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Form Follows Rule. Campo Libero at the Architekturzentrum Wien: 23.11.17 – 04.04.18

It is possible to read a history of architecture made of mottoes about the state of the discipline and its various positions that architects held throughout different times.
Challenging the famous Luis Sullivan’s “Forms follows function,” an exhibition at the Architekturzentrum in Wien titled “Form follows Rule”, reflects upon how architecture is reacting to the more and more complex set of norms and regulations that inform and prescribe the contemporary production of landscape and architecture.

Campo Libero, presented in the Italian Pavilion at the XV Venice Architecture Biennale in 2016, will be part of a selection of case studies that showcase different approaches in current practices, curated by Martina Frühwirth, Karoline Mayer, and Katharina Ritter.

From the press release: “Who decides what our cities and buildings look like? Is it still the architects and city planners, or did the law take over long ago? The exhibition ‘Form follows Rule’ shines a spotlight on these regulations, without which nothing happens in architecture. Who makes the rules, what do they tell us about our society, and were things really any better in the past? Clear and concrete, critical and, in some of the examples, even inadvertently comical, the Architekturzentrum Wien exhibition uncovers this otherwise invisible background to architecture and urban development”.


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  4. Hannibal is Coming Back. Salon Suisse: The Next 100 Years – Scenarios for an Alpine City State. 14th International Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.
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