Hyperlinks: Architecture and Design

April 20 - July 20, 2011

The Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Visit: The Art Institute of Chicago

Hyper:Links between Architecture and Design
December 11, 2010 - July 20, 2011

Overview: Modern architecture and design were long viewed as separate disciplines, until practitioners in the mid-20th century began crossing boundaries and rethinking form and function. This fluid exchange of ideas has led to innovative solutions addressing issues at the heart of contemporary life, ones that impact the environment, sustainability, technology, politics, personal well-being, and health and safety. Projects featured in the exhibition include an international array of architects and designers—Jurgen Mayer H., Greg Lynn, Simon Heijdens, M/M (Paris), and Matali Crasset. Their works go beyond previously discrete typologies and range from new solutions to traditional spatial practices to the possibility of creating mass-produced one-off objects, as well as responses to current environmental concerns and issues addressing our collective well-being. All exemplary examples of hybrid practices, they result in projects of social and cultural significance.

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