Chicago presents itself as a broad-shouldered, cold-surfaced, and vascular city plopped in the heart of the American Midwest. All seemingly brought back into scale by its various public transportation and infrastructural systems. Within the confines of the crevasses of the bustling metropolis goes the unseen networks; whether they be physical, non-physical, or emotional habits that the new generation of live/workforce is tuned to.
Using the city of Chicago as a vehicle of architectural speculation and representative form, the city is recognized as a dense set of layers considering both the individuals and their physical-emotional makeup,
The National Historic Landmark Auditorium Theatre, which officially opened on December 9, 1889, has been a Chicago institution for 130 years. Celebrate this milestone anniversary, and explore Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler's masterpiece, at a FREE Open House! Take a historic theatre tour, pose for a picture at a photo booth with an Auditorium Theatre-themed backdrop; sketch and take photos of the theatre; bring the kids for free popcorn and coloring; grab a drink at the bar; and enter a raffle for a chance to win free tickets to a future Auditorium Theatre performance. Photographs, program books, and posters
PHANTOM. Mies as Rendered Society is a provocative site-specific intervention developed by Andrés Jaque for the Ludwig Mies van der Rohe–designed Barcelona Pavilion in 2012 and recently reconceived and acquired by the Art Institute of Chicago.
This installation aims to unravel the myth of Mies van der Rohe as a solitary genius. Fundació Mies commissioned Andrés Jaque in 2012 to create a site-specific intervention in Mies’s most famous building, the Barcelona Pavilion. The original Pavilion of 1929 was reconstructed in 1986 with the fundamental addition of a basement. Jaque’s installation focused on this lower level, which was an overlooked yet significant part of the building, introducing new questions for contemporary scholarship about Mies.
The Chicagoland megaregion consists of interconnected cities, highways, and
municipalities, all of which grapple with challenges related to housing, water
quality, transportation, sustainability, and more. Legat Architects invites you to
consider how designers can address these issues.
Think Tank 2019: Megaregion is a day-long symposium and design exhibition that will unite architects, urbanists, public policy makers, and academics to examine Chicago’s future. This marks the first year the Think Tank is open to everyone: students, building owners, design professionals . . . anyone curious about what day-to-day life in the Chicago region will look like in the next 30 years.
Western Exhibitions is thrilled to present its third solo show with Marshall Brown, Je est un autre, in Galleries 1 and 2. Featuring two new projects, Brown uses the historically disruptive properties of collage and montage to create new spaces, forms, and narratives that embody new relationships between the one and the many. Je est un autre translates roughly to “I is another,” a phrase borrowed from French poet Arthur Rimbaud, and speaks to Brown’s rejection of purist or reductionist worldviews through his hybrid works. The exhibition opens on June 7th with a free and public reception from 5 to
Last Chance to Visit "My Building | Your Design Seven Portraits By David Hartt" at The Art Institute of Chicago
Curated by Maite Borjabad, David Hartt’s Seven Portraits is a portfolio of photographs of seven contemporary buildings across the Americas including renowned projects like the Seattle Library by Rem Koolhaas, the 1111 Lincoln Road by Herzog & de Meuron, Restaurante Mestizo by Smiljan Radic and Residencia Altamira by Rafael Iglesia among others.