On 08, Sep 2017 | In HOMEPAGE EXHIBITIONS | By PAR
Platform for Architecture + Research / PAR
Aedes Architecture Forum
Curated by Kristin Feireiss and Beate Engelhorn
Christinenstraße 18-19, 10119 Berlin
9 September – 19 October 2017
An exhibition devoted to PAR’s work at the Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin provides insight into our architectural approach through the presentation of nine recent projects.
From the curatorial statement:
The exhibition presents the work of American architects Platform for Architecture + Research / PAR, founded by Jennifer Marmon in Los Angeles. Questioning the role and limits of architecture today, Marmon, together with her collective team, are part of a new generation of architects exploring universal topics as a means to expand their discipline in new ways. The installation illustrates the various strategies used by the office to develop their specific design approach that aims to establish a dialogue with people as well as local conditions, resulting in their individual mode of architectural expression.
Providing an insight into their architectural universe, the exhibition presents nine recent works including the Wilshire Tower in Los Angeles/US, the AD18 Hotel in Los Angeles/US, the Taichung Cultural Center in Taichung/Taiwan, the Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki/Finland, the Bauhaus Art Museum in Dessau/Germany, the Lima Art Museum in Lima/Peru, as well as the Pavilion House, the Stacked House, and the View House all located in Los Angeles/US.
The featured projects range in scale from small houses to museum concepts. Drawings, models, and images reveal the diagrammatic thinking, exploration of form and connections to the urban fabric that link PAR’s projects. With its idea of a network of relationships, the exhibition reflects the essential architectural elements of organization, material and form that influence the office’s work to benefit living conditions, urban identity and integration with the local surroundings.
Dr.h.c. Kristin Feireiss, Aedes Architecture Forum
Michael P. Steinberg, President, American Academy Berlin
Jennifer Marmon, AIA, Platform for Architecture + Research / PAR
Thank you to our sponsor and the Aedes partners:
Zumtobel, Schindler/The PORT Technology, Carpet Concept
SECTION HOMEPAGE EXHIBITIONS
Exploring ideas of lightness and perception, PAR has created an interactive installation for the exhibition Time Space Existence at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. Through materiality and light, the installation engages fundamental architectural themes of space and existence; its reflective forms changing according to the surroundings. The extraordinarily thin, suspended aluminum structure offers an undulating field for interaction where people can come together during events at Palazzo Mora.
Curated by Global Art Affairs Foundation
Vernissage on 26 to 27 May 2016 from 18.00 to 22.00
Exhibition from 28 May to 27 November 2016
With special thanks to Arup for their in-kind engineering and Lorin for their generous fabrication and sponsorship.
On 22, Oct 2014 | In HOMEPAGE EXHIBITIONS | By PAR
5×5 Participatory Provocations
Curated by Kevin Erickson, Julia van den Hout & Kyle May
On view from February 15 to March 4, 2016
The avant-garde in architecture has for decades captured its imaginations via two-dimensional representations, but this exhibit asked twenty-five American architects to be just as provocative in three dimensions. The curators posed five prompts for offices to explore through physical models.
PAR proposed a Lunar Resort sited at the south pole with a horizon of near perpetual sunlight and proximity to ice water. The building is comprised of inflatable polyhedron modules that can be transported by space rocket, assembled onsite and reinforced with protective shells of rover printed, radiated regolith. The resort is organized as a gathering of soft volumes of varying sizes and undulating orientations that reflect programmatic uses while creating a porous geometry that allows both sunlight and views to permeate the structure. The volumes lightly intersect with one another leading to a collection of spaces for lunar exploration, leisure and sleeping.
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The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design invited PAR to design a temporary structure for their annual ForumFest benefit held at the Sixth Street Viaduct on October 25, 2015.
Embracing the brutality of the site with an extraordinarily light structure, the design revealed a subtle play on light and perception, its reflective forms changing according to the light and movement of people around it. The floating aluminum structure, suspended by a series of delicate steel cables, provided an undulating field for activity where people could celebrate within the viaduct. Elements of the structure varied in height, creating lighting canopies and table surfaces, where the ForumFest events program could be presented.
With special thanks to Arup and their in-kind engineering and sponsorship.
For a second year in a row, PAR has won a National Emerging Architecture Award from the American Institute of Architects. We are currently taking part in the annual awards exhibition which promotes compelling work of the rising generation of American architects. The exhibition opened on March 20th at the American Center for Architecture.