Following the exhibition of Alternative Histories in London last spring, the exhibition travels to Brussels this September.
Acknowledging that architecture is a corpus of inherited ideas, Alternative Histories began with a question: could a contemporary architect, with their own references, make a model that would respond to a drawing from the past? This exhibition collects the 85 models produced by the same number of practices alongside the architectural drawings that prompted them, all of which are held in the UK-based archive of Drawing Matter.
Taken as a whole, the responses challenge the facile understanding of concepts of reference, history or influence as drivers of contemporary architectural thinking. From methods to materials, the project opens up not only new ways of looking at the past, but also a series of conversations about how architects today shape their present.
Co-curated by Jantje Engels and Marius Grootveld in collaboration with Drawing Matter and the Architecture Foundation, London
Vernissage 6 September, 6.30pm
Details of the public programme will be made available as they are confirmed
2A+P/A – 31/44 – AMUNT – Tomas Dirrix & Boris de Beijer – Bardakhanova Champkins – baukuh – BeL Sozietät für Architektur – Bernd Schmutz – Bosshard, Tavor, van der Ploeg and Vihervaara – Bovenbouw – Carmody Groarke – Caruso St John & Siw Thomas – Charles Holland – Christ & Gantenbein – Clancy Moore – Conen Sigl – David Kohn Architects – De Smet Vermeulen – Descloux Engelschall – Dierendonckblancke – Doorzon – Dow Jones – Dyvik Kahlen – Eagles of Architecture – East Architecture – ECTV Els Claessens & Tania Vandenbussche – Edelaar Mosayebi Inderbitzin Architekten – EM2N – Fala Atelier – Flores i Prats Architects – Florian Beigel Architects – GAFPA – General Architecture – Gustav Appell – Havana Architectuur – Hans van der Heijden Architect – Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven – Hayatsu – Hild and K – Hugh Strange – Johan Celsing – Johansen Skovsted – Klara Bindl & Professor Lehnerer ETH – Knapkiewicz & Fickert – Lilith Ronner van Hooijdonk – Loeliger Strub – Lütjens Padmanabhan – Marie-José Van Hee – Max Otto Zitzelsberger – Mikael Bergquist – Monadnock – muf Architecture/Art – Multerer – Murmuur – Nicholas Bienefeld – noAarchitecten – Noreile Breen – NP2F – Oda Pälmke – Office Winhov – Olivier Goethals – OMMX – ONO – dePaor – Point Supreme –Raamwerk – RLOALUARNAD – Robbrecht en Daem – Roz Barr – Rural Urban Framework – Ryan W Kennihan – Sam Jacob Studio – Schneider Türtscher – Sergison Bates London (Stephen Bates) – Sergison Bates Zurich (Jonathan Sergison) – Smith & Taylor – Stephen Taylor – Studio Thys Vermeulen – Taka – Tony Fretton – Traumnovelle – Veldwerk – Wim Goes – Witherford Watson Mann
A catalogue of the show has been published to coincide with the CIVA exhibition, available for a pre-order price of £35 (RRP £40). Featuring an essay by Marius Grootveld and photography by Thomas Adank and Guus Kaandorp.