We couldn’t be more proud of our latest installment of AN Interior, our magazine that showcases the best in interiors from around the world.
This issue includes a wide variety of featured projects:
- A vibrant apartment that the architects behind breakout firm Pedro&Juana designed for themselves. (Image seen above.)
- A sleek coffee shop from Dallas-based OFFICIAL that goes from day to night thanks to a craft cocktail bar tucked in the back.
- A minimal—but far from plain—home in Seattle’s Capitol Hill inspired by art galleries and designed by Heliotrope Architects.
- An office in San Francisco designed by Studio O+A for wealth management company that’s modern but still conveys traditional business values.
…and there’s plenty more, from stunning architectural models at Columbia University’s GSAPP to a conversation with Marsha Meredith, creative director of Aesop. In addition to the teaser image above, we’ve included the issue’s calendar below. Spring always brings a new round of exhibitions and festivals that will help welcome the warmer months. Several high-profile traveling exhibitions are also making stops in new locations, so watch out for these shows:
(Courtesy Cesar and Claudio Oiticica Collection)
Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium
Art Institute of Chicago
111 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Through May 7
This is the first U.S. retrospective of one of the most influential postwar Latin American artists, Brazilian master Hélio Oiticica. The show traces the evolution of his work from dynamic abstract paintings meant to break free of the flat plane to sculptural artworks and large-scale installations that critique political and social problems (most notably, Brazil’s military dictatorship.) Oiticica’s direction helped inspire Tropicália, a widespread activist art movement taking strong positions against conservatism and fighting for a purely Brazilian art.
La Pyramide market building in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (1973) by Italian architect Rinaldo Olivieri. (©Iwan Baan)
Architecture of Independence-African Modernism
Center For Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place, New York
Through May 27
Exploring the legacy of modern architecture and nation building in 1960s and 1970s Africa, Architecture of Independence shines a light on a time when Sub-Saharan countries, having just gained their independence, looked to bold new architecture to express their national identities. The show, which features photography by Iwan Baan and Alexia Webster, looks at astounding designs like the Independence Arch (1961) in Accra, Ghana, by the Public Works Department, the Hotel Ivoire (1962-1970) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire by Heinz Finches and Thomas Leiterdorf, and the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (1967-1973) in Nairobi, Kenya.
(Courtesy Architecture + Design Museum)
Decoding Asian Urbanism
Architecture + Design Museum Los Angeles
900 East 4th Street, Los Angeles
April 21–June 23
This comprehensive exhibition explores the architecture and urban interventions that are creatively transforming the spatial landscape of Asian cities. It also illustrates the complex principles that underlie these interventions, such as sustainability, density, and regional culture. Featured projects include Hong Kong’s web of interlinked, raised walkways; South Korea’s Sejong City, a municipality recently built from scratch; and Shanghai Tower, the tallest skyscraper in China and the second-largest building in the world.
László Moholy-Nagy, Construction AL6 (Konstruktion AL6), 1933–34. Oil and incised lines on aluminum, 60 × 50 cm. IVAM, Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Generalitat. © 2016 Hattula Moholy-Nagy/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Moholy-Nagy: Future Present
Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles
Through June 18
Moholy-Nagy: Future Present, which traveled from the Guggenheim Museum in New York, examines the career of one of the most diverse, influential designers in history, László Moholy-Nagy. The Hungarian-born pioneer worked as a painter, photographer, sculptor, filmmaker, and writer as well as a graphic, exhibition, and stage designer. He was also an influential teacher at the Bauhaus, and later the founder of Chicago’s Institute of Design. The exhibition includes more than 250 works from collections across Europe and the U.S., from paintings to 35mm films.
(Courtesy Liam Young)
Liam Young: New Romance
Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery
1172 Amsterdam Avenue, New York
March 30–May 13, 2017
Architect, artist, and filmmaker Liam Young uses film as an architectural tool, experimenting with cutting-edge technologies. His breathtaking works, on display at Columbia’s Arthur Ross Gallery, employ autonomous drones, laser scanning, and architectural renderings to create surreal visions of the future. Examples include In the Robot Skies (2016), Where the City Can’t See (2016), and the debut of Renderlands (2017). The show also contains a selection of props, materials, and research for each undertaking.
Design Week Portland
A weeklong, citywide series of programs exploring the process, craft, and practice of design across all disciplines. Events include lectures, panels, exhibitions, workshops, studio open houses, home tours, dinners, films, music, and, of course, the opening and closing parties. Highlights include Snøhetta’s exhibition, People Process Projects, at the Center for architecture; a hike through Maya Lin and Confluence’s restored Sandy River Delta; Adobe’s Creative Jam tournament; a three-hour design charrette competition; and a table tennis tournament for Portland’s designers and architects.
(Sue Ann Kahn, Courtesy Lori Bookstein Fine Art)
Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture
Kimbell Art Museum
3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, Texas
March 26–June 25
Organized by the Vitra Design Museum, The Power of Architecture showcases the work of one of the greatest architects of the 20th century. (The Kimbell itself is one of Kahn’s masterpieces, making it an ideal venue.) In addition to encompassing a wide array of drawings, models, photographs, and films, the exhibition contains many of Kahn’s watercolors, pastels, and charcoal drawings, a 12-foot-tall model of his City Tower in Philadelphia, as well as interviews with Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, Peter Zumthor, and Sou Fujimoto.