4 March 2014
Light+Building 2014 in Frankfurt
With this year's theme of ‘Explore Technology for Life – the best energy is the energy that is not consumed,’ the Light+Building Fair at the Messe Frankfurt, the energy revolution is emphasised. Städelschule participates by animating the Rossmarkt square in the city with an amorphous luminous caterpillar in the 'Luminale,' the biennale of light art, parallel to Light+Building. Guided tours in the 40,000 m² of exhibition space are provided by World-Architects.com. Click here to know more..
(photo : Jochen Guenther)
4 March 2014
The Städelschule Architecture Class is now open for applications for the academic year 2014-15! With students from around the world contributing to a vibrant social and academic life within the programme, SAC seeks new students with extraordinary ambitions and a burning passion for the architectural discipline. Deadline for applications is 15th May 2014. To know more...click here.
1 March 2014
SAC Launches Its SAC Journal
The inaugural issue of the SAC JOURNAL will be launched in late April/early May. The SAC JOURNAL is a publication series that addresses topical issues within architecture. The journal documents, critically reviews and also presents theoretical discussions concerning contemporary design and research. The content of SAC JOURNAL is produced by invited national and international contributors and students and faculty at the Städelschule Architecture Class. SAC JOURNAL will be published one to two times per year in collaboration with AADR – Art Architecture Design Research (Spurbuch Verlag).
A New Manifold, the inaugural issue of SAC Journal, addresses the increased specialisation and possible fragmentation of expertise within architecture. Whilst historically always an amalgam of numerous forms of input, architecture is currently facing the necessity to assimilate and process hitherto unknown amounts and rates of information flow. How can architecture relate to the emerging forms of specialisation within the discipline - not the least in its pedagogy and academic programmes? The issue uses the academic programme of the Städelschule Architecture Class to reflect on these questions. The work presented comprises the finalists for the AIV Master Thesis Prize 2013. Contributors to SAC JOURNAL No.1 - A New Manifold include Beatriz Colomina, Ben van Berkel, Mirco Becker, Christian Veddeler, and Johan Bettum.
18 February 2014
GARDEN STATE IN BUENOS AIRES
The Garden State project by the artist trio Mamaza in collaboration with the ACAP students of the Master Thesis Group goes to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Part of the festival "Changing Places," it shall respond to the local social, cultural and climatic conditions of Argentina. The garden consists of a large collection of private plants collected door to door from local residents. It is a landscape / time-scape where people are invited for various interactions and activities: concerts, naps, lectures, sun salutations, full moon bathing, open mic performances and a nighty-night calming down lullaby to end the day. Garden State brings together the natural and the artificial, the outside and the inside, and focuses on the experience of the visitor. It becomes the framework of a social choreography where local inhabitants come and go according to their own will, transforming and re-composing the space, and become an essential part of the space and its creation.
27.3 till 6.4.2014 at Changing Places Festival, Casa Sur, Buenos Aires
18 February 2014
BEATRIZ COLOMINA ON PLAYBOY ARCHITECTURE
Guest Professor Beatriz Colomina's exhibition "Playboy Architecture" is hosted by the Deutsche Architecture Museum. Amidst the famous magazine's classic centerfolds, one encounters architectural icons by Buckminster Fuller, John Lautner and Moshe Safdie. In-between photo-spreads, the Playmates were draped over carefully arranged designer chairs. Alongside seductive images, interviews with and portraits of renowned architects such as Mies van der Rohe offered a theoretical approach to avant-garde architecture. The design objects and buildings comprised an escapist world for the male readers, and served as a source of inspiration when it came to designing their own homes. In the context of the Cold War and the Civil Rights Movement, Playboy invented the design-loving bachelor who became a role model for an entire generation and soon appeared on TV and the silverscreen. The exhibition presents the original magazines with the furniture to highlight the central role Playboy played in encouraging the spread of International Style architecture from the 1950s to the 1970s, hence documenting how the famous magazine introduced a mass readership to the world of futurist-urban design visions.
15.2 – 20.4.2014
Guided tours on Saturdays and Sundays, 16:00
Watch Playboy's video here
(photo : Das Playboy Townhouse, architect: R. Donald Jaye, © Playboy Enterprises International, Inc.)
17 February 2014
END OF SEMESTER REVIEWS
The End-of-Semester reviews begin tomorrow. The First Year Group presents on 18.2 and the Master Thesis Group on 20.2 and 21.2. We look forward to some great student work.
15 February 2014
VISIT US AT RUNDGANG 2014
Visit us today and tomorrow. APD Room i9, Städelschule (sat & sun 1000 - 2000); First Year Group at Platform Sarai (sat 1300 - 1900, sun 1300 - 1800); AAD and ACAP at Städelschule Architecture Class (sat & sun 1000 - 2000). Photos here!
5 February 2014
Open for Applications!
We are open to new applications for the 2014 year! Apply until 15th May...
2 February 2014
The yearly Rundgang is around the corner, 14.2 - 16.2. FYG presents at Platform Sarai, APD in I9 Main building, AAD and ACAP in the SAC building. More information soon!
30 January 2014
First Year Reviews
Watch the First Year Group Reviews tomorrow as they prepare for the Rundgang to be exhibited at Platform Sarai. 10.00 am, Seminar Room.