All articles about housing-exhibitions

Housing in times of crisis

Housing exhibitions present experimental answers to urgent social and economic issues that are related to housing, especially in times of crisis. This makes exhibitions an important link between theory and practice. The ‘growing home’ is an experimental idea that was developed in the 1930s, but it might also be suitable for the current crisis.

The International Building Exhibition Berlin (1957)

When the Hansaviertel was completed, its separate buildings were widely praised, yet the layout of the district in terms of urban planning was the subject of harsh criticism from the trade press. Sandra Wagner-Conzelmann shows that the ideology of an open building, which was already outdated at that time, was used as a propaganda tool in the fight against the East German ideal of the compact city.

Exhibitions at a Turning Point

Two Dutch housing exhibitions that were held in the 1990s triggered a reorientation of the then-current design principles for home plans. The exhibits were the result of an unprecedentedly fruitful and effective relationship between the municipality of Almere, builders, housing corporations, designers and suppliers.

I think of the 1:1 Project as a Discursive Tool…

In the MoMA tradition of showing full-scale model homes, in 2008 Barry Bergdoll organized an exhibition called ‘Home Delivery’. In the interview, the then-curator Bergdoll talks about this tradition, and about the need to show the public what the importance of architectural thinking is.

IBA BERLIN 2020

Rezoning and new, non-traditional methods of financing were some of the themes of IBA 2020 in Berlin. Although this building exhibition was cancelled, Vanessa Miriam Carlow, a member of the preparatory group, thinks that the ideas for IBA 2020 have not been lost, and that they will trickle into the thinking about the city via other channels.

Ein Dokument Deutscher Kunst

In 1899, Ernst Ludwig von Hessen, the Grand Duke of Hesse-Darmstadt and the grandson of Queen Victoria, founded the Darmstädter Künstlerkolonie (Darmstadt Artists’ Colony). In…

Wiener Werkbundsiedlung

The Wiener Werkbundsiedlung was created as the last in a group of example neighbourhoods that were built in Central Europe between 1927 and 1932 as part of a series of architecture…

Schaffendes Volk

In 1937, a major exhibition was organized in Düsseldorf, at the site where the Nordpark is currently located. The event took place four years after the National Socialists had seized…

Quartiere Triennale 8

In 1930 the echoes of the 1927 Weissenhof exhibition were received at the fourth edition of the triennial of Monza. The architecture section went beyond the traditional exhibition…

Plan Internationaal

The creation of this international showcase of ‘domestic culture’ dates back to 1960, when the Bouwfonds Nederlandse Gemeenten (a former semi-public company that focused on…

Documenta Urbana

The experimental residential area known as Documenta Urbana arose in the context of Documenta, the contemporary art exhibition that began in Kassel in 1955, and now takes place once…

IBA

In 1979, 23 years after the realization of the Interbau exhibition in Berlin’s Hansaviertel district, the initiative was taken to organize a new, large-scale building exhibition in…