International exhibitions

International Archives 1st half of 2014

City in a City: a Decade of Urban Thinking, Steven Holl Architects

MAK Centre for Art and Architecture, West Hollywood (USA)

30.01 - 09.03.2014

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Press release

This new exhibition of the work of Steven Holl Architects presents six urban projects in China, designed with particular focus on shaping public space, natural green strategies, hybrid programs, structure and light. Included are three built works: Linked Hybrid in Beijing, Vanke Center/Horizontal Skyscraper in Shenzhen, and Sliced Porosity Block in Chengdu, as well as three yet to be built works: Porosity Plan in Dongguan, Eco-City in Tianjin, and the Qingdao Culture and Art Center. Concept watercolors of each building will be on view along with project models and construction documents. Also featured are short videos of the built works. The exhibition is arranged chronologically from 2002-2013 through the rooms of the Schindler House, making physical Holl's journey through a decade of thinking.


City in a City: a Decade of Urban Thinking by Steven Holl Architects, MAK Centre

Exhibition 30 January - 9 March 2014. MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, 835 North Kings Road - West Hollywood, CA 90069. Tel.: 323 651 1510. Opening hours: Seven days a week 11:00am - 6:00pm.

About Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl Architects has realized architectural works nationally and overseas, with extensive experience in the arts (including museum, gallery and exhibition design), campus and educational facilities, residential work and master planning. Steven Holl Architects is a 40-person architecture and urban design office founded in 1976, and working globally as one office from two locations; New York City and Beijing. Steven Holl leads the office with partners Chris McVoy and Noah Yaffe. Most recently completed are the Campbell Sports Center, the Sliced Porosity Block, the Daeyang Gallery and House, and the Sifang Art Museum. The Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow, Scotland will open in April 2014. Currently in construction are the Beirut Zaitunay Bay Marina and the new Visual Arts Building at the University of Iowa.


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Steven Holl Architects, Sliced Porosity Block Capitaland Raffles City, Chengdu, China 2007- 2012. © Shu He

Holl's office has taken on work of increasing complexity in China. His designs embrace pressing issues dealing with infrastructure, urban density and overpopulation. The projects featured in this exhibition offer a study of contrasting and nested scales that acknowledge the city-dweller's ever-morphing perception of urban life - from micro to macro and back again.

Steven Holl Architects, Sliced Porosity Block Capitaland Raffles City,

Chengdu, China 2007- 2012. © Shu He