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The city of Zurich strives for its cityscape and promotes discussions about architecture and urban space.
“Kunst am Bau” (“Art on Construction”) is specifically designed to promote works of art on public buildings.

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February 2017

See through – Oscar Tuazon

18 February - 25 March
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Limmatstrasse 270, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Galerie Eva Presenhuber is pleased to present “See Through,”the gallery’s third solo-exhibition featuring new works by the Los Angeles-based artist Oscar Tuazon. Oscar Tuazon‘s sculptural oeuvre is situated at the border of art, architecture and technology. His large-scale works – shown in exhibition spaces as well as public space and nature – often seem like functional do-it-yourself structures which were once inhabited or will be made inhabitable soon. In terms of form, Tuazon is close to artists of Minimalism and…

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March 2017

SCHEINRÄUME – Barbezat-Villetard & Patric Sandri

16 March - 1 April
TART, Gotthardstrasse 54, 8002 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Opening: Thursday 16 March 2017, 18.00-21.00 hrs Barbezat-Villetard & Patric SandriThe Barbezat-Villetard & Patric Sandri group exhibition, which opens on Thursday, March 16, 2016, at 6:00 pm, is about ghosts, gaps and other space experiences. Through partly unexpected spatial interventions, the positions of the question of the appropriation of space are to be pursued. +info

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Artist’s Talk: Christian Philipp Müller

16 March @ 18:30 - 20:30
Migros Museum, Limmatstrasse 270, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

in cooperation with DON18, ETH Zürich. Christian Philipp Müller is a Berlin-based Swiss conceptual artist whose practice examines a range of issues from social and aesthetic concerns to design, national histories, and the institutional framing of culture. His projects are usually collaborative, interdisciplinary, and site-specific. He is a leading figure in institutional critique and socially engaged art practices. His work has 2016 been exhibited at the Nidwaldner Museum in Stans, Switzerland. In 2012, on the 75th anniversary of the opening…

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April 2017

Gramazio Kohler

1 April - 16 July
MuDa, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

The two architects Fabio Gramazio and Matthias Kohler combine the physics of architecture with digital logic. With their work, they conceive spatial relationships and contextual behavior through programming.

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Artist Talk : Gramazio Kohler

27 April
MuDa, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

As part of the Gramazio Kohler exhibition, the two artists — Fabio Gramazio and Matthias Kohler, will give a Metas talk explaining the process behind their pioneering work, how robotics changed architecture and riding waves. Talk is FREE for members and included in the museum entry for non-members. Drinks and apero will be served.

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May 2017

Soli Kaffee und Kuchen

14 May
Park Platz, Wasserwerkstrasse 101, Zürich, 8037 Switzerland + Google Map

See how artists care about public space: We await you on the parking lot with delicious, roasted coffee in Zurich, delicate homemade cakes and cozy Sunday music. Even for the little ones is fun with different games and a make-up, so that the well-earned rest day is also for everyone to enjoy! Come in droves, with your children, parents, friends, uncles and aunts. Look at how the parking space has evolved and what is going to become, and it helps…

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June 2017

Pentecostal tour: Tomás Saraceno / Jürg Stäuble

4 June
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Selnaustrasse 25, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

For each exhibition block, the Museum Haus Konstruktiv offers regular public guided tours: the public discovers the diverse world of ideas of the artists, receives background information on the current exhibitions and can look at modern and contemporary art. The guided tour is included in the museum entrance iCHF 16/12. We are looking forward to your visit.

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Counter Space Beton-Inkubator at Museum Haus Konstruktiv

7 June - 27 August
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Selnaustrasse 25, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Opening: June 7, 6pm June 8 – August 27, 2017 Counter Space: Stich & Oswald are the invited guests of Museum Haus Konstruktiv. The Beton-Incubator is a hypothesis, a working model, a walk-in monument and a materialised utopia. It is formed from the question: What could be (a) space in the 21st century? What lies in between the wastelands, gaps, voids of a city and an architect’s plan that always aims for eternity? What would be an eternal interim use?…

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El Orden Del Desierto – Laura Carralero Morales

8 June - 23 June
BALTSprojects, Bernerstrasse Nord 180, 8064 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

In her work Laura Carralero (1991, Havana) systematically deals with the reminiscence of spaces. The basis of her work is the precise observation of her environment and its subsequent reduction to fundamental spatial experiences. Throughout this process, the impressions Carralero captures transform into fragmentary spaces in which fiction and reality, the well-known and the unknown coexist. Laura Carralero studied art at the Instituto Superior de Artes (ISA), Havana. Since 2010 her works has been presented in various solo and group…

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Guided tour: Tomás Saraceno / Jürg Stäuble

11 June
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Selnaustrasse 25, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

For each exhibition block, the Museum Haus Konstruktiv offers regular public guided tours: the public discovers the diverse world of ideas of the artists, receives background information on the current exhibitions and can look at modern and contemporary art. The guided tour is included in the museum entrance CHF 16/12. We are looking forward to your visit.

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July 2017

Gramazio Kohler Finissage + Rock Print Talk

16 July
MuDa, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Join us on Sunday 16th July to say good-bye to the ever inspiring exhibition of architectural duo Gramazio Kohler! At 2pm Andreas Thoma (project lead exhibition) and Petrus Aejmelaeus-Lindström (project lead research) from Gramazio Kohler Research will give a talk about their awesome work Rock Print - that challenges and expands the scope of 3D printing to an architectural scale by introducing robotic fabrication and the use of inexpensive, reconfigurable bulk construction materials. They will even make a small mini-version…

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August 2017

Willa Werd // Ugly Houses Vernissage

11 August
Pavilleon, Werdmühleplatz, Zürich, 8001 + Google Map

We judge. Ugly Houses Vernissage. We put together an architectural creep cabinet: Bring pictures of houses that cause eye cancer at the mere sight. Digital or printed._ (ツ) _ / ¯☞ News distribution: SMS to 076 697 19 34>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>We are collecting now! So postpone all the architectural brain swaying somewhere on the net or on your hard drives⬇⬇⬇

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There is no more land, there is only sand

20 August
Johann Jacobs Museum, Seefeldquai 17, 8034 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Lecture by Milica Topalovic The process of Singapore’s transformation from a backwater colonial port, predominantly rural, to the new nation of industrial middle class housed in public high rises, was dubbed a “territorial revolution” with many layers: the social, political and economic dimensions of the national territory have been sculpted by the hand of the state, using topography as the main medium. Singapore also shows that construction of urban land usually doesn’t come without a (vast) hinterland. The city-state is…

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September 2017

Thema Talks: Nikola Marincic

22 September
Kulturfolger, Idastrasse 46, Zürich, 8003 Switzerland + Google Map

ABOUT: If quantum physics could talk to us about architecture, what would it say? Questions like this, as strange as they might sound, are far from being a fantasy in the context of contemporary mathematical and computational modelling. Within the paradigm of communication, we will ask architecture a question that it cannot answer alone, but get our answer nevertheless. The realisation of this possibility should help us reach another level of abstraction, from which the notion of architectural model could…

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Towards.Maps (workshop)

28 September
Dynamo Zürich (offiziell), Wasserwerkstrasse 21, Zürich, 8006 + Google Map

Towards Maps are maps that plot our perspectives on urban development. They show real data about cities, but through a personal point of view, they visualize how we see the city and how we would like it to develop. The workshop points to fill the knowledge gap on cities through the making of digital maps showing personal perspectives on real locations. In one day workshop we will introduce basic digital mapping techniques: how to gather data and visualise them on…

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Open House Zürich – Architecture for everyone 2017

30 September - 1 October
Zürich, Switzerland, Zürich, Switzerland + Google Map

Open House Zürich, for the second time. On 30.9. and 1.10. In 2017 the doors of Zurich opened again. The opportunity to take a look behind the scenes, learn more about architecture and experience how versatile in Zurich is and is used to. The architecture and city experience is free for all visitors and illustrates the wealth and diversity of urban life with guided tours of around 80 historical and contemporary buildings. Guided tours illustrate how architecture and urban development…

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October 2017

Open House: Behind the scenes of Villa Bleuler

1 October
Schweizerisches Institut für Kunstwissenschaft (SIK-ISEA), Zollikerstrasse 32, Zürich, 8032 Switzerland + Google Map

Participation is free, no registration is required. The ground floor is freely accessible. Guided tours of the building take place from 10 am to 6 pm every 30 minutes. The number of seats is limited to 20 persons per guide. You are cordially invited to visit Villa Bleuler at Open House Zürich . Since 1993 the headquarters of SIK-ISEA has been located in the Villa Bleuler at Zollikerstrasse 32 in Zürich-Riesbach, built between 1885 and 1888. The building, together with…

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November 2017

1st Architecture Film Days in Zürich

17 November - 19 November
Kino Stüssihof, Stüssihofstatt 13, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

First Architecture Film Days in Zürich To show the relationship between films and architecture * Movies not just for Architects *

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December 2017

Tangier: Final Critiques Inclusive Urbanism II/ Migration

14 December
MAS Urban Design – Professur Marc M. Angélil ETHZ – ONA J25, Neunbrunnenstrasse 50, Zürich, 8093 + Google Map

The MAS program is tackling questions of migration and urban space, within the framework of ‘Inclusive Urbanism.’ Arguing that urban design is an innovative, resilient, and politically powerful tool for architects and planners to address such complex matters, and moving away from emergency solutions (e.g. refugee camps, transit centers), we explore the notion of ‘staying’ with Tangier as our operative site. Students of the MAS Urban Design will present their final projects for 'Inclusive Tangier' to an array of guests…

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