Architecture today often gives shape through design to art, fashion, and real estate. But most of the most compelling architecture also gives form to thought, and, in the process, creates edifices that “houses social, political, and spatial relations.” The idea that architects make visible the functions of society in operational and aspirational terms is the theme of Measure, a new exhibition at the Storefront for Art and Architecture.
“Measuring Work,” The Architecture Lobby. Measure, 2015. (Courtesy Storefront for Art and Architecture)
The exhibition features drawings by 30 architects that “seek to find measures, resist measurement, and measure the immeasurable by presenting from the real to the fictional and from the functional to the symbolic.”
Further, Measure positions the medium and the act of drawing as a process by which we seek coherence in data and representation, and shows that it is the making of facts that is the basis for the production of futurity beyond existing norms.”
The architects featured in the exhibit include:
The Architecture Lobby
Barozzi / Veiga
Fake Industries Architectural Agonism (Urtzi Grau, Cristina Goberna) and Georgia
Kohn Pedersen Fox Assoc.
KUTONOTUK (Matthew Jull + Leena Cho)
Jon Lott / PARA Project
m-a-u-s-e-r (Mona Mahall + Asli Serbest)
MILLIØNS (John May + Zeina Koreitem)
Nicholas de Monchaux
Anna Neimark and Andrew Atwood / First Office
(Cathryn Dwyre + Chris Perry)
James Ramsey, RAAD Studio
Reiser + Umemoto
Nader Tehrani / NADAAA
Measure opens August 14, 2015 and runs through September 12, 2015. The gallery is located at 97 Kenmare Street in Manhattan.