Spatial Positions 10: “The Sound of Architecture” at S AM Swiss Architecture Museum

On the occasion of the new music festival ZeitRäume, S AM presents an exhibition dedicated to the sound of spaces. With four highly diverse sound space interventions in the rooms of the S AM this exhibition invites visitors to explore the often under-appreciated interface between architecture and sound via the senses.

 

Spatial Positions 10: "The Sound of Architecture" © S AM Swiss Architecture Museum

Spatial Positions 10: “The Sound of Architecture” © S AM Swiss Architecture Museum

 

The show is dedicated to a frequently-neglected subject: the sound of space. The reason for the exhibition is the new festival ZeitRäume Basel – Biennial for new Music and Architecture, which takes place this September for the first time and combines biennial architecture with music. Berlin-based Austrian composer and artist Peter Ablinger, the Elektronisches Studio Basel and festival director Bernhard Günther have collaborated in drawing up an exhibition concept tailored specifically to the ear, realised architecturally by Lucerne architects Niklaus Graber and Christoph Steiger and combined to form a whole. (more…)

Fiftieth anniversary of Le Corbusier’s passing: “Homage to Le Corbusier”

Fifty years after Le Corbusier’s passing, we are measuring the breadth of his heritage: his works, of an extraordinary diversity, remain a source of inspiration for the architects of the entire world. Bearing witness to this are the women and men who, during a summer, come together under the roof of the Villa “Le Lac” to pay homage to this self-taught genius.

 

 

Fiftieth anniversary of Le Corbusier's passing: "Homage to Le Corbusier" © Villa "Le Lac"

Fiftieth anniversary of Le Corbusier’s passing: “Homage to Le Corbusier” © Villa “Le Lac”

 

On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Le Corbusier (1887-1965), ten architects among the most important of our time propose their vision of a project for the extension of the Villa “Le Lac”.

Daniel Libeskind, Mario Botta, Zaha Hadid, Toyo Ito, SANAA, Rudy Ricciotti, Bernard Tschumi, Gigon/Guyer, Rafael Moneo and Alvaro Siza lent themselves to this stimulating competition for ideas and imagination. The exhibition displays their contributions as well as some superb drawings of the Villa “Le Lac” by Le Corbusier, and photographs from the years 1920-1930 – exceptional documents reflecting the state of the site before the by-road was built in 1931. (more…)