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Architecture of Independence – African Modernism

From February 20 the Vitra Design Museum will host “Architecture of Independence – African Modernism,” an exhibition curated by architect and author Manuel Herz. Featuring numerous photographic contributions by Iwan Baan, “Architecture of Independence” explores the experimental and futuristic architecture produced in 1960s Central and Sub-Saharan Africa during the region’s period of newfound independence. Read more about the exhibition and view selected works after the break.

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HOT TO COLD: BIG’s “Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation” Opens at the National Building Museum

Circle the globe in 800-feet at the National Building Museum’s latest exhibition HOT TO COLD. BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group’s first North American exhibition, HOT TO COLD… takes viewers on an “odyssey of architectural adaptation” from the “hottest Sigue leyendo

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Iwan Baan: No Filter

Cultured, a Miami-based design, art and architecture media platform, has shared with us part of the 16-page photo essay “No Filter” by Iwan Baan that is being featured in its fifth Art Basel print edition, on stands now. Enjoy! …
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Iwan Baan: Going Up

While you might not recognize him, you know his work; much of today’s most famous buildings are being archived through the lens of Iwan Baan. As the go-to photographer for many of the world’s leading architects, Baan is constantly on the… Sigue leyendo

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Chicago Biennial: “The State of the Art of Architecture” Will Feature Photo Series by Iwan Baan

The inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial now has an official name, with co-directors Joseph Grima and Sarah Herda announcing “The State of the Art of Architecture…” as the biennial’s theme last week. Taking its name from a 1977 conference organized in Sigue leyendo

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Take a Walk on the High Line with Iwan Baan

Sunday marked the completion of the New York City High Line, a three-phased project that transformed the once disused elevated rail tracks on Manhattan’s West Side into one of the world’s most respected public parks. With the first section opening in… Sigue leyendo

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World Photo Day: Iwan Baan by Steven Holl

Iwan is the rare photographer who is always flying and searching out the most interesting projects, and photographing them in the strangest most amazing ways. He foregrounds life and the people that inhabit architecture, sometimes shockingly and with humor. His work is always inspiring and his dedication sets an example for a new generation…

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Why Iwan Baan’s TED Talk Was Right

Iwan Baan’s recent TED talk on ingenious informal settlement ‘architecture’ became instantly popular, clearly striking a chord with people across the globe. The lecture has been called everything from heartwarming to condescending, but for Parsons graduate students Meagan Durlak and James Frankis it was reaffirming. Durlak and Frankis have spent time working in Sao Paolo’s favelas and understand that finding a balance between the good and the bad is key to the revitalization of these settlements. This article, originally published in Metropolis Magazine as “Response to Iwan Baan’s TED Talk,” journals some of their experiences working in South American slums, and why we need to stop treating those slums as a blight. 

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