Childhood Recollections: Memory in Design

Childhood Recollections Roca London Gallery, Chelsea Design Quarter, London September 17th– January 23, 2016 Roca London Gallery is pleased to present Childhood Recollections, an exhibition curated by Zaha Hadid Architects. Memory in Design: Nieto Sobejano and Daniel Libeskind. Nieto Sobejano talk about the ‘combinatorial games’ they play with recollections to generate design, while Daniel Libeskind discusses memory via a film specially made for the exhibition.  

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Fiftieth Anniversary of Le Corbusier’s Passing – Homage to Le Corbusier

Fiftieth anniversary of Le Corbusier’s passing Homage to Le Corbusier 05/06/2015 – 27/09/2015 On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Le Corbusier (1887-1965), ten architects among the most important of our time propose their vision of a project for the extension of the Villa “Le Lac”. Daniel Libeskind, Mario Botta, Zaha Hadid, Toyo Ito, SANAA, Rudy Ricciotti, Bernard Tschumi, Gigon/Guyer, Rafael Moneo et Alvaro Siza lent themselves to this stimulating competition for ideas and imagination. The exhibition displays their contributions as well as some superb drawings of the Villa “Le Lac” by Le Corbusier, and photographs…

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Light and the Space of the Void – Sandra Gering Inc, New York City

Light and the Space of the Void SANDRA GERING INC July 9 – September 12, 2015 SANDRA GERING INC. is pleased to present Light and the Space of the Void , an exhibition curated by architect and author Alexander Gorlin. The exhibition takes as its inspiration Gorlin’s 2013 publication Kabbalah in Art and Architecture, an engrossing look at the author’s perspectives on how aspects of Kabbalah can be seen, either directly or indirectly, in many modern and contemporary works. Specifically, the exhibition’s focus is on the aspects of ‘light’ and its relationship to ‘void’ in various forms. Although many artists throughout history have…

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Aarhus School of Architecture 50th Anniversary Exhibition

On October 4th, 2015, the Aarhus School of Architecture celebrated its 50th anniversary. For the Anniversary Exhibition, the school invited important architects from Denmark and abroad to contribute short films, which are displayed in 50 specially made cubes in the school’s exhibition building. Each of the architects who contributed films played crucial roles in the school’s development from an alternative school of architecture to an internationally recognized academic institution, and their cinematic contributions constitute anniversary greetings to the school. The curation of this this exhibition had much more to do with selecting the contributors, not the films that they submitted. 68 architects and firms from all over the world…

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OFFICEUS, US Pavilion, Venice Biennale

OfficeUS, the U.S. Presentation at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition — la Biennale di Venezia, explores the last 100 years of United States architectural production abroad and the ways in which the U.S. architecture office has exported architecture around the globe. Curators Eva Franch i Gilabert, Ana Miljački and Ashley Schafer re-imagine the U.S. Pavilion as an active, global, experimental architecture office that researches, studies, and remakes projects from an onsite archive of 1,000 buildings and the 200 U.S. based architecture offices engaged in their construction. Collectively, the projects in the archive tell multiple, imbricated stories of U.S. firms, typologies, and technologies. The office consists of…

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Sonnets in Babylon, The Venice Pavilion, Venice Biennale

Sonnets in Babylon, The Venice Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2014 Some 100 never-before-exhibited drawings by Libeskind, created by hand from pen and sepia-toned washes of coffee, comprise the principal element of the pavilion. The series is screen-printed by Lasvit, the architectural glass-maker, using a ceramic process, on large-scale glass panels and arranged around the curved wall of the pavilion. Using state of the art technology, ribbons of aluminum panels fixed with discreet LED lights will create a luminous wall of light and transparency. The drawings themselves depict explosive uncouplings of ambiguous forms that alternately evoke favelas, futuristic cities, mechanical parts, and…

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Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association

Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association presents the first public museum exhibition of architectural drawings from the private collection of the noted educator Alvin Boyarsky. Amassed during Boyarsky’s tenure as chairman of the Architectural Association (AA) in London from 1971 until his death in 1990, the collection features early drawings by some of the most prominent architects practicing today—Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind, Rem Koolhaas, and Bernard Tschumi, among many others. Through a selection of approximately forty prints and drawings that constitutes the bulk of this collection, as well as nine limited-edition folios published by the AA—including works…

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Where Architects Live – Salone del Mobile 2014

“Where Architects Live” is an original installation, inspired by leading contemporary architects’ own concepts of the domestic space, conceived as a cultural accompaniment to the Salone del Mobile. The exhibition has been specially devised for the Salone, providing an exclusive glimpse into “rooms” designed by eight of the world’s most respected architects: Shigeru Ban, Mario Bellini, David Chipperfield, Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, Zaha Hadid, Marcio Kogan, Daniel Libeskind and Studio Mumbai/Bijoy Jain. We use to see only the work architects do for other people and for other people’s lives. But where do architects live, or rather, what are their homes like and in what way? Exact reflections of their distinctive design styles…

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Never Say the Eye is Rigid at Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery

Exhibition of a series of architectural drawings each of which refers to a Libeskind project. The drawings are about master plans, museums, skyscrapers, houses. The exposition collects more than 40 drawings from eight different projects. The series talks about the artistic journey of Libeskind from the ’70-‘80 till the world trade center project in New York. This itinerant exposition with the Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery will arrive in Rome, Milan, Turin, Tel Aviv and New York. “Never Say the Eye Is Rigid: Architectural Drawings of Daniel Libeskind.” The exhibition, in collaboration with the Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery (Milan, Turin, Rome ,Tel Aviv),…

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Our of Hand Materializing the Postdigital, Museum of Arts and Design

 “Our of Hand Materializing the Postdigital” Museum of Arts and Design, New York City, 2013 An exhibition exploring the latest digital design and manufacturing processes at New York’s Museum of Arts and Design. The exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) features more than 120 examples of sculpture, jewelry, fashion and furniture that demonstrate different uses for computer-assisted production methods. All of the pieces on show have been created in the past decade by artists, architects and designers including Zaha Hadid, Anish Kapoor, Joris Laarman, Daniel Libeskind and Marc Newson.

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Daniel Libeskind, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati

The exhibition, simply titled Daniel Libeskind, highlights four of the architect’s recent projects: the Denver Art Museum, the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto and, of course, The Ascent in Covington, the opening of which coincided with the CAC show. (City Beat)

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Museums in the 21st Century: Concepts, Projects, Buildings

“Museums in the 21st Century: Concepts, Projects, Buildings” organized by Art Centre Basel ‘Museums in the 21st Century: Concepts Projects Buildings’ is a follow-up exhibition of the highly successful exhibition ‘Museums for a New Millennium: Concepts, Projects, Buildings’, which traveled to numerous museums throughout Europe, North America, Japan and Korea. This exhibition is a reflection on the undiminished museum building boom since 2000, in the construction of new museums and in the renovation and expansion of existing institutions. ‘Museums in the 21st Century: Concepts, Projects, Buildings’ presents the most important trends in museum architecture, illustrated by 27 of the world’s…

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Space of Encounter: The Architecture of Daniel Libeskind

Space of Encounter: The Architecture of Daniel Libeskind. Barbican Art Gallery, London, England, 2005 Space of Encounter is the first UK survey exhibition of the inspirational architect since his rise to international stardom with the opening of the Jewish Museum, Berlin. It explores Libeskind’s unique architectural vision through sixteen key projects. Previously unseen architectural models, drawings, plans and elevations are combined with film and slide projections in a dramatic exhibition design which was conceived in close collaboration with Studio Libeskind. Highlights include a specially commissioned illuminated model of Libeskind’s master plan for the re-development of the World Trade Center site.  Steeped in…

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Max Protetch Gallery: A New World Trade Center: Design Proposals

A New World Trade Center: Design Proposals, Max Protetch Gallery New York City In early 2002 an unconventional exhibition opened in New York, A New World Trade Center: Design Proposals. In collaboration with the editors of Architectural Record, gallery owner Max Protetch had invited more than 100 architects worldwide to submit proposals for the redevelopment of the twin towers site. Sixty, including many internationally acclaimed practitioners in the field, sent sets of drawings, models, and photographs, as well as state-of-the-art electronic and digital presentations of their ideas. Freed from practical, real-world constraints imposed by clients, and incorporating radically different technological, economic, social, and philosophical…

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Perfect Acts of Architecture, Wexner Center for the Arts

Perfect Acts of Architecture, Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, January 27-April 2001 The exhibition presents six series of highly inventive drawings created between 1972 and 1987 by Rem Koolhaas and Elia Zenghelis, Peter Eisenman, Bernard Tschumi, Daniel Libeskind, and Thom Mayne-young architects who went on to establish international reputations. In the early 1970s, a sluggish world economy and an entrenched professional conservatism had all but curtailed innovative building, moving the most talented architects into an academic environment. Encountering a turbulent intellectual scene there, they used graphic experimentation as a primary means of researching the…

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Drawing a New Architecture: Libeskind at the Soane

Drawing a New Architecture, Libeskind at the Soane, Sir John Soan’s Museum, London, England, 2001 The exhibition provides an opportunity to see drawings and models of nine Libeskind projects, from six different countries, together with a stunning series of rarely glimpsed conceptual drawings, the ‘Micromegas’. Libeskind viewed the opportunity to exhibit his work at the Soane, the house of one of his great heroes, as both a gift and a challenge. The resulting installation is unique: nine exquisite, specially commissioned ‘ miniature’ models of Libeskind projects scattered like architectural fragments from a future age beneath the canopy dome of Soane’s…

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Hiroshima Art Prize Exhibition

Daniel Libeskind: The 5th Hiroshima Art Prize, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan, 2001 First architect to win the Hiroshima Art Prize, awarded to an artist whose work promotes international understanding and peace. To commemorate the prize an impressive installation, comprised of large-scale models and drawings of four of Libeskind’s  projects: Felix Nussbaum Haus, Jewish Museum Berlin, Imperial War Museum North, and the planning for the extension to the Denver Art Museum. Four Utopias for Each of the Six Stages of Existence —Artist statement by Daniel Libeskind This exhibition deals with the displacement which the space of Hiroshima initiated…

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Serpentine Gallery

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2001 by Daniel Libeskind with Arup Highlighting the beauty of the Kensington Gardens and their connection to the gallery, Daniel Libeskind’s striking design for the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2001, entitled Eighteen Turns, was created from sheer metallic planes assembled in a dynamic sequence. The building was based on the concept of an origami figure. This created an angular panel structure that seemingly folds over itself, forming overlapping spaces. The 35x18x7m aluminum structure functions as a lecture theatre, cafe and gallery party venue. The reflective quality of the material aimed to mirror the surrounding green space and the Serpentine…

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Lineage: The Architecture of Daniel Libeskind

Lineage: The Architecture of Daniel Libeskind, 2000 Presented by the National Gallery of Victoria, the Jewish Museum of Australia & RMIT Daniel Libeskind’s architectural works came to Melbourne to be shown during the Melbourne Festival. Selections of projects, models and drawings from across the breadth of Libeskind’s body of work were displayed at three venues: the Jewish Museum of Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria and Span Galleries. Libeskind’s Jewish projects were exhibited at the Jewish Museum of Australia. The NGV focused on Libeskind’s recent museum projects. Span Galleries focused on drawn works and unbuilt projects. Exhibition Publication Lineage:…

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Two Museums and a Garden

An exhibit titled “The Work of Daniel Libeskind: Two Museums and a Garden,” looking at some of the most renowned projects by the internationally acclaimed architect who is teaching at the School of Architecture this year, will be on display Oct. 25-Nov. 19 in the school’s Main Gallery, 180 York St. The gallery exhibition will be a site-specific installation featuring drawings, photographs and models of two of Libeskind’s most significant recent projects: the newly completed Jewish Museum in Berlin and the Felix Nussbaum Museum in Osnabrueck,Germany. A major component of the installation will be a full-scale model of part of…

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Museums for a New Millennium: Concepts Projects Buildings, Art Centre Basel

Museums for a New Millennium: Concepts Projects Buildings, Art Centre Basel, 1999 Museums for a New Millennium documents the remarkable surge in museum building at the turn of the new millennium. Through models, drawings, and photographs, this exhibition presents an international array of twenty-five of the most important museum building projects from the past ten years. The featured projects—all by renowned architects—offer a panorama of museum architecture at the opening of the 21st century. Included are such landmark projects as Richard Meier’s Getty Museum in Los Angeles; Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain; Daniel Libeskind’s Jewish Museum in Berlin; Herzog…

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New Urban Environments: British Architecture and its European Context

New Urban Environments: British Architecture and its European Context, 1998 Park Tower Hall, Tokyo and Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (10 May-5 June 1998)   Organized by the Royal Academy of the Arts, London New Urban Environments features spectacular examples of key urban building types designed by some 50 leading architects and engineers working in Britain and Europe, such as Foster and Partners, Richard Rogers Partnership, and Zaha Hadid. The book includes approximately 85 cultural buildings, commercial districts, transport interchanges, educational and environmental centers. Each section illustrates key projects with drawings, photographs, models and/or computer renderings and provides an…

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Daniel Libeskind: Beyond the Wall 26.36°

Beyond the Wall, Netherlands Architecture Institute, 1997 In Beyond the Wall 26.36° the Netherlands Architecture Institute gives a survey of Daniel Libeskind’s work. Special about this Libeskind exhibition is its approach; a survey of Daniel Libeskind’s work exhibited inside a labyrinth designed by the architect especially for the occasion in close collaboration with Cecil Balmond of Ove Arup engineer’s firm. Such nontraditional approach grants the visitor a thought-provoking three-dimensional experience of Libeskind’s architecture.

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At the Edge of Chaos, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

At the Edge of Chaos, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 1993 På  Kanten af kaos, nye billeder af verden (At the Edge of Chaos: New Images of the World), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, February 5–May 9, 1993. (Catalogue) Natural sciences are primarly concerned with what is outside the human project. As the Danish writer Tor Norretranders says: “We are unable to understand nature and unable to estimate technology…” The great contribution of the culture of the natural sciences is that it is capable, all the time, of confronting us with something we had not expected and forcing us…

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Osaka Follies, Architectural Association of London

Osaka Follies, Architectural Association in London, February 8 – March 22, 1991 Osaka follies : Folly designs by MacDonald & Slater, Bolles-Wilson, Zaha Hadid, Ryoji Suzuki, Cook & Hawley, Coop Hirnmelblau, Lapena & Torres, Morphosis, Daniel Libeskind, Andreo Bronzi, Gigantes Zenghelis, and Hajime Yatsuka The exhibition was jointly arranged by the Architectural Association in London and Workshop for Architecture and Urbanism in Tokyo

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Deconstructivist Architecture, Museum of Modern Art, New York City

Deconstructivist Architecture, Museum of Modern of Art, New York City, 1988 Deconstructivist Architecture was displayed in three galleries at MoMA from June 23 to August 30, 1988, five decades after the influential International Exhibition of Modern Architecture of 1932. Philip Johnson, architect and former Director of the Department  of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art; in association with Mark Wigley, architect; coordinated by Frederieke Taylor. DECONSTRUCTIVIST ARCHITECTURE focuses on seven international  architects whose recent work marks the emergence of a new sensibility in architecture. The architects recognize the imperfectibility of the modern world and seek to address, in Johnson’s words, the…

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Line of Fire, Center for Contemporary Art, Geneva

Line of Fire, Center for Contemporary Art, Geneva, Switzerland, 1988 Exhibition installation in Geneva in 1988. Architecture on the line (line that defines limits between things beyond which one refuses to go), architecture toward the line (equalizer of day and night – reaching to make equal), architecture under the line (for just perceptible below the red light and submerged in white light is an inscription of architecture that does not consume or demolish), architecture 1,244 degrees (many directions with a single angle, endless row directed to the spaced inclination between the angles).

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Three Lessons in Architecture, Venice Biennale

Three Lessons in Architecture, Venice Biennale, 1985 Directed by Aldo Rossi, with the purpose of presenting innovative ideas and projects for redeveloping or transforming specific areas of Venice and surroundings. Libeskind won the “Leone di Pietra” for his project of Piazza Palmanova, as well as the “Leone d’Oro” for his “Writing machine”, “Reading machine” and “Memory machine”, exposed at the Biennale under the name of “Three lessons in architecture”. Elaborately constructed and enigmatic in purpose, Libeskind’s machines are striking and sumptuous manifestations of ideas that were, at the time he made them, of obsessive interest to academics, critics and avant-gardists…

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Chamberworks, Museum of Finnish Architecture

Chamberworks, Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki, Finland,  1985 A collection of drawings, Chamberworks seems to explore the interaction between architecture and music, deeply rooted in his background and arguably one of his greatest influences. These suite of drawings have been part of different exposition, in 1983 at the Graduate School of Design, and in 1985 at the Finnish National Museum of Architecture.

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WINDOW ROOM FURNITURE, Copper Union

WINDOW ROOM FURNITURE, Houghton Gallery at Cooper Union, New York City This project was prepared in response to an invitation from Tod Williams and Ricardo Scofidio to submit “a personal interpretation of the essential qualities of WINDOW ROOM FURNITURE in an 8″ x 8″ flat format.” This project deployed the geometry of the square and its axonometric projection in 1″ of depth, to render the outer frame of the project as a window, to define the shallow space of a room, and within it a cube-like chair, a drawing of a window, and an implied space defined by light. In Hal Foster’s description…

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Max Protech Gallery: Architecture Invitational

The architects of the Max Protetch Gallery invited a fellow architect to be represented in the invitational: Peter Eisenman invites Emilio Ambasz Michael Graves invites Antoine Grumbach John Hejduk invites Daniel Libeskind Leon Krier invites Rita Wolff Aldo Rossi invites Carlo Aymonino Massimo Scolari invites Giorgio Grassi 1980, Max Protetch Gallery. 37 W 57 Street, New York City.  

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Education of an Architect: A Point of View, Museum of Modern Art

Education of an Architect: A Point of View, Museum of Modern Art, New York City, November 12, 1971 On November 13, 1971, the exhibition “Education of an Architect: A Point of View” — featuring the work of Cooper Union student architects under the direction of the chairman of the Department of Architecture, John Hejduk, and the dean, George Sadek — opened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The installation of models, drawings, and photographs, along with faculty and student statements, documented work from 1964 to 1971. At the time, Ada Louise Huxtable wrote, “This spectacularly beautiful work,…

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