What’s On? Architectural Exhibitions, November 2014 Edition
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!
Wolk Gallery, MIT Museum
Industrial Urbanism reexamines how industry can create place, sustain jobs, and promote environmental sustainability, all within the urban fabric.
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.
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).
November 14, 2014 – January 5, 2015
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.
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.
September 19, 2014 – February 22, 2015
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.
Oct 9, 2014 – January 16, 2015
Architecture Center Houston (ArCH)
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.
September 25, 2014 – November 29, 2014
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.