On November 10th, Steven Holl will be giving a lecture titled "Making Architecture" that explores that process of making architecture, beginning from failed concept sketches, drawings and renderings through completion. He will also speak to concepts from his new book Compression that completes the series starting with Anchoring. Following his lecture, Steven Holl will be signing copies of the new monorgraph from Urban Environmental Design, Vol. 120, Issue 08, which just came out as a continuation of "Steven Holl: The World We Live In" published in 2013. This new monograph, "Steven Holl: Architectural Poet", features Steven Holl Architect's latest projects in the past seven years.
Both events will take place at the Art Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts
Associated "Making Architecture" Exhibtion will be open at the ARCHI-DEPOT Museum in Tokyo, Japan. Nina Stritzler-Levine, Curator, writes:
"In the rapidly changing practice of architecture, all aspects of creativity and production are quickened at unprecedented levels and the standard method of how an architect works is increasingly mediated by technology. This situation generates interesting questions about our built environment and the potential for architecture’s future existence as an expressive art form. Certainly the mediation of the computer is an asset to the architect, but as the human hand is eliminated in the making of architecture, how a building ultimately looks and how it behaves and even feels to occupants is altered. The hand-mind connection achieves subtleties and nuances of color, materiality, light, and space that the computer does not.
This exhibition, part of the Dorsky Museum’s “Hudson Valley Master’s Series,” explores Holl’s distinctive process of making architecture through eleven of his current projects. Despite the broad geographic range, extending across four continents, and the programmatic diversity from healthcare facilities to libraries, art centers and museums, each of these projects involves the thinking-making coupling of well-functioning architecture."
Making Architecture Exhibition
Date: Nov. 8, 2019 — Jan. 18, 2020
Lecture : Making Architecture
Speaker: Steven Hall
Host: Zhu Pei, Dean and professor of the school of architecture, Central Academy of Fine Arts
13:30-14:30, November 10, 2019
Venue: Academic Lecture Hall, Art Museum, Central Academy of Fine Arts
Release Ceremony of New Monograph
16:00-16:30, November 10, 2019
Venue: Academic Lecture Hall, Art Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts
New Monograph Signing:
16:45-18:00, November 10, 2019
Venue: Exhibition Hall on the second floor of Art Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts