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New Exhibition 'I am Interested in Seeing the Future' Opens Today at Fab-Union

04:00 - 9 March, 2019
New Exhibition 'I am Interested in Seeing the Future' Opens Today at Fab-Union

Since graduating from the Cooper Union School of Architecture in 1996, Vladimir Belogolovsky has crossed disciplinary boundaries by transitioning from practicing architecture to becoming an exhibition curator and critic to evolving as a conceptual installation artist in his pursuit of continuously scrutinizing two fundamental questions – what is an exhibition and what is architecture?

I am Interested in Seeing the Future is Belogolovsky’s fifth installation of his 'Architects’ Voices' project for which he has interviewed over 300 leading international architects. Here, his focus is on five American and five Chinese architects who discussed with him their intentions, inspirations, dreams, frustrations, and hopes.

Centre Pompidou hosts Living Sculptures investigating Life in a Digital Age

09:00 - 21 February, 2019
Centre Pompidou hosts Living Sculptures investigating Life in a Digital Age, H.O.R.T.U.S. XL Astaxanthin.g . Image © NAARO
H.O.R.T.U.S. XL Astaxanthin.g . Image © NAARO

The renowned Centre Pompidou in Paris is to open its doors to two living sculptures, embodying the future forms of spatial intelligence. The exhibition, titled “La Fabrique du vivant” [The Fabric of the Living], will feature “H.O.R.T.U.S. XL Astaxanthin.g” by ecoLogicStudio in collaboration with Innsbruck University - Synthetic Landscape Lab, CREATE Group / WASP Hub Denmark - University of Southern Denmark, and "XenoDerma" by Urban Morphogenesis Lab directed by Claudia Pasquero at The Bartlett UCL.

Running from February 20th to April 15th, the exhibition will examine the notion of “living” in a digital era, where new interactions are emerging between the fields of life science, neuroscience, and synthetic biology. Permeating the entire urbanscape, this global, digital apparatus “encompasses miniaturization, distribution, and intelligence of manmade urban networks of in-human complexity, engendering evolving processes of synthetic life on Earth.”

H.O.R.T.U.S. XL Astaxanthin.g . Image © NAARO H.O.R.T.U.S. XL Astaxanthin.g . Image © NAARO XenoDerma. Image © NAARO XenoDerma. Image © Urban Morphogenesis Lab The Bartlett UCL + 17

Ice Breakers Public Art Winter-Wonderland Returns to Toronto

07:00 - 26 January, 2019
© Khristel Stecher
© Khristel Stecher

Winter is hardly the high season for Toronto's waterfront. Nevertheless, the annual design competition Ice Breakers aims to draw people back to the outdoors, populating the frozen harborside with installations celebrating the winter. This year's winning designs are currently on show, centering around the theme "Signal Transmission."

For a third year in a row, Ports Toronto and the Waterfront Business Improvement Area (WBIA) partnered to produce this 2019 exhibition. Out of hundreds of international submissions, the winning designs include an illuminated starlight house, kaleidoscopic mirrors, and arches of bells, now on display until February 24.

See all five winning installations with descriptions by the architects below.

"The Unfolding Village" Exhibition Celebrates Vanishing Cultures of Gossip and Eavesdropping

11:00 - 17 January, 2019
"The Unfolding Village" Exhibition Celebrates Vanishing Cultures of Gossip and Eavesdropping, Courtesy of Neri&Hu
Courtesy of Neri&Hu

Shanghai/London-based firm Neri&Hu has published details of their “Unfolding Village” installation, set to take center stage at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2019. The exhibition, taking place in February, will see Neri&Hu depart from the traditional convention of furniture fairs, often purely focused on product design, and instead actively engage with pressing social issues unique to their base country of China.

Having recently studied the issue of disappearing villages and village cultures in China, the designers were alarmed by the impact of such a disappearance on community, family, and cultural roots. With many products centered on the ideas of nostalgia, dwelling, and “the individual’s relationship within a collective,” the firm created the “Unfolding Village” exhibition to capture the essence of traditional Chinese villages.

Courtesy of Neri&Hu Courtesy of Neri&Hu Courtesy of Neri&Hu Courtesy of Neri&Hu + 5

EMTEK / ZONES DESIGN

19:00 - 12 January, 2019
EMTEK / ZONES DESIGN, © SHANR Workshop
© SHANR Workshop

© SHANR Workshop © SHANR Workshop © SHANR Workshop © SHANR Workshop + 20

  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Qiwei Dai
  • Design Team

    Hui Wang, Weijun Li, Qian Lai
  • Area

    566.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Exhibition Images explore how Coding can Impact Architectural Representation

11:30 - 3 January, 2019
Exhibition Images explore how Coding can Impact Architectural Representation , Ibañez Kim: 家神. Image via The Cooper Union
Ibañez Kim: 家神. Image via The Cooper Union

The Cooper Union is to host a new exhibition showcasing the impact of technology on architectural drawing. “Drawing Codes: Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation: Volume II” will examine how “emerging design and production technologies impact the ways in which architects engage with traditional practices of architectural drawing and how rules inform the ways the built environment is documented, analyzed, represented, and designed."

The exhibition will feature 24 experimental drawings by firms such as Aranda\Lasch, Höweler + Yoon, and Outpost Office. The artists were challenged by the curators to consider at least one concept that expands on the notion of “code” in design and representation. A strict set of rules was enforced, including black and white media, and limiting the drawing to two dimensions.

Madeline Gannon / ATONATON: Primal Motives. Image via The Cooper Union IwamotoScott Architecture: Double Vision. Image via The Cooper Union Michael Meredith, Hilary Sample, MOS: FLATSAND_20181024_24562818.tif. Image via The Cooper Union Jenny E. Sabin, Jenny Sabin Studio: Convergence, from the Fourier Carpet Series, 2018. Image via The Cooper Union + 24

Building Drawings/Drawing Buildings: The Works of Sergei Tchoban

09:00 - 11 December, 2018
Building Drawings/Drawing Buildings: The Works of Sergei Tchoban, © Shi Jiaxin
© Shi Jiaxin

A drawing should be a key to the understanding of architecture – what is there to like or dislike, where do architects’ ideas come from, how do these ideas make it to paper, and what is important in this process.” - Sergei Tchoban

For the past month the Russian-German architect, artist, and collector Sergei Tchoban has been the focus of the exhibition, Sergei Tchoban: Drawing Buildings/Building Drawings, bringing together fifty of the architect’s large-scale urban fantasy drawings. These drawings, while intriguing for their technical and artistic value, also reflect Tchoban's deeply personal contemplations about the past, present, and future of his favorite cities - Saint Petersburg, Rome, Amsterdam, Venice, Berlin, New York – along with in-depth documentation of five realized projects (two museums, two exhibition pavilions, and a theater stage design.)

© Vasily Bulanov © Vasily Bulanov © Courtesy of Sergei Tchoban © Courtesy of Sergei Tchoban + 24

Why do Beautiful Things Make us Happy - And Why Does Modernism Make us Sad?

05:00 - 30 November, 2018

A recent exhibition at the MAK Vienna - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, is showcasing the works of Sagmeister & Walsh, a NYC-based design firm investigating what makes beauty so appealing.

Titled "Beauty," the exhibition explores the notion that beauty operates as an independent function, and that in itself, it can be the primary motive for architecture: form is a function. In collaboration with the YouTube channel and design studio Kurzgesagt (In A Nutshell), this video released along with the exhibition explains why beautiful things make us happy.

© Aslan Kudrnofsky © Aslan Kudrnofsky © John Madere © Aslan Kudrnofsky + 6

Treasuring History: Photographs of Tadao Ando's First European Villa Restoration

04:00 - 16 November, 2018
Courtesy of Karina Castro / Courtesy of FABRICA
Courtesy of Karina Castro / Courtesy of FABRICA

Inducing a surreal physical experience through minimal maneuvers, buildings with smooth concrete panels and simple geometric volumes instinctively hint at the work of Japanese architect Tadao Ando. At an ongoing exhibition at the Centre Pompidou, photographs of the headquarters of Fabrica, Ando's first European commission in 1992, are showcased. Located near the city of Treviso, the building was an old villa restored to become a thriving creative research center.

Villa Pastega Manera, built on an area of 51,000 square meters, went through a rigorous study of traditional construction techniques and material sampling to commence the redesign. The photographs feature the harmonious integration between the historical structure and seamless renovations. 

Courtesy of Karina Castro / Courtesy of FABRICA Courtesy of Karina Castro / Courtesy of FABRICA Courtesy of Karina Castro / Courtesy of FABRICA Courtesy of Karina Castro / Courtesy of FABRICA + 33

NLÉ Architects' MFS IIIx3 Prototype Launched in China Explores Ecological Intelligence

05:00 - 13 November, 2018
NLÉ Architects' MFS IIIx3 Prototype Launched in China Explores Ecological Intelligence , Courtesy of NLÉ Architects
Courtesy of NLÉ Architects

As part of a collaboration between the Centre Pompidou and the Mao Jihong Arts Foundation, the Cosmopolis #1.5: 'Enlarged Intelligence' exhibition features the developments of NLÉ Architects' Makoko Floating School. The Minjiang Floating System (MFS IIIx3), the fourth prototype and the third iteration of the prefabricated self-built system for water, investigates methods to counter the challenges posed by urbanization and climate change.

Earlier prototypes of the Makoko Floating School include the Waterfront Atlas (MFS II) launched in Venice, Italy and the Minne Floating School (MFS III) in Bruges, Belgium. The project, initially developed for the water in Lagos, is now usable in all these sites including the Jincheng Lake in Chengdu.

Courtesy of NLÉ Architects Courtesy of NLÉ Architects Courtesy of NLÉ Architects Courtesy of NLÉ Architects + 6

New York City Pop-up Celebrates 40 Years of Zaha Hadid's Design Innovations

05:00 - 12 November, 2018
New York City Pop-up Celebrates 40 Years of Zaha Hadid's Design Innovations, Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

From city master plans to pocket-sized products, Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) have explored architectural formalism through innovative digital design methods. In 2006, the collaboration with furniture-makers and fashion houses led to the creation of Zaha Hadid Design that served both as an iterative process for and a resultant of ongoing architectural design.

A pop-up exhibition, located suitably on the ground floor of ZHA's renowned condominium along the High Line in New York City, features a scale model of the building itself on display. To honor and present the work produced by the firm in the last four decades, the Zaha Hadid Gallery showcases a series of projects in a wide range of mediums including the six 'Silver Models' that represent eight of the firm's key works.

© Luke Hayes Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects Courtesy of Slamp © Kris Tamburello + 22

Le Corbusier’s Paintings Showcased for the First Time Since 1966

06:00 - 14 October, 2018
Trois baigneuses, 1935. Image © The Foundation Le Corbusier / FLC ADGAP
Trois baigneuses, 1935. Image © The Foundation Le Corbusier / FLC ADGAP

They say one cannot separate art from the artist, or perhaps in this case, the artist from the architect. Arguably one of the most criticized architects, Le Corbusier is often portrayed as cold and controlling. Depicting his more dreamy and humorous nature, the Nasjonalmuseet's exhibition titled, “Le Corbusier by the Sea,” draws upon his memories from his summer travels along the coast of southwest France.

Hosted in Villa Stenersen, one of the National Museum's venues, the exhibition showcases Le Corbusier's work as an artist during the period 1926-36. Not only does the exhibition include fifteen of his reproduced paintings alongside a collection of sketches, but also screens two films from Le Corbusier's own footage of his surrounding views.

Trois figures de femme et chien. Image © The Foundation Le Corbusier / FLC ADGAP Baigneuse, barque et coquillage. Image © The Foundation Le Corbusier / FLC ADGAP Le déjeuner près du pare, 1928. Image © The Foundation Le Corbusier / FLC ADGAP La pêcheuse d'huitres, 1935. Image © The Foundation Le Corbusier / FLC ADGAP + 8

Return Café / Atelier FANZHENG

23:00 - 7 October, 2018
Night View. Image Courtesy of Atelier FANZHENG
Night View. Image Courtesy of Atelier FANZHENG

Entrance. Image Courtesy of Atelier FANZHENG Round Glass Curtain Wall. Image Courtesy of Atelier FANZHENG Water Pool. Image Courtesy of Atelier FANZHENG Mezzanine. Image Courtesy of Atelier FANZHENG + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    No. 56 Guxin Road, Gulangyu, Xiamen, Fujian, China
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Fangcheng Lin
  • Area

    120.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018

Best Black / Robot 3 Studio

21:00 - 31 August, 2018
Best Black / Robot 3 Studio, Courtesy of Robot 3 Studio
Courtesy of Robot 3 Studio

Courtesy of Robot 3 Studio Courtesy of Robot 3 Studio Courtesy of Robot 3 Studio Courtesy of Robot 3 Studio + 10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jiancaicheng E Rd, Haidian, Beijing, China
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Fei Pan, Zhi Wang
  • Client

    Best LED
  • Photographer

    Robot 3 Studio
  • Area

    1000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012

Explore Norway’s National Tourist Routes in Berlin’s Felleshus Exhibition This Fall

06:00 - 31 August, 2018
Explore Norway’s National Tourist Routes in Berlin’s Felleshus Exhibition This Fall, Allmannajuvet Zinc Mine Museum in Ryfylke by Peter Zumthor. Image © Ken Schluchtmann - diephotodesigner.de
Allmannajuvet Zinc Mine Museum in Ryfylke by Peter Zumthor. Image © Ken Schluchtmann - diephotodesigner.de

Architecture and Landscape in Norway, a photography exhibition by Ken Schluchtmann, will open this fall in the Felleshus of the Nordic Embassies in Berlin. Featuring architecture, landscapes and roads in northern light, the exhibition situates Ken Schluchtmann in a long tradition of landscape representation in Norway. Opening on October 5, 2018, the show is part of the "European Month of Photography." The exhibition will displays images taken along the National Tourist Routes in Norway.

Trollstigen Visitor Center by Reiulf Ramstad Architects. Image © Ken Schluchtmann - diephotodesigner.de Tverrfjellhytta by Snøhetta. Image © Ken Schluchtmann - diephotodesigner.de Sohlbergplassen in Rondane by Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk. Image © Ken Schluchtmann - diephotodesigner.de Trollstigen Visitor Center by Reiulf Ramstad Architects. Image © Ken Schluchtmann - diephotodesigner.de + 35

AMO’s First China Exhibition Design Revealed in Beijing

16:00 - 9 August, 2018
AMO’s First China Exhibition Design Revealed in Beijing, True Me. Image © Bian Jie, Courtesy of OMA
True Me. Image © Bian Jie, Courtesy of OMA

OMA's research and design practice AMO has opened True Me, the studio's first exhibition design in China. Built in the 798 Art Factory in Beijing, True Me explores modern selfie-culture and modes of self-representation through art and media. Organized by App developer Meitu and the Beijing Contemporary Arts Foundation, the exhibition features artworks by Hou Ying, Lu Yang, Maleonn, Xie Haiwei, Ye Funa, Chen Tianzhuo, teamLab, and Theodore Bradley. Celebrating the launch of Meitu’s new logo, the exhibition extends AMO’s interest in studying visual culture.

True Me. Image Courtesy of OMA True Me. Image © Bian Jie, Courtesy of OMA True Me. Image © Bian Jie, Courtesy of OMA True Me. Image Courtesy of OMA + 20

Snarkitecture's "Fun House" Opens at the National Building Museum in Washington DC

14:00 - 6 July, 2018
Snarkitecture's "Fun House" Opens at the National Building Museum in Washington DC, © Noah Kalina
© Noah Kalina

Snarkitecture’s “Fun House” has opened at the National Building Museum in Washington DC, an interactive exhibition forming part of the museum’s Summer Block Party series of temporary structures created inside its historic Great Hall.

More than 1500 people visited Fun House at its July 4th opening day, which comes three years after Snarkitecture’s installation at the 2015 Summer Block Party, titled "The BEACH." Other noted collaborations for Summer Block Party include Studio Gang in 2017, James Corner Field Operations in 2016, and Bjarke Ingels Group in 2014.

© Noah Kalina © Noah Kalina © Noah Kalina © Noah Kalina + 14

2018 Young Architects Program Exhibition Opens at MoMA PS1 in New York

12:00 - 28 June, 2018
2018 Young Architects Program Exhibition Opens at MoMA PS1 in New York, Hide & Seek by Dream The Combine for The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program 2018, on view at MoMA PS1 from June 28 to September 3, 2018. Image courtesy MoMA PS1. Photo by Pablo Enriquez.
Hide & Seek by Dream The Combine for The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program 2018, on view at MoMA PS1 from June 28 to September 3, 2018. Image courtesy MoMA PS1. Photo by Pablo Enriquez.

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has opened its exhibition of the Young Architects Program 2018 at its MoMA PS1 location in Long Island City, New York. Now in its 19th edition, the Young Architects Program offers emerging talent in the architectural world the opportunity to “design and present innovative projects, challenging each year’s winners to develop creative designs for a temporary, outdoor installation that provides shade, seating, and water.”

The winning project this year was “Hide & Seek” by Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers of Dream The Combine, working on collaboration with Clayton Binkey of ARUP.

Hide & Seek by Dream The Combine for The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program 2018, on view at MoMA PS1 from June 28 to September 3, 2018. Image courtesy MoMA PS1. Photo by Pablo Enriquez. Hide & Seek by Dream The Combine for The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program 2018, on view at MoMA PS1 from June 28 to September 3, 2018. Image courtesy MoMA PS1. Photo by Pablo Enriquez. Hide & Seek by Dream The Combine for The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program 2018, on view at MoMA PS1 from June 28 to September 3, 2018. Image courtesy MoMA PS1. Photo by Pablo Enriquez. Hide & Seek by Dream The Combine for The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program 2018, on view at MoMA PS1 from June 28 to September 3, 2018. Image courtesy MoMA PS1. Photo by Pablo Enriquez. + 6