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Parallel (of Life and) Architecture, Bath, England, UK
22 Sep – 4 Nov
A key exhibition exploring the legacy of Alison and Peter Smithson at The Edge?
This exhibition will offer new insights into the Smithsons’ relationship with the avant-garde, their key role in the Brutalism movement and their connection to Bath. The show will explore the contradictions and complexities of Alison and Peter and celebrate their eccentricity.
The Edge, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY
Dates: Friday 22nd September – Saturday 4th November 2017
Tu casa es mi casa, Neutra VDL Research House, 2300 Silver Lake Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Sep 23, 2017 – Jan 17, 2018
Join the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura, and the Neutra VDL Studio and Residences, for the opening of Tu casa es mi casa, an exhibition that connects two modernist houses in Los Angeles and Mexico City via the exchange of texts, objects, and installations by contemporary writers and architects/artists.
Kjellander Sjöberg Commoning Kits, Malmö, Sweden
6 Sep – 10 Oct
image courtesy of architects
Kjellander Sjöberg Architecture Event
Commoning Kits takes as its point of departure Sege Park – an area planned as a new meeting hub in Malmö, and as a showcase for social and ecological sustainability in urban planning.
The exhibition presents a number of opportunities to participate in public Think Tanks and talks about the city.
The dialogue and exhibition stem from a collaboration between Kjellander Sjöberg, Form/Design Center and Malmö City.
Place: Form/Design Center, Malmö
Exhibition runs 6th September – 10th October 2017
Initiative and idea: Kjellander Sjöberg
Curator: Stefan Sjöberg
Exhibition designer: Kjellander Sjöberg
North Shore, Staten Island, New York City, USA
Sep 16 – Dec 23, 2017
Design Trust for Public Space North Shore Exhibition, at Alice Austen House, 2 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island
More info at: Design Trust for Public Space Architectural Events
The Chicago Architecture Biennial, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Sep 16, 2017 – Jan 7, 2018
“The Biennial’s dual mission is to focus international attention on Chicago as a center of architectural innovation and dialogue, and to provide a wide range of programs for Chicagoans and visitors to the city,” adds Jack Guthman, Chairman of the Chicago Architecture Biennial. “These joint ventures, and others which recognize the quality and diversity of the cultural institutions in the city and its environs, enhance both of the exposition’s goals.”
TAB 2017 Installation Exhibition, Estonia
Dates: 14 Sep – 27 Oct 2017
Location: Estonian Museum of Architecture
Digital Building Blocks (Gilles Retsin Architecture) timber installation is soon ready to be installed (with the help of skilled volunteers) in front of the Museum of Estonian Architecture.
Installation Exhibition is curated by Sille Pihlak and Siim Tuksam /PART/.
TAB Curated Exhibition “Anthropocene Island” staged at the Museum of Estonian Architecture.
Exhibition participants include: ecoLogicStudio, Rachel Armstrong, Noumena, The Urban Morphogenesis Lab, The Institute of Advance Architecture of Catalunia (IAAC), Alisa Andrasek and Marcos Cruz (BiotA Lab), Maj Plemenitas, Appareil, Heather Barnett and Studio Unseen.
Future Culture: Connecting People and Place on Staten Island’s North Shore, New York City, USA
Sep 14 – Dec 9, 2017
Design Trust for Public Space Exhibition at ArtSpace @ Staten Island Arts, 23 Navy Pier Court, Staten Island
Schools’ Exhibition bio.school
Dates: 13 – 30 Sep 2017
Location: Balti Jaam pedestrian tunnel
TAB2017 bio.school includes the latest work of academic institutions that teach architecture in various parts of the world. The bio.school exhibition is presented as a poster exhibition in Balti Jaam pedestrian tunnel.
EU Mies Award 2017 Exhibition at BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts Brussels, Belgium
photo © Fundació Mies van der Rohe. Photo: Pepo Segura
2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award
Exhibition: 8 Sep – 22 Oct 2017 at BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels
The results of the 2017 EU Mies Award are presented at BOZAR as a tour of the best works built in the last two years, a critical look at contemporary European architecture.
Living in America: Frank Lloyd Wright, Harlem, and Modern Housing, New York City, NY, USA
Sep 9 – Dec 17, 2017
‘Living in America: Frank Lloyd Wright, Harlem, and Modern Housing’ has been co-designed by Leong Leong and Project Projects.
An opening reception will be held on Friday, September 8th from 6-8pm at the Wallach Art Gallery inside Columbia University’s Lenfest Center for the Arts (615 West 129th Street, Manhattan). The exhibition is on view September 9 to December 17, 2017.
More info at: Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture
• Chris is co-organizing a multi-day symposium with the AIA New Practice’s committee in collaboration with Arup, A/D/O, MINI Living, and Pratt Institute called NEW LOCAL. The event is a three-part series of day-long workshops and participatory talks centered around an examination of new conditions of locality. The sessions bring together leaders of different industries—from architects, developers and planners to policy makers, sociologists, and anthropologists—to discuss new forms of public space, living, and manufacturing in New York City. Chris will lead the workshop on ‘Living’ on Friday, October 27th from 12-6pm at A/D/O in Greenpoint.
• Chris and Dominic have been invited to participate in a conversation at Culture Lab Detroit’s “Alternative Facts” dialogue on Thursday, October 5, 2017.
• Dominic and Chris will be teaching an Advanced Design Studio at Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation for Fall 2017.
RELATIONS, Aedes Architecture Forum, Berlin, Germany
8 Sep – 19 Oct
Platform for Architecture + Research / PAR, Los Angeles
Opening: Friday, 8 September 2017, 6:30 pm
Exhibition: 9 September – 19 October 2017
Location: Aedes Architecture Forum, Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11 am – 6:30 pm, Sunday – Monday 1 – 5 pm
The exhibition presents the work of American architects Platform for Architecture + Research / PAR, founded by Jennifer Marmon in Los Angeles. Questioning the role and limits of architecture today, Marmon, together with her collective team, are part of a new generation of architects exploring universal topics as a means to expand their discipline in new ways. The installation illustrates the various strategies used by the office to develop their specific design approach that aims to establish a dialogue with people as well as the local conditions to result in their individual mode of architectural expression.
The office ‘Platform for Architecture + Research / PAR’ was established in 2003. They have since been awarded several prizes, including the Presidential Emerging Practice Award from the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles in 2014, an International Architecture Award in 2014, and American Architecture Awards in 2013 and 2016. The work of the office has been featured in exhibitions at the Venice Architecture Biennale, the US National Building Museum, the New York Center for Architecture, and the European Center for Architecture.
Providing an insight into their architectural universe, the exhibition presents buildings, competition entries and urban studies including the Wilshire Tower in Los Angeles/US, the AD18 Hotel in Los Angeles/US, the Taichung Cultural Center in Taichung/Taiwan, the Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki/Finland, the Bauhaus Art Museum in Dessau/Germany, the Lima Art Museum in Lima/Peru, as well as the Pavilion House, the Stacked House, and the View House all located in Los Angeles/US among others.
The featured projects range in scale from small houses to museum concepts. Drawings, models, and images reveal the diagrammatic thinking, exploration of form and connections to the urban fabric that link PAR’s projects. With its idea of a network of relationships, the exhibition reflects the essential architectural elements of organization, material and form that influence the offices work to benefit living conditions, urban identity and the integration of the local surroundings with their respective city.
Speaking at the opening:
Dr.h.c. Kristin Feireiss, Aedes Architecture Forum
Michael P. Steinberg, President, American Academy Berlin
Jennifer Marmon, PAR / Platform for Architecture + Research, Los Angeles
Space On Demand, Aedes Architecture Forum, Berlin, Germany
9 Sep – 19 Oct
Diller Scofidio + Renfro, New York
Exhibition: 9 September – 19 October 2017
Opening: Friday, 8 September 2017, 6:30pm
Location: Aedes Architecture Forum, Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin
Hours: Tue–Fri 11am–6:30pm, Sun–Mon 1–5pm
Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) is an interdisciplinary design studio that integrates architecture, the visual arts, and the performing arts. Founded in 1979, the New York City-based practice established its identity through self-generated, theoretical art installations before reaching international prominence through projects such as the renovation and expansion of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York, and the High Line, an urban park built on an abandoned elevated railway trestle on Manhattan’s west side. Today, DS+R is led by four partners who collaborate on the design of each project with a staff of 100 architects, artists, researchers, and writers. DS+R is currently engaged in numerous projects across the world: the 34-acre Zaryadye Park adjacent to the Kremlin in Moscow; the Museum of Image & Sound on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, and The Juilliard School’s first overseas campus in Tianjin, China.
As DS+R’s first exhibition in Berlin, ’Space On Demand’ presents a rare preview of the studio’s methodology and innerworkings through the close examination of a single project, still under construction: The Shed. Conceived and designed by DS+R, in collaboration with Rockwell Group, and led by Founding Artistic Director and CEO Alex Poots, The Shed will be New York’s first multi-arts center designed to commission, produce, and present all types of performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture. This dynamic snapshot of the project‘s ongoing design process represents the studio’s most adventurous approach to rethinking cultural institutions. ’Space On Demand’ will feature physical artifacts, technical documentation, and ephemera key to realizing this project.
Sited on the west side of Manhattan along the High Line at 30th Street, The Shed comprises an eight-level base structure and a telescoping outer shell. The base building holds two expansive, column-free galleries; a 500-seat black-box theater that can be subdivided into even more intimate spaces; event and rehearsal space; and a creative lab that will be provided free to early-career local artists. The telescoping outer shell can be deployed over the adjoining plaza to create a light-, sound-, and temperature-controlled hall that can serve an infinite variety of artists’ needs and uses, including as a theater seating 1,250 people or a standing audience of up to 3,000 people. Its ceiling acts as a theatrical deck, allowing for rigging across the entire volume of space above performers and audiences, as well as light and sound control. When the shell is nested over the base building, the plaza can be used as outdoor space and for programming. With references to Cedric Price’s unbuilt, ’anti-building’ of the 1960s, the Fun Palace, The Shed is infinitely flexible. It can expand or contract to accommodate the needs of a vast range of performance, visual arts, events and multidisciplinary work. The building can physically change at will to support artists’ visions and enable collaborations across disciplines under one roof.
DS+R founding partner, Elizabeth Diller commented: “The opportunity to design a ground-up building for the arts forced the question, what will art look like in the next 10 years? 20 years, and beyond? The answer was that we simply could not know. All that we could be certain of was that there would always be a need for conditioned space of different heights and sizes, a need for structural loading capacity, and a need for electrical power. The solution was, an architecture of infrastructure.”
DS+R collaborator, David Rockwell of Rockwell Group, added: “We questioned how we could build in flexibility that is liberating and not constraining to the building’s function and would achieve the best possible conditions for the creation of new work. We found a way to create a center for the arts that is as useful for performing artists as it is for visual artists and popular artists.”
Upon completion in 2019, The Shed will further expand DS+R’s interdisciplinary body of cultural work, operating from all sides of the gallery and museum wall. As artists and curators, the studio has completed over four dozen installation works including Blur, a pavilion of fog built for the Swiss Expo on Lake Neuchâtel; ’Liquid Antiquity’ at the Benaki Museum in Athens; ’Off the Cuff’, at Palazzo Litta during Milan Design Week; ’EXIT’ at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, an immersive installation using data visualization on global migration; ’The Art of Scent’ at the Museum of Art & Design, the first exhibition on the history of olfactory art; ’Charles James: Beyond Fashion’ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, an account of the couturier using 3D imaging and robotics; and ’Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design’ at the Jewish Museum using VR. As architects, the studio’s body of cultural work includes the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and The Broad, a museum in Los Angeles. This year, DS+R completed the first phase of the Museum of Modern Art renovation and expansion in New York. The studio is currently working on ’The Mile-Long Opera’ to be staged on the High Line in New York.
For more information on DS+R, visit http://www.dsrny.com
For more information on The Shed, visit http://theshed.org
Speaking at the opening:
Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss, Aedes Architecture Forum, Berlin
Michael P. Steinberg, American Academy, Berlin
Elizabeth Diller, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, New York
A Discussion will be held in English:
Space On Demand
New York’s first multi-arts center, ’The Shed’, by Diller Scofidio + Renfro with Rockwell Group
Time: Fri, 8 September 2017, 5pm
Location: ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin
Elizabeth Diller, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, New York
Chris Dercon, Volksbühne, Berlin
While in the entire world museums, art centres and cultural clusters growing countless for various reasons and expectations, often new curatorial concepts are rare reflecting the new challenges, opportunities and demands of changing societies and economic conditions of the 21st century. ’The Shed’ can be read on multiple levels and translates the physical structure into an urban and new cultural actor to commission, produce, and present all types of performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture.
Elizabeth Diller and Chris Dercon will discuss approaches to uncover a new educational and cultural tracery or networks, whose surface can represent a resilient base for a democratic society of sufficient collective strength to resist/question branding and privatization of art, culture and education or political influenced takeover.
Contact Aedes Architecture Forum: Telephone: +49-30-282 70 15 ; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Exhibition Francisco Spadoni, Venice, Italy
Sep 6 – 29, 2017
Exhibit Francisco Spadoni “Architectures in the city” promoted by Università IUAV di Venezia.
The exhibition will feature Panels showing Francisco Spadoni works, Models, Technical Drawings Books and Sketchbooks.
Venue: Spazio Espositivo Gino Valle | Cotonificio Veneziano | Dorsoduro 2196 | 30123, Venice, Italy
Francisco Spadoni | Architectures in the City
On September 6th, at Università IUAV di Venezia, Italy, will take place the exhibit Architectures in the City.
IUAV University professor and the exposition scientific coordinator Enrico Fontanari will start the event with an open talk. Featuring 23 photographic panels and drawings, the exhibit will display 19 of the office’s works aided by books with the executive projects, a movie of the Centro Paula Souza building designed in partnership with the architect Pedro Taddei, and a compilation of 120 sketches by Francisco Spadoni. Among the works displayed are the Vitoria Park, the Mackenzie University Campus, a series of Urban Pavilion designs, the SINDPD Building and the SESC Osasco recently won design competition, and other building and urban designs. Also will be presented some of the academic workshops performed through Italian universities, including the Coffee Pavilion design, built for the EXPO 2015 in Milan.
The exhibit will be open until 29 Sepember.
Francisco Spadoni is an Architect and Professor at University of São Paulo (FAU -USP) and Mackenzie University. He graduated from FAU-PUC, Brazil in 1984. He is Doctor from FAU-USP 2004 and studied at École d’Architecture de Paris-Villemin and Architectural Association (AA) in London. He worked at Kenzo Tange’s Studio in Paris. He founded SPADONI AA in 1996 in São Paulo. Spadoni has participated as a lecturer and visiting Professor in institutions such as: IUAV – Venice, UQAM – Montreal, Politecnico di Milano, Azrieli School – Ottawa, among others. His work has been recognized in several architectural awards.
See more at www.spadoniaa.com
Composite Material Event, Telford International Centre, England, UK
5 – 7 Sep 2017
Growing use of composite materials for architects poses inspection challenge
While composites are increasingly being used to replace conventional materials in architecture and infrastructure, experts are still assessing the best ways to inspect and validate such structures.
Some of the world’s leading authorities on composite inspection will be gathering in Telford next month to reveal the latest research and cutting-edge testing techniques. The event on Tuesday 5 September is part of NDT 2017, the annual conference of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) and will run alongside its free Materials Testing exhibition from 5-7 September at Telford International Centre.
The full-day programme of conference lectures will focus on different inspection techniques including ultrasonics and X-ray and applications such as aircraft composites and 3D woven fabrics. There will also be a half-day of lectures on the inspection of additive manufactured parts on the following morning, Wednesday 6 September.
Cailean Forrester, who is head of BINDT’s composites group and CEO of the inspection company Inspectahire, said: “The use of composites now extends well beyond supercars and aircraft to trains and ships, pipelines, bridges and buildings.
However as with any new materials, we do not know for certain how these structures are going to behave in five to ten years’ time and are still working out how best to inspect and validate them. By sharing leading-edge research and the latest developments, this event will help to build confidence in expanding the use of composites.”
For further information, visit the website at www.materialstesting.org, follow Materials Testing on Twitter @BINDT_MT2017 or email email@example.com.
CONCRETE CONSPIRACIES, Copenhagen, Denmark
11 Aug – 15 Sep 2017
An installation by Mia Fryk and Spacegirls
CONCRETE CONSPIRACIES brings together work by Mia Fryk and Spacegirls (Cisse Bolholt and Elisabeth Gellein) exploring how the spaces around us determine the ways that we relate to one another.
Drawing Ambience Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association Exhibition
8 Jul 2017 – 24 Sep 2017
Location: Tchoban Foundation. Museum for Architectural Drawing, Christinenstraße 18a, 10119 Berlin, Germany
Alexander Brodsky, Russian, b. 1955 Untitled (Person Holding Building), 1984 Etching and plate tone on Johannot paper Plate: 29.8 x 22.1 cm (11 3/4 x 8 11/16 inches) From the Collection of the Alvin Boyarsky Archive:
image © Alexander Brodsky
Ensembles: Architecture and Craft, Antwerp, Belgium
Exhibition Ensembles highlights unique bond between craftsmanship and architecture
The exhibition Ensembles: Architecture and Craft can be seen in the Expo Hall of deSingel International Arts Campus in Antwerp until mid-January. The Flanders Architecture Institute presents a unique perspective on what craftsmanship means for the designers of yesterday and today. Bart Tritsmans, co-curator of Ensembles: “craftsmanship, traditional knowledge and historic skills lead to innovation in architecture through new forms of collaboration.”
Want to see more? Check out the video clip of Ensembles:
Crash Course, Architecture Centre Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Every Friday, a Crash Course on Amsterdam architecture and urbanism.
Date & time: every Friday, from 1.30 to 2.15 PM
Price: € 7,50 p.p
Recent Building Events Archive
‘Seven Sins’ Exhibition Opening, Copenhagen, Denmark
8 – 18 Dec 2016
S E V E N S I N S
. Lust . Greed . Gluttony . Envy . Sloth . Wrath . Pride .
An exhibition by architect Yang Wang.
Architecture, like any other art, doesn’t directly represent the nature or an abstract idea, rather the practicalities of natural situations, human life. This project focuses on translating sins into architectural scale pavilions.
For the discourse between art and architecture, there is no so-called right and wrong. We (architects) are constantly rethinking and discussing the relationship in between of them, so are you “kind of blue”? Don’t worry, we are still romantic.
Yang Wang is a Chinese architect based in Denmark. She is a graduate from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Institut for Kunst og Arkitektur.
The project is funded by STATENS KUNSTFOND.
exhibitions in LETH & GORI’s exhibition space:
Absalonsgade 21B, Copenhagen V 1658, Denmark
Bamboo Design + Build Workshop, Cambodia
26 Nov – 10 Dec 2016
What will workshop participants learn?
Building Trust are happy to announce that our latest workshop will be held in Cambodia to design and build a project made from bamboo. Building Trust have a number of sustainable design projects in South East Asia in 2016, ranging from schools and housing to wildlife conservation and healthcare. We are offering a hands on participatory workshop where participants will gain experience in sustainable building techniques and understand more about humanitarian design while building worthwhile projects that will have a huge benefit to the local community and local wildlife. Participants will gain an insight into a number of building techniques and architectural styles.
This is a hands on course and will result in a new bamboo prototype working with others to learn on-site skills such as:
• Bamboo framing and roof construction
• Bamboo joinery techniques
• Treatment process of bamboo
• Lessons in bamboo structure
When: The fun bit with hands on lessons in the techniques mentioned above Sat 26th November – Sat 10th December 2016
Architecture Events Archive – past architectural event information
Key Building Events, recently finished, listed by country:
RIBA Architecture Exhibition, London
AA School Architecture Events, London
image : Erick Mazariegos
V&A Architecture Gallery, London
image : Hufton + Crow
Pitzhanger Manor architecture exhibition, PM Gallery, Ealing, west London, England, UK
picture from Pitzhanger Manor
This major retrospective will feature rarely-seen original artwork, including Max’s beautiful (and traffic-stopping at the time) 1914 ‘Wonderground’ map of London Underground stations, Peter Pan map of Kensington Gardens and amazing pictorial map of Theatreland, as well as original posters, personal papers & artefacts unearthed at Gill’s remote Sussex cottage. Much of the work was discovered by Gill’s family rolled up in chests and tucked away under the eaves of the cottage. Max was famous in his day but has become a bit overshadowed by Eric, so the exhibition’s aiming to help bring his work back to the public.
London Festival of Architecture Events
photo of London Festival of Architecture
SCI-Arc Architecture Events, SCI-Arc Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
image from Southern California Institute of Architecture
Place is the Space, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM), St. Louis, Missouri, USA
photograph : Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM)
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
This exhibition is a collaboration between the architect of the building, Brad Cloepfil (founder of Allied Works Architecture), and Dominic Molon, chief curator at CAM.
Guggenheim Exhibition, New York City
photograph : David M. Heald, © SRGF, New York
Center for Architecture in New York Building Events, New York City
photo © Tim Collins
Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, CA
image from LACMA
Architecture and the City Festival San Francisco Events, CA
image © Snøhetta
Cooper Union Building Events, NYC
photo from Cooper Union
Gagosian Gallery Exhibition, New York City
Heinz Architectural Center Events, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
image © Iwan Baan
ARCAM Architecture Exhibition
photograph : Loes de Ruiter
Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne Events
image from University of Melbourne
CUSP Architecture Event, Sydney, NSW, Australia
image : Brett Boardman
Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Event, Australia
photo from Lindsay Johnston
Gold Coast City Gallery Architecture Events, Queensland, Australia
Aedes Gallery Architecture Exhibition, Berlin, Germany
photo © Christian Richters
Kiev Architecture Event
image from organiser
Danish Architecture Centre Events, Copenhagen, Denmark
image from DAC
Lisbon Architecture Triennale Event, Portugal
Lisbon Architecture Triennale Event
The third Lisbon Architecture Triennale ‘Close, Closer’
Chief Curator: Beatrice Galilee
Curators: José Esparza, Mariana Pestana and Liam Young
Graphic Design: Zak Group
Close, Closer, the third edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale examines the political, technological, emotional, institutional, and critical forms of global spatial practice.
Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery Architecture Exhibition, Tel Aviv, Israel
image by architect
Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery in Tel Aviv Exhibition
Exhibition of Daniel Libeskind’s Architectural Drawings
Museum of Finnish Architecture Events, Helsinki
photo : Arno de la Chapelle
GIS Architecture Expo Event, Bucharest
image from organisers
INGLASS Architecture Conference, Romania
image from organiser
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