News by tag: Chicago Architecture Biennial

Photo courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial
The Chicago Architecture Biennial has announced the more than 100 architects and artists who will be participating in its second edition, under the theme "Make New History" developed by directors Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee of LA's Johnston Marklee.
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Chicago Architecture Biennial Names 2017 Directors

Headlines21. September 2016
By: John Hill
Sharon Johnston & Mark Lee (Photo courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial)
Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee, of Los Angeles architecture firm Johnston Marklee, have been named the artistic directors for the second Chicago Architecture Biennial.

'Rock Print' in Reverse

Film28. February 2016
By: John Hill
Photo: Screenshot
Rock Print, a collaborative installation of Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich, and MIT's Self-Assembly Lab, was one of the highlights of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Beinnial. A short film presents its dusty deinstallation.

We Built This City: Chicago

Film24. November 2015
By: John Hill
Educator and urbanist Clare Lyster on the shore of Lake Michigan (Photo: Screenshot)
A new ten-minute documentary from the Irish Architecture Foundation "traces the Irish involvement in building Chicago, from the famous I&M canal to the rise of the Irish culturally and politically."

OPEN ReAction

Film21. October 2015
By: John Hill
Beijing No. 4 Middle School Fangshan Campus, Teaching Building (Photo: Su Shengliang)
Beijing's OPEN Architecture and Chicago's Spirit of Space have teamed up to present the cinematic installation OPEN ReAction as part of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial.
Like this photo, the Biennial is a cacophony of imagery and ideas within the Chicago Cultural Center. (All photographs by John Hill/World-Architects)
The inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial opened to the public on 3 October 2015, running until 3 January 2016. Under the direction of curators Joseph Grima and Sarah Herda, the Biennial takes a look at "The State of the Art of Architecture" through more than 100 participating architects from 30 countries.
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Chicago Horizon

Found11. October 2015
By: John Hill
Ultramoderne, "Chicago Horizon" (Photo: John Hill/World-Architects)
Chicago Horizon, the winning design in the international competition for one of four kiosks planned as part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, has been built near the Museum Campus, where it will remain after the Biennial ends.
Chicago Architecture Biennial

Architecture Is Everywhere

Found 8. October 2015
By: John Hill
Sou Fujimoto, "Architecture Is Everywhere" in the foreground with MOS Architects, "House No. 11" in the background (Photo: John Hill/World-Architects)
In his contribution for the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto has placed found objects on spindly pedestals in a fourth-floor gallery of the Chicago Cultural Center, provoking the differences between "found" and "made" architecture.
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BOLD: Alternative Scenarios for Chicago

Found 8. October 2015
By: John Hill
Design With Company, "Late Entry to the Chicago Public Library Competition" (Photo: John Hill/World-Architects)
An exhibition within an exhibition, BOLD: Alternative Scenarios for Chicago assembles 18 projects by Chicago-based architects as part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, now on display at the Chicago Cultural Center.
Chicago Architecture Biennial

Rock Print

Found 7. October 2015
By: John Hill
Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zürich + Self-Assembly Lab, MIT, "Rock Print" (Photo: Gramazio Kohler)
The contribution of Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich, and the Self-Assembly Lab, MIT, to the Chicago Architectural Biennial is an installation they call "the first architectural construction built by robotic machines using only rocks and thread, without any adhesive and mortar."