Instagram Eavesdrop

David Adjaye in Finland, contemporary wigwams, and other updates from the architects of Instagram

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David Adjaye in Finland, contemporary wigwams, and other updates from the architects of Instagram. Pictured here: Ekene Ijeoma's
David Adjaye in Finland, contemporary wigwams, and other updates from the architects of Instagram. Pictured here: Ekene Ijeoma's "Wage Islands," 2015. (Instagram/Ekene Ijeoma)

At The Architect’s Newspaper, we’re plain addicted to Instagram. Sure, we love seeing Brutalist concrete through “Inkwell” or “Ludwig” filters, but there’s also no better place to see where architects are getting their inspiration, how they’re documenting the built environment, and where they’ve traveled of late.

Below, we bring you some of the best Instagrams of this past week! (Also, don’t forget to check out our Instagram account here.)

It was a busy weekend in New York. In Sara D. Roosevelt Park on Saturday morning, the New Museum’s latest iteration of IdeasCity kicked off with a host of temporary wooden structures hosting keynotes by speakers like Trevor Paglen, who lectured on visual recognition technologies.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BZG5fWFhG4W/?taken-by=ideascity

Later, on Saturday night, Storefront for Art and Architecture opened their new exhibit Souvenirs: New York IconsMore than 59 artists, architects, and designers were asked to create souvenirs for each of the city’s community districts. It was so crowded we had to escape through the Holl in the wall.

Across the pond, OMA posted renderings of their designs for Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, clutch the pearls.

Danish firm 3XN demonstrated how their new children’s hospital design was inspired by the movement of two hands opening.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BZTYEh-AjFr/?taken-by=ekeneijeoma

Artist Ekene Ijeoma announced he had created a new sculpture focusing on New York’s immigrant community while reposting another sculpture we wrote about a while back that mapped out where low-wage workers can afford the rent, essentially forming islands of affordability. Still very relevant.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BZNkVlflw7v/?taken-by=adjaye_visual_sketchbook

We don’t have favorites, but our perennial fave Sir David Adjaye has the best feed of all. He recently posted from the Aalto University in Finland—a beautiful little chapel by Hiekki and Kaija Siren from 1957. Take that, Louisiana Museum (1958).

https://www.instagram.com/p/BZOy-16HlJf/?taken-by=exhibitcolumbus

Jetting seamlessly back to rural Indiana, Exhibit Columbus highlighted a contemporary wigwam made of copper scales by Chris Cornelius of studio:indigenous.

That’s it for today, hashtag archilovers and quote-on-quote gallerinas. See you next week for more drama.

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