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2005-11-14 until 2006-02-03
Yale School of Architecture Galleries
New Haven, CT,
USA United States of America
The installation at the U.S. pavilion of the 2004 Architecture Biennale in Venice is the subject of the second exhibition this academic season at the Yale School of Architecture gallery in the landmark Art & Architecture (A&A) Building, 180 York St. The exhibition will be at the gallery from November 14, 2005, to February 3, 2006. Titled "Transcending Type," the exhibition was curated by the editors of Architectural Record for the ninth International Venice Architecture Biennale held in September 2004. To fit the Beinnale's title, "Metamorph," alluding to landmark changes in architecture largely fueled by the digital revolution, the curators invited six inventive young architects to share their unique visions of characteristically American building types.
"Transcending Type" presents their designs, which range from the "humanized" highway interchange by the firm Reiser + Umemoto to the installation by Predock_Frane for a contemplative space, made up of 5,000 barely visible green and white suspended filaments meant to evoke the sea. The other ideas represented in the exhibition are for a parking garage of the future envisioned by Lewis. Tsurumaki. Lewis; a high-rise apartment building composed of transformable, customized "pods" by Kolatan MacDonald Studio; a multilevel shopping center combining retail units with terraced residential apartments and public parks by George Yu Architects; and an urban sports stadium, which is integrated into the city streetscape when in use and folded up when not, by Studio/Gang. Jeanne Gang, founder and principal of Studio/Gang, is the Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture during the fall 2005 semester.
This exhibition, supported in part by Autodesk, Inc., is the sole display of "Transcending Type" outside of its original installation in Venice.
On January 12, Yale School of Architecture will host a panel discussion, "Against Type," in conjunction with the exhibition, moderated by Suzanne Stephens, deputy editor, Architectural Record. The discussion will take place in Hastings Hall, the basement of the A & A Building, at 6:30 p.m. A reception will follow.
Kolatan/MacDonald Studio, New York
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