11 Mar
29 May
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SCI-Arc is pleased to announce the launch of Close-up, a public exhibition opening Friday, March 11 in the SCI-Arc Gallery. The exhibition will examine the impact of digital technologies on the architectural detail and the traditions of tectonic expression associated with it. Curated by Hernan Diaz Alonso and David Ruy, the exhibition features 16 prototypes designed by practitioners from a broad range of disciplines. The exhibition remains open through May 29. “Out of the many critical shifts that the discipline has gone through in the last 25 years with the explosion of new technologies and digital means of production, the notion of the construction detail has been largely overlooked,” Diaz Alonso said. “This show attempts to shed light on the subject of tectonic details by employing a fluid and dynamic movement of zooming in and zooming out in the totality of the design.” An often overlooked condition of digital design technologies is the ability to design objects through continuous degrees of magnification. The consequences of this very basic fact are more significant than we may realize. The traditional premise that some architectural ideas only reside at standardized scales of magnification at this point is nostalgic. This exhibition proposes that technological advancements have resulted in a transformation of how architectural ideas unfold at different degrees of resolution and that tectonics might mean something very different in the 21st century. Related to this new power of computer assisted observation for both the author and the audience of architecture is the blurring of the boundaries between the virtual and the real and the mutual imbrications of concepts with materials. Ranging from the cinematic to the clinical, the transition from the architectural detail to the architectural close-up implies new formal logics and new modes of reception. This exhibition will survey some of the pioneers of this way of thinking about architecture after the digital and examine recent work by emerging architects that are continuing this important investigation. Close-up features projects from: Nurit Bar-Shai / Nurit Bar-Shai Studio Ben van Berkel & Caroline Bos / UNStudio Neil M. Denari / Neil M. Denari Architects Frank Gehry / Gehry Partners John Enright & Margaret Griffin / Griffin Enright Architects Ferda Kolatan & Erich Schoenenberger / su11 architecture+design Greg Lynn / Greg Lynn FORM Steven Ma / Xuberance Elena Manferdini / Atelier Elena Manferdini Thom Mayne / Morphosis Lucy McRae / Lucy McRae Studio Dwayne Oyler & Jenny Wu / Oyler Wu Collaborative Marcelo Spina & Georgina Huljich / P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S Theodore Spyropoulos & Stephen Spyropoulos / Minimaforms Tom Wiscombe / Tom Wiscombe Architecture Michael Young & Kutan Ayata / Young & Ayata
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