This public event and exhibition concluded the design master class, entitled "We wrote a master plan, on a piece of paper, but we lost it," led by Bristol-based duo John Wood and Paul Harrison. Throughout the two weeks, students explored ideas of space, performance, composition, comedy, and movement, which manifested themselves in four films, four structures, and four manifestos.
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The Berlage is pleased to announce its upcoming design master class from November 7–18, entitled "We wrote a master plan, on a piece of paper, but we lost it," led by Bristol-based duo John Wood and Paul Harrison. The two weeks will conclude with a public event, film screening, and performance on Friday, November 18.
John Wood and Paul Harrison make things that move and things that don't, things that are flat and things that are not, things that are mildly amusing and things that are definitely not. They make works that form a kind of reference manual for how to do, make, build, or draw things that you probably never want to do, make, build, or draw. They do it for you. Even though you don't need them to. This attempt to compile an encyclopedia of the everyday, started in 1993 after they met at art college. John Wood (b.1969, Hong Kong) and Paul Harrison (b.1966, Wolverhampton)
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Together the collective projects Travel Agency, Supermarket, and Fashion House explore the spatial implications of the three largest global industries: tourism, food, and fashion; they speculate on contemporary architecture's capacity to push the boundaries of material cultures and natural resources.
The contribution is part of the exhibition FUTURE GENERATION in the Keilezaal which showcases a group of young design practitioners representing the promise for a hopeful future, both in the short-term and in the long run.
The fall 2022 Berlage Sessions, a seven-part seminar series, examines disciplinary mediatic transfers, from sixteenth-century abstracted geometries to twenty-first-century augmented realities. Topics will include histories of drawing and writing; the usage of digital images and replicas to enhance spatial experience; and the modeling and capturing of buildings. Speakers will include Noam Andrews, Philippa Lewis, Kory Bieg, Bert Spaan, ScanLAB Projects, Lucia Tahan, and Cristóbal Palma.
Jean Dubreuil, Perspective Grid in Us, 1710.
The Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment is pleased to announce its contribution, entitled The Auto Drives Architecture, to the exhibition “Motion. Autos, Art, Architecture," curated by the Norman Foster Foundation and held at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao from April 8 to September 18, 2022.
How will the future car transform the architecture associated with twentieth–century highways and interchanges, from gas stations and car washes to parking garages and motels? What new types of architecture will emerge alongside the future car in the second half of the twenty-first century? How will the private space of the car continue to merge with the public realm?
Traveling from an underground parking garage, filling station, drive-in pick-up point, drive-thru shopping mall, motel, and ridesharing hub, to a drive-in funeral home, drive-in cinema, battery replacement center, autocamp, car wash, and showroom, the animation tells the story of how the future car—a Mini, the exemplar of car designed for efficiency in the face of environmental crisis—could offer design opportunities for our buildings, cities, infrastructures, and territories.
The Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment's contribution to the exhibition “Motion. Autos, Art, Architecture," curated by the Norman Foster Foundation and held at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao from April 8 to September 18, 2022.
Research project team: Juan Benavides, Salomon Frausto, Dick van Gameren, and Kees Kaan
Supermarket is a collective project on the spatial implications of the food industry in the Netherlands and beyond, redesigning this now considered essential architecture to entail a paradigm shift in its journey towards optimization, sustainability, and health consciousness. It imagines a future supermarket that integrates retail experience with distribution, supply chains, and product display to ensure a fric-tionless future for conscious consumers; while, at the same time, creating a new civic presence for the city and its residents. The envisioned supply chain for the future super-market commences with the Blue Banana, enhancing the position of the Netherlands– one of the world’s largest food exporters and home to world-class research institutions–in this urbanized trade corridor.
Contributions by Georgia Katsi, Maria Finagina, Ana Herreros Cantis, Michael Tjia, Heng Yu, Jacklyn Mickey, Maria Christopoulou, Jin Young Chang, Ryan Ridge Rahardja, and Nishi Shah