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oct 21, 2015

sí / no exhibition details the architecture of urban-think tank


sí / no exhibition details the architecture of urban-think tank
empower shack, khayelitsha, cape town, south africa
image © U-TT, photo: jan ras/U-TT

 

 

 

sí / no: the architecture of urban-think tank
architekturmuseum der tu münchen (pinakothek der moderne)
november 19, 2015 – february 21, 2016

 

 

conceived by its founders alfredo brillembourg and hubert klumpner as an ‘interdisciplinary design collective’, urban-think tank was originally launched in venezuela, first as an NGO, and then as a private office. over the past 17 years, U-TT has established itself as a leading exponent of socially conscious architecture, undertaking practical fieldwork in caracas, and in particular the favelas and their relationship with the city.

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the metrocable of san agustín, baruta caracas, venezuela
image © U-TT, photo: iwan baan

 

 

 

U-TT’s urban-planning designs grew out of this research, based on a conceptual approach which aimed at a gradual rapprochement between the planned and the informal areas of the city. through teaching at new york’s columbia university, and venturing into international exhibitions and publications, U-TT has brought its activities and research to the attention of a global audience. their study of the torre david skyscraper in caracas and their subsequent exhibition won them the golden lion award at the venice architecture biennale in 2012.

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torre david, caracas, venezuela
image © U-TT, photo: daniel schwartz

 

 

 

taking different informal settlements from all over the world, a new exhibition titled ‘sí / no: the architecture of urban-think tank’ illustrates the studio’s multi-facetted research methods, analyses, and development studies. the presentation seeks to offer different ways of thinking about design, challenging the role and responsibilities of today’s architects. U-TT suggests that those in the profession must ask themselves, and the world at large, whether their work can make a meaningful difference.

 

the exhibition opens at munich’s architecture museum on november 19, 2015, and remains on display until february 21, 2016.

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the anglican church upgrade, baruta caracas, venezuela
image © U-TT, photo: daniel schwartz/U-TT at ETH

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reactivate athens, greece
image © U-TT, photo: daniel schwartz/U-TT at ETH

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FAVA school for autistic children, baruta caracas, venezuela
image © U-TT, photo: iwan baan

 

 


sí / no: the architecture of urban-think tank
video courtesy of urban-think tank

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‘sí / no: the architecture of urban-think tank’ shown on display in zurich

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the exhibition illustrates the studio’s research methods, analyses, and development studies

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the presentation seeks to offer different ways of thinking about design and architecture

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the display challenges the role and responsibilities of today’s architects

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the exhibition opens at munich’s architecture museum on november 19, 2015

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