Concrete Geometries: The Relational in Architecture


Front Members' Room 7/5/2011 - 27/5/2011 Monday to Friday 10.00-7.00, Saturday 10.00-3.00

A corridor, so narrow that strangers brush shoulders; a platform through a densely inhabited house, changing the relationship between inhabitant and visitor; a room reshaped through a graphic pattern; a space under a motorway, sloped in a way that it is rendered useless for those who need it most.

These are four of 20 projects investigating how geometric aspects of space such as size, shape or relative position of figures are perceived and influence behavior, not in an abstract sense but in ways that are real. This exhibition, curated by Marianne Mueller and Olaf Kneer, is part of Concrete Geometries, an ongoing interdisciplinary research initiative at the Architectural Association, investigating the social and experiential potential of architectural form. Drawn from an international open call, the exhibition features recent work of artists, architects and researchers, who are adressing this subject through projects and texts. It also contains a site specific intervention by participating artist Fran Cottell reclaiming the Front Member's Room as a space of debate for the duration of the exhibition. 


With works by BAR Architekten, Barkow Leibinger, Adrian Blackwell + Jane Hutton, Brandlhuber + ERA Emde Schneider, Fran Cottell, Anthony Coleman, Easton+Combs, Lukas Einsele, Bettina Gerhold, Jaime Gili, Susanne Hofmann/Baupiloten, IwamotoScott, Graziela Kunsch & Rafi Segal, Christine Rusche, Kai Schiemenz, SMAQ, SPAN Architecture & Design, Atelier Tekuto, Studio Elmo Vermijs and Vincent Wittenberg. Words by Matthias Ballestrem, Kathrin Bähm/public works, Isabelle Doucet and Toni Kotnik.

The exhibition has been supported by CCW Graduate School, the Embassy of the Netherlands and the Austrian Cultural Forum in London.


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Saturday 21 May, 11.00

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