Feature, 09.04.2012

ETTORE SOTTSASS | OLIVETTI CONNECTION

GALERIE HANS-PETER JOCHUM
Furniture by Olivetti, Ugo Sissa, Studio BBPR, Gabetti e Isola, Sottsass, Hans von Klier, Leclerc, Aulenti
13.04. – 09.06.2012

GALERIE ULRICH FIEDLER
Ettore Sottsass | The 1950s
13.04. – 23.06.2012

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Exhibition view ETTORE SOTTSASS | OLIVETTI CONNECTION, Hans-Peter Jochum

Architect and Designer Ettore Sottsass has had a long standing, tight working connection with the house of Olivetti, a productive connection that is the focus of two parallel exhibitions: Ettore Sottsass at Ulrich Fiedler, and Olivetti Connection at Hans-Peter Jochum. The show at Ulrich Fiedler Gallery features Ettore Sottsass’ work from the fifties, while Hans-Peter Jochum is exhibiting the Olivetti Connection, a show dedicated to key exponents from the design and architecture archives of the OLIVETTI business empire – objects whose breadth and significance was determined by the likes of Ettore Sottsas, Ugo Sissa, Studio BBPR and Hans von Klier.

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Credits: Ugo Sissa, Sofa from Casa Campagnolo, 1942-1943 | Chest Of Drawer by Designer Hans von Klier | Cabinet, Casa Astrua, ca. 1955 | Enamel, produced by Il Sestante-Milan, 1958 | Newspaper rack, Casa Astrua, ca. 1955

GALERIE ULRICH FIEDLER, HANS-PETER JOCHUM

Feature, 10.01.2012

AM LOKDEPOT
Industrial Aesthetic for a New Living

Berlin architects ROBERTNEUN redefine inner city living and create open space condominiums on empty urban planning sites at the southern point of Gleisdreieck. The scheme for Am Lokdepot reflects an unconventional, experimental approach to alternative and future-oriented living structures, implemented on behalf of the UTB property development company, LLC. The project will repurpose a defunct Berlin railroad area occupying some 28,000 sqm , while maintaining its industrial flair. Am Lokdepot (at the locomotive rail yard) is an urban planning endeavor for the development of inner city space that has recently become available, which will transform the disused railway ground at Gleisdreieck into a public living space.

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Images ©ROBERTNEUN

ROBERTNEUN

Feature, 22.08.2011

FESTIVAL ÜBER LEBENSKUNST
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
17.08. – 21.08.2011

In cooperation with the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, the German Federal Cultural Foundation initiated the multi-part ÜBER LEBENSKUNST project, which has been bringing together actors from a wide range of disciplines to identify existing strategies and develop models of sustainable living fit for daily life. During the 101-hour Festival ÜBER LEBENSKUNST artists, scientists and activists turned the Haus der Kulturen der Welt into a place where visitors can try out the sustainable “art of living”.

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Images ©Haus der Kulturen der Welt

ÜBER LEBENSKUNST, HAUS DER KULTUREN DER WELT

Feature, 10.07.2011

THE LISBONAIRE APARTMENTS

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Credit: Conceptual sketch by Pedrita, Photo © Francisco Nogueira

Located in the heart of downtown Lisbon, the 1960s building offers 19 apartments to rent for short or long term Lisbon visits. Close to Chiado, Bairro Alto and the Castle of São Jorge, the Lisbonaire is home to travellers with an appreciation for design, hosting them in individually designed studios by a Portuguese graphic, product or furniture designer rooted in the young and vibrant Lisbon design scene.

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Credits: 2 x Apartment “N” designed by Ricardo Mealha | Apartment “M” designed by Pedro Falcão | Apartment “P” designed by Marco Balesteros |Apartment “T” designed by Paulo Arraiano – All Photos © Francisco Nogueira

THE LISBONAIRE

Feature, 01.01.2007

TALKING CITIES – THE MICROPOLITICS OF URBAN SPACE

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Image ©Talking Cities

The exhibition Talking Cities was part of the International Architecture and Design Forum ENTRY2006 at the World Heritage Site of Zeche Zollverein in Essen (the coal washing plant transformed by OMA), featuring innovative international design & architecture as a collective dialogue on reconfiguring and reactivating the marginal, residual and public spaces of our contemporary cities.

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Credits: Interbreeding Field |Timorous_Beasties | Andreas Bergmann | Karsten Konrad; all images courtesy the designers and architects

TALKING CITIES, ENTRY2006