“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…)

“The Evolving London Skyline” at The Building Centre

Created by commissioning a series of panoramic shots of the existing London skyline onto which the proposed ‘tall buildings’ would be layered into, the CGIs include any building over 20 storeys that have received planning approval and would complete by 2030.

 

The Evolving London Skyline © Visualhouse and photographer Dan Lowe

The Evolving London Skyline © Visualhouse and photographer Dan Lowe

 

With a record number of tall buildings planned for the capital, London is expecting an unprecedented change to its skyline. Focusing on the growing tall building clusters within central London, at the City of London’s ‘Eastern Cluster’ and at Blackfriars, the images created by creative imagery house Visualhouse help envision how some of London’s iconic vistas could look in the near future. (more…)

“SOM. The Engineering of Architecture” at Architekturgalerie München

Architekturgalerie München presents the internationally practicing US–based office in its first European exhibition. The exhibition and the accompanying DETAIL volume present the approaches, the roots and the theoretical background of the SOM Structural Group. One central question is how far architecture can go – in terms of height.

 

The Engineering of Architecture © SOM

The Engineering of Architecture © SOM

 

With its 80 years of experience in bringing together architecture and structural engineering Skidmore, Owings & Merrill remains groundbreaking to this day, particularly in the construction of gigantic skyscrapers, the so-called “supertalls”.  Typical structural concepts and individual details from numerous projects across the world serve to illustrate processes of solution finding. The results illustrate the firm’s core values: simplicity, clarity, hierarchy, efficiency, economy and advancement. (more…)