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I still remember the moment I first discovered Lacaton & Vassal’s work. I was flipping through a Spanish architecture magazine, when a photo of their first first project, Maison Latapie, made me gasp. Wow, I thought, this is a house? This can be architecture!? I was shocked, and fascinated. Never before I had seen anything like it: A volume totally enclosed in corrugated fiber cement panels, behind a squiggly filigreed-metal fence. The refusal of any formal expression, a cheap material from a DIY store. And then this ornamental fence, which had obviously been there before! Was this meant as...
The exhibition was curated by Ilka & andreas Ruby and swiss architects EM2N. It was shown at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein and the CID Grand Hornu in Belgium before. For the Grassi Museum also 10 housing projects from Leipzig were included.
Opening: Wednesday November 28th, 7 pm
Exhibition: 29 Nov 2018 – 17 March 2019
Grassi Museum of Applied Art, Johannisplatz 5-11, 04103 Leipzig
We’re happy to announce the opening of the exhibition Together! The New Architecture of the Collective at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein! A major project nearly two years in the making, this ambitious exhibition curated by Ilka & Andreas Ruby together with EM2N aims to provide a comprehensive cross-section of a silent revolution in architecture: the return of the collective.
As part of the Copenhagen Architecture Festival 2017, the exhibition Never Demolish presented the spectacular transformation of 530 dwellings across three high-rise buildings of the Cité du Grand Parc in Bordeaux, France designed by the architectural offices of Lacaton & Vassal, Frédéric Druot and Christophe Hutin. The exhibition was staged at two different sites, the gallery SPACE10 in Copenhagen and the Gellerup Museum in Aarhus.
Communal living isn’t just something for punks and hippies anymore. That's the idea behind an upcoming exhibition, that we are curating together with EM2N at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, due to open in June 2017. We'd like your suggestions about exciting collective housing projects from the last few (and coming) years! With the chance to win a free copy of the exhibition catalog, too.
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Since January 2016 Andreas Ruby is director of the Swiss Architecture Museum S AM...