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Ten architecture shows to see in 2018

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Ten architecture shows to see in 2018. Site of Reversible Destiny (The Reversible Destiny Foundation)

2018 is shaping up to be a solid year for striking and thought-provoking architecture exhibits. From Yugoslavian architecture to California design, here are ten shows not to miss:

The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion: New York Edition (Interboro Partners)

The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion: New York Edition
Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
Through March 31

Curated and designed by Interboro Partners, The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion: New York Edition presents 156 “weapons” used by political groups, developers, and community organizations to restrict or increase access to urban space.

“Easy Edges” Rocking Chaise Lounge (Friedman Benda)

Inside the Walls: Architects Design
Friedman Benda
515 West 26th Street
Through February 17

This January, Friedman Benda gallery presents its annual guest-curated exhibition Inside the Walls: Architects Design, a survey spanning over a century that will encompass a broad range of architects from across the globe. The exhibit will feature the works of such architects as Philip Johnson, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe and Luis Barragán, through the mediums of archival photographs and historical ephemera. Mark McDonald, a pre-eminent dealer of 20th-century modernist design, curated the sweeping exhibition.

Site of Reversible Destiny – Yoro, Elliptical Field (Reversible Destiny Foundation)

Arakawa and Madeline Gins: Eternal Gradient
Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
1172 Amsterdam Avenue
March 30, 1:00 p.m.

The opening of Arakawa and Madeline Gins: Eternal Gradient includes a half-day conference with speakers such as Adrienne Hart, Steven Holl, Momoyo Homma, Lucy Ives, Andrés Jaque, Thomas Kelley, Leopold Lambert, Carrie Norman, Spyros Papetros, Irene Sunwoo, and Miwako Tezuka. The exhibit features the work of the former artistic and architectural partnership between Madeline Arakawa Gins and Shusaku Arakawa.

The plaster ReCast app in use. (Bryan Conley)

Copy + Paste: Hall of Architecture 
Carnegie Museum of Art
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh
Through May 6

The Carnegie Museum of Art’s Hall of Architecture possesses almost 150 facades, monuments, and architectural details sourced from across the world, which are predominantly cast and assembled in plaster. Copy + Paste explores this tradition of recreation through the investigation of augmented reality, 3-D printing, and potential robotic applications in the art of replication.

New Investigations in Collective Form (The Open Workshop)

The Open Workshop: New Investigations in Collective Form 
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street, San Francisco
March 9–July 15

Based in the Bay Area, The Open Workshop is an interdisciplinary design workshop focusing on urbanism, politics, and infrastructure. Featured as part of the Center’s The City Initiative, the group looks to create provocative and daring works within the urban environment. The Open Workshop founder Neeraj Bhatia is an architect and urban designer from Toronto and an assistant professor of architecture at the California College of the Arts.

View From the People Wall (Eames Office and the Library of Congress)

Designed in California
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 3rd Street, San Francisco
Through May 27

Over the 20th century, California emerged as leader in design in both the United States and the world. Designed in California focuses on the output of design addressing socioeconomic and environmental awareness. The exhibit also examines the role of the digital revolution and the transformation of the consumer to digital user, one connected by the Internet of Things.

Drawing Codes (Andrew Heumann)

Drawing Codes: Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation
University of Michigan Taubman College
2000 Bonisteel Boulevard, Ann Arbor, Michigan
March 7–March 28

The use of innovative technologies in the realms of design and production has opened new avenues for architectural drawing and rendering. Through the use of 24 experimental drawings, Drawing Codes: Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation examines the engagement between architectural drawing and design within the constraints of coding, be it zoning ordinances or technological scripts. The intended goal of the exhibit is to display the many approaches available for designers when confronted with a diversity of rules and restraints.

Entrance to the North Building (Wayne Thom)

Then, Now, Next: Evolution of an Architectural Icon
Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver
Through February 25

Architect Gio Ponti designed the Denver Art Museum and this exhibit traces the history of Ponti’s work featuring his historical photos, original architectural sketches, building models, and project renderings to tell the story of the North Building’s evolution.

Not to Scale (Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art)

Not to Scale: Highlights from the Flys Eye Dome Archive
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
600 Museum Way, Bentonville, Arkansas
Through March 28

This exhibit features drawings, models, and concept sketches from the architect Buckminister Fuller during his work on the project Fly’s Eye Dome. Not to Scale: Highlights from the Fly’s Eye Dome Archive illuminates the work of Fuller and his collaborators, engineer John Warren and architect Norman Foster.

Miodrag Živković, Monument to the Battle of Sutjeska, 1965-71, Tjentište, Bosnia. (Courtesy MoMA)

Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980
The Museum of Modern Art
11 W 53rd Street
October 10, 2018–January 13, 2019

This exhibit will feature more than 400 drawings, photographs, models, and film reels from across the former Yugoslavia, depicting the unique Brutalist style that developed in that sprawling Balkan state. Toward a Concrete Utopia will be the first exhibit of its kind to focus on Brutalism across the Balkan peninsula.

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