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Fri 4.6.

Exhibition: Turning Point(s) of Building – From Serial to Digital Architecture

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 04.06.2010 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Konrad Wachsmann Aeroplanehangar for the United States Air Force, 1950–1953 Photo: A. Laurenzo, Die Neue Sammlung – The International Design Museum Munich Model: Architekturmuseum der TU München

The Architecture Museum of the Technical University in Munich presents the work and ideas of Konrad Wachsmann in a contemporary context. The German born architect, who emigrated to the USA in 1941, saw prefabricated elements and assembly on site replacing conventional construction methods and created with his book ‘Turning Point of Building’ from 1959 a manifest of that age for the consistent industrialisation of architecture.

The exhibition will be open until 13 June 2010. In conjunction with the exhibition Prof. Matthias Kohler from Gramazio & Kohler, Architektur und Digitale Fabrikation, ETH Zurich, will be speaking on digital production methods on 10 June.

Alexander Graham Bell Tetrahedral-Tower Benin Bhreagh | Canada, 1907 Photo: A. Laurenzo, Die Neue Sammlung – The International Design Museum Munich Model: Architekturmuseum der TU München

“It is only since the use of computerised design and manufacturing methods and the economic production of individually designed elements that industrialisation, prefabrication and modular construction have gained a new, future-orientated meaning since the 1990s. This can be seen, for example, in Foster + Partners’ glass roof at the British Museum, where all parts and intersections are different. A second section of the exhibition looks at the effects brought about by this turning point. Current system building and digital production methods can be explored in a walk-in model and the problems and possibilities found in the manufacturing of a virtually infinite variety of shapes are being highlighted.”

Gramazio & Kohler Architecture and Digital Fabrication, ETH Zurich Pike Loop, Installation in public space Manhattan/New York | USA, 2009 © Gramazio & Kohler, ETH Zurich

Exhibition at Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich

Exhibition at Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich

to the Pinakothek der Moderne website

The Making of Architonic Concept Space II by Gramazio & Kohler

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