Arquitectura Viva 244: Ecosistemas.zip
On view through May and June of this year at Sala Amadís in Madrid, ‘Ecosistermas.zip’ scans Spain’s young architectural scene through the work of 300 practices led by professionals under 35 years of age. Joining the exhibition’s four curators in giving voice to this new generation, Arquitectura Viva presents an article that profiles the stimulating but precarious medium in which the country’s new architects have to move, using a series of information boards, like index cards, which serve as calling cards for the 60 teams physically present in the show.
The magazine’s dossier features 10 projects selected by the curators as proof of the diversity of this crop of architects, as well as of their authors’ determination in facing the future. They are: Atienza Maure, BEAR, Bonell+Dòriga, BURR, Cierto Estudio, Common Accounts, Hanghar, Horma, Íñigo Beguiristáin, Lecumberri & Cidoncha, and Sarquella Torres.
In the Art and Culture section, Norman Foster explains the ambitious exhibition he has organized at the Guggenheim of Bilbao, a product of his passion for the world of automobiles and its close ties with art and architecture; and Fulvio Irace draws attention – cued by a recent publication – to the trajectory of the Turin-born architect Carlo Mollino, who has been somewhat passed over in the usual histories.