Professors Velikov and Thün’s practice RVTR featured in Penser tout haut | Faire l'architecture at Centre de design de l'UQAM

Penser tout haut | Faire l’architecture, curated by Viennese cultural theorist Elke Krasny will be exhibited at the Centre de Design de l’UQAM in Montreal from February 11 – April 18, 2010. The exhibit includes work from Professors Velikov and Thün’s practice, RVTR, featuring Pampas House.

The exhibit offers a rediscovery of the discipline from the intimacy of the design studio and demonstrates the reality of how architecture works by presenting the tools used by many professional architectural offices.

Through interviews, design process documents, photographs and artifacts – models, sketches, objects – the exhibition explores the place where architecture begins and asks questions such as: What are the links between architectural conception and production? What are the inspirations for architects, their tools and modes of practice? How does the atmosphere of the architect’s studio and the tools that architects utilize influence the design process and its outcomes?

Penser tout haut | Faire l’architecture engages these questions through the examination of 22 architectural practices including Atelier Bow-Wow, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, UN Studio, Steven Holl, Jona Friedman, Brian McKay Lyons, Patkau Architects, Saucier Perrotte, Shim-Sutcliffe, Richard Kroeker, Lacaton Vassal, Venturi Scott-Brown, Atelier Big City and RVTR.

Abitare, an interenational design magazine, featured the exhibition on Feb. 10, 2010. V2, an architecture, design and art news service, also discussed the exhibit.

For more information on the exhibit, see the UQAM website.