Palacio de Exposiciones y Congreos, Madrid. 1964
Detail of the living room of the Duccio Reggiani industrial villa near Bergamo (Italy) incorporating an akari model 10A by Isamu Noguchi. Photo by Pierre Berdoy 1962
Archive for Space in collaboration with Peter Carroll, Stefan Laxness and Peter Molloy attempt to unveil the specific relationships between the area and its people as a way of understanding this particular rural condition. What has been uncovered is a complex and conflicted dynamic with the landscape shaped by thousands of years of culture, politics and an almost constant movement of people to and from the area.
Each contributor has developed their own line of enquiry based on their area of expertise and interest. Through conversations with various locals it is evident the cultural implications of the change from subsistence living on the land to a policy-led push towards urbanisation. Other interviews have revealed how the landscape has changed highlighting the reorganisation of the rural landscape as a result of increased urbanisation. Investigations on rural infrastructure particularly water reveals the important and continuing core role it has in the shaping of architecture, landscape and policy of the area. Lastly though photography we reveal overarching themes that display the rural land as capital for the population both inside and outside Connemara.
The work displayed here is part of an ongoing investigation into the rural condition of Connemara. Through this project we intend to spark reflection of what the rural condition of Connemara is and its future could be. How can these distinct rural conditions persist and how can they continue to develop with modern economic, environmental, population and political changes?
Archive for Space would like to thank: The Arts Council of Ireland, Architecture at the Edge, Laney Mannion, Peter Carroll, Peter Molloy, Stefan Laxness, DK Oysters, John O’Halloran, Jasper O’Connor and Rosie McGurran for their contributions to the project.
Location: Spanish-French border
Societe Des Autouroutes Du Sud-Est de La France
"In 1976, RBTA was commissioned by the Société des Autouroutes du Sud-Est de la France to build this monument on the Catalan highway border between Spain and France.The monument at the top of the pyramid pay homage to Catalonia; the four stripes being the motives of its shield and flag, it also symbolizes and materializes international cooperation and fraternity."
"For Louis Kahn’s First Unitarian Church in Rochester, New York, Larsen designed a series of gradient wall panels that spanned the color spectrum while using only three yarns: one each of yellow, red, and blue. During the project, Larsen actually taught the renowned architect how to weave."
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Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in 1975, the 51-story Olympic Tower’s Modernist dark glass façade reflects, and dwarfs, the neo-Gothic ornament of St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue.
© Bo Parker, 1978
It was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich as the German national pavilion for the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition. Built from glass, steel and different kinds of marble, the Pavilion was conceived to accommodate the official reception presided over by Kings of Spain Alfonso XIII and Victoria Eugenia along with the German authorities.
Photographs by Maciek Jeżyk
John Sowden House, also known as the "Jaws House" or the "Franklin House", is a residence built in 1926 in the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles, California. Built by Lloyd Wright.
Artemide Nesso Table Lamp. Designed by Giancarlo Mattioli and Gruppo Architetti Urbanisti Città Nuova, in the glamorous 60’s era, Nesso is an international icon of futuristic, democratic design. First introduced in 1967. Made through thermoplastic injection-molding.
STONE HOUSE by Masatoshi Izumi and Isamu Noguchi Built in 1972 in Mure, Japan
Kiko (Monta) Mozuna /// Kagami-no-ma (Between Mirrors) (Yosue House) /// Niiza, Saitama, Japan /// 1978-79
South African architect Jo Noero - House for Dr. Theresa Nxumalo 'House Nxumalo' in Alexandra township Johannesburg, SA - 1988
The Dungeness mirrors, known colloquially as the "listening ears", consist of three large concrete reflectors built in the 1920s–1930s. Before World War II and the invention of radar, acoustic mirrors were built as early warning devices around the coasts of Great Britain, with the aim of detecting incoming enemy aircraft by the sound of their engines.
Gio Ponti - Villa Planchart also known as 'Quinta El Cerrito'- Caracas, Venezuela - 1953-1957
Mosque in Larabanga, Ghana (1455). Called a "Mud and Stick" mosque, it is an example of Sudanic-Sahelian Architecture that can be found across West Africa.
Interior of Piper, Turin designed by Pietro Derossi, Giorgio Ceretti and Riccardo Rosso, 1966
© Pietro Derossi
Life, by Studio Olafur Eliasson 2021
Photo by Mark Niedermann
Uzumaki Cepeda, 2021
Dominican Textile artist Uzumaki's Bedroom (2021) - Art by Uzumaki Cepeda
Thermal Station by Jean Francois Zevaco
Sidi Harazem | Morocco
Ernesto Neto - Gaia Mother Tree - Zurich's Central Station 2018
Amphitheater "José Ángel Lamas" (Concha Acústica de Colinas de Bello Monte). Architect_Julio Volante. 1954
The Berber village Matmata in southern Tunisia is famous for its quaint underground houses and cave dwellings, which are pleasantly cool in summer and comfortably warm in winter.
Outside the workshop, elements from Debizet’s “Évolution” installation, created between 2007 and 2015.
Photography is by Joao Morgado.
A simple countryside chapel in the south of Portugal, designed to function without electricity, heat or running water.
The Capela do Monte, which translates simply as hillside chapel, forms part of the Monte da Charneca complex, a new off-grid holiday retreat that is being constructed in the picturesque landscape of Portugal's Algarve region.
BBPR, Olivetti Showroom in New York with relief by Costantino Nivola, 1954, Nivola Archives.
Kathryn Findlay's Soft and Hairy House, 1992-94.
Based in Tsubaka, Japan, also has a bright blue pod that reminds an exotic fungus but is actually a bathroom.
Willo Perron & Associates set design for Alexander Wang's Rockfeller Center Show.
Fernand Leger - Stainglass mural - 1954 - for the Library, at Universidad Central de Venezuela.
Spacial Chromointerference - Carlos Cruz Diez - Buffalo, Bayou Park Cistern, Houston - Texas - 2018
Architect Rem Koolhaas and his research studio AMO have designed an abstract set titled ‘possible feelings’ made of geometric rooms covered in tactile materials for fashion house Prada's Autumn Winter 2021 menswear presentation.
Photography is by Agostino Osio.
Stand Fritz Hansen & Louis Poulsen exhibition in Copenhague en 1972 @copyright verner-panton.com
Springwood Drive Residence by David Lee VanHoy and Patrick Elina, 1983
Adolf Rading, Oskar Schlemmer, casa rabe, Zwenkau, Leipzig, Germany, 1928/1930
This house designed in 1928 by Adolf Rading in collaboration with the paintor and sculptor Oskar Schlemmer, is a perfect example of the Berlin style of that time. The architecture is particularly special as far as the dimensions of the living room are concerned. Indeed, the living room is particularly large compared to the dimensions of the other rooms of the house. In comparison, the bedrooms and bathroom seem really tiny. Moreover, the L-shape divides the room into two parts : a space with sofas and a table and a dining room. The huge window between the veranda and the dining room illuminates the living room and emphasizes the central position of this room.
Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Museum Würth, Künzelsau, 1994
This image shows the swathed interior of the Museum Würth in Künzelsau, Germany, which the duo artfully draped in cloth for an exhibition in 1994. It recalls their radical installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in 1968, where they wrapped the entire space in the same fabric used for the dust cloths that had been covering it only days earlier, while it was being painted—a deliberate challenge the institutional function of museums.
Randy Polumbo, Bee Brook Grotto, 2019
"Grotto installation nested at the top of a repurposed, enameled, cast iron 1940 grain silo and accessed via a 30-foot rise of custom perforated, backlit, curved steel stairs. Grotto: English wheel and hammer-dappled aluminum; fireproof upholstery; hand-blown glass flowers with hand silvered pistils and stamens; LED illuminators and electronics.
A meditative cavern accelerates human sensory moments and destabilizes time. A 24-channel lighting composition unfolds as visitors ascend to a curious gathering place that feels like a shared memory from the future."
Michele Busiri Vici , The church of Stella Maris in Porto Cervo has the
soft lines typical of Michele Busiri Vici's style. Built in the 1960
Kandinsky created his only stage production based on Mussorgsky's piano cycle,"Pictures at an Exhibition" were originally a cycle of works for piano written by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky.
For artist Wassily Kandinsky, the cycle served as a basis for his first and only theater project, which was premiered in the German city of Dessau in 1928.
Wassily Kandinsky was out to create a synthetic "Gesamtkunstwerk." For him, that meant that sounds took on hues that listeners could see before their eyes as they listened to the music. It was intended to be a Gesamtkustwerk of sound, color and motion.
Chengbundyeh is the main reception hall of chief's palace of Bamil k chiefdom of Bandjoun West Province Cameroon West Africa. This traditional architecture is achieved with carved colums and thatched roof. Also referred to as Fon's palace or King's palace or chefferie. The structure's is nearly 30 meters high.
The Kahn House; Lima, Ohio; 1985
Architectural photography: Robert C. Lautman
Graham House, West Vancouver, BC, Canada - 1962 by Arthur Erickson and Geoffrey Massey
Alvar Aalto, Villa Mairea, 1937-1939, Noormarkku, Finland.
Completion Year: 1941.
Construction System: Plastered Brick Walls, Wood Siding
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Detail of the courtyard inside the Emperor of Niki de Saint Phalle’s Tarot Garden. Photo by Renée DeVoe Mertz.
"Niki de Saint Phalle (1930–2002) began her Tarot Garden (Il Giardino dei Tarocchi) in the late seventies, opened it to the public in 1998, and continued to work on it until her death in 2002. As the name suggests, the park consists of a series of sculptures based on a deck of Tarot cards."
Ryoji Ikeda a Multi-Sensory Exploration of Light and Sound September 2021 at 180 Strand
L’Inhumaine (1924 France)
Dir: Marcel L’Herbier Scr: Marcel L’Herbier, Pierre Mac Orlan Phot: George Specht Mus: Darius Milhaud Art Dir: Robert Mallet-Stevens, Fernand Léger, Claude Autant-Lara, Alberto Cavalcanti
Cascading Falls & Quiet Pools - Keller Fountain Park, Portland - 1970 by landscape Architect Lawrence Halprin
The Bread and Puppet theater : Domestic Resurrection Circus.
"The Bread and Puppet Theater was founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann on New York City’s Lower East Side. Besides rod-puppet and hand puppet shows for children, the concerns of the first productions were rents, rats, police, and other problems of the neighborhood. More complex theater pieces followed, in which sculpture, music, dance and language were equal partners. The puppets grew bigger and bigger. Annual presentations for Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving and Memorial Day often included children and adults from the community as participants. Many performances were done in the street. During the Vietnam War, Bread and puppet staged block-long processions and pageants involving hundreds of people.
In 1974 Bread and Puppet moved to a farm in Glover in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. The 140-year old hay barn was transformed into a museum for veteran puppets. Our Domestic Resurrection Circus, a two day outdoor festival of puppetry shows, was presented annually through 1998."
The Takienta (Otammari construction),
"The Koutammakou landscape in north-eastern Togo, which extends into neighbouring Benin, is home to the Batammariba whose remarkable mud tower-houses (Takienta) have come to be seen as a symbol of Togo.
Many of the buildings are two storeys high and those with granaries feature an almost spherical form above a cylindrical base. Some of the buildings have flat roofs, others have conical thatched roofs." They are grouped in villages, which also include ceremonial spaces, springs, rocks and sites reserved for initiation ceremonies.
Eladio Dieste - Terminal Municipal de Ómnibus — 1973 - Salto, Uruguay
Dolmen de Soto, is an exceptional monumental megalithic architecture in stone and clay in the Iberian Peninsula in Trigueros, Andalucía, Spain dated between 3000 and 2500 B.C., Is one of the most important megalithic monuments in the South of Spain. It was found in 1923. In 1931 it was declared a National Monument. It's 21 meters long and 1.45-3 meters high.
Barbara Hepworth - "Single Form" - 1961-4 outside the United Nations Building, New York
Adolf Loos bedroom design for his wife Lina in 1903
Richard Neutra, Von Sternberg House Interior, 1935
Photography by Julius Shulman
Model for set and costumes for King Lear at the Royal Shakespeare Company, London, UK by Isamu Noguchi 1955
Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi’s home in Philadelphia - 1996
Nakashima compound in New Hope, Pennsylvania - 14 buildings on the ground built between 1946-1975
Roy Halston Frowick "Halston" offices in the Olympic Tower, 1978 - New York City.
Halston’s minimalist excess extended to the office’s dining room – complete with glassware, dishware, and tableware from Tiffany’s – where he would hold regular luncheons. © Norman McGrath, 1981.
sculptors Michèle Goalard and Albert Marchais and their work in the Grand Motte project, a new town built from scratch by the Mediterranean Sea. They built a whole environment made of bricks, water and sand, like a huge sculpture for the children to live in. - 1970's
The Sert Studio, designed by Josep Lluís Sert for Joan Miró 1954-1956
Opening night at the new Metropolitan Opera - September 16th, 1966 - New York City
Architect - Wallace K.Harrison - Max Abramovitz
James Turrell - Museum in Colome Winery and Estate in Argentina
Unseen Blue (2002)
“Mother’s House” – aka the Vanna Venturi House, the ur-post modern building, designed by her son the architect Robert Venturi - completed in 1964.
Venturi wrote his book Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture (1966) written in parallel to the construction of his mother’s house, together they became a manifesto in which Venturi re-examined and updated the principles of modern culture which, he felt, were exhausted and had been lost to corporate powers
Isamu Noguchi - Gardens for IBM headquarters in Armonk, New York - 1964
Maison Bonne Fortune by Charles Vandenhove & Associates 1997-2000
Neelam cinema - 1950’s by Aditya Prakash under the guidance of Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret built in Chandigarh, India
Manager’s house - Vanaja, Hameenlinna, Finland, 1945-46
by Alvar Aalto
Eiko Ishioka , Madame Butterfly, Broadway - 1988
The runway and stage are bleached ash, the cyclorama and proscenium are custom-dyed 'Eiko Red' custom made for the show.
Arata Isozaki, Hauserman Showroon 1982 - Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
Pipilotti Rist, mercy Danube mercy, 2014 installation - Come on honey, we’re going to change the media and start all over again, Krems, Austria, 2015
Emilio Ambasz - Casa de Retiro Espiritual - 1975
The Set of Alejandro Jodorowsky 1973 cult film The Holy Mountain
In the early twentieth century, Hong Kong was plagued by a problem with street children caused by widespread poverty and a lack of social welfare support. To address this issue, in 1929, the government started to construct the first urban playgrounds for children to spend time in and let off steam.
A much larger experiment was a playscape called Shek Lei Playground. Paul Selinger, an American artist then living in Hong Kong, offered to design a sculptural playground for the government, as he found local playgrounds uninspiring. The proposed playground came into reality in 1969, with financial support from the then Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club. Sculptural playgrounds of this scale have not been seen afterwards in Hong Kong, but local designers have still tried to create interesting playscapes using simpler physical forms ...
Mario Campi, Franco Pessina, Chiesa di Nostra Signora di Fatima, Buseno, Graubünden, Switzerland, 1984-88