Multiple award-winning FSB! Iconic Award 2018: Innovative Architecture

A competition embracing architecture as a whole: with its “ICONIC Awards: Innovative Architecture”, Germany’s Design Council has initiated an unbiased international architecture and design competition that for the first time takes account of the interplay between the disciplines involved. Prizes go to visionary buildings, innovative products and sustainable communication from all spheres of architecture, the construction and real-estate sectors and manufacturing industry. The new ...

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Recommended reading 3: California Crazy

Still looking for the right summer holiday reading? We would like to present to you new architecture and design books here on the blog in the following weeks. Enjoy reading! Title: California Crazy Author: Jim Heimann Published: May 2018 Publisher: TASCHEN 324 pages / ISBN 978-3-8365-5148-9 Multilingual Edition: English, French, German Owls, dolls, pigs, ships, coffee pots or fruit on top of shops, cafes ...

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Exhibition: Junya Ishigami, Freeing Architecture

at Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain – Paris „I wish to think freely; to expand my perspective on architecture as flexibly, broadly, and subtly as possible, beyond the stereotypes of what architecture is considered to be.“ Junya Ishigami The exhibition, the first of this scale devoted to the Japanese architect, awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2010, allows visitors to ...

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Recommended reading 2: Grafton Architects

Still looking for the right summer holiday reading? We would like to present to you new architecture and design books here on the blog in the following weeks. Enjoy reading! Title: Grafton Architects Author: Robert McCarter Publisher: Phaidon 256 pages / ISBN 9780714875941 A timely overview of the pioneering work of the acclaimed Irish architectural practice Grafton Architects (founded by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley ...

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Recommended reading: What Goes Up

Still looking for the right summer holiday reading? We would like to present to you new architecture and design books here on the blog in the following weeks. Enjoy reading! Title: What Goes Up: The Right and Wrongs to the City Author: Michael Sorkin Published: April 2018 Publisher: Verso 368 pages / 9781786635150 New York, New York, New York, is the first chapter of ...

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Biennale 2018: This is not a shirt. This is a playground

It is a house, a neighbourhood. A FREESPACE. As part of the architecture Biennale 2018 in Venice, the German architect Anna Heringer has created the exhibition „This is not a shirt – This is a playground“ at Arsenale, which is to draw attention to the plight of female textile workers in Bangladesh. Artfully processed, „worn“ fabrics (recycled saris blankets) hang on bamboo poles in ...

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Biennale 2018: Brazil, Greece, Serbia

Brazil: Walls of Air Commissioner: Joao Carlos de Figueiredo Ferraz – Fundacao Bienal de Sao Paulo Curators: Gabriel Kozlowski, Laura González Fierro, Marcelo Maia Rosa and Sol Camacho „Walls of Air/Muros de ar“ investigates the walls as an element of Brazilian architecture, culture and identity, and envisage in the act of bridging this wall an invitation to coexistence and multiplicity.   Greece: The school of ...

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Exhibition: Return of the Past: Postmodernism in British Architecture

The first exhibition to explore Postmodernism in British Architecture. The exhibition will focus on the early, ‘radical moment’ of Postmodernism, which it will reveal to be one of the most inventive periods in British architectural history – a moment when the architectural past came alive with new possibilities for the future. Focusing on a selection of pivotal works by the movement’s principal protagonists – ...

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Biennale 2018: Vatican Chapels

Pavilion of the Holy See, Island of San Giorgio Maggiore Commissioner: Cardinale Gianfranco Ravasi Curators: Francesco Dal Co, Micol Forti Images: 1/2: Sean Godsell, 3: Smiljan Radic, 4: Javier Corvalán Vatican Chapels is the Vatican’s contribution for its first ever presence at the Architecture Beinnale in Venice. The theme of the chapel as a place of orientation, encounter, meditation and salutation was suggested to ...

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Biennale 2018: Russia, Venezuela, Denmark

Russia: Station „Russia“ Commissioner/Curator: Semyon Mikhailovsky           The pavilion explores the past, present and future of the railways in Russia. The space is transformed into a train station. The focus of the exhibition forms a parallel with the history of the Russian Pavilion itself, which was inaugurated in 1914. The building’s designer, Alexey Shchusev, was also responsible for the Kazanasky ...

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