What’s On? Architectural Exhibitions, November 2014 Edition

by | 13. Nov 2014


This month, we’ve handpicked a selection of the most exiting exhibitions for you to visit this month. See ‘Women in Architecture’ at the ArCH in Houston, Texas, an Alvar Aalto retrospective at Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein and the future of grain storage at Bauhaus Dessau. Go see them while they’re hot!


Industrial Urbanism. Seagate Plant, Wuxi, China 2008 – Photo: Robert Scoble

Industrial Urbanism

September 5, 2014 – December 19, 2014

Wolk Gallery, MIT Museum
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Industrial Urbanism reexamines how industry can create place, sustain jobs, and promote environmental sustainability, all within the urban fabric.


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Alvar Aalto: Second Nature. Photo © Vitra Design Museum

Alvar Aalto: Second Nature

September 27, 2014 – March 1, 2015
Vitra Design Museum
Weil am Rhein, Germany

The exhibition provides comprehensive insights into Aalto’s oeuvre, presenting his most significant buildings, furniture and lighting designs and exploring the inspirations that shaped his work.


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Groundswell: Guerilla Architecture In Response To The Great East Japan Earthquake

Groundswell: Guerilla Architecture In Response To The Great East Japan Earthquake

October 25, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Schindler House, MAK Center
Los Angeles, California

Groundswell presents a selection of projects engaging the ongoing conversation of how architecture can serve communities following a natural disaster. The exhibition features works by Hitoshi Abe and Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (of Atelier Bow Wow).


In Reserve: Concerning the Architecture of the Reservoir. Image © Bauhaus Dessau

In Reserve: Concerning the Architecture of the Reservoir

November 14, 2014 – January 5, 2015
Bauhaus Dessau
Dessau, Germany

In Reserve addresses questions about the relation between architecture and agriculture, asking how and where commodities should be stored in an era of profitability, optimization and worldwide resource shortage.


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Structuralism: Making Space, Leaving Space. Herman Hertzberger’s sketch books

Structuralism: Making Space, Leaving Space

September 20, 2014 – January 11, 2015
Het Nieuwe Instituut
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The exhibition focuses on Dutch Structuralism, a movement in architecture in the late ’50s and early ’60s that renounced the technocratic planning that characterised the post-war reconstruction of the country.


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The City as a Vision: Tribute to Michel Ragon . Foster + Partners, Perspective cross section through central avenue of West Kowloon Cultural District. Image © Foster + Partners

The City as a Vision: Tribute to Michel Ragon

September 19, 2014 – February 22, 2015
FRAC Centre
Orléans, France

The City as a Vision pays tribute to historian and critic Michel Ragon who was instrumental in introducing issues of experimental architecture – a field that lies at the heart of the Frac Centre’s collection – to the public in the 60s and 70s.


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Women in Architecture. Image courtesy Architecture Center Houston (ArCH)

Women in Architecture

Oct 9, 2014 – January 16, 2015
Architecture Center Houston (ArCH)
Houston, Texas

Women in Architecture spotlights the contributions women have made to the profession and provides a current snapshot of the changing role of women in architecture and design.


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Architecture by Line: Saul Steinberg. Image © Archizoom

Architecture by Line: Saul Steinberg

September 25, 2014 – November 29, 2014
Lausanne, Switzerland

The American artist Saul Steinberg (1914-1999), well known for his long collaboration with The New Yorker, considered himself to be a ‘writer who draws’. Although he did not write essays many theorists of architecture see him as an important critic of design and construction.

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