Horizontal City is one of two collective exhibitions (the other being Vertical City) at the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial. 24 architects were tasked by artistic directors Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee to "reconsider the status of the architectural interior" by referencing a photograph of a canonical interior from any time period.
Their challenge was in considering the forms and ways that their selection "might extrapolate out from the cropped photographic frame into a spatial and lifestyle construction across a larger, horizontal site" – in this case, a field of plinths, the size and positioning of which is a direct reference to the footprint of Mies van der Rohe's 1947 plan for the IIT Campus in Chicago.
Exhibitors in Horizontal City include: Karamuk * Kuo Architects, Urban Lab, MAIO, First Office, Sauter von Moos, fala atelier, DRDH Architects, Besler & Sons LLC, Norman Kelley, Andrew Kovacs, REAL Foundation, Formlessfinder, The Los Angeles Design Group, Diego Arraigada Arquitectos, Lütjens Padmanabhan Architekten, WELCOMEPROJECTS, June14 Meyer-Grohbrügge & Chermayeff, The Living, Adamo-Faiden, Thomas Baeker Bettina Kraus, Angela Deuber Architect, Tham & Videgård Arkitekter, Charlap Hyman & Herrero, BUREAU SPECTACULAR.
As the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial prepares to open its doors, curators Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee ( Johnston Marklee) introduce Make New History - the theme of the second edition of North America's largest architecture and design exhibition. Understanding the trace of history is more important than ever.
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.
In "Vertical City," 16 Contemporary Architects Reinterpret the Tribune Tower at 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial
In a large-scale, central installation at the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, the likes of 6a architects, Barozzi Veiga, Kéré Architecture, MOS, OFFICE KGDVS, and Sergison Bates-among others-have designed and constructed sixteen five meter-tall contemporary iterations of the renowned 1922 Chicago Tribune Tower design contest. + 56 Located in the Sidney R.