Posts Tagged: installation

Vinylizing the Barcelona Pavilion

The Barcelona Pavilion is as white as Greek yoghurt right now. All the Roman travertine, ancient green marble, green Alpine marble, the golden onyx and stainless steel surfaces have been covered with white vinyl as part of an installation by

Vinylizing the Barcelona Pavilion

The Barcelona Pavilion is as white as Greek yoghurt right now. All the Roman travertine, ancient green marble, green Alpine marble, the golden onyx and stainless steel surfaces have been covered with white vinyl as part of an installation by

Temporary Permanence

Earlier this summer, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the reconstruction of Mies van der Rohe’s German Pavilion for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition, a row of freestanding columns was erected in front of the Modernist icon. The colonnade is itself a temporary reconstruction –and very liberal

Temporary Permanence

Earlier this summer, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the reconstruction of Mies van der Rohe’s German Pavilion for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition, a row of freestanding columns was erected in front of the Modernist icon. The colonnade is itself a temporary reconstruction –and very liberal

Architectural Art

Tomas Saraceno’s Cloud Cities installation at Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin Art galleries and museums seem to be showing with greater frequency artworks about architecture, many of them by artists who have studied architecture. It’s all very interesting, but is it

Architectural Art

Tomas Saraceno’s Cloud Cities installation at Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin Art galleries and museums seem to be showing with greater frequency artworks about architecture, many of them by artists who have studied architecture. It’s all very interesting, but is it

Ugh Canada

An architect is, by definition, a designer of buildings, right? Well, the government of Canada, a nation whose credo is “peace, order and good government”, has, in all its wisdom, entrusted the architectural design of the Canadian Pavilion at Expo

Ugh Canada

An architect is, by definition, a designer of buildings, right? Well, the government of Canada, a nation whose credo is “peace, order and good government”, has, in all its wisdom, entrusted the architectural design of the Canadian Pavilion at Expo

Disseny Hype

“Disseny Hub” is a new cultural institution in Barcelona dedicated to design; or, to put it more correctly, to promoting this city as a global design centre. Located in a palace on Carrer Montcada that was previously the home of

Disseny Hype

“Disseny Hub” is a new cultural institution in Barcelona dedicated to design; or, to put it more correctly, to promoting this city as a global design centre. Located in a palace on Carrer Montcada that was previously the home of

Lighten-Up in the Mies Pavilion

  The installation by SANAA (Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa) at Barcelona’s Mies van der Rohe Pavilion is simple, subtle, and surprising. And irreverent. A single curved partition out of sheets of transparent acrylic winds around the pavilion’s interior, creating

Lighten-Up in the Mies Pavilion

  The installation by SANAA (Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa) at Barcelona’s Mies van der Rohe Pavilion is simple, subtle, and surprising. And irreverent. A single curved partition out of sheets of transparent acrylic winds around the pavilion’s interior, creating

Architecture Beyond Talk

“Out There: Architecture Beyond Building” is the title of this year’s Venice Biennale of Architecture, curated by Aaron Betsky. The implication here is that architects do more than “merely” build buildings. So what else do they do? Firstly, it has

Architecture Beyond Talk

“Out There: Architecture Beyond Building” is the title of this year’s Venice Biennale of Architecture, curated by Aaron Betsky. The implication here is that architects do more than “merely” build buildings. So what else do they do? Firstly, it has