“Munich in color 1948–1965. From ruins to subway construction” at Architekturgalerie München

For the first time the Architekturgalerie is presenting color photographs of the city of Munich from 1948 to around 1965. On these early color pictures, most of which were taken by American tourists and occupying soldiers, the heavily destroyed historical buildings stand alongside war debris, cleared areas and provisional buildings.

 

"Munich in color 1948–1965. From ruins to subway construction" © Architekturgalerie München

“Munich in color 1948–1965. From ruins to subway construction” © Architekturgalerie München

 

The pictures tell of everyday life as well as of celebrations and the pleasures of Munich’s citizens. The result is a varied kaleidoscope of the city, whose current appearance was redesigned in these post-war years. An extensive illustrated book is published to accompany the exhibition: München farbig, 1948 – 1965, Vom Trümmerfeld zum U-Bahnbau by Franz Schiermeier Verlag Munich.  (more…)

“Sí / No: The Architecture of Urban-Think Tank” retrospective at A.M. Munich

Urban-Think Tank (U-TT) is an interdisciplinary design studio, founded in 1998 by architects Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner in Caracas, Venezuela. The collective focuses on practice informed by research in diverse contexts, particularly focusing on the social and economic reality of informal development.

 

U-TT, Vertical Gym Chacao, Venezuela © Iwan Baan

U-TT, Vertical Gym Chacao, Venezuela © Iwan Baan

 

U-TT uses research to develop practical strategies, striving to connect planned and informal parts of cities. The collective’s early years were defined by teaching positions at various universities in Venezuela and Columbia University in New York, along with various international exhibitions, publications, and lectures that contributed to a growing global scope in U-TT’s work. Their extensive study on Torre David in Caracas and the 2012 exhibition »Torre David / Gran Horizonte« in the Architecture Biennale of Venice, brought U-TT and their collaborators the Golden Lion Award. The exhibition »Sí / No: The Architecture of Urban-Think Tank« shows twenty examples of multidimensional architectural projects, provocative analyses, and propositional urban development strategies all over the world. (more…)