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Tackling the challenges surrounding Burj Dubai, the tallest building on earth, is the focus of this evening's event. Everything from the sheer logistics involved in transporting people up a 636+ metre mixed-used tower, to how to deal with the condensation build up, when the desert heat meets the cool of the airconditioned interior will be discussed, to enable a better understanding of this most ambitious of projects. Talk Details: Arrive 18.30 for 19.00 start, Royal College of Physicians 11 St Andrews Place Regent’s Park London For more details visit: www.architecturefoundation.org.uk
Will Alsop, the distinguished and controversial architect of the Stirling Prize winning Peckham Library, will discuss his thoughts on how a design is evolved, his buildings and the most important issues for Architects. There will be an opportunity for questions following the lecture. Lecture Details: ‘I like people. I hope it shows’: Will Alsop on Architecture December 18 6.00pm Fitzwilliam College Auditorium, Huntingdon Road City Centre Cambridge CB3 0LG for more information please go to: www.shape-east.org.uk
Indian Highway is an exhibition of contemporary Indian culture, embracing art, architecture, film, literature, performance and technology. The exhibition is the second chapter in the Serpentine Gallery’s focus on the arts of three major cultural regions – China, India and Middle East – reflecting the seismic shifts in these emerging global economies. Serpentine Gallery Kensington Gardens London W2 3XA
Thames Gateway Forum returns for its fifth year at ExCeL London on 26th & 27th November 2008. This year the attention turns to delivery and how to turn the Thames Gateway vision into a reality. Event details: 2008. This year our attention turns to delivery and how to turn the Thames Gateway vision into a reality. Event details: 26th & 27th November ExCeL One Western Gateway Royal Victoria Dock London E16 1XL For more information go to: www.thamesgatewayforum.com
Explore key projects from Istanbul-based practice, Tabanlioglu Architects. Centred on a film installation, the exhibition focusses on 19 of their domestic projects under four themes: media, boulevard, culture and beyond. Exhibition Details: Istanbul and Beyond: Selected Projects of Tabanlioglu Architects November 20 to December 22 Gallery 1 RIBA 66 Portland Place London W1B 1AD www.architecture.com
The OMA has created an efficient and compact form of urbanisation, a blueprint for an instant single integrated city built from scratch as a manifesto and model for the development of the Arabian desert that attempts to correct the extravagances of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Reinier de Graaf takes on this very contemporary discussion and explains how. Talk Details: Arrive 18.30 for 19.00 November 20 Royal College of Physicians 11 St Andrews Place, Regent’s Park London For more information go to: www.architecturefoundation.org.uk
The third in this series of talks sees the RCA's Professor Anthony Dunne (Head of Design Interactions at the RCA and partner in the design practice Dunne & Raby) and Nigel Coates (Head of Architecture at the RCA since 1995) go head to head on the topic of neo-narratives in architecture and design. Talk details: Xperimenta Architecture Talks: Anthony Dunne and Nigel Coates November 18, 7pm. Lecture Theatre One Royal College of Art Kensington Gore London SW7 2EU (Jay Mews entrance)
This talk is set to explore Norway’s new gleaming landmark: the largest cultural centre built in the country in 700 years by architects Snøhetta. Reunited with their 2007 Serpentine Pavilion collaborator Olafur Eliasson, this talk affords a glimpse at an architectural landmark, which has received rare universal praise. Talk details: Arrive 18.30 for 19.00 start Royal College of Physicians 11 St Andrews Place, Regent’s Parade London for more information, please go to: www.architecturefoundation.org.uk
One of the centrepieces of pioneering Russian artists Igor Makarevich and Elena Elagina's exhibition in the UK is a sculpture where the iconic symbol of modernism, Vladimir Tatlin’s tower, sprouts from the top of a fly-agaric mushroom (the hallucinogenic magic mushroom). Intended to act a metaphor for the irrationallity of modern culture, the show consists of three objects, eight new paintings and a series of photo-collages and the mushroom is used to illustrate the fungal characteristics of much twentieth century architecture in Moscow. Makarevich and Elagina belong to a group of Moscow Conceptualists that produced a new language for art in Russia when links with the West were still closed. Rochelle School Club Row Arnold Circus London E2 7ES
As part of the Architecture Foundation's 'Real Architecture series' AHMM present their Stirling Prize short-listed Westminster academy as an in-situ lesson on the art of school architecture. The evening will be an opportunity to hear the stories and psychology behind everything from the giant light-filled atrium to the concrete, neon-lit lecture theatre. Talk Details: Arrive 18.30 for 19.00 Thursday 13 November The Naim Dangoor Centre 225 Harrow Road London For more information go to: www.architecturefoundation.org.uk
Superstar architects are used to giving lectures, but how will they cope with going back to school? Out with the politest of a Q&As, the Supercrit is different. Here the world’s greatest architects present their greatest projects to a panel of international critics, experts and the public in an intimate environment in the of a university design crit. Admission from 9.30am; doors close at 9.50am. Supercrit runs from 10am-12.30pm sharp. Room M421 University of Westminster 35 Marylebone Road London NW1 5LS opposite Madame Tussauds.
In conjuction with the tate's major retrosective of the artist, the AA brings us the 2nd in the series of lectures, drawing parallels between Francis Bacon's lifespan and the changes within architecture of the time. Bacon was a consummate urbanite. Where early modernism rejected the typical city, proposing its erasure and replacement by wholly new and different forms, post-war British Modernism celebrated the street life and structures of cities as found, starting a re-discovery of the urban that continues today. Speakers will include architect Nigel Coates, former mayor of London Ken Livingstone, and architectural historian Joseph Rykwert. Wednesday 22 October: Back to the City 19.00–20.30 Tate Britain Auditorium Millbank London SW1P 4RG www.tate.org.uk firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7887 8888
Tackling the thorny issue of sustainability is never easy, but rising stars and graduates from the Bartlett School of Architecture, Dimitris Argyros and Alleen Siu, have turned their attention to modern Thebes in search of solutions. Thebes was the most prominent of cities in Ancient Egypt and the world’s cultural capital some 4,000 years ago with a great architectural legacy. Today, overwhelmed by tourism, the city is struggling to cope with the consequences of its hospitality. The public transport system is inadequate; environmental pollution is on the rise and many residents of Luxor have yet to benefit from the improvements designed primarily to serve the tourist rather than local populations. On display will be Dimitris and Alleen’s projects set to tackle these problems with a community and social centre and a proposition for the creation of an eco-friendly public-transport scheme. Dreamspace gallery 1-3 Dufferin Street London EC1Y 8NA
Gilbert & George, Brian Eno, Yoko Ono, Terence Koh, Christian Boltanski, Jonas Mekas, Tom McCarthy and Franz West will be amongst many others from the worlds of art, architecture, science, literature, philosophy, music, fashion and film presenting their manifestos over a two-day ‘futurological congress’ in the park. 'Manifesto Marathon' is the third in the Serpentine Gallery’s series of Marathon events in the annual Park Nights programme, which will be held in Gehry's gallery pavilion. Serpentine Gallery Kensington Gardens London W2 3XA
A large star made from a tower of bricks forms the centre piece of distinguised Italian artist, Gilberto Zorio's first UK show. Inside the many structures on display, is a ‘secret place’ – the viewer can peer through gaps in the bricks to a space filled with flickering light and florescent phosphorus spatterings. Zorio was part of a generation of Italian artists who in the mid 1960s pioneered a radical and distinguished artistic movement which later became known as Arte Povera. Exhibition Details: Gilberto Zorio October 18, 2008 to January 18, 2009 900 Midsummer Blvd Milton Keynes MK9 3QA www.mk-g.org
Including architectural models, most of which have never been displayed before; ‘Place. No Place’ offers an insight into many of Kapoor’s major international projects and surveys the artist’s close collaboration with architects and engineers over the last twenty five years. Highlights include models for Taratantara at the Baltic, (created with Neil Thomas of Atelier One in 1999) and the Salvation Army Visitor Centre (with John McAslan and Partners in 2001), amongst others. Gallery 1 RIBA 66 Portland Place London W1B 1AD
Now in its fifth year, the annual 'Guerrilla Tactics' is aimed at small architecture firms and covers all aspects of running a small practice. The theme of this year's event is 'Secret Manoeuvres For Business Success'. This year it is part of a two-day event, with a full day of CPD training sessions (Tuesday 14 October), an exhibition market place for products, plus the full-day conference (Wednesday 15 October). RIBA will also host a networking party with guest speaker, Tony Fretton on 14 October. RIBA 66 Portland Place London W1B 1AD
RIBA will once again be hosting the Small Practice Conference: Guerilla Tactics This year, practices have the opportunity to benefit from a dedicated two-day package, specifically designed to meet the needs of a small practice: The Small Practice CPD Day on 14 October will help small practices meet their annual CPD training quota, with a tailor-made selection of core training sessions The Conference Day on 15 October has six fast-paced themed sessions, intended to equip small practices with an arsenal of secret manouvres for business success. These will include branding, putting together convincing pitches, getting onto public framework panels and negotiation skills In addition to the day events, an exclusive networking party hosted by the RIBA, will take place on the evening of 14 October at the Royal College of Physicians with guest speaker, architect Tony Fretton. Royal Institute of British Architects 66 Portland Place London W1B 1AD Confirmed speakers to date include Christopher Ash of Project Orange, Amanda Baillieu Editor of Building Design, RIBA President Sunand Prasad and keynote speaker the Hon. Nick Raynsford MP
Alan Aldridge is an artist, an illustrator, a graphic designer, art director and film maker and also the man credited with defined The Beatles image and music in a changing world.
Aldridge's psychedelic images epitomised the feeling and art of an era and embodied the spirit of the 60s and 70s. 'The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes' at the Design Museum is the first complete retrospective of Aldridge’s work in the UK.
Based in the heart of Liverpool, CCP Car Park once housed the offices of a car-sales business. Abandoned In the 80s, it has remained dormant until now. With the regeneration of Liverpool, The Art Organisation negotiatied the use of the empty building to turn it into a temporary space for artists and art, as part of the Liverpool Biennial. CCP Car Park Duke Street Liverpool L1 5AA
The Hayward gallery's major exhibition aims to bring a fresh perspective, to arguably one of the most famous icons of modern art, Andy Warhol. Works are on show from the 1950s through to the 1980s, television shows, screen tests and rarely seen factory video diaries feature everyone from Lou Reed and Dennis. Archive material from his time capsules and graphic design work are also on show. Exhibition Details: Andy Warhol: Other Voices, Other Rooms October 7 to January 18 Hayward Gallery Southbank Centre Belvedere Road London SE1 8XX October 7 to January 18
Future Non-Future brings together dozens of architectural projects for London, all of which share one key feature: they are, or currently remain, unbuilt. The exhibition features proposals by FOA, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, OMA, Zaha Hadid, Foster + Partners, Cedric Price and many others. Architectural Association School of Architecture 36 Bedford Square London WC1B 3ES
Francis Bacon’s life, from 1909 to 1992, was an exceptional period of transformation in architecture and art. The challenges to Modernity ran parallel to the artist’s work and lifetime. Bacon’s fascination with the texture of paint, was echoed in New Brutalism's break from the abstract, weightless planes of early modernism and its smooth surfaces, towards a fascination with the weighty, the substantial and the rough. Tony Fretton, Zaha Hadid, Patrick Hodgkinson and cultural critic and architectural theorist, Mark Cousins, will discuss the moment’s impact and legacy. Wednesday 1 October: Texture 19.00–20.30 Tate Britain Auditorium Millbank London SW1P 4RG www.tate.org.uk email@example.com 020 7887 8888
Examining the work of one of Britain's finest architectural and social photographers, John Maltby (1910–1980), this is an exhibition of the archive material, held by the RIBA Library Photographs Collection. Beginning with a commission for the Odeon cinema chain in the 1930s, Maltby enjoyed a long-lasting and diverse career that embraced work for architects, manufacturers and designers, among them Tecton, the Design Research Unit and Sir Terence Conran amongst others. Gallery 2 RIBA 66 Portland Place London
The Liverpool metropolitan Cathedral's crypt hosts the documentation of the extraordinary career and enduring legacy of Le Corbusier (1887-1965), iconic architect, designer, writer and artist in the first major exhibition of his life and work seen in Britain for over 20 years. Until Jan 18 2009 The Crypt Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Mount Pleasant Liverpool
Coinciding with the major retrospective of Le Corbusier’s work in Liverpool, the V&A's display will examine, in detail, Le Corbusier’s designs for an athletics stadium in Baghdad, as part of the city’s unsuccessful bid to host the 1960 Olympics. Original drawings, photographs, designs, site plans and a specially commissioned model all feature. Although the scheme was never realised, the display aims to give a sense of Le Corbusier’s creative vision for this structure. V&A South Kensington Cromwell Road London SW7 2RL
The Bernard Jacobson Gallery staging of 'Open' is the most significant exhibition of Robert Motherwell’s work in England since his 1978 Royal Academy retrospective.
The exhibition features rarely seen key works from the late Abstract Expressionist’s Open series; one of the two major series on which Motherwell worked over the course of his career.
Dexter Moren Associates' first solo exhibition at the dreamspace gallery, looks back at projects built in the last 12 months and celebrates the success of schemes on the cusp of being introduced into the public realm.
Key projects on show include the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel in Cannes and also the soon to be complete Paddington Novotel.
1-3 Dufferin Street
London EC1Y 8NA
T:+44 (0)20 7562 8282
The period after the Second World War was one of anxiety and tension but also one of great optimism and unprecedented technological development. This exhibition will examine how design was shaped by the cold war period against the backdrop of the battle between communism and capitalism, the advances of the space race, and the international competition to be modern.
Concentrating on the years from 1945 to 1970, the exhibition will display objects from around the world including the USA, the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Italy, France, East and West Germany, Cuba and the UK.
V&A South Kensington
London SW7 2RL
T+44 (0)20 7942 2000
Boris Johnson's 'blue doughnut strategy' is the focus of the NLA's 'London Towns' exhibition. Aiming to create jobs and improve the 'liveablility'; Johnson's strategy focuses on the 'overlooked asset' of Outer London- somewhere that, if developed, could even take the strain off the heavily congested, innner-city transport links. Plans and current projects are on display and are all aiming to promote the concept of London as a 'polycentric City'. The Building Centre 26 Store Street London WC1E 7BT
Green Sky Studios is a free event showcasing innovation in sustainable design from Wed nesday 24th to Friday 26th September 2008. Participating architects and their studios include: Architype Ltd, BDP, Jestico + Whiles, Wilkinson Eyre Architects and Hawkins Brown amongst many others.
Various locations around London.
For more information see: www.openhouse.org.uk
The Architecture Foundations bi-monthly screening of architecture on film kicks off with a double bill of 'Koolhaas HouseLife' and 'Gan Eden'.
Koolhaas HouseLife is a documentary piece on Rem Koolhaas’ landmark house in Bordeaux. The documentary unfolds as told through the routines and anecdotes of its cleaner, Guadalupe, in a series of wistful and humorous vignettes that bring the building to life.
A short interview with the great man himself will be screened following the film.
France 2008 Dir. Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine 60 min.
Niklas Goldbach's Gan Eden focuses on the celebrated Dutch Pavilion, built for Hanover’s World EXPO 2000, which was sunsequently left standing and abandoned at the end of the expo.
This short film charts two men wandering through this extremely contemporary ruin.
Germany 2006 Dir. Niklas Goldbach 10 min
Richter's '4900 colours' consists of 196 square panels of brightly coloured, monochrome squares, arranged in a random grid formation. Rumoured to be one of the greatest living artists, 49 of Richter's paintings, developed especially for the Serpentine gallery, will be on show. 4900 colours echoes Richter's hand-blown squares of coloured glass design for the Cologne Cathedral. Serpentine Gallery Kensington Gardens London W2 3XA
Arts Co have commissioned ten contemporary designers and design collectives look at ways to re-think , re-use and recycle our growing mountains of discarded plastic. The designers will show how plastic’s versatility - transparent or opaque, hard or pliant, able to take on a myriad of colours and forms – can serve their creativity. Biscuit Building 10 Redchurch Street London E2 7DD
Somerset House's major exhibition of contemporary art and design features work from 10 leading practitioners from the world of art and design on the theme of wit and subversion and the common ground between the two .
The exhibition’s content will constantly change and develop with a programme of performance-based installations during its run and includes new commissions from Martino Gamper, Bless, and Graphic Thought Facility.
Dunne & Raby and Michael Anastassiades, Alignment, 2007, Installation view Centre d'Art Contemporain Geneva © 2007 Francis Ware
For the start of its third season, Peter Cook's Store Street chat-show brings together three intriguing personalities (Dr Rachel Armstrong, Paul Gillieron and Eelco Hooftman) on the creative margins of architecture. Experts in their respective fields, Peter Cook will explore commonalities, shared grounds and connections between the senses. Monday 15 September 2008, 6.30pm The Building Centre Store Street London WC1E 7BT
This ‘guerrilla installation’ of floral design curated by Jane Withers, has been created specially for the London Design Festival . When arranged in a certain way flowers are said to become symbolic of emotion or of mysterious, hidden intent. The aim of the show is to illustrate how effective flowers can be in bringing an emotional edge to interior design. 29 Thurloe Place South Kensington London SW7 2HQ
Light and sound artist Hans Peter Kuhn comes to Leeds for the first time with an exhibition of 40 large scale, panoramic images by Berlin based photographer and collaborator Gerhard Kassner. 'Licht auf Licht' [Light on Light] shows Kuhn's work from around the world, transforming urban landscapes and industrial architecture, captured by Kassner into photographic artworks in their own right. Space Leeds [PSL] Whitehall Waterfront 2 Riverside Way Leeds, LS1 4EH
Designers in Residence is an annual exhibition inviting emerging designers to transform an area of the Design museum with their work. This year’s residents have been chosen for their experimental approach to design and have been invited to create installations responding to the theme of collections and the notion of 'collecting'. Design Museum, Shad Thames, SE1 2YD
SEIZURE is Hiorns' most ambitious work to date, the artist creates, by filling a property with copper sulphate solution, a crystallised sculptural form within the fabric of a housing estate near London Bridge.
SEIZURE continues Artangel's tradition of transforming urban housing into large-scale immersive works of art.
SEIZURE: ROGER HIORNS
Extended until 30 November 2008
151 – 189 Harper Road, London SE1 6AE
Combining examples of Trevor Dannatt’s architectural models, furniture, drawings and photographs; 'Works' provides a unique insight into the vision of one of the most important British architects of the past 50 years.
Dannett is known both for his practical building work and his involvement, alongside contemporary and friend Colin St John Wilson, in the debate around the language of modernism and the development of a ‘humanist’ architecture.
The exhibition will coincide with the publication of 'Trevor Dannatt Works and Words' by Roger Stonehouse (Professor Emeritus at The University of Manchester).
Trevor Dannatt: Works
Until September 20
Black Dog Publishing
10a Acton Street
London WC1X 9NB
t: (0) 207 713 5097
Prefabs past, present and future are the subject of the exhibition Home Delivery Fabricating the Modern Dwelling at New York¹s Museum of Modern Art.
The museum has commissioned five homes for its west lot, all with the aim of demonstrating what's possible in prefab architecture. The exhibition includes buildings by Horden Cherry Lee of London and Haack with Hopfner Architects of Munich and inside the gallery, the show features 84 projects spanning 180 years.
Venue : Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, New York
Original black and white photographic portraits depict a selection of the contributors to the Royal Academy’s Architecture Programme from 2004-2008. Commissioned by The Royal Academy, Alexander McIntyre captures his subjects – leading architects, artists, historians and thinkers who have all contributed to the Royal Academy’s architecture programme. Each sitter is located within an architectural setting, in and around the RA. Royal Academy of Arts Burlington House Piccadilly London W1J 0BD http://www.royalacademy.org.uk T:+44(0)207 300 8000
A major exhibition of the work of French sculptor César on the tenth anniversary of his death, curated by Jean Nouvel— architect of the Fondation Cartier’s close friend of the artist. The exhibition includes nearly 100 of the most significant works from four major groups: the Fers, the Compressions, the Empreintes humaines, and the Expansions. César: an Anthology curated by Jean Nouvel- until October 26 Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain 261, Boulevard Raspail 75014 Paris www.fondation.cartier.com T: +33 (0)1 42 18 56 50
This will be the only showing of this major exhibition of the oil paintings of Roger Hilton (1911-1975); widely thought to be one of the best and most adventurous painters of his generation.
Exhibits range from the relatively austere black, red and white paintings of 1954 to the rampaging 'Oi Yoi Yoi' and' Dancing Nude' of 1963 and comprises of more than forty important works from public and private collections across the UK; including several paintings rarely seen or not previously exhibited.
Until September 22
T: + 44 (0)1223 352124
As London both expands along the Thames Gateway and prepares for the 2012 Olympic Games it will require new bridges to make new connections. SPANS explores a select number of contemporary bridges to explore different approaches to design, celebrating the joy of crossing, connecting places and engineering. Case studies will include both major arteries and small pedestrian footbridges giving equal importance to both.
The exhibition held at the building Centre is part of the joint Building Centre/New London Architecture education programme and will be curated and produced by The Building Centre Trust.
The Building Centre
One of the great American visionaries of the twentieth century, R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) endeavored to see what he, a single individual, might do to benefit the largest segment of humanity while consuming the minimum of the earth's resources. Describing himself as a "comprehensive anticipatory design scientist," setting forth to solve the escalating challenges that faced humanity (homelessness, poverty, diminishing natural resources, the future of our planet) before they became insurmountable. With much of the work on display for the first time, it is a fresh look at Fuller's life's work, (more than five decades of it) together with his integrated approach toward the design and technology of housing, transportation, cartography, and communication,. Whitney Museum of American Art 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street New York NY 10021 T: (212) 570-3600 www.whitney.org
Unfinished Business, the culmination of a fellowship at the Henry Moore Institute; sees artist, writer and curator Mark Wilsher, experimenting with images and texts relating to abstract sculpture of the 1960s and 70s.
Taking photographic reproductions of sculptures from the magazines of their time, Wilsher has created a series of ‘photo-drawings’, which modify and recontextualise works by artists including Peter Hide, Bernard Schottlander and William Tucker. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue which features Wilsher’s adaptations of art historical texts from the period.
Unfinished Business:Mark Wilsher
Until October 2
Henry Moore Institute
0113 246 7467
Wood's first UK solo show sees Milton Keynes Gallery exterior cloaked in a repeat pattern of imaginary corporate logos devised by the artist. The commission brings together Wood's hand-made aesthetic with the generic language of brand advertising, highlighting the sometimes uncomfortable relationship between arts establishments and their corporate sponsors.
Known for his all-encompassing installations of hand-printed wood-cut floors and elevations, Wood's commissions have included works for a British stately home, Venetian courtyard, and from public buildings or private apartments to international boutique stores.
Milton Keynes Gallery
900 Midsummer Boulevard
Central Milton Keynes
T:+44 1908 676 900