Starting from Nature

Starting from Nature

Lecture by Shigeru Ban, 2 October 2014, 6 pm

He is one of the most important Japanese architects: Shigeru Ban, 2014 Pritzker Prize winner. His buildings include the Centre Pompidou in Metz and innovative single-family homes as well as humanitarian and experimental projects, such as emergency shelters made of cardboard. Ban speaks about his design philosophy, his engagement with Aalto and Aalto’s intensive relationship with Japanese architecture. Admission: € 10.00, registration: events@design-museum.de

Alvar Aalto – Second Nature

Alvar Aalto – Second Nature

27/09/2014 – 01/03/2015

Alvar Aalto (1898–1976) is the best known Finnish architect of his generation and a chief proponent of a human-centred modernism. The Vitra Design Museum is now opening a major retrospective exhibition on Aaltos work, which presents his oeuvre from a contemporary perspective and explores his dialogue with artists such as Jean Arp, Fernand Léger and others. Read more

»Aaltos Gebäude sind Blickmaschinen.«

»Aaltos Gebäude sind Blickmaschinen.«

Interview mit Armin Linke

Die Ausstellung »Alvar Aalto – Second Nature« wirft einen neuen und aktuellen Blick auf den finnischen Architekten und Designer. Eigens für die Ausstellung wurde der Künstler Armin Linke (* 1966) beauftragt, mehr als ein Dutzend Aalto-Bauten neu zu fotografieren und zu filmen. Kurator Jochen Eisenbrand sprach mit Linke über seine persönliche Sicht auf Aalto, die Verbindung von innen und außen, die Rolle der Materialien und warum Linke Aaltos Bauten als »Blickmaschinen« oder »Erfahrungsgebäude. Zum Interview

Álvaro Siza  – The Alhambra Project

Álvaro Siza – The Alhambra Project

13.06.2014 – 12.10.2014

The Alhambra palace complex in the southern Spanish city of Granada is one of the most eminent monuments of Moorish culture and officially recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The exhibition »Álvaro Siza – The Alhambra Project« in the Vitra Design Museum Gallery is now presenting the design scheme by renowned architect Álvaro Siza for the new Alhambra visitor centre. The design was produced in col-laboration with the Spanish architect Juan Domingo Santos and emerged as the winner of an international competition in 2010. More

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