With the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial in full swing and open to the public until January 7, 2017, we've scoured the galleries, halls and corridors of the Chicago Cultural Center to bring you our favorite fifteen installations. Documented through the lens of Laurian Ghinitoiu and assembled by our Editorial Team on location, this selection intends to shed light on the breadth, scope and preoccupations of Make New History – the largest architecture event in North America. You can follow our coverage of the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, here. Metropolitana / Piovene Fabi with Giovanna Silva During the 1950s and 60s, Piovene Fabi and Giovanna Silva claim, in Italy “everything was possible. [...] The future was there.” The scene allowed the cultural avant-garde of the moment to find commissions with large institutions and companies and, in return, to “define a new manifesto of modernity.” Inspired by one of the key infrastructural projects of the time, the Milanese Metro, the designers have developed a collection of furniture pieces which extract the colour, style, and symbology of the subway into a series of recomposed standalone elements.
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