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FIELDWORKS Celebrates Design-Build in California's High Desert

13:00 - 11 June, 2019
FIELDWORKS Celebrates Design-Build in California's High Desert, © Zeno Legner
© Zeno Legner

Design lab Space Saloon recently wrapped up its second experimental design-build festival in Southern California. Dubbed FIELDWORKS, the festival aimed to rethink design-build and hands-on education. Following the success of the first workshop, LANDING, the group returned to Southern California to develop site-specific projects and workshops.

© Zeno Legner © Zeno Legner © Zeno Legner Courtesy of Neal Lucas Hitch + 19

Francis Kéré and Office Kovacs Among 2019 Coachella Installations

13:00 - 15 April, 2019
Francis Kéré and Office Kovacs Among 2019 Coachella Installations, Sarbalé ke. Image © Lance Gerber
Sarbalé ke. Image © Lance Gerber

The 2019 Coachella Arts and Music Festival has begun with installations by Francis Kéré, Office Kovacs, and NEWSUBSTANCE in Indio, California. The festival opened to the public for its 20th year with a lineup featuring Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, and Ariana Grande as the headliners for the two-weekend experience. Over half a dozen large-scale installations have been built at Coachella featuring the work of up-and-coming artists, designers and architects.

Spectra 2019. Image © Lance Gerber MISMO. Image © Lance Gerber Sarbalé ke. Image © Lance Gerber H.i.P.O.. Image © Lance Gerber + 16

Space Saloon Announces FIELDWORKS Design-Build Festival in California

13:00 - 13 March, 2019
Space Saloon Announces FIELDWORKS Design-Build Festival in California, Extent by Kyle May. Image © Daniel Schwartz
Extent by Kyle May. Image © Daniel Schwartz

Space Saloon has announced a new week long experimental design-build festival in Southern California. Dubbed FIELDWORKS, the festival aims to rethink design-build and hands-on education. Following the success of the first workshop, LANDING, the group is returning to Southern California and the Morongo Valley. The community-in-residence program brings teams of students and designers together to develop site-specific projects that question notions of context and place.

Space Saloon LANDING. Image © Daniel Schwartz Space Saloon LANDING. Image © Daniel Schwartz Space Saloon LANDING. Image © Daniel Schwartz Ghost House by I Thee. Image © Daniel Schwartz + 5

Francis Kéré and Office Kovacs to Design 2019 Coachella Installations

11:00 - 4 January, 2019
Francis Kéré and Office Kovacs to Design 2019 Coachella Installations, Tower of Twelve Stories. Image Courtesy of Bureau Spectacular
Tower of Twelve Stories. Image Courtesy of Bureau Spectacular

Francis Kéré, Office Kovacs, and NEWSUBSTANCE are among a set of designers selected to create art installations for the Coachella Arts and Music Festival in California. The 2019 lineup has been announced with Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, and Ariana Grande headlining the two-weekend experience. Over half a dozen large-scale installations will be built at Coachella, where over 100,000 people will experience the work of up-and-coming artists, designers and architects.

In "Horizontal City," 24 Architects Reconsider Architectural Interiors at 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial

10:20 - 25 September, 2017

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.

a+u 2017:05 Feature: Emerging Architects in USA

03:00 - 15 August, 2017
a+u 2017:05 Feature: Emerging Architects in USA

The May 2017 issue of a+u uncovers six teams of emerging architects in USA: Andrew Kovacs, Bureau Spectacular (Jimenez Lai & Joanna Grant), The LADG (Andrew Holder & Claus Benjamin Freyinger), Ellie Abrons, Mark Foster Gage, and Young & Ayata (Michael Young & Kutan Ayata).

Chicago Architecture Biennial Announces List of 2017 Participants

11:00 - 6 March, 2017
Chicago Architecture Biennial Announces List of 2017 Participants, James Welling, 8183, 2016 from the series Chicago, 2016-2017, Courtesy the Artist and David Zwirner, New York and London. Image Courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial
James Welling, 8183, 2016 from the series Chicago, 2016-2017, Courtesy the Artist and David Zwirner, New York and London. Image Courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial

The Chicago Architecture Biennial has announced the list of participants invited to contribute to the event’s second edition, which will be held from September 16 to January 7, 2018 in Chicago. More than 100 architecture firms and artists have been selected by 2017 artistic directors Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee, founders of Los Angeles–based Johnston Marklee, to design exhibitions that will be displayed at the Chicago Cultural Center and throughout the city.

“Our goal for the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial is to continue to build on the themes and ideas presented in the first edition,” explained Johnston and Lee. “We hope to examine, through the work of the chosen participants, the continuous engagement with questions of history and architecture as an evolutionary practice.”