What’s On? Architectural Exhibitions And Events, November 2016

by | 02. Nov 2016


November is characterized by a broad spectrum regarding events within the field of architecture. First and foremost, a well-reputed international exhibition closes whilst a leading architectural studio presents a long row of projects responding to the extreme environments around the world. Furthermore, a group of prospective European architects are reflecting on the theme of Hospitality during an annual gathering in Denmark.

In New York, on the other hand, The Met is hosting a multi-disciplinary debate on contemporary architectural designs that features a dozen of professionals within the creative industry counting architects, filmmakers and photographers amongst others.


Venice Architecture Biennale: Last Chance

28 May – 27 November
Venice, Italy 

The 15th International Architecture Biennale taking place in Venice shows a great amount of architectural interpretations of the main topic Reporting From the Front. For those of you who haven’t got the chance to visit the exhibitions in the magnificent Venetian settings yet, there is still time. Last opening day is 27 November.

arcspace.com is run by the Danish Architecture Centre, who is also commissioner for the Danish pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
As part of the Danish Architecture Centre’s coverage of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, arcspace.com has been chatting to leading practitioners to give our readers a great insight into what’s planned for the Danish Pavilion at this year’s biennale.

For further readings and information about the Danish Pavilion click here

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In-Between Economies: LiveabilityMAX

25 November 17pm
Copenhagen, Denmark

From Sydney to Stockholm, cities across the world are promoted, indexed and experienced on the basis of their ‘livability’. LiveabilityMAX will be the first In-Between Economies friday bar, and will provide a platform for progressive debate about the future of liveability in the modern city using Copenhagen as an example. In order to do so we must provide an independent arena that moves beyond the consensual slow motion panel discussions that dominate our collective thinking (something that increasingly feels obligatory rather than entertaining). Debate must be exciting, engaging and lively, while building a collective path forward for all sides.


Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG): Hot to Cold. An Odyssey of Architectural Adaption

12 November – 12 February 2017
Exhibition Opening: 11 November 7pm
Deutsches Architekturmuseum
Frankfurt, Germany

On November 11, The Deutsches Architekturmuseum opens an exhibition juxtaposing architecture and climatic conditions in projects by BIG. The common ground for these projects is a quest to both adapt and respond to the reality of extreme environments around the world as well as being shaped by so.

By presenting examples on sustainable architectural solutions and designs, the exhibition takes the audience on a world wide odyssey; a journey through a changing universe described through various media featuring prototypes and models, visually strong photographs by architectural photographer Iwan Baan. Additionally, the lives within and around the buildings are captured and illuminated cinematically and thereby invites the audience inside the projects.

For further readings about the project click here 


Hospitality – Finding the Framework

31 October- 30 November  
Det Grønne Rum
Fredericia, Denmark

This fall, a group of architecture students from all over Europe presents their perspectives on the theme of Hospitality when exhibiting the results of 5 intense working days at an annual gathering at the International Tutor Meeting, ITM. The students are all a part of the European Architecture Students Assembly, EASA, a pan-european association founded in 1981 which each year gathers more than 500 prospectives architects for 2 weeks during the summer.

The meeting has culminated in an exhibition presenting various impressions of Fredericia and Hospitality from 30 potential tutors, and eventually serves as early steps setting a base for future developing of the program and no less than 40 workshops for the next EASA, which is held in Fredericia, Denmark in 2017.


Honor imperfection as a Hidden Intention

7 – 30 November 2016
Opening: 7 November, 3pm
Aarhus School of Architecture
Aarhus, Denmark

Materials / Industrial Production / Craftsmanship

All together words defining the practice of the Italian architectural office, Onsitestudio. The exhibition presents a cabinet of wonders – better known as a Wunderkammer – and seeks to illustrate the sense of materiality or lack of so in conventional methods of production. Through their strong interest in the potentials of materials both concerning their tactility and ability to create atmospheres, the studio investigates certain aspects in the production of building components and  eventually, in the making of architecture.

The exhibition was originally a part of the XXI Triennale Esposizione internazionale Milano this year.


In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day

12 November, 10.30 am – 6 pm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, USA

In November, The Met will set the ground for a daylong symposium revolving around discussions on contemporary architecture. On the basis of main design projects changing the face of architecture anno 2016, leading designers, architectural offices, filmmakers and photographers will make up a panel analyzing the discourse that defines contemporary architectural designs.

The panel consists of:

Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Bêka & Lemoine
Lacaton & Vassal
Jill Magid
West 8
+ more