New Experiments in Architecture, Art and the City, 1950-2005. The show examines the radical and visionary approaches to building design and urban planning that, since World War II, have changed the way we think about and use the city. In more than 220 projects by 90 architects and artists, the exhibition revisits urban utopias from the 1950s, analyzes deconstructionist works from the 1980s, addresses the influence of new technology in the 1990s and reflects on the future direction of the current avant-garde
New Experiments in Architecture. Art and the city, 1950-2005
Archilab: "New Experiments in Architecture, Art and the City, 1950-2005 â€ examines for the first time ever in Japan those radical and visionary approaches to building design and urban planning that, since World War II, have changed the way we think about and use the city. Organized by the Mori Art Museum and the FRAC Centre, OrlÃ©ans, Archilab features highlights from the collections of the FRAC Centre and the Centre Pompidou, Paris. In more than 220 projects by 90 architects and artists, Archilab revisits urban utopias from the 1950s, analyzes deconstructionist works from the 1980s, addresses the influence of new technology in the 1990s and reflects on the future direction of the current avant-garde.
The models and drawings are shown in four sections corresponding loosely to different decades and concerns: The Pulsating City, The Endless City, The Deconstructed City, and The Contextualized City.
Curators: Marie-Ange Brayer (Director, FRAC Centre, OrlÃ©ans, France), FrÃ©dÃ©ric Migayrou (Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the Centre Pompidou in Paris) and Nanjo Fumio (Deputy Director, Mori Art Museum).
Exhibition designed by Kuma Kengo.
Architects and Artists
Vito Acconci / Robert Mangurian
Architecture Principe (Claude Parent & Paul Virilio)
Asymptote (Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture)
C.J.LIM + Studio 8 Architects
Peter Cook (Archigram)
Guy Ernest Debord
Diller + Scofi dio
Pierre Du Besset & Dominique Lyon
David Georges Emmerich
Didier Fiuza Faustino
David Greene (Archigram)
Eilfried Huth & GÃ¼nther Domenig
Jakob & MacFarlane
Jones Partners Architecture
KOL/MAC Studio (Sulan Kolatan & William Mac Donald)
Morphosis (Thom Mayne, MichaÃ«l Rotondi)
Eric Owen Moss
Taeg Nishimoto + Allied Architects
NOX (Lars Spuybroek)
Objectile (Bernard Cache, Patrick BeaucÃ©)
R & Sie... (FranÃ§ois Roche & StÃ©phanie Lavaux)
Dagmar Richter Studio (DR_D)
Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA
Antoine Stinco (Utopie)
Studio Works / James Turrell
UFO (Lapo Binazzi)
UN studio (Ben Van Berkel & Caroline Bos)
Watanabe Makoto Sei
James Wines & SITE
ARCHILAB at FRAC Centre
The FRAC Centre in OrlÃ©ans, France, is home to a unique collection of architectural models and documents from around the world, that focuses on the theme of "Utopia and Experimentation" in architecture from the 1950s to the present. Since 1999, the FRAC Centre has presented an annual event, also entitled "Archilab," for visionary international architecture.
KOL / MAC Studio (Sulan Kolatan & William Mac Donald)
"Resi/Rise Skyscraper" 1999 Projection Â©Kol Mac 2003
21 December - 13 March 2005 (Open Every Day)
Hours: 10:00-22:00 Mon, Wed, Thu
10:00-24:00 Fri - Sun, days preceding national holidays
* Admission until 30 minutes before closing time.
* Open until 22:00 on 21 Dec.
* Open every day during the exhibition period.
Mori Art Museum, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 53F