From 7th June to 23rd November 2014, the 14th International Architecture Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia - is taking place in Venice. This edition's curator Rem Koolhaas chose 'FUNDAMENTALS' as a theme: “Fundamentals will be a Biennale about architecture, not architects." ORG organization for permanent modernity is one of the U.S. based offices that will be presented in the U.S. Pavillion at the exhibition called OfficeUS.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Gallery 286
April 5th, 2014 – January 4th, 2015
BIG BOX BURB
We architects have, in our understandable focus on cultural artifacts, perhaps ignored the disruptive innovation brought forth by industrial building typologies. Sheds, big boxes, and warehouses appear as the victors of a big Darwinian struggle between architectural typologies for suburbs in the post-war period. Abstract minimalist artists were understandable transfixed by these buildings because of their capacity for total abstraction.