Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues present Cradle and Gravity’s Loom – two suspended thread installations that were created using new software and a new fabrication machine, “The Installator”.
|WORLD ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL
It’s time for the third World Architecture Festival, and architects from across the globe will be flocking to Barcelona to battle for awards in 15 categories as well as vying for the coveted title “World Building of the Year”. The shortlisted projects include the usual world-renowned names as well as a record number of submissions and attendees from booming markets such as Australasia, Singapore, India and Brazil. Last year’s overall winner was the Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre by Peter Rich Architects of South Africa, which we covered in icon 084. This year Zaha Hadid Architects’ MAXXI in Rome (icon 079) and Moderna Museet Malmö by Tham Videgård Arkitekter (icon 082) are both in the running.
Various venues, Barcelona
16 NOVEMBER – 26 DECEMBER
This is Issey Miyake’s second show at the museum he founded. Ambitious, technology-driven projects are what we have come to expect from Miyake, and his latest exhibition Reality Lab is no exception. This time he introduces works by the designers, artists, scientists and companies from all over Japan who have worked with him on his new venture 132 5
(see page 066).
21_21 Design Sight, Tokyo
3 NOVEMBER – 6 MARCH
The Design Museum presents drawings by the most prolific fashion illustrators from the last century, showing works for Dior, Chanel, Viktor & Rolf and Alexander McQueen. Illustrations range from Georges Lepape through to Antonio Lopez as well as current artists Mats Gustafson and Francois Berthoud. Film clips, newsreels, music and photography are also shown to reflect the wider social changes of the century.
Design Museum, London
|HOW WINE BECAME MODERN: DESIGN + WINE 1976 TO NOW
20 NOVEMBER – 17 APRIL
In 1985, SFMoMA launched a competition to design a winery, illustrating the first efforts to integrate wine into architectural culture. This exhibition, designed by New York-based architecture practice Diller Scofidio & Renfro, celebrates the role design has played in the transformation of wine, with artefacts, models, installations, art and a “smell wall”.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California
| BUILDINGS & PROSPECTS
UNTIL 24 NOVEMBER
John Piper’s photos for the Architectural Review.
RIBA Library, London
| ODANI MOTOHIKO: PHANTOM LIMB
27 NOVEMBER – 27 FEBRUARY
The work by the Japanese artist gives physicality to abstract sensations such as fear, pain and unease.
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
| SAINT-ÉTIENNE INTERNATIONAL DESIGN BIENNIAL
20 NOVEMBER – 5 DECEMBER
The curious theme of this biennial is “teleportation”.
Various venues, Saint-Étienne
| JAKOB + MACFARLANE: ABOUT
3 NOVEMBER – 12 DECEMBER
The Paris practice exhibits in downtown LA.
Library Gallery, Sci-Arc, Los Angeles
| RCA SECRET
The annual art postcard sale is always a gamble.
Royal College of Art, London
| LOCALISM AND THE POWER OF THE EVERYDAY
3 NOVEMBER, 6.30PM
Critic Jonathan Glancey and AOC’s Vincent Lacovara in conversation with architect Paul Murrain.
The Prince’s Foundation, London
| THE JOHN EDWARDS LECTURE 2010: WINY MAAS, MVRDV
30 NOVEMBER, 7PM
The architect of the Balancing Barn (page 080) discusses the role of architecture.
Tate Modern, London
10 NOVEMBER – 9 JANUARY
Exhibition looking at architectural landscapes.
Royal Academy of Arts, London
21 NOVEMBER – 13 MARCH
Artists look at how humans have redesigned nature.
Z33, Hasselt, Belgium
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