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Big Dreams, Small Buildings
National Building Museum receives gift of tiny souvenirs
Chicago's Graham Foundation spotlights Arakawa and Madeline Gins
Over 40 drawings and decades of archival materials from the late artist-architects Shusaku Arakawa and Madeline Gins have arrived in Chicago, documenting an early period in their practice that would later go on to influence their architectural projects—buildings designed to reverse aging. Geometric line art, cages, architectural models, and section drawings all break down the evolution of “Reversible Destiny,” the concept that the built environment is able to influence human physiology. Architecture was the starting point and inspiration for a body of work that included traditional art as well as sculpture and poetry. The duo would later go on to form the Reversible Destiny Foundation, which partnered with the Estate of Madeline Gins to make the show possible. Eternal Gradient originally ran at Columbia University’s Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery in 2018 before moving to its current home at the Graham Foundation. Chicago and New Orleans–based practice Norman Kelley was responsible for the exhibition design.Arakawa and Madeline Gins: Eternal Gradient Graham Foundation Madlener House, 4 West Burton Place Chicago Through May 4
Architectural Atrocity Tourism
The Cursed Architecture Twitter feed showcases the best of the worst
a seat at the table, allowing anyone to weigh in. It’s also possible that when faced with overwhelmingly terrible design that fails at a basic level, everyone can put aside their quibbles and unite to make fun of it, together.
i'm on the way to america and i spent the night inside the most nightmarish and oppressive bit of architecture i've seen in a long while pic.twitter.com/IRlZh49h3R— dom (@zerstoerer) March 15, 2019
Four standout installations from Milan Design Week 2019
Seas are a-risin’
Brooks+Scarpa explore “Salty Urbanism” in latest exhibition at USC
The exhibition is on view through Friday, April 19, 2019, and will be accompanied by a lecture given by Angela Brooks and Larry Scarpa at USC on Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 6 pm. For more information, see the USC website.