Basel/Weil am Rhein, Germany| June 3 2017
[Vitra Museum: Together! The New Architecture of the Collective]
The Vitra Museum in Weil am Rhein presents “Together! The New Architecture of the Collective“. The exhibition is a survey of the most interesting projects and experiments of collective residences designed, from the 19th century to the present.
As price of dwellings in large cities continues to rise, the “housing question” has become an increasingly serious problem in the last years. Since conventional solutions to affordable housing seem to be unable to give an answer to a large part of the population, architects and planners must adopt a new approach apt to deal with novel forms of living and working, for example by creating spaces and household goods which can be shared among many individuals.
The exhibition “Together! The New Architecture of the Collective” investigates this global phenomenon through an array of projects from Europe, Asia, and the United States.
An overview on the most recent housing designs, many characterized by a blurred boundary between private and urban space, between personal and public realms.
Featured architects: Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter (DK), CASA Architecten und Vrijburcht Stichting (NL), ifau und Jesko Fezer/Heide von Beckerath (DE), Hütten und Paläste Architekten (DE), Naruse Inokuma Architects (JP), Naka Architects’ Studio (JP), Studio mnm (JP), Osamu Nishida and Erika Nakagawa (JP), Ryue Nishizawa (JP), ON design partners (JP), Jinhee Park, SsD (KR), pool Architektur ZT (AT), gaupenraub +/- (AT), einszueins architektur (AT), Buol & Zünd (CH), Beat Rothen Architektur (CH), Müller Sigrist Architekten (CH), pool Architekten (CH), Enzmann Fischer und Partner (CH), Schneider Studer Primas (CH), Lacol Cooperativa d’Arquitectes (ES), BKK-2 (AT), Silvia Carpaneto + fatkoehl architekten + BARarchitekten with Die Zusammenarbeiter (DE), Michael Maltzan Architecture (USA), Duplex Architekten (CH), Santiago Cirugeda of Recetas Urbanas (ES), all(zone) (TH).
Opening Reception: June 2 18:00
Vitra Design Museum
Weil am Rhein/Basel, Switzerland
Exhibition on view: Through September 10