10/22/2015 – 12/14/2015

Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin

How can we create affordable living space? How do we provide opportunities for self-determination? Who are today’s new clients? What new answers can be found to the age-old housing question?

Housing forms the rooms, neighborhoods and streets of our daily lives. Our personal happiness and societal well-being originate and find their expression there, as do social ills and personal dramas. But housing issues are increasingly reduced to real estate problems and disassociated from the cultural practices of architecture. And alternative players are clearly lacking. The result: Growing numbers of people are finding it increasingly difficult to gain access to self-determined, affordable housing. The HKW project WOHNUNGSFRAGE investigates the tension-ridden relationships between architecture, housing, and social reality in an exhibition of experimental concepts for living, an extensive opening program a publication series and an academy.

The opening of the exhibition takes place on October 22, at 7 pm

The program can be found on the website of the HKW.

 
10/04/2015, 4:00 pm

BookHampton, Main Street, East Hampton, NY

Still. The East End Photographs is a collection of images about the landscape of Long Island, New York. Reflective and transcendent, these images evoke the quality of our natural world defined by light and the contours of nature. Cheng has photographed the environment using a shift of the focus plane within the camera to detail in a non-distinct yet decidedly emotional way, to evoke a poetic interpretation of the landscape that is constantly deriving its beauty and power from the color palate and a sense of movement that defines the landscape of Long Island and which has inspired so many artists.

 
10/02/2015, 7:00 pm

Barnes Noble, Upper West Side, 82nd St & Broadway, New York

Still. The East End Photographs is a collection of images about the landscape of Long Island, New York. Reflective and transcendent, these images evoke the quality of our natural world defined by light and the contours of nature. Cheng has photographed the environment using a shift of the focus plane within the camera to detail in a non-distinct yet decidedly emotional way, to evoke a poetic interpretation of the landscape that is constantly deriving its beauty and power from the color palate and a sense of movement that defines the landscape of Long Island and which has inspired so many artists.

 

 
10/02/2015, 4:00 pm

Goethe Institute Downtown Cairo, Bustan Street, Cairo, Egypt

The scholarly guide about the tangible and intangible heritage of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries district of Downtown Cairo presents a detailed survey of the plans and typologies of a great number of apartment buildings and links the flats with the memories and stories of their inhabitants, mapping the changes in the use of the space during time, and so giving precious hints to understand the changes in the Cairo society.

4.00 pm: Walking Tour in Downtown – The Tangible and Intangible Heritage Today

7.00 pm: Presentation of the book and panel discussion – Who is Downtown?

 
09/25/2015, 5:30 pm

Relay Factory, 8 Dawailiangying Hutong, Dashilar, Beijing

Danwei—these were urban sectors in China that were characterized by close links between work, residence, and social facilities. They are the material product of socialist city planning and therefore provide an urban experience that forms a stepping stone between the hutongs of the imperial capital and the superblocks of the present-day metropolis. Contrary to the disused industrial sites in western cities that often disrupt the continuity and scale of the urban fabric, the danweis have a much closer relationship to the historical, as well as the contemporary city. In modern-day Beijing, the danweis represent a unique experimental field of urban design. Beijing Danwei looks at the history and future of former danweis and presents exemplary strategies for dealing with industrial heritage.

Edited by Michele Bonino and Filippo de Pieri, including essays by the editors and by Pierre-Alain Croset, Gary Hack, Thomas Herzog, Li Weidong, Liu Boying, Liu Jian, Lu Duanfang and Zhu Wenyi. With a visual essay by Jia Yue and Maria Paola Repellino.

Opening speeches: Enrico Macii (Vice-president, Politecnico di Torino), Zhang Li (Tsinghua

University)

Discussants: Florence Graezer Bideau (Ecole Politecnique Fédérale de Lausanne), Francesca

Frassoldati (South China University of Technology)

Attending: the editors and the authors

An event promoted by the Italian Cultural Institute at the Embassy of Italy (Beijing), with Politecnico di Torino and Tsinghua University

 
07/16/2015 – 08/21/2015

Architekturgalerie München, entrance above book shop L. Werner, Türkenstr. 30, 80333 München

Nature is everpresent in Japanese architect Norihiko Dan’s buildings. His architecture never stands alone, for Dan always seeks symbiosis; this appears in his combination of geometric-archetypical with organic forms, in his urban planning projects, which bring submerged historic and cultural identities back to light, as well as in the ecological orientation of his buildings. With dramatic contrasts in architectural language and choice of materials Norihiko Dan insistently calls for a relationship between human beings and their surroundings.
The complex and fascinating work of this architect, who has received many honors in Japan and Taiwan, is presented with this exhibition, as well as with the monograph published by JOVIS to a Western audience for the first time. 

The opening of the exhibition will take place on July, 16 at 7 p.m with 

Nicola Borgmann, Architekturgalerie München

Aaron Betsky, Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture

Gene King, Architekt und Autor, Taipeh

Norihiko Dan, Norihiko Dan and Associates, Tokio

 
06/27/2015 – 03/06/2016

The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10091

Endless House considers the single-family home and archetypes of dwelling as a theme for the creative endeavors of architects and artists. Through drawings, photographs, video, installations, and architectural models drawn from MoMA’s collection, the exhibition highlights how artists have used the house as a means to explore universal topics, and how architects have tackled the design of residences to expand their discipline in new ways.

Work by architects and artists spanning more than seven decades are exhibited alongside materials from Kiesler’s Endless House design and images of its presentation in MoMA’s 1960 Visionary Architecture exhibition. Intriguing house designs—ranging from historical projects by Mies van der Rohe, Frank Gehry, Peter Eisenman, and Rem Koolhaas to new acquisitions from Smiljan Radic and Asymptote Architecture—are juxtaposed with visions from artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Bruce Nauman, Mario Merz, Rachel Whiteread, and a new acquisition from Annett Zinsmeister. Together these works demonstrate how the dwelling occupies a central place in a cultural exchange across generations and disciplines.

 

 
06/26/2015, 7:00 pm

Architecture Museum, Technische Universität Berlin, Straße des 17. Juni 154, Room A53, 10623 Berlin

In terms of architectural history, the 20th century is focused predominantly on Modernism. Very little interest has been shown in other significant ideas from this period, especially when they remained a hand-drawn utopia. This was also the fate of architect Otto Kohtz (1880—1956), who developed monumental visions for high-rise buildings and urban environments parallel to his day-to-day professional practice throughout his entire life. Kohtz consistently pursued his high-rise fantasies and bequeathed a wealth of drawings, which this publication collects and annotates for the first time. In the context of his realized buildings (UFA Babelsberg, Scherl House Berlin), the book succeeds in providing a new perspective on Otto Kohtz’ urban developmental concepts and architectural intentions, enabling a fresh evaluation of his importance for 20th century architectural history.
 
With short introductions by
Brigitte Jacob

David Pessier

Wolfgang Schäche
and a discussion afterwards.
 
As part of the event ten original drawings of Otto Kohtz will be exhibited at the Technische Universität Berlin.
 
06/18/2015, 7:00 pm

CLB Berlin, Collaboratorium at Aufbau Haus, Prinzenstraße 84.2, 10969 Berlin

Stadt als Campus represents active, knowledge-based urban development in everyday life. A nationwide network of city developers and universities, together with municipalities, educational and cultural providers, initiatives, property developers and housing associations, as well as economic stakeholders, show how the city can become a campus. The settings for this are primarily small and medium-sized cities, as well as polycentric regions. Innovative design possibilities, cooperative associations, new business models, reflexive urban communities, and liveable cities are created as part of this process. 

With

the editors Sally Below and Reiner Schmidt

Brigitte Hartwig / VorOrt-Projekt in Dessau

Sven Sappelt / C60/Collaboratorium Bochum

 

 

Make City

Book presentation / discussion

06/18/2015, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Czech Centre, Wilhelmstraße 44 / entrance Mohrenstraße, 10117 Berlin

The following newly published books will be presented and discussed amongst authors and guests:
 

Aristide Antonas (GR) Archipelago of Protocols (2015, dpr Barcelona Verlag)

Susanne Hoffman (DE) ARCHITECTURE IS PARTICIPATION. Die Baupiloten—Methods and Projects (2014, Jovis Verlag)

Georg-Simmel-Zentrum für Metropolenforschung (DE) Urban Commons: Beyond State and Market (2015, Birkhäuser, Bauwelt Fundamente)

ZUS (NL) City of permanent temporality. The making of Luchtsingel, Schieblock, Test Site Rotterdam (2015, NAi Bookseller)

Andreas Rumpfhuber, Michael Klein (DE) Modelling Vienna, Real Fictions in Social Housing (2014, Turia und Kant)

Moderation: Carson Chan (US)

This event is part of the MAKE CITY festival.