MUTEK – Symposium

Abel Perles will participate in the symposium CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION IN THE PUBLIC SPACE, presented by ICAS and the CENTRO DE CULTURA DIGITAL of Mexico City. September 30, 2013 at de Mobile Art Library A47, below the Estela de Luz at 16:15h.

Book of Copies at the Architectural Association in London

After it’s premiere at the Venice Biennial 2012, the second iteration of San Rocco’s Book of Copies will be exhibited at the AA School of Architecture in London, UK. The exhibition will take place from Saturday 5 October to Saturday 2 November 2013 in the AA Gallery and the oficial opening of the exhibition will take place Friday 4 October 6.30 – 8.30 pm. The project consists of a collection of copied images in the form of a library, produced and collected by different invited architects. The project is based on an inherently derivative and collective effort, starting with a simple act of accumulating formal knowledge. The BOOKS OF COPIES have been produced by: Noura Al Sayeh, Amale Andraos, Eugene Asse, Ido Avissar, Ludovic Balland, Leopold Banchini, Pedro Bandeira, Francesca Benedetto, Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Stefano Boeri, Michele Bonino, Giovanna Borasi, Shumi Bose, Andrea Branzi, Marianne Burkhalter and Christian Sumi, Matilde Cassani, Emanuel Christ, Irina Davidovici, Jan De Vylder, Susanne Eliasson, Tom Emerson, Ambra Fabi, Pascal Flammer, Job Floris, Eva Franch, Christoph Gantenbein, Andreas Garkisch, Francesco Garofalo, Reto Geiser, Xaveer de Geyter, Urtzi Grau and Cristina Goberna, Go Hasegawa, Juan Herreros, Michael Hofstaetter, Anne Holtrop, Wonne Ickx, Kumiko Inui, Johanna Irander, Jean Paul Jaccaud, Bijoy Jain, Adam Khan, Djamel Klouche, David Knight and Christina Monteiro, Rem Koolhaas, Wilfried Kuehn, Jimenez Lai, Éric Lapierre, Giovanni La Varra, Francesco Librizzi, Diogo Lopes and Patricia Barbas, Oliver Luetjens, Patrick Lynch, Simona Malvezzi, Johnston Marklee, Gabriele Mastrigli, Michael Meredith and Hillary Sample, Quintus Miller, Enrico Molteni, Elli Mosayebi and Theres Hollenstein, Subhash Mukerjee, Ryue Nishizawa, Olivia De Oliveira, Thomas Padmanabhan, Wolfgang Pauzenberger, Freek Persyn, Saverio Pesapane, Daniele Pisani, Annamaria Prandi and Andrea Vescovini, Joana Rafael and Paul Pieroni, Saöa Randic, Thomas Raynaud, Renato Rizzi, Marianna Rentzou and Konstantinos Pantazis, Robbrecht en Daem architecten, FranÁois Roche, Marc Ryan, Alessandro Scandurra, Valter Scelsi, Denise Scott Brown, Jonathan Sergison and Stephen Bates, Peter Swinnen, Martino Tattara, André Tavares, Milica Topalovic, Philip Ursprung, Robert Venturi, Inge Vinck and Jo Taillieu, Georg Vrachliotis, Oliver Wainwright, Peter Wilson, Ellis Woodman, Daniel Zamarbide, Mirko Zardini and Raphael Zuber. / SAN ROCCO MAGAZINE

PRODUCTORA in Colombia and Uruguay

Lecture at the Latinamerican Students of Architecture Forum, Emerging Architecture, FLEA, Bogota, Colombia, from September 11 to 14, 2013. Lecture by Carlos Bedoya / Lecture and workshop on the Architecture Faculty of the Universidad de La Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay, from September 18 to 20, 2013 with Carlos Bedoya and Abel Perles.

Contemporary Mexican Architecture in Italy

Exhibition on Contemporary Mexican Architecture organized by CAM-SAM (Colegio de Arquitectos de la Ciudad de Mexico). From October 21, 2013 at the Antiguo Acuario Romano in Rome, Italy

San Rocco summer school, Italy

Wonne Ickx is one of the tutors participating in the SAN ROCCO SUMMER SCHOOL in Genoa, Italy from August 28 to September 6, 2013. This first edition of the Genoa University Summer School is organized by the Department of Science for Architecture in collaboration with the architectural magazine San Rocco. The Summerschool will ask the students to design a New Mosque of Genoa in the so called Arena del Mare. Tutors are: Ido Avissar (LIST), Paolo Carpi (Baukuh), Matteo Costanzo (2A+P/A), Kersten Geers (Office KGDVS), Matteo Ghidoni (Salottobuono), Anne Holtrop, Wonne Ickx (PRODUCTORA), Giovanni Piovene (PIOVENEFABI), Oliver Thill (Atelier Kempe Thill). Each tutor will participate for two days, taking over the work developed by the colleagues that preceded him in the days before. It is the students who will provide the SRSS with consistency, being the only constant in this educational experiment. Wonne Ickx will lecture on Friday, August 30.

PRODUCTORA obtains mention in open international competition in Belgorod, Russia

The proposal ‘In the heart of Belgorod’ by PRODUCTORA has been awarded with an honorable mention in the Belgorod City Centre Competition, an open international competition organized by the City of Belgorod and Bart Goldhoorn of PROJECT RUSSIA. The competition asked participants to develop a master plan that could densify the historic city centre of Belgorod, without recurring to the typical scheme of high towers favored by Russian developers; to find the optimum between density and quality to offer the city a recipe for redeveloping the historic center as a whole. A total of 126 projects were received, of which 43 from Russia and 83 from abroad. On Monday June 19, 2013 the members of the Jury gathered at the exhibition of the projects in the Belgorod Shurkov State Technological University and selected three winning projects and three honorable mentions. The jury consisted of Pieter van Wesemael (professor of urbanism, Technical University Eindhoven), Bart Goldhoorn (curator, publisher of PROJECT RUSSIA magazine), Oleg Grigoriev (deputy director of the Moscow Masterplan Institute), Nikolai Lyashenko (architect, principal of Tsimailo Lyashenko architects), Vitali Pertsev (Chief Architect of the Belgorod region), Vasily Viktorovich Bolshanin (Chief City Artist, Belgorod, Russia) and Timur Talgatovich Valeev (Deputy Chief City Architect).

Dogchitecture openning

Dogchitecture is an exhibition inspired on ‘Architecture for Dogs’, a project by Kenya Hara in Japan, where the target is to reinvent the house for the dog integrating  the world of design, trougth the perspective and philosophy of young mexican architects. The 10 offices that participated in this initiative are: BNKR Arquitectura, Rojkind Arquitectos, Broissin, PRODUCTORA, a-001, Taller 13, PMS Arch Buro, ROW Studio, Laboratorio Arquitectura Básica y ESOS. Dogchitecture will be exhibit in Polyforum Siqueiros from June 20 to July 28, 2013.

Jury CEMEX award 2013

Carlos Bedoya will participate as an invited jury in the XXI CEMEX AWARD. The meeting of the jury to deliberate will take place in Cancun, Quintana Roo on June 12, 13 and 14, 2013.

Mark Manders – Room with Broken Sentence

Wonne Ickx contributed with a text to the catalogue that accompanies the exhibition of Mark Manders at the Dutch Pavilion at the Venice Art Biennale, 2013. The Dutch pavilion showcases Room with Broken Sentence, curated by Lorenzo Benedetti, an exhibition that covers a 23-year span of the artists activity, combining existing installations with a spectacular four-meter-high monumental new work. The publication published by Roma Publications contains a large number of contributions creating an interesting multiple perspective on the work of Manders. The authors are: Maxwell L. Anderson / Maria Barnas / Stephan Berg / Achim Borchardt-Hume / Saskia Bos / Philippe Van Cauteren / Doryun Chong / Penelope Curtis / Birgit Donker / Nickel van Duijvenboden / Peter Eleey / Douglas Fogle / Gary Garrels / Jeffrey Grove / Hans den Hartog Jager / Jan Hoet / Laura Hoptman / Wonne Ickx / Toby Kamps / Yukie Kamiya / Mami Kataoka / Vincenzo Latronico / Maaike Lauwaert / Jean-Hubert Martin / François Piron / Philippe Pirotte / Yasmil Raymond / Hans Rudolf Reust / Lon Robbe / Dieter Roelstraete / Ralph Rugoff / Nancy Spector / Susan Lubowsky Talbott / Mirjam Varadinis / Olga Viso / Joel Wachs / Ida van Zijl / Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, each reflecting on an individual piece.