February is the month of pavilions and in this news round up we’re unveiling to you the announcements of both the Serpentine and MPavilion architects. There has also been some much needed recognition for one of the founders of Postmodernism, Denise Scott Brown and the winners of the fictional architecture competition, Fairy Tales has been announced. All this and more on this month’s News Round Up.
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Two weeks ago, the Danish Architecture Centre opened an exhibition on the principles of circular economy, titled Wasteland and so this month, we’ve hand picked a couple of books examining the theme of sustainability and circular design. One proposing methods and principles on how we maintain the lifecycle of materials and secure a positive legacy, and eventually one portraying the theme of obsolescence and its historical consequence and contrast in relation to sustainability. Furthermore, we’ll take a look on the post World War era and the need for re-humanizing in the wake of a painful period in European history. Regarding urban planning, there’s news! Both regarding the uprising of the Second Renaissance in Harlem and the comprehensive work and research resulting in the current parisian cityscape.
Didn’t get a chance to see the Danish Pavilion at last year’s biennale? Well don’t worry as the exhibition is making its first stop post-Venice at the Utzon centre in Denmark. There’s also new retrospectives on the work on of Chinese Pritzker winner, Wang shu, and British pioneer, Sir Peter Cook. All this and more in this month’s What’s On guide to architecture exhibitions and events.
January 26, 2017 /
January has been a big month in the architecture world - the next Biennale curators were announced, the Mies van der Rohe nominees unveiled, and Havard have started offering architecture courses for free! All that and more in this month’s news round up. ...
January 19, 2017 /
Colourful fishing boats rock calmly by the shore of Jisr az-Zarqa on Israel’s West coast as the minaret points skyward and a colourful city gate greets anyone happening upon it a friendly welcome. There, completely unspoilt by tourism in spite of its location on the white and sandy banks of the Mediterranean Sea, the only Arab coastal town in Israel could sound like paradise for many a daydreamer. ...
January 12, 2017 /
A few days ago, we said goodbye to 2016 and welcomed the year 2017. A year kicked off by a diverse program within the field of architecture. 2017 will be the year where two major events will be defining the cultural sphere throughout the whole year both in Denmark and in France. In Denmark, Aarhus will set the scene for European Capital of Culture, meanwhile in France the famous Centre Pompidou and other related venues will present a broad palette of events when celebrating its 40 years anniversary. Furthermore, the Danish Architecture Centre (DAC) will be focusing on the theme of waste management, whilst Kunsten Museum of Modern Art presents a retrospective exhibition on one of the most remarkable modernist architects, Alvar Aalto. Lastly, Deutsches Arkitekturmuseum will applaud contemporary German architecture during their annual DAM Preis. ...
December 15, 2016 /
In need for some inspiration for what’s to put under the Christmas tree this year? This month, we’ll provide you with some inspirational books; our top five December titles. Stretching from the anniversary of a well-known cultural center in Paris, to a biography of one of the leading contemporary architects; Ghanaian-British David Adjaye, the lead designer of the recent National Museum of African American History and Culture. In Denmark, we’ll take a close look on the Danish design tradition and its influence domestically as well as worldwide. Furthermore, the theoretical platform CARTHA discusses relationships and networks within the field of architecture and their impact on architectural production, and lastly, for those of you planning a journey, you’ll get inspired by some of the most unique places to stay. ...
December 01, 2016 /
December equals Christmas time and we'll guide you through the month with five different architectural events to sweeten the waiting time ahead. This month, The Danish Architecture Centre brings you the final installment of their series on young trend-setting Danish architectural firms, whilst prospective architects from all over the world interpret the theme of digital technology into drawings exhibited in Aarhus, Denmark The Serpentine Gallery on the other hand, presents an exhibition as a homage to Zaha Hadid and MoMA gives an insight in the idea of temporary settlements. Lastly, New York University invites to a lively discussion revolving around the history of the distinguished Centre Georges Pompidou. ...