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Sep 08 2017


Platform for Architecture + Research / PAR

Aedes Architecture Forum
Curated by Kristin Feireiss and Beate Engelhorn
Christinenstraße 18-19, 10119 Berlin
9 September – 19 October 2017


An exhibition devoted to PAR’s work at the Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin provides insight into our architectural approach through the presentation of nine recent projects.

From the curatorial statement:

The exhibition presents the work of American architects Platform for Architecture + Research / PAR, founded by Jennifer Marmon in Los Angeles. Questioning the role and limits of architecture today, Marmon, together with her collective team, are part of a new generation of architects exploring universal topics as a means to expand their discipline in new ways. The installation illustrates the various strategies used by the office to develop their specific design approach that aims to establish a dialogue with people as well as local conditions, resulting in their individual mode of architectural expression.

Providing an insight into their architectural universe, the exhibition presents nine recent works including the Wilshire Tower in Los Angeles/US, the AD18 Hotel in Los Angeles/US, the Taichung Cultural Center in Taichung/Taiwan, the Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki/Finland, the Bauhaus Art Museum in Dessau/Germany, the Lima Art Museum in Lima/Peru, as well as the Pavilion House, the Stacked House, and the View House all located in Los Angeles/US.

The featured projects range in scale from small houses to museum concepts. Drawings, models, and images reveal the diagrammatic thinking, exploration of form and connections to the urban fabric that link PAR’s projects. With its idea of a network of relationships, the exhibition reflects the essential architectural elements of organization, material and form that influence the office’s work to benefit living conditions, urban identity and integration with the local surroundings.

Opening Speakers:
Dr.h.c. Kristin Feireiss, Aedes Architecture Forum
Michael P. Steinberg, President, American Academy Berlin
Jennifer Marmon, AIA, Platform for Architecture + Research / PAR

Catalogue: Relations, Softcover, 48 pages
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Photography: Erik Jan Ouwerkerk

Thank you to our sponsor and the Aedes partners: 
Lorin Industries
Zumtobel, Schindler/The PORT Technology, Carpet Concept