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Tour the World with Our Favorite Past and Present Architecture Exhibitions

United States

 

Snarkitecture’s Fun House – Washington DC

 

The National Building Museum in Washington DC recently hosted Snarkitecture’s debut comprehensive museum exhibition, Fun House. Attendees experienced an abstract rendering of a traditional home inside a freestanding structure. Visitors were welcome to wander the rooms of the monochrome, white home which was surrounded by a picket fence and completed with a swimming pool in the backyard. The installation celebrated Snarkitecture’s ten year anniversary and incorporated elements from past work. The exhibition was designed to be portable and should soon be seen in a variety of venues across the globe.

 

Young Architects Program Exhibition – New York

 

Every year the Museum of Modern Art in New York hosts a competition open to emerging architects. To enter the Young Architects Program, contestants much come up with a design for a temporary outdoor area that provides shade, seating, and water. The installation is ultimately used for MoMa’s outdoor rooftop music series and must incorporate sustainability. The 2019 winner, Hórama Rama, by Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo and Mecky Reuss of Pedro & Juana, was meant to bring true tropics to the urban jungle. Their design allows participants to be completely engulfed by a cylinder of jungle wilderness and forget about the city outside the exhibition.

Europe

 

A Home for All: Six Experiments in Social Housing – London

 

The Royal Institute of British Architects in partnership with the Victoria and Albert Museum in London present A Home For All: Six Experiments in Social Housing. The exhibition explores five historical and one contemporary project that play experimental roles in the solution to housing design. Guests can explore the successes and failures of six housing concepts by observing drawings, photos, site plans, and models. This collection aims to inspire further innovation in the area of mass housing that meets the needs of all.

 

da! Architecture in and from Berlin – Berlin

 

Celebrating 20 years, the da! Architecture in and from Berlin exhibition, will be hosted at stilwerk Berlin. 67 projects were selected from 162 of Berlin Chamber of Architects and the Brandenburg Chamber of Architects’ submissions. Projects range from the smallest shed to the largest high-rise building. The event is meant to show off the variety of architecture in Germany and selections live on eternally in the exhibition’s yearbook.

Asia

 

Architecture for Dogs – Shanghai

 

Dog houses designed by prolific architects, a “D-Tunnel” to view life from a dog’s perspective, and a puppy park for dogs to test out the house designs make Shanghai Himalayas Museum’s Architecture for Dogs the complete experience. The exhibit encourages participants to rethink dog house design and change the way that humans interact with their dogs. Curator Kenya Hara claims the exhibition doesn’t just appeal to dog owners, everyone can enjoy the well-known theme of man’s best friend.

Japan in Architecture: Genealogies of Its Transformation – Tokyo

 

Tokyo’s Mori Art Museum is the home of Japan in Architecture: Genealogies of Its Transformation. The exhibition honors the evolution of Japanese architecture. With over 100 diverse projects, viewers can submerge themselves in the ancient, present, and future of Japanese construction. It dives deep into the culture’s lasting influence on design and speculates how it will shape buildings of the future in nine sections; possibilities of wood, transcendent aesthetics, roofs of tranquility, crafts as architecture, linked spaces, hybrid architecture, forms for living together, Japan discovered, and living with nature. In June 2018 the museum was happy to announce that the exhibitions visitor count had exceeded 200,000.