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Cedric Price Exhibition Opens In Maastricht

A new exhibition and accompanying digital documentary on Cedric Price, a British architect, writer and educator who had a formative influence on architects such as Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, and Bernard Tschumi, is open in The Netherlands. The exhibition, curated by members of Bureau Europa, introduces the work of Price by "presenting a cross-section of the elements of his inventive and singular practice" through sketches, project drawings, recorded talks, and first-hand accounts by staff, colleagues and friends. In addition, a series of selected projects present his "innovative models for industry, education, government, tourism, ecology and the house."

Multifunctional swimming pool complex De Geusselt / Slangen+Koenis Architects

© Marcel van den Burg © Marcel van den Burg © Marcel van den Burg © Marcel van den Burg

Piazza Céramique / Jo Janssen Architecten

  • Architects: Jo Janssen Architecten
  • Location: Boschcour, 6221 Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Project Architects: Jo Janssen, Wim van den Bergh, Jeroen van Haaren, Simon Zumstein
  • Project Developer: Vesteda Project bv Maastricht
  • Area: 18970.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2006
  • Photographs: Atelier Kim ZWarts

© Atelier Kim ZWarts © Atelier Kim ZWarts © Atelier Kim ZWarts © Atelier Kim ZWarts

MCC / JHK Architecten

  • Architects: JHK Architecten
  • Location: Prins Bisschopsingel 53, 6212 AB Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Project Management: Brink Management en Advies bv
  • Main Contractor: BAM Utiliteitsbouw Maastricht
  • Structural Engineer: Aronsohn Raadgevende Ingenieurs
  • Building Services: Deerns Raadgevende Ingenieurs
  • Area: 4600.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Palladium Photodesign

© Palladium Photodesign © Palladium Photodesign © Palladium Photodesign © Palladium Photodesign

V’ House / Wiel Arets Architects

  • Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
  • Location: Batterijstraat 42, 6211 Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Architect In Charge: Wiel Arets Architects
  • Area: 530.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Jan Bitter

© Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter

Brains Unlimited / Wiegerinck

  • Architects: Wiegerinck
  • Location: Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Employees: Jarno Nillesen, Tom Vlemingh, Roy Pype, Stefan Opitz, Bert Timmer, Joost de Jong, Jan de Jonge, Martijn Akkerman, Alfons van de Berg, Frans Frederiks, Maurice Radstake
  • Constructor: Arup
  • Design Outdoor: Poelmans Reesink
  • Design Interior: Wiegerinck architectuur stedenbouw
  • Contractor: Van Wijnen Sittard, Siemens Nederland, Cofely, Laudy Bouw en Ontwikkeling
  • Area: 8248.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Kim Zwarts, Leon Abraas, Courtesy of Wiegerinck

© Leon Abraas © Kim Zwarts © Leon Abraas © Leon Abraas

Playboy Architecture, 1953-1979

What is the connection between sex, architecture and design? Opening tomorrow, September 29, Playboy Architecture, 1953-1979 explores the role of architecture in the famous men’s magazine Playboy. Colomina, along with the curators of NAiM/Bureau-Europa in Maastricht, The Netherlands, centers the exhibition around the research of Beatriz Colomina, a professor at the Princeton University School of Architecture and founder of their Media and Modernity program, who has been studying the connection for the past three years. Playboy Architecture, 1953-1979 illustrates how cities, buildings, interiors, furniture and products have always played an important role in the fantasy world of Playboy. Ever since Hugh Hefner launched Playboy in 1952, its erotic spreads have featured the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, Buckminster Fuller, Moshe Safdie, and Paolo Soleri. As Colomina’s program argues, “sexual revolution and architectural revolution are inseparable.” The exhibition reveals how Playboy reshaped masculinity with the influence of architecture and design.

H House / Wiel Arets Architects

  • Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
  • Location: Maastricht, the Netherlands
  • Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
  • Design Team: Satoru Umehara, Harold Herman, Daniel Meier, Dennis Villanueva, Alex Kunnen, Francois Steul
  • Area: 130.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Wiel Arets Architects

Courtesy of Wiel Arets Architects Courtesy of Wiel Arets Architects Courtesy of Wiel Arets Architects Courtesy of Wiel Arets Architects

"Schaal 1op1", an exhibition about the obviousness in interior architecture

Six architectural designers want to make the visitor aware of the space in which they live, their living room. Just try and take a different look at your environment, is what they ask. Does the TV have to be on the cupboard in the corner? Don’t people tend to take their living environment in a too obvious way?

The creators of the exhibition are searching for a challenge. They are not afraid to criticize the traditional way of dealing with the division and disposition of spaces. By mixing time, context and perspective in an unusual way with a traditional interior, a world of experiences exists in which the visitor is set down to different questions.

Who determines where to sit? Is it the position of the chair, or the space around the chair? More images after the break. More information on the exhibition’s official website.

H House / Wiel Arets Architects

H House / Wiel Arets Architects H House / Wiel Arets Architects © João Morgado © João Morgado