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Ricastudio designs the adaptation of the Unfinished Exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2016 to Casas XVI in Santo Domingo

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El Centro Cultural de España y Casas del XVI inauguraron el 10 de noviembre la exposición Unfinished, que ya fue presentada en el Pabellón de España y galardona con el León de Oro en la XV Bienal de Arquitectura de Venecia en 2016, uno de los premios más prestigiosos de arquitectura, merecido por mostrar una arquitectura combativa y resolutiva que contribuya a lograr solucionar los desafíos a los que se enfrenta el mundo actual.

La apertura está enmarcada dentro de la V Edición de las Semanas de España en la República Dominicana, un proyecto de diplomacia pública organizado por la Embajada de España que incluye diversas actividades culturales, académicas y sociales y en el que también colabora la AECID (Agencia Española de Cooperación internacional para el Desarrollo) junto con otras entidades públicas, privadas y académicas de ambos países.

La exposición además busca contribuir a generar un espacio de reflexión que permita aprender sobre cómo anticipar y abordar cuestiones similares en la República Dominicana a partir de la experiencia española, recapacitar sobre las consecuencias de un crecimiento económico acelerado y su impacto en el territorio, al igual que plantearnos el concepto de sostenibilidad en la arquitectura actual. La muestra original de UNFINISHED que fue presentada en el pabellón de España en la XV Bienal de Venecia ha sido adaptada a República Dominicana.

La exposición se nutrirá con imágenes impresas de la campaña de redes sociales y con las propuestas ganadoras del concurso de arquitectura ‘Inacabados’. También se realizará un certamen de fotografías en torno a la muestra, así como conferencias dinámicas alrededor del concepto de “Arquitectura Sostenible”.

La exposición Unfinished estará abierta al público con entrada libre hasta el 20 de diciembre en las instalaciones de Casas del XVI, ubicada en la calle Padre Billini No. 252, y en el Centro Cultural de España en Santo Domingo en la calle Arzobispo Meriño 2, ambas en la Zona Colonial de Santo Domingo.

Para más información: www.unfinished.es y www.ccesd.org

Lorena del Río leads Cooper Union participation on Ideas City

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Ideas City is a civic platform by the New Museum based on the premise that art and culture are essential to the future viability of cities. Del Río’s design Circle is a collaborative effort to fabricate one solid structure that represents ideals for the public space of the future city.

Ricastudio presents his prototype for Experimenta Urbana, Documenta Kassel 2017.

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Ways of Life

Exhibition opening and lectures: July 5, 6pm, with Christoph Hesse, Neeraj Bhatia & friends

Kulturbahnhof Kassel
Rainer Dierichs Platz 1
Kassel
Germany

www.experimenta-urbana.de

The time “after work” was traditionally where “life” began. Today, the line between work and life has never been so blurred. Work environments are in- creasingly organized through furniture arrangements and programs inspired from the domestic realm—from kitchens to dining areas to living rooms. These “brick-wall tech” environments have brought home to work, increasing its comfort as well as productivity. At the same time, the domestic realm is increasingly a location for new forms of labor that can be spatially distributed yet virtually connected. More people now work from home than ever before, which has also enabled a new nomadicism. The economic and spatial pressures of the city has fostered a new cosomopolitan-rural dweller, who wants to merge labor with nature. Ways of Life is an investigation into the new condition of work­ing in close proximity in nature. How we negotiate our domestic and immaterial labor, and how we relate to nature is indicative of who we are.

As the public and private realm as well as spaces for work and life overlap in previously unforeseen ways, a new condition of work has emerged: working in close proximity to nature. Away from the city, dwelling in nature is not only a key symbolic gesture of escape, it has collapsed urban labor in close proximity with the wilderness. This new domestic space type is significant because of this spatial collapse, as our relationship with work, family, and nature needs to be negotiated through architecture. The way that this negotiation occurs is the study of this project. How we work, how we interact with our environment, and how we navigate ourselves in the world after work or more fittingly, between work, speaks of our politics and values as a society. We hope that the prototype designs immerse work in nature while clarifying the relationship between work / life and the individual / collective. In this manner, we hope that the projects become architectural theses for new Ways of Life.

The following emerging offices from around the globe have been asked to develop a prototype dwelling that immerses work in nature while clarifying the relationship between work / life and the individual / collective. The projects will be present at EXPERIMENTA URBANA, a co-event with documenta14 in Kassel/Germany on July 5, 2017. Selected designs will begin construction starting March 2018.

Co-Curated by:
Christoph Hesse
Neeraj Bhatia

Featuring Work by:
Studio Anna Heringer (Germany)
Atelier Alter (China / USA)
BIT Boris Bernaskoni (Russia)
Christoph Hesse Architects (Germany)
Dogma (Belgium)
Fake Industries Architectural Agonism (Australia / USA)
J. MAYER H. UND PARTNER (Germany)
KWK Promes (Poland)
noa* (Italy)
Organization for Permanent Modernity (Belgium / USA)
Penda (Austria / China)
Pezo Von Ellrichshausen (Chile)
RICA Studio (Spain / USA)
SsD (USA / Korea)
Somatic Collaborative (USA)
Stinessen Arkitektur (Norway)
Tatiana Bilbao Estudio (Mexico)
The Open Workshop (USA / Canada)
Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop (Japan)

Exhibition dates and locations:
​July 5–30, 2017
Südflügel (South wing) at KulturBahnhof (Hauptbahnhof)
Rainer-Dierichsplatz 1, Kassel

August 1–September 17, 2017
Foyer ASL Building at Kassel University
Universitätsplatz 9, Kassel vom

RICA to design the stand for the Royal Spanish Academy in Rome at ARCO Art Fair in Madrid

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Cooperación Internacional tendrá por primera vez un espacio en ARCO

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Madrid, 21 feb (EFE).- Cooperación Española tendrá por primera vez un espacio propio en la Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo ARCO, que estará dedicado a la Real Academia de España en Roma.

Según ha informado hoy esta institución, este expositor de Cooperación Española que se ubicará en el Pabellón 7 de Ifema ha sido diseñado por el arquitecto Iñaqui Carnicero, quien ha ideado una “arquitectura de perfiles metálicos” que recrea el interior del Tempietto de Bramante, un monumento de estilo renacentista que se encuentra en el interior de la Academia de España en Roma.

Además de esta estructura principal, éste punto contará con varias proyecciones audiovisuales de trabajos colectivos de artistas e investigadores residentes en la Academia que muestran sus lugares de trabajo, las zonas comunes de la Academia o una panorámica sobre la ciudad de Roma.

Imágenes tomadas con cámara 360º que se podrán ver en los diferentes dispositivos electrónicos que han puesto a disposición de los visitantes.

El estand, añade la nota, se plantea también como un lugar de encuentro para residentes de promociones anteriores, aunque también dispondrá de información sobre la convocatoria de becas y sobre los becarios actuales, de los que se ofrecerán resúmenes biográficos o semblanzas de los proyectos en los que trabajan.

Con este espacio, el Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, de quien depende Cooperación Internacional, apuesta por dar “visibilidad” a la Real Academia de España en Roma, una institución que “aúna tradición y contemporaneidad y cuya vitalidad invita a su participación” en la principal muestra de arte contemporáneo de nuestro país.

Desde su inauguración a finales del siglo XIX, la Academia de España en Roma promociona la formación artística y humanística de creadores e investigadores de diversas disciplinas a través de su programa de becas. EFE

Storefront for Art and Architecture exhibiting “The Golden Loop” by RICA

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“Activating Pieds-à-Terre” by RICA | Iñaqui Carnicero, Lorena del Río and Steven Ren

pied-à-terre

noun \pē-ˌā-də-ˈter, -ˌā-dä-; ˌpyā-dä-\

-A small house or apartment that you own or rent in a city other than that where your primary home is located, in which you stay when visiting that city for a short time.

-French for “foot on the ground”

Owning a piece of New York or “putting a foot in the city” has become a shared aspiration for the global rich, from traditional American and European buyers to cash-flush Russians, Chinese, Middle Easterners, and Brazilians. In recent years, the demand for these super-elite luxury apartments has increased dramatically, creating a whole new typology of skyscraper, the “superslenders,” which are rising on the New York skyline.

The purchase of these trophy apartments is largely a status symbol, and competition for them arises not from a necessity for dwelling but from a battle of the egos. The proliferation of these properties has left large areas of the city “owned but not used.” Ghostly towers stand with dark windows, seemingly abandoned but ironically “SOLD OUT.” According to the New York Times, “In one part of [Midtown], between East 53rd and 59th Streets, more than half of the 500 apartments are occupied for two months or less. That is a higher proportion than in resort and second-home communities”

The problem with this is that not only is valuable real estate essentially wasted, but a high demand for these buildings makes them more profitable to construct than badly needed affordable housing that would address the city’s rampant housing shortages. Some have suggested a tax on pieds-à-terre to deter potential buyers, but the logic behind this is flawed, as extra costs will only serve to make these properties seem more elite, and therefore, more desirable.

The Golden Loop represents a satirical perspective on the extravagance and wastefulness of these real estate practices. As opposed to taxation or regulation, the project will engage these properties directly by providing access, both visually and physically, to otherwise forbidden domains. The goal of the project is to re-incorporate the territories lost to the insatiable appetite of the super-elite back into the public sphere by allowing universal access to the amenities that they hoard. Through the act of occupation instead of inhabitation, we are left to contemplate how these two vastly different worlds can exist simultaneously, oblivious to each other’s existence.

To illustrate the problem with pied-à-terres, golden volumes have been stacked onto the most significant residences, representing the percentage of each building that consist of underutilized homes. The volumes are, in fact, layered striations spaced 10 feet (3 meters) apart (a typical floor-to-ceiling height) to illustrate the magnitude of the phenomenon.

The project’s intervention, an elevated promenade that circles Central Park South and “Billionaire’s Row,” shows how, through occupation instead of inhabitation, the city can gain back its lost space. Through a series of catwalks and elevators that branch off towards each building, views previously reserved for penthouses will be opened to the public, liberating vistas from empty windows.

In a city short on space, The Golden Loop makes use of pied-à-terres while owners are absent, blurring the lines between what is public and private, and providing a setting to contemplate how the other half lives.–

 

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Iñaqui Carnicero and Lorena del Rio at Storefront with the exhibition ¨Sharing Models: Manhattanisms¨

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We are experiencing the emergence of a culture that is marked by a return to, redefinition, and expansion of the notion of the commons. The increasing complexity and interconnectedness of globalization is reorienting us away from trends that have emphasized individuation and singular development, and toward new forms of collectivity.

Over the last decade, emerging technologies and economies have affected aspects of our everyday life, from the way we work and travel, to how we think about shelter and social engagement.

How will the sharing movement of today affect the way we inhabit and build the cities of tomorrow?

Manhattan, one of the most dense and iconic places in the world, has been a laboratory for many visions of urbanism. Sharing Models: Manhattanisms invites 30 international architects to produce models of their own visions for the city’s future.

The models, each a section of Manhattan, establish analytical, conceptual, and physical frameworks for inhabiting and constructing urban space and the public sphere. Together, they present a composite figure; a territory that is simultaneously fictional and real, and one that opens a window to new perceptions of the city’s shared assets.

Participants

Archi-Tectonics, NYC
Asymptote Architecture
Atelier Manferdini
Bureau V
Buro Koray Duman
Iñaqui Carnicero and Lorena del Río
Matilde Cassani
Dror
FOAM
Future Firm
Höweler + Yoon
Huff + Gooden Architects
JUNE14
Leong Leong
LEVENBETTS
MAIO
Manuel Herz Architects
MODU
nARCHITECTS
ODA
The Open Workshop
Pedro & Juana
Renato Rizzi, IUAV Venice (It)
SCHAUM/SHIEH
SITU Studio
SO – IL
T+E+A+M
Tatiana Bilbao Estudio
TEN Arquitectos
Urban Agency

Research support for this exhibition is provided by Juan Francisco Saldarriaga and the Center for Spatial Research at Columbia University.

Specific model support provided by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E).

July 15th – September 2nd, 2016

July 14th Exhibition Opening
6 – 7 pm: Press and Members Preview [RSVP] 7 – 9 pm: Public Opening [RSVP]

Download the information related to this event here.