• 21/05/12 aAnews , exhibition # , , ,

    WIP: Toy City @ Biennale

    At the moment we have 4 exhibitions in parallel going up in Berlin and Moscow. In addition to the massive FutureCityLab exhibit in Berlin we have currently our Toy City project featured at the Moscow Biennale. The book will be unfolded on a massive 14m long table with some additional content on the walls. Also there will be a little surprise when you walk inside the Biennale ūüėČ from Russia with Love.

    Iliayz from Tajikistan is helping to construct the table – apparently he fall in love with the I(h)PZ girl ūüėČ

    WIP: Toy City @ Biennale
  • 18/05/12 aAnews , exhibition # , , , , , , ,

    work in progress: Exhibition Design of FutureCityLab @ AEDES Berlin

    We are currently installing the FutureCityLab installation at the AEDES Gallery in Berlin. The exhibition will feature the urban foresight unit as a six weeks laboratory with round tables every Wednesday and workshops almost every week-end. The curatorial concept developed by anOtherArchitect is reflecting this idea of a work in progress show featuring large blackboards made out of Eternit fibre concrete. Each of the blackboards has another function: the roundtable is surrounded by a long time line which is the graphic recording area for the events. The workshops will take place on a long table at the window and a huge free zone at the entrance will enable the participation of the visitors by leaving comments and ideas. More about some technological features of the exhibition after the opening.

    You can see more work-in-progress images on our Flickr stream: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjzqDeXo

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    In parallel there will be an exhibition about the Tokyo architecture studio Atelier Bow Wow which will feature some of their large scale models:

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    One of their projects the design of the BMW Guggenheim Lab is under construction in the courtyard of the AEDES and is due to open with a delay of 2 weeks:

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    work in progress: Exhibition Design of FutureCityLab @ AEDES Berlin
  • 12/05/12 aAnews , exhibition # , , ,

    Come to Berlin – PLEASE DO DISTURB

    We can¬īt believe it. It¬īs only one week left until we open the FutureCityLab exhibition in Berlin. Join us for the opening on the 22nd of May at 18:00 at the AEDES Gallery in Berlin.

    From 23rd of May until the 5th of July we will have round table discussions every Wednesday and a workshop every week-end. If you are interested in joining either one of them please let us know: YES (at) anOtherArchitect . com

    A detailed schedule will be published soon …

    Here is a link to the gallery website:

    http://www.aedes-arc.de/sixcms/detail.php?template=det_aedes_ausstellung_artikel_2007&id=6038493&aktuell=1&menu_id=1

    Come to Berlin – PLEASE DO DISTURB
  • 27/04/12 aAnews , exhibition # , , , , , ,

    FutureCityLab – PLEASE DO DISTURB!

    YES! It¬īs true FutureCityLab will host a big exhibition in Berlin during the BMW Guggenheim Lab at the AEDES gallery. More info to come soon but you should save the dates already. From 22nd May until 5th July we will have exciting events every Wednesday and every week-end in our own LAB at the Pfefferberg. COME AND DISTURB US – JOIN THE CONVERSATION.

    Here is the official press release:

    We are now in a period of unprecedented ecologic, climatic and energetic change on a global scale. We will have to address a number of urgent and intransigent issues like food and water shortage but also sustainable mobility and the necessary proliferation of energy sources.

    Future Cities will have to respond to these changes and utilize the inherent opportunities to emerge as vibrant, energy-efficient and sustainable cities. Radically changing migration patterns, rapidly expanding urban populations and the need todrastically reduce CO2 emissions in the building stock to 10% by 2050 (EU-carbon Roadmap 2050), makes cities the focal point in the search for solutions.

     But what might these solutions be?

    Can we imagine, now, what those cities might look like?

     In order to answer these questions, institutions, educators and leading professionalsworldwide have collaborated to launch the open-source initiative Future City Lab. The Lab initiated by Thomas Auer (Transsolar) and Daniel Dendra (anOtherArchitect) in 2010, is a distributed non-hierarchical mechanism for the envisioning of sustainable futures.

    Organized as a complex multi-layered peer to peer network, FutureCityLab seeks to mobilize the efforts of students of architecture and urban design around the world, combined with the expertise of associated experts.  Through networking and social media technologies we are developing a global, grassroots discourse on what we need to do as a species to address our cities’ most pressing issues.  In creating an opensourced database of research and ideas, FutureCityLab looks to build, in a manner akin to crowdsourcing, viable and achievable visions for our urban future(s).

    Cities in progress: Please do not disturb is an exhibition in two distinct parts. First, the discussion and visualization work that FutureCityLab has undertaken over the last year is compiled and presented through the medium of DIALOGUES.  

    The second part of the exhibition, DIALOGUE 2.0, is projective and inclusive, using the event of the exhibition as an opportunity to move the discussion forward and to increase the scale and scope of the FCL network. The goal of DIALOGUE 2.0 is not only to engage FutureCityLab participants but also the larger public, using the gallery as a context for the construction of future scenarios.  These will emerge from a series of workshops and structured discussions, and will be conducted by FutureCityLab experts. 

    FutureCityLab – PLEASE DO DISTURB!
  • 25/04/12 aAnews , exhibition # , , , , , , ,

    OpenFurniture

    In collaboration with OpenSimSim and Eternit there will be an exhibition of crowd sourced furniture at the AEDES gallery during the FutureCityLab exhibition. Currently 3 options are being manufactured and during June or July there will be also a workshop on developing the designs further. The event will be published on the OpenSimSim FaceBook page: http://www.facebook.com/login.php

    You can follow the whole process on the OpenSimSim blog: http://opensimsim.tumblr.com/tagged/openfurniture

    The video is showing former anOtherArchitect : Bruno Pereira (OpenSimSim Lisbon)  and Andrea Graziano from Pinerolo discussing some thoughs on what type of connection should we use to build the chair/stool in fiberconcrete sheet.

     

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  • 29/03/12 aAnews , exhibition

    Moscow Biennale 2012

    MOSCOW ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE 2012 – We are coming …

    23.5. – 27.5.2012, Moscow

    After our first participation in the ArchMoscow last year and winning even 2 awards for the “best international exhibition” and the “best design object” we are very happy to announce that we got selected again for the prestige show in Russia. Our joint study with TDI got selected to be exhibited at the this years show. The concept of “Toy City 1.0” ¬†fits perfectly into the topic of “IDENTITIES” by curator Bart Goldhoorn.

    Here is the curators manifesto:

    Once everything was clear: “My address is not just a house or a street ‚Äď my address is the Soviet Union”. Identity was a collective matter. But times have changed: the individual choice of the market has replaced the dictate of the proletariat. Instead of part of a collective, everybody in Russia wants to be different, unique, individual and exclusive.¬†
    The result is a cacophony. In comparison with the past possible identities seem to have multiplied beyond recognition. In their work, architects and designers solidify these identities. Today, 20 years after start of the capitalist revolution it is time to step back. It seems there is no order left, but this is a misconception. Call it lifestyle, niche market, target group or fashion: with every choice the consumer defines an identity ‚Äď consciously or subconsciously ‚Äď as part of a group that shares the same history, culture, physique, class, income, race, origin, age, city, religion‚Ķ.

    In the 3rd Moscow Architecture Biennale we can see how these identities are reflected in architecture and design in Russia and abroad: in the interiors and houses of the individual consumer, in the work of architects who believe in a certain architectural theory, in the materials used a particular region or in typologies that are rooted in local culture. Let’s hope that this will lead to a discussion that goes beyond the preference and intuition of the individual author and will find common grounds for Russian architecture.  

     

    Moscow Biennale 2012
  • 28/02/12 aAnews , exhibition # , , , ,

    Imaginary Space is now part of the Archive of Spatial Aesthetics and Praxis (ASAP)

    We are proud to announce that our collaborative project “Imaginary Spaces 1.0” is now part of the Archive of Spatial¬†Aesthetics and Praxis in New York. The archive is featuring work by renown architects and writers such as Bjarke Ingels, Julien de Smedt, Jerszy Seymour, Philippe Rahm, Raumlabor, Reiser+Umemoto and Diller+Scofideo. ASAP is curated by Tina di Carlo (former curator of the MOMA in New York), Danielle Rago and Silvia Franceschini.

    http://www.a–s–a–p.com/

    ‚ÄúImaginary Spaces‚ÄĚ is an ongoing series of interpretations of aA¬īs non realized architectural projects by other artists or creatives.

    Architecture is made to serve people and allow them to express themselves and/ or be re-interpreted by the user in a non conventional way. Thus if a building is not realized an important part is missing. ‚ÄúImaginary Spaces‚ÄĚ is asking for people to express their understanding of an architectural tectonic in their own way.Imaginary Space Beta 1.0 is an experimental collaboration between an architect, ballet dancer and filmmaker. The starting point was a 2008 architectural project called XX(L)andScapeMuseum by anOtherArchitect : Daniel Dendra.

    Sarah Grether is¬†“morphing into this building as a feminine creature and creating movements according to its geometry as well as its emotional physicality. Using very minimal but slow and precise movements to execute the heavy, grounded feeling this building has and at the same time highlighting the spider like lightness that its esthetics reinforce as it spreads its web over a vast area and penetrates the soil of our earth.”¬†


    This first project in the series of imaginary spaces was realized for the ArchMoscow 2011 NEXT exhibition of anOtherArchitect. The exhibition won the prize for the best international exhibition at ArchMoscow.

     

    Imaginary Space is now part of the Archive of Spatial Aesthetics and Praxis (ASAP)
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