The Other Architect

The Other Architect explores non-traditional architectural practice as a means of shaping contemporary conditions. The exhibition presents the work of 22 practitioners from the 1960s to the present that have redefined and continue to redefine the edges of architecture, working in means beyond the more conventional construction of built form. Of the individuals, studios and collaborations included in the show are AMO, established by Rem Koolhaas and Dan Wood as OMA‘s research laboratory and counterpart, the Architectural Detective Agency founded by Terunobu Fujimori and Takeyoshi Hori to document unnoticed early-modernist buildings, and Design-A-Thon – a live television series of about urban design studies produced by firm Moore Grover Harper in the late ’70s.

Main image: Lightweight Enclosures Unit: coded index cards used to assemble the Air Structures Bibliography, rating each publication according to its usefulness, c. 1972 (Cedric Price Fonds, CCA). Image courtesy Het Nieuwe Instituut.

Where: Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museumpark 25, 3015 CB Rotterdam

When: Friday 8 September – Sunday 7 January

How much: Full € 10.00 / Concession € 6.50

More info: Het Nieuwe Instituut website

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