Exhibition // American Perspectives: from Classic to Contemporary at Tchoban Foundation

Thursday, Jul. 23, 2015

An atlas of different landscapes by American architects and architectural illustrators of the 20th and 21st century is currently on view at the Museum for Architectural Drawing in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg.

Displayed on two floors, this exhibition gives an overview about the dedication to architectural drawings, of accomplished works, sketches of projects that never been realized or just fantasized about.

American Perspectives, Installation View at Tchoban Foundation – Museum for Architectural Drawing // Copyright Greg Bannan, Courtesy of Tchoban Foundation

Upon entering the first floor, the show begins with landscape themes in color and black and white: Thomas Schaller‘s beautiful water color paintings of urban landscapes with traces of California light, followed by Steve Oles‘ black and white drawing of the famous Louvre Pyramid by I.M. Pei,as well as a detail of the new adjacent museum hall, also by I.M. Pei, for the German Historical Museum. Achilles Rizzoli‘s elaborate drawing makes one spent a little bit more time to explore the mystery of his imaginary world. Continued by Hugh Ferris‘ ardent depiction of Wall Street, and of course Frank Lloyd Wright‘s drawing of the residence in Oak Park, Illinois from 1907, completes the different palettes of the collection on the first floor.

American Perspectives, Installation View at Tchoban Foundation – Museum for Architectural Drawing // Copyright Greg Bannan, Courtesy of Tchoban Foundation

On the second floor, Lebbeus Woods, revisits the museum with his machine-like pastel-tinted composition. Scott Tulay‘s dark grey flying fragments with a tint of blue looks like what once used to be a building and is now sucked up into a tornado. The whole range of the drawings is technical and analytical as well as sensual and playful.

The size of the exhibition rooms, allows the viewers to explore the details of each architectural drawing in an intimate setting. The show runs until 20th of September and is highly recommended to not only architects, but also anyone who would like to get lost in the abstract lines created by remarkable architects and artists.

American Perspectives, Installation View at Tchoban Foundation – Museum for Architectural Drawing // Copyright Greg Bannan, Courtesy of Tchoban Foundation

Exhibition Info

TCHOBAN FOUNDATION – MUSEUM FOR ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING
“American Perspectives: from Classic to Contemporary” – GROUP SHOW
Exhibition: Jun. 20 – Sep. 20, 2015
Christinenstraße 18A (click here for map)

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