In this group exhibition of work by fourteen architecture studios, building speculations representing a wide range of interests and overlapping tendencies illustrate components of the contemporary architectural zeitgeist, including a reinvestigation of architecture’s history, its forms of communication, the embrace of composition, the cultivation of new audiences, and explorations of the act of building. One project by each office that privileges physicality, surprise, playfulness, curiosity, and pleasure in search of a wider public is represented in drawings, details, renderings, videos, gifs, apps, photographs, and physical models. Curated by Nate Hume, the exhibition encourages audience engagement with the new and strange visual and tactile aspects of these design proposals.
Participating firms include:
Young & Ayata
Besler & Sons
The Los Angeles Design Group
The Open Workshop
Curator: Nate Hume
Director of Exhibitions: Andrew Benner
Exhibitions Coordinator: Alison Walsh
The Yale School of Architecture’s exhibition program is supported in part by the Fred Koetter Exhibitions Fund, the James Wilder Green Dean’s Resource Fund, the Kibel Foundation Fund, the Nitkin Family Dean’s Discretionary Fund in Architecture, the Pickard Chilton Dean’s Resource Fund, the Paul Rudolph Publication Fund, the Robert A.M. Stern Fund, the Rutherford Trowbridge Memorial Fund, and the School of Architecture Exhibitions Fund.