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Exhibition: Building Collections at MoMA

Le Corbusier, Assembly Hall (Chandigarh, India) Roof model (1964).
Plaster and painted wood

UNStudio (Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos) Mercedes-Benz Museum Model (2001-2006) Stuttgart, Germany. Composite board, plastic and paint

Jürgen Mayer H, Mensa Karlsruhe Dining Hall model (2005-2006) Karlsruhe, German. Laser-cut polystyrene, glue, white airbrushed paint

Curated by Barry Bergdoll - the Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design – and curatorial assistant Margot Weller, Building Collections, at MoMA New York, highlights recent acquisitions made by the museum’s Department of Architecture and Design. Covering eight distinct themed areas that encompass the full range of the collection – which dates from 1890 to the present – the exhibition includes everything from delicate sketches by the likes of Heinz and Bodo Rasch (Suspension Houses Project) to the complete paraphernalia of the design process, such as the models, sketches and plans for UNStudio’s Mercedes Benz Museum in Stuttgart. The vast majority of pieces on display are being shown exclusively for the very first time.

Building Collections: Recent Acquisitions of Architecture, November 10 – May 30,
at MoMA, New York, via: Phaidon


Monday, April 4th, 2011


L’Oiseau by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra
Roofer Pendant Light by Benjamin Hubert for Fabbian

 

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