Archinect - News 2014-10-31T00:11:13-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/81153290/major-exhibition-on-polymath-designer-norman-bel-geddes-to-open-at-mcny Major exhibition on polymath designer Norman Bel Geddes to open at MCNY Justine Testado 2013-09-06T13:38:00-04:00 >2013-09-11T13:00:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oo/ooscptcuu59p6eml.jpg" width="514" height="424" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The "Norman Bel Geddes: I Have Seen the Future" exhibition will open at the <a href="http://mcny.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of the City of New York</a> starting Oct. 16. Presented by MCNY and the <a href="http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/%E2%80%8E" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin</a>, it will be the first major exhibition to explore the life and multi-faceted career of the man whose futuristic designs shaped the image of modern America during the early half of the 20th century.<br><br> This event is also in promotion through <a href="http://archtober.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archtober</a>, a festival of architectural and design programs, exhibitions, and activities happening throughout New York City in the month of October.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jk/jki21rnv0lch7kck.jpg" title=""><br><br> Curated by MCNY's Donald Albrecht (Curator of Architecture and Design), the five-part exhibition will begin with Bel Geddes' birth in 1893 and the early stages of his creativity, then delve into his prime decades from the 1920s-1940s, and finally end with his post-war-period works until his death in 1958.</p> <p> Receiving barely any academic training, Bel Geddes created revolutionary theatrical, indus...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79912086/richard-rogers-homeshell-built-in-24-hours-at-london-s-royal-academy Richard Rogers' Homeshell built in 24 hours at London's Royal Academy Justine Testado 2013-08-20T14:33:00-04:00 >2013-08-27T17:18:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/67/676i2rd9y7c0p643.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The pre-fabricated, flatpack homes of Pritzker laureate Richard Rogers are a centerpiece for his 50-year retrospective, <a href="http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibitions/richard-rogers-ra-inside-out/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Richard Rogers: Inside Out&rdquo;</a>, currently at London's Royal Academy of Arts until Oct. 13. The homes, which are an adaptation of his <a href="http://www.richardrogers.co.uk/work/buildings/design_for_manufacture_oxley_woods/completed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2007 Oxley Woods housing development</a>,<a href="http://www.richardrogers.co.uk/work/buildings/design_for_manufacture_oxley_woods/completed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> </a>are described as "stepping away from the traditional mud and mess of the domestic building site" and with a full list of pros: easily adaptable, lightweight, energy-efficient, low-cost, fire- and water-retardant, even earthquake and hurricane-proof, and of course, innovative -- just to name a few.</p> <p> The pieces of the 3-story technicolor Homeshell arrived at the RA last week. It was fully assembled within 24 hours, making a clear statement in the debate for the wider availability of cost- and energy-efficient, mass-production homes in Britain.&nbsp;<br><br> Watch the video below to see a time-lapse of the house's construction.<br> And <a href="http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibitions/richard-rogers-ra-inside-out/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here</a> for another video that gives an exclusive look into Rogers' retrospe...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79619807/a-quincy-jones-la-retrospective-at-the-hammer-museum A. Quincy Jones' LA retrospective at the Hammer Museum Justine Testado 2013-08-16T19:41:00-04:00 >2013-08-19T23:11:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kj/kjb7v54t890w0nzg.jpg" width="514" height="410" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> "A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living" is the LA-based architect's first major museum retrospective happening now until Sept. 8 at the Hammer Museum.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9b/9bmi3d44yxakoiyn.jpg" title=""><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> Practicing architecture in Los Angeles from 1939 to his death in 1979, Jones -- or Quincy, as he was known -- is described as a quiet modernist who constantly emphasized the concept of "better living" and collaboration in his work. In addition to Jones' more glamorous projects for higher-status clients like actor Gary Cooper and art collectors Frances and Sidney Brody, Jones also made major contributions to middle-class housing in the post-war period.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/30/303hi5vijgbvozfq.jpg" title=""><br><br> A dedicated architecture professor at USC, Jones was just as committed to raising the housing design standards for a growing middle class by implementing cost-effective, sustainable, and inventive methods. He was also the first to see such developments as communal spaces through shared green spaces, non-grid site planning, and various home models.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nn/nnte4lpppskn4f50.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Jones is credited to ove...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79539420/housing-values-the-dream-house-resource-center-exhibit Housing Values: The "Dream House Resource Center" exhibit Justine Testado 2013-08-15T19:37:00-04:00 >2013-08-15T19:37:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x7/x7b56bihvxm8icl8.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As for what she wants visitors to get out of the exhibit, Koumoundouros just hopes it will help them think about -- even question -- how much our economy is based on the housing market. 'Ownership and consumption are linked to how much our economy is consumed based," she argues. "[This view of housing] is so specifically American. And I love digging that out, and I think questioning it is part of maybe a shift.'</p></em><br /><br /><p> The phrase "a place to call home" rings loud and clear in the "Dream House Resource Center" exhibit by artist <a href="http://olgakoumoundouros.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olga Koumoundouros</a> currently at the <a href="http://hammer.ucla.edu/exhibitions/detail/exhibition_id/237" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hammer Museum</a> in Los Angeles until August 18. Her exhibit focuses on the commodification of the home in America through the context of America's struggling housing industry and its widespread consequences. The idea came from Koumoundouros' own housing hardships, when her partner was laid off from his architecture job right after they purchased a house in the same week.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hj/hjenzy1gj0wl120f.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Visitors are welcomed in by the giant colorful McMansion doors that Koumoundouros refurbished surrounded by transparent walls. A white board on one side displays the latest headlines and stats in housing. A rainbow-colored timeline of 20th-century American housing on the walls wraps around the exhibit, each strand of the rainbow explaining the different factors leading up to the current state of the U.S. housing industry -- from the idealistic outlook of achieving The...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79373548/mathias-klotz-the-poetics-of-boxes-exhibit-opens-next-month Mathias Klotz: "The Poetics of Boxes" exhibit opens next month Justine Testado 2013-08-13T16:25:00-04:00 >2013-08-29T23:12:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vr/vrek1a275xbd1jxj.jpg" width="514" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> "The Poetics of Boxes" is the first monographic exhibit in Europe of the work of Mathias Klotz, currently one of Chile's most acclaimed international architects. The exhibit opens on Sept. 13 at Aedes Berlin.</p> <p> The upcoming exhibit will reveal the design approaches and methods of Klotz's characteristic works, as described in the press release below.</p> <p> "<strong>The Poetics of Boxes</strong><br><strong>Mathias Klotz, Chile</strong></p> <p> Location: Aedes am Pfefferberg, Studio, Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin<br> Exhibition dates: September 13 &ndash; October 17, 2013<br> Opening: Friday, September 13, 2013, 6:30 PM<br> Opening hours: Tue-Fri 11 AM &ndash; 6:30 PM, Sat/Sun, 1 &ndash; 5 PM</p> <p> Klotz&rsquo;s works are characterised by their structural clarity. The distinct volumes and lines of his buildings correspond with perfect conceptual rigour to the landscape. In the exhibition this cosmopolitan from the Pacific presents his approaches and working methods..."<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q4/q4hjein5w7rxtcwy.jpg" title=""><br><br> "Alongside his work as an architect for over thirty years, Mathias Klotz is also active as a ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78926701/the-nocturnal-face-of-architecture-awp-s-vers-un-climat-exhibit-opens-this-month The Nocturnal Face of Architecture: AWP's "Vers un climat" exhibit opens this month Justine Testado 2013-08-07T19:37:00-04:00 >2013-08-07T19:42:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lz/lz4462b53gnfovwu.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Cities can transform into an entirely new place once it's nighttime, sometimes to the point of disorientation that you wonder if you're still in the same city. The upcoming "Vers un climat: Building (With) The Unstable" exhibit at Cornell University presented by award-winning interdisciplinary practice AWP explores the alluring atmosphere of the urban nightscape to illustrate how structures can evolve, change, and perform as active participants in our cities.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/87/87zsi2fk582imdb0.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br> "Vers un climat" is based on years of in-depth research by AWP founders Marc Armengaud, Matthias Armengaud, and Alessandra Cianchetta, who continuously explore how intangible elements like climate, time, and light affect architectural design.<br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b5/b5vtqejj1ha163l2.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The exhibit will showcase AWP's realized and proposed designs that convey the practice's recurring themes of impermanence, evolution, and the uncontrollable. Featured projects include The Lantern Pavilion in Norway, the Troll installation pieces, the LAM Museum sculpture park, a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/58609012/plant-architect-s-exhibit-opens-at-harbourfront-centre PLANT ARCHITECT’S EXHIBIT OPENS AT HARBOURFRONT CENTRE PLANT Architect Inc. 2012-10-04T11:00:00-04:00 >2012-10-04T12:59:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zd/zdjcj4uug98um96t.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> On 29 September 2012, the Architecture Exhibition Fall 2012 opened at Harboufront Centre in Toronto. Curated by Patrick Macaulay, <em><strong><a href="http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/visualarts/2012/architecture-exhibition-fall-2012/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BREATHTAKING: Constructed Landscapes </a></strong></em>features PLANT Architect Inc.&rsquo;s installation <a href="http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/visualarts/2012/lenticular-curtain/?shareadraft=baba4948_505b8cfc01b2e" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em><strong>Lenticular Curtain</strong></em></a> alongside the works of architects Baird Sampson Neuert, Idea Tank Design Collective, and visual artist Vid Ingelevics.</p> <p> <em><strong>BREATHTAKING: Constructed Landscapes</strong></em> explores the use of architecture in defining and directing how people view and understand nature and landscape. In response to the curatorial question &ldquo;<em>How can architecture create an awe-inspiring experience through the placement of built form within the landscape?</em>&rdquo;, <a href="http://www.branchplant.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PLANT Architect Inc.</a> designed an immersive architecture meant to overwhelm, infuse, inhabit, and amplify the landscape. <em><strong>Lenticular Curtain</strong></em> is a larger-than-life, interactive lantern&mdash;a sculptural intervention that, when entered, disturbs and distorts multiple landscapes in order to form new ones. The central role of the visitor, whether ...</p>