunkerque, 1984 © Archivio Gabriele Basilico di Giovanna Calvenzi

 

Museo ICO presents “Gabriele Basilico. Entropy and Urban Space“,the first comprehensive retrospective of this Italian photographer in Spain. The exhibition of Basilico, known as The photographer of the city, explores his stylistic and conceptual evolution throughout his career, from the romantic view of his early days in search of visual order amid the apparent chaos of the postmodern metropolis.

A total of 185 photographs, a selection of over 70 books published by the Milanese photographer over the years and four videos offer us a view of his work throughout his photographic career. The show is part of the Official Section of PHotoEspaña 2017 and may be visited until 10 September. (more…)

“Factory Portraits” revisits Gabriele Basilico’s work 35 years later

Giuseppe Corbetta returns to the former industrial areas of Basilico’s celebrated work to document these factories further development -or destruction- after the recent changes both in Milan’s local and global economy.

 

Gabriele Basilico. Via Savona, Osram  © Cascina Cuccagna

Gabriele Basilico. Via Savona, Osram © Gabriele Basilico Studio

 

Cascina Cuccagna‘s current exhibition “Milano Sud. Ritratti di Fabbriche” is Giuseppe Corbetta’s homage to Gabriele Basilico’s famous photographic work carried out between 1978 and 1980. Gabriele Basilico visited and documented the changing industrial landscape in the southern areas of Milan; now, 35 years later, Giuseppe Corbetta goes back to these same places and replicates Basilico’s shot in an aim to reflect the changes undergone by these areas. (more…)

Paola di Bello’s other take on everyday Milan, now at Museo del Novecento

The artist’s work, both in photographs and video, transforms a common situation into something extraordinary, drawing it out of its everyday dynamics. The exhibition, entitled “Milano Centro”, will be open during the museum’s winter season, dedicated to Milan-based artists.

 

Paola Di Bello, L'Enigma dell'Ora, 2002 © Paola Di Bello

Paola Di Bello, L’Enigma dell’Ora, 2002 © Paola Di Bello

 

The Museum of the Twentieth Century has recently inaugurated an exhibition dedicated to an artist that has been adopted by the city of Milan: “Paola di Bello. Milano Centro” presents the photographic works by the artist, of which the museum has already acquired several works, and will also show a special work made for the occasion.

This exhibition has been made with the sponsorship of the Leonardo Society. (more…)

“Interni Milanesi. Home interiors by Vico Magistretti”

The exhibition INTERNI MILANESI – Home interiors by Vico Magistretti focuses on one of the less familiar aspects of the architect’s work: the design of urban interiors, modelled through painstaking, precise actions on the spatial constants that recur in the language of Magistretti (staircases, fireplaces, shaped openings, etc.) and at the level of furnishings.

 

lat on via Jommelli, 1969 - © Archivio Studio Magistretti - Fondazione Vico Magistretti

lat on via Jommelli, 1969 – © Archivio Studio Magistretti – Fondazione Vico Magistretti

 

The first area of intervention comprises reflections on the three-dimensional evolution of the house, in a contemporary reinterpretation of the valuable lesson of the Raumplan developed by Adolf Loos at the start of the 20th century, as well as continuous investigation of aspects like the indoor-outdoor relationship, the sizing of openings, the combination of different materials. (more…)

“Norway: Architecture, Infrastructure, Landscape” at SpazioFMG

SpazioFMG opens a summer exhibition about the Norwegian landscape and architectural projects implemented in the context of the National Tourist Routes programme. The exhibition includes 22 shots by photographer Ken Schluchtmann and original materials from the architects representing the most interesting, top quality constructions.

 

Steilneset Memorial / Peter Zumthor and Louise Bourgeois © Ken Schluchtmann

Steilneset Memorial / Peter Zumthor and Louise Bourgeois © Ken Schluchtmann

 

On June 23, 2016 at 6.30 pm the exhibition “Norway. Architecture, Infrastructure,  Landscape”.  With photographs by Ken Schluchtmann opens at SpazioFMG per l’Architettura, the gallery and showroom of the Iris Ceramica and FMG Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti brands. (more…)

“Skyscraper Age”: an exhibition about the history of the Pirellone, Milan’s iconic tower

The exhibition, part of the Triennale di Milano, is divided into four areas representing the different stages of the building’s history: its concept design and construction, its transition into public hands, the devastating accident of 2002 and its new life as a social center of the Region of Lombardy.

 

Pirelli Tower at night © Publifoto Fondazione Pirelli

Pirelli Tower at night © Publifoto Fondazione Pirelli

 

Organized in collaboration with La Triennale di Milano, the 26th floor of the Pirelli Tower (now belonging to the Lombardy Region as a multipurpose building) is holding an exhibition about the tower, its history and its impact on Milanese society.

The exhibition, curated by Alessandro Colombo,  is divided into four areas representing the different stages of the building’s history: its concept design and construction, its transition into public hands, the devastating accident of 2002 and its new life as a social center of the Region of Lombardy. (more…)