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a+u 2018:03 Make New History - After The Second Chicago Architecture Biennial

a+u 2018:03

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Chicago is the birthplace of the skyscraper and a place closely associated with Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe. Against this rich cultural background, the first Chicago Architecture Biennial was held in 2015 as a showcase for architecture, art, and culture that would attract visitors to the city and inject new life into its economy. The second edition of the Biennial featured the participation of 140 artists and architects from 20 countries, under the theme “Make New History”.

This issue is guest edited by Sharon Johnson and Mark Lee, artistic directors of the second Chicago Architecture Biennial. In the first part, they look back on the Biennial with architectural historian Michael Hays and discuss what it shows about the qualified autonomy, framing, and partnerships seen in current practice. The second part introduces built work and projects selected with reference to the exhibition’s theme by the guest editors and participating architects, and responses from the architects to questions about what “Make New History” means to their thought and practice.
By focusing on the ways that architect engage with and understand history, this issue reveals something about the underlying context of their work – a fascination with anonymous objects, everyday situations, and generic forms as well as the exceptional masterpiece. This has implications for the problems their work tries to address and the individual topics that interest them.

a+u Make New History ── After The Second Chicago Architecture Biennial includes:

Make New History
Sharon Johnston & Mark Lee

Chicago Urbanscape

The Second Chicago Architecture Biennial

From Context to Autonomy, From Object to Field and Back Again
Michael Hays, Sharon Johnston & Mark Lee


Vertical City
The Chicago Tribune Competition 1922 / 1980
Tatiana Bilbao Estudio / Productora / MOS / Serie Architects / 6a architects / Christ & Gantenbein

Horizontal City
Bureau Spectacular / UrbanLab / MAIO / Charlap Hyman & Herrero / Sauter
von Moos / Karamuk * Kuo Architects / Welcomeprojects

Selected Installations From Make New History
Frida Escobedo / Baukuh / Pezo von Ellrichshausen / Studio Munbai / SO-IL
and Ana Pravacčˆ ki / SANAA / Sylvia Lavin with Erin Besler, Jessica Colangelo
and Norman Kelly / Monadnock / architecten de vylder vinck taillieu / Paul
Andersen and Paul Preissner / MG&Co.

Make New History in the Expanded Field
– Selected Projects in the View Point of “Make New History”

Typological Transfer
6a architects, Cowan Court, Churchill College, University of Cambridge
Christ & Gantenbein, List Customer Center
Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen, Office 152: Incubator
Sergison Bates Architects, Office and Welcome Centre
ZAO / standardarchitecture + Embaixada, Niangou Boat Terminal

Appropriation of Precedent
51N4E, Skanderbeg Square Project
Archi-Union Architects, Chi She
Baukuh, House of Memory
Caruso St John Architects, Bremer Landesbank
Diego Arraigada Arquitectos, Brick House
Monadnock, Atlas House

New Primitivism
architecten de vylder vinck taillieu, that it does not looks good makes that it
looks good
Go Hasegawa and Associates, House in Kyodo
Pezo Von Ellrichshausen, Rode House
Isaac Broid + Productora, Teopanzolco Cultural Center
Pascal Flammer, House for Thomi
MOS, Housing No. 7 (Artist’s Residence)

Rebuild, Reuse, and Recycle 166
Ábalos + Sentkiewicz, Edificio Principal del Proyecto Planta
Adamo-faiden, Blas House
Ensamble Studio, Cyclopean House
Kuhn Malvezzi, House of One
Sauter von Moos, House with a Tree

Respect for the city – from the ceremony of Praemium Imperiale in Tokyo
Rafael Moneo
Interviewers: Angela Pang, Seng Kuan