MoMA curators select highlights from Towards a Concrete Utopia

The curators of MoMA’s recently opened exhibition about the architecture of former Yugoslavia have chosen their favourite pieces from the show, including Kenzo Tange’s masterplan for Skopje and a giant war monument in Croatia. Towards a Concrete Utopia: Architecture of Yugoslavia, 1948-1980 presents examples of the impressive buildings and ambitious masterplans created during the socialist

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Valentin Jeck photographs Yugoslavia’s concrete architecture for MoMA exhibition

Photographer Valentin Jeck has travelled around the region of former Yugoslavia to capture images of its brutalist architecture for MoMA’s Toward a Concrete Utopia exhibition. Jeck’s series of images are blown up and displayed around the galleries of the New York museum as part of the exhibition, which opened to the public yesterday, 15 July

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The Concrete Monoliths Of Yugoslavia Explored In MoMA’s Latest Exhibition

In the first exhibition of its kind in America, ‘Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980’ explores the push and pull of capitalist West and socialist East through the prism of architecture in the former republic.
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MoMA’s Toward a Concrete Utopia exhibition presents the architecture of Yugoslavia

The impressive monuments, ambitious masterplans and unrealised visions of architects across socialist former Yugoslavia are the subject of an exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980 explores the use of building and urban planning to create a national identity for the country during its 45-year existence.

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Jean Nouvel’s 53W53 tower tops out over New York’s MoMA

Newly released construction photographs show the progress of French architect Jean Nouvel’s first New York skyscraper: a supertall tower rising above the city’s Museum of Modern Art. The images by photographer Giles Ashford capture the 53W53 tower as construction reaches the final 82nd floor and the building’s curtain wall takes shape – significant progress since

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MoMA exhibits Bodys Isek Kingelez’s fantastical models of African metropoles

New York’s Museum of Modern Art is exhibiting the “extreme maquettes” of late Congolese sculptor Bodys Isek Kingelez, who modelled futuristic African cities with recycled cardboard, colourful paper and Coca-Cola cans. Located on the museum’s third floor, Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams is the first US retrospective of work by the architect, sculptor and artist. It displays

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MoMA announces exhibition exploring Yugoslavia’s concrete architecture

New York’s Museum of Modern Art will examine former Yugoslavia’s impressive concrete structures and bold urban planning visions created during its communist years, in an exhibition opening this summer. Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980, will present examples of the distinct style that emerged in the state, which occupied the Balkans region of

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Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive opens at New York’s MoMA

A major retrospective exhibition examining the drawings and models of legendary American architect Frank Lloyd Wright has opened today, coinciding with what would have been his 150th birthday. Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive presents almost 400 objects from the architect’s vast collection of materials, which was jointly acquired by MoMA and the

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MoMA unveils first phase of major overhaul by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Diller Scofidio + Renfro has completed the first stage of its renovation of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and has revealed details of its plans to extend into Jean Nouvel’s 53W53 residential tower. The US studio is working with global firm Gensler on the project that will increase MoMA’s gallery space by 30 per cent, as well as improving circulation and offering

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MoMA to stage major Frank Lloyd Wright exhibition in 2017

New York’s Museum of Modern Art has announced a major exhibition of work by famed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright to coincide with what would have been his 150th birthday. Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive will open next summer and comprise approximately 450 works created over his 60-year career. Wright is considered More

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MoMA’s Insecurities exhibition to address the global refugee crisis

New York’s Museum of Modern Art has announced an exhibition of projects that aim to tackle the issue of shelter for migration and global refugee emergencies. This autumn, Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter will bring together examples of art, architecture and design works at a range of scales, which all focus on the topical subject More

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Future uncertain for MoMA’s architecture and design galleries

New York’s Museum of Modern Art is closing its architecture and design galleries for refurbishment, but the institution is unable to confirm that they will reopen in the same format. MoMA’s third-floor galleries dedicated to architecture, design, drawings and photography are shutting as part of ongoing renovations to the building on 53rd Street in Midtown Manhattan. More

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Japanese architects have rejected the starchitect system says MoMA curator

Contemporary Japanese architects have created “a legacy with more consistency” than the famous names that dominate architecture elsewhere, says the curator of a major new MoMA exhibition (+ slideshow). MoMA’s show, which is titled A Japanese Constellation, focuses on the work of three generations of Japanese architects, including Toyo Ito, Kazuyo Sejima and SANAA, and Sou Fujimoto. More

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Escobedo Soliz to create “cloud of ropes” for MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program

Mexico City-based Escobedo Soliz Studio has won this year’s MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program contest, with plans to create a colourful woven canopy and a paddling pool in the New York gallery’s courtyard (+ slideshow). For the 2016 edition of the YAP programme – which invites emerging architects to propose a temporary structure for the MoMA More

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MoMA scales back expansion by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in New York

New York’s Museum of Modern Art has simplified plans for an expansion by Diller Scofidio + Renfro that will include the site of the now demolished American Folk Art Museum Building designed by Todd Williams and Billie Tsien. The museum has eliminated plans for the so-called “Gray Box” and “Art Bay” envisioned by Diller, Scofidio More

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Jean Nouvel’s first New York skyscraper will include three floors of MoMA gallery space

New images show details of the design for the 53W53 residential tower by French architect Jean Nouvel, which will occupy a site adjacent to the Museum of Modern Art on New York’s 53rd Street. Featuring a tapered profile with a roofline staggered across three irregular levels, the 320-metre-tall skyscraper will house 139 apartments — including […]

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Andrés Jaque to create water-purifying pipe network for MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program

News: Spanish architect Andrés Jaque has won this year’s MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program contest, with plans to turn the courtyard of the New York gallery into a water filtration plant. Jaque’s New York- and Madrid-based studio Office for Political Innovation will draw attention to the global issue of water shortage for the 2015 edition of the YAP programme, […]
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