What’s On? Architectural Exhibitions And Events, March 2017

by | 01. Mar 2017

Article | Exhibitions and Events

This month, we’ll guide you to different events counting a conference, architectural exhibitions and installations in both Denmark, UK and Sweden.

In Denmark, Japanese architect Sambuichi investigates the architecture of Copenhagen’s underground, whilst a two-day conference in Aarhus focusing on sustainability gathers some of the leading professionals within the built industry.

100 years after the Russian Revolution, the Design Museum in London presents an exhibition reflecting on some of the ideas never realised during the Soviet era, but just remained as an idealistic imagination of the New Russia. Furthermore, the Barbican offers insight into the Japanese housing culture after 1945. Finally, the Swedish design museum presents a large retrospective exhibition on one of the most prominent Modernist architects and designers, Josef Frank.


Cisterne x Sambuichi
21 March 2017 – 2 February 2018
The Cisterns
Copenhagen, Denmark

As part of the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Denmark, this year several venues around Denmark presents various events and exhibitions portraying the interplay between the Danish and Japanese culture. The subterranean reservoir in Copenhagen that once contained the supply of the city’s drinking water, the Cisterns, will be the setting for an exhibition on one of the most recognized Japanese architects, Hiroshi Sambuichi (b. 1968). An architect known for his elegant architectural practice balancing between poetics and science. In this exhibition, Sambuichi’s approach to the architecture of the Cisterns is investigated.


The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945
23 March to 25 June
The Barbican 
London, UK

The Japanese House juxtaposes Japanese domestic architecture from post World War 2. With no less than 40 architects ranging from international recognized personalities to figures little known outside of Japan, the exhibition seeks to unfold the diversity of Japanese architectural vocabulary.

Featuring impressive full size projects such gardens and units, a traditional Japanese tea house and a recreation of the Moriyama House by pritzker-prize winning Ryue Nishizawa, the exhibition aims at giving the audience a unique spatial experience. Furthermore, the wide span of Japanese architecture is described through different media such as film and photography as well as rarely seen architectural models and drawings.


Building Green Aarhus
29th and 30th of March 2017
The Central Workshop 
Aarhus, Denmark.

Later this month, as a part of Aarhus 2017 – European Capital of Culture, Aarhus will be host to a two-day conference focusing on the theme of sustainability within the built industry. With an ambition to become CO2 neutral in 2030, the Aarhus Municipality introduces several initiatives facilitated by some of the key speakers during the conference.

The conference not only seeks to reflect on some of the problems we as architects face in relation to urban development, it also presents a platform for networking, for pitching new ideas and get more insight through the wide range of debates and discussions, more than 60 exhibitions and a numerous of products and solutions from several firms and professionals.


Josef Frank – Against Design
10 March – 27 August
The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design 
Stockholm, Sweden

This Spring, the ArkDes museum presents a retrospective exhibition on the renowned Austrian-Swedish architect, Josef Frank (1885-1967). The exhibition gives insight into the wide span characterizing the work of Josef Frank ranging from architecture projects to furniture and textile design. As a pioneer within Modernism, he is especially known for his devotion to social housing projects – and later in his career, for his work with interior and furniture design for the Swedish Svenskt Tenn.

The exhibition features furnitures, original sketches of colorful and uplifting patterns and items from his furnishing company in Vienna, Haus & Gaten.


Imagine Moscow: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution
15 March – 4 June
The Design Museum
London, UK

In the wake of 100 years for the Russian Revolution, Design Museum presents Imagine Moscow – an exhibition on the Soviet era that unfolds the idealistic and utopian imaginations from a branch of a new generation of architects and designers of the early Soviet years. The exhibition presents works and projects never realised, and all together these projects seeks to reflect on the desire for an alternative reality of the Soviet city.

A palette of rarely seen materials is exhibited counting artwork, propaganda, publications and large scale drawings.