Chicago Architecture Biennial

 
chicago architecture biennial

An recent trip to Chicago took us to the Chicago Architecture Biennial – the largest architecture and design exhibition in North America featuring more than 140 practitioners from more than 20 countries, and addressing the theme, "Make New History."

The main exhibition is located at the Chicago Cultural Center, and is free and open to the public until January 7th. If you find yourself in Chicago, you should definitely make a point to visit.

chicago architecture biennial

A free daily tour lead us around the galleries and featured only a handful of the exhibitions works. A few more visits are needed to see it all, but after a first pass with a guided tour, these are the works I recommend checking-out:

STUDIO GANG'S FULL SCALE MATERIAL TEST FOR THE FACADE OF WRITERS THEATRE, USING TRADITIONAL JOINERY TECHNIQUES TO ACHIEVE MODERN GEOMETRIES
 

HORIZONTAL CITY – AN INSTALLATION OF MODELS BY 24 ARCHITECTS IN THE G.A.R. HALL
 

ARTEK AND BLESS' COLLECTION OF DRESSED-UP SEATS CALLED N°60 LOBBY CONQUERORS


VERTICAL CITY – AN EXHIBIT COMPRISED OF 17 SCALED MODELS STANDING 16 FEET TALL THAT REVISITS THE 1922 CHICAGO TRIBUNE TOWER COMPETITION


TROPICAL CANONICAL: THE ORDER OF AMBIGUITY BY AGENDA