R&Sie(n) retrospective at FRAC Orlelans: “s/he would rather do FICTION MAKER”

In 2016, nearly twenty years after its first exhibition at the Frac Centre-Val de Loire, New-Territories has been invited again for a “1993-2050 flashback”. This event retraces and traces 57 years of work, scenarios, projects, controversies and foresights.

 

New-Territories / R&Sie(n) Une architecture des humeurs, 2010-2011 ©New-Territories

New-Territories / R&Sie(n), Une architecture des humeurs, 2010-2011 © New-Territories

 

It presents the prolific production of the Avatar, a hybrid figure digitally generated in 1993 to stand in for the jackboot or masterfull figure of the “architect/author” and to synthesize his multiple collaborations– BoyeRoche (1989); Roche (1990); Roche & François (1991); R-F-L-H-R-P (1992); Roche, DSV & Sie (1993-97); R, DSV & Sie. P (1998); R & Sie. D/B: L (1999-2001); R&Sie(n) (2001 to 2011), and [elf/bt/c] (2011-2016)… (more…)

“Frei Otto. Thinking in Models” the biggest exhibition ever on the German master

The exhibition held at ZKM presents projects that are both known and completely unknown with material that encompasses over 200 models, approximately 1,000 photos, drawings, sketches, plans and films as well as a large-scale media projection.

 

Modell einer regelmäßigen Hoch- Tiefpunktfläche, Frei Otto, Larry Medlin, 1964 © saai | Südwestdeutsches Archiv für Architektur und Ingenieurbau, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Werkarchiv Frei Otto photo: Bernd Seeland

Modell einer regelmäßigen Hoch- Tiefpunktfläche, Frei Otto, Larry Medlin, 1964 © saai | Südwestdeutsches Archiv für Architektur und Ingenieurbau, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Werkarchiv Frei Otto photo: Bernd Seeland

 

Frei Otto (1925-2015) is one of the best known and most innovative international German architects of the 20th century and is a key figure in the architectural culture of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg. In 2015 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Architecture for his work, also known as the Pritzker Prize, and is the highest honor for architecture in the world. The biggest exhibition on the oeuvre of Frei Otto is a shared project between the Archive of South West Germany for Architecture and Engineering (saai) of the KIT and the Wüstenrot Foundation in cooperation with ZKM | Karlsruhe. (more…)

“Peter Cook. Retrospective” drawings at Tchoban Foundation

The new temporary exhibition, “Peter Cook. Retrospective” is dedicated to the drawings of the famous British architect who is celebrating his 80th birthday this year.

 

Hidden City 2013 Mixed media / Mischtechnik 101,5 x 101,2 cm © Peter Cook

Hidden City, 2013, Mixed media / 101,5 x 101,2 cm © Peter Cook

 

Back in 1982, the Aedes Architecture Forum, then located in the Savigny Platz arches, showed a fantastic exhibition of his work; now, almost 40 years on, Peter Cook returns to Berlin. Peter Cook. Retrospective enables a view into the artist’s work from Archigram to CRAB, from 1968 to today, from Plug-In City to Hidden City.  (more…)

“Giancarlo De Carlo, A master of Iuav” triple exhibition in Venice

The Università Iuav di Venezia celebrates the 90th anniversary of its foundation with a series of exhibitions devoted to one of its masters; after the one dedicated to Carlo Scarpa, now it is the turn of Giancarlo De Carlo, scholar in this School from 1955 until 1983.

 

City Hall, Amsterdam, 1967  Model, photo coutesy by Umberto Ferro

Giancarlo de Carlo, City Hall, Amsterdam, 1967. Model, photo coutesy by Umberto Ferro

 

Giancarlo De Carlo has been on of the leading figure in the national and international architectural debates during the second half of the 20th century. De Carlo articulated and strongly engaged research activities aimed at rethink and make a deep revision to the teachings left to the Modern Movement, by bringing a continuous cultural renewal into the project praxis, thought out the participation and by sharing the decision making processes. (more…)

Modernist icon La Pedrera to host retrospective on sculptor Jorge Oteiza

The exhibition, open until January 22nd, brings together sculptural pieces, drawings and collages by the Basque artist in a major retrospective in Barcelona.

 

"Jorge Oteiza: The dissocupation of Space" exhibition view © Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera

“Jorge Oteiza: The dissocupation of Space” exhibition view © Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera

 

The works by Spanish artist, sculptor and intellectual Jorge Oteiza (1908 – 2003) are the protagonists of one of the key exhibitions this fall in Barcelona, showing at one of the most celebrated historical buildings of the city: La Pedrera. Casa Milà, or “La Pedrera“, as it is commonly called, is the last civil building designed by Antoni Gaudi, Barcelona’s art nouveau icon, and is now host of the cultural centre of the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation. (more…)

“On the thresholds of space-making” the work of Kazuo Shinohara at ETH Zurich

Drawings, photographs and original sketches illustrate this prestigious architect’s works, master of Toyo Ito and Kazunari Hasegawa among others from the so-called Shinohara School, in ETH’s latest exhibition.

 

Tanikawa, 1974 Kazuo Shinohara © Kazuo Shinohara

Tanikawa, 1974 Kazuo Shinohara © Kazuo Shinohara

 

ETH Zurich starts its fall season program with an exhibition showing the work of Japanese architect Kazuo Shinohara. The exhibition, named “On the thresholds of space-making: Kazuo Shinohara and his legacy” draws its contents from the Shinohara Kazuo Archive in Tokyo in order to give this architect’s somewhat still unknown works the recognition they deserve. (more…)

“Sur Mesure” exhibition by Suzel Brout at La Galerie d’Architecture

La Galerie d’Architecture presents the exhibition entitled “Sur Mesure” (“Tailored”) a retrospective of the works by AASB agence d’architecture suzelbrout, founded in 1995 by Suzel Brout, focused in the new “modes d’habiter”.

 

"Sur Mesure" exhibition by Suzel Brout, La Galerie d'Architecture © Frédéric Delangle

“Sur Mesure” exhibition by Suzel Brout, La Galerie d’Architecture © Frédéric Delangle

 

We design projects with the idea that they are going to be built. It is through the construction process that architecture becomes part of the real world, so materials, industry, production and implementation are integral to our designs. We try to find simple relationships between structure, shape and construction. (more…)

“Engineering the World: Ove Arup and the Philosophy of Total Design” at Victoria and Albert Museum

The V&A celebrates the life and legacy of the 20th century’s greatest engineer, Ove Arup (1895-1988), with the first ever retrospective on the philosopher-engineer. Through his pioneering philosophy of Total Design, which for him meant to ‘join all the professions right from the start’, Ove Arup redefined the way architects, designers and engineers work together.

 

    Sydney Opera House under construction,     6 April 1966     7 MB     © Robert Baudin for Hornibrook Ltd. Courtesy Australian Air Photos

Sydney Opera House under construction, 6 April 1966 © Robert Baudin for Hornibrook Ltd. Courtesy Australian Air Photos

 

The exhibition, staged in cooperation with the global engineering and design consultancy Arup, reveals the untold stories behind some of the world’s most recognisable buildings, and shows that without Ove Arup and his firm, projects like the Sydney Opera House, Centre Pompidou in Paris and Crossrail would never have been built.

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“André M. Studer. On the measure of things” at S AM Basel

Based on original documents, this 2016 summer exhibition at S AM provides the first general overview of the oeuvre of Swiss architect André M. Studer, who died in 2007. André M. Studer adopted a special position of significance in post-war Swiss architecture.

 

André M. Studer Terrassenhaus Zurbriggen-Abgottspon, Visp, 1964-67  © Christian Kahl, 2016

André M. Studer Terrassenhaus Zurbriggen-Abgottspon, Visp, 1964-67 © Christian Kahl, 2016

 

His expressive organic language of forms was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. Based on theories of harmonic proportion, Studer developed his own concept of holistic architecture. Influential figures such as Sigfried Giedion, Werner M. Moser and Bernhard Hoesli described him as one of the most talented in his generation. (more…)

“The Piano Method” Renzo Piano Building Workshop at Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine Paris

This workshop-exhibition takes a journey through RPBW’s recent projects via a series of very detailed work tables that invite the visitor to immerse themselves in each project, its genesis and its specific logic. The exhibition’s thematic itinerary is built around six families of projects mainly in Europe and the United States, with a special focus on a humanitarian project in Africa.

 

Palazzina per uffici, 14th Triennale of Milan, Italy, 1967 Studio Piano © Fondazione Renzo Piano

Palazzina per uffici, 14th Triennale of Milan, Italy, 1967 Studio Piano © Fondazione Renzo Piano

 

The art of building and assembling is the trademark of Renzo Piano, born into a family of builders whose projects were experimentation fields in the technical sector as well as on the urban scale. If there is a common theme in his work, it is the relationship with the city. Designing the highest tower in Europe on a London train station in the same way as inserting asmall building in a Haussmannian block in Paris or developing an eco-district in northern Italy in Trento, or incorporating the new Maltese parliament into the “City of the Knights” in Valletta, are challenges that Renzo Piano and his team like to tackle. (more…)