20 June 2013
A Jürgen Mayer H. lecture : Could Should Would
Jürgen Mayer H. is one of Germany’s most distinct architects and returns to Städelschule this Thursday to speak about the work of his office.
After having studied architecture at Stuttgart University, the Cooper Union in New York and Princeton University, Jürgen Mayer H. founded his architectural firm in Berlin in 1996. About their work, the office states that it is situated ‘...at the intersection of architecture, communication and new technology. From urban planning schemes and buildings to installation work and objects with new materials, the relationship between the human body, technology and nature form the background for a new production of space.’ This has a resulted in a distinct style with a subtle emphasis on the profile of the buildings and a frequent, continuous flow across and through the surface envelopes.
Among Jürgen Mayer H.’s recent and much published buildings are the Metropol Parasol in Sevilla, Spain, and the New Airport Building in Mestia, Georgia. Both MoMA New York and SF MoMA have collected work by the office, and it is the recipient of numerous prizes, including: the Mies van der Rohe Award Emerging Architect (Special Mention, 2003), Holcim Award Bronze (2005) and Audi Urban Future Award (2010). Jürgen Mayer H. has taught at Princeton University, University of the Arts Berlin, Harvard University, Kunsthochschule Berlin, the Architectural Association in London, the Columbia University, New York and at the University of Toronto, Canada.
15 June 2013
APD in Wolfsburg and Berlin
On a weekender APD is going to see the Phaeno Science Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects and Porsche Pavillion by HENN in Wolfsburg. In Berlin a viewing of the Anish Kapoor exhibition as well as office visits to Graft http://www.graftlab.com and Arup Materials Group http://www.arup.com/Services/
see more about APD here!
image credit : HG Esch
15 June 2013
Johanna Meyer-Grohbrügge's lecture online
13 June 2013
A lecture by Johanna Meyer-Grohbrügge : Stories
Johanna Meyer-Grohbrügge is a German architect based in Berlin. After graduating from the ETH Zürich, she worked for SANAA in Tokyo from 2005 to 2010. Together with Sam Chermayeff she founded June14 Meyer- Grohbrügge & Chermayeff. Meyer-Grohbrügge teaches at the Dessau Institute of Architecture, Columbia University in New York and at Northeastern University, Boston/Berlin.
June14 Meyer- Grohbrügge & Chermayeff begins with a desire to make things, places and atmospheres for people. Their work aims to have people relate to architecture, architecture relate to people and for people to relate to themselves. June14 searches for an understanding of different ways of living and working in the contemporary world. The work stems from a belief that architecture can make things happen and that things can happen to architecture.
June14's projects range from gardens, small bridges and bespoke furniture to office renovations and appartment buildings.
7 June 2013
Tatiana Bilbao's lecture online
Tatiana Bilbao lectured us on her architectural practice and local south american styles.
Watch it online here!
20 June 2013
A Jürgen Mayer H. lecture
Jürgen Mayer H. returns to Städel for a lecture about his practice at 1900 hrs in the Städel Aula.
13 June 2013
A Johanna Meyer-Grohbrügge LECTURE
With a desire to make things, places and atmospheres for people, Johanna Meyer-Grohbrügge, a former SANAA employee, talks to us through her curated title "Stories" at 1900 hrs in the Staedel Aula.
6 June 2013
A Tatiana Bilbao LECTURE
The Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao lectures us on the topic "The Way Things Go" at 1900 hrs in the Staedel Aula.
5 June 2013
A NILKAS MAAK LECTURE
A writer and arts editor at Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung, Niklas Maak talks to us on Postfamilial Architecture : On the zombification of the city and new forms of communal dwelling at 1900 hrs in the Staedel Aula.
26 May 2013
A BEATRIZ COLOMINA AND MARK WIGLEY SEMINAR
Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley return to SAC for a 3 day discussion on documentary films and architecture with the students.