Everything ArchitectureAA Gallery 29/4/2017 - 27/5/2017
OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen
Monday to Friday 10:00–19:00, Saturday 10:00–17:00.
NB. Closed Bank Holiday Monday 1 May 2017
Everything Architecture was first exhibited in the antechambers of the BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels and afterwards at the Arc en Rêve Centre d’Architecture in Bordeaux, before travelling here to the AA.
The point of departure for the exhibition is the idea that every one of the productions of OFFICE can be considered a project in itself. Models, drawings and perspectives populate the gallery as individual objects, together with works of art which are related to the spirit and language of OFFICE. In this field of objects, sculptures are considered as companions en route to architectural production; paintings and photographs enforce or break the different perspectives and search for dialogue.
The exhibition is accompanied by the release of OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen — Volume 1 & 3, the second and third parts of an oeuvre catalogue in the making, which is published and distributed by Walter König.
This exhibition is supported by the Government of Flanders.
Reyner Banham: America37 Ground Floor Corridor 9/5/2017 - 28/7/2017
Monday to Friday 10:00–18:00
An exhibition of the photographic documentation of Reyner Banham.
Peter Reyner Banham was an English architectural critic and prolific writer best known for his theoretical treatise Theory and Design in the First Machine Age (1960) and for his 1971 book Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies.
Banham was based in London, but lived primarily in the United States from the late 1960s until the end of his life.
As a professor, Banham taught at the University of London, the State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo, and through the 1980s at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He had been appointed the Sheldon H. Solow Professor of the History of Architecture at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University shortly before his death, but he never taught at the institution. He was also featured in the short documentary Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles; in his book on Los Angeles, Banham said that he learned to drive so he could read the city in the original.
His slide collection was donated to the AA Photo Library by Mary Banham in 1996.
Projects Review 2017AA School 24/6/2017 - 15/7/2017
Exhibition open Monday to Friday 10:00-19:00, Saturday 24 June 13:00-17:00, Saturday 1, 8 & 15 July 10:00-17:00
Projects Review 2017 offers an overview of the AA's 2016/17 academic year. On display are hundreds of drawings, models, installations and photographs from all the AA's units, courses and departments, documenting the diversity and experimental nature of the AA School.
At the AA architecture is pursued as a form of cultural knowledge across year-long design projects and portfolios. We believe that truly great schools don't just nurture and support architectural talent, they also build audiences for experimentation, out of which new architectural ideas, visions and projects emerge.
Projects Review 2017 is part of the London Festival of Architecture 2017.