About the Chicago’s sights beyond: the architecture Biennale
The next edition of Chicago’s Architecture Biennaleruns from October 2015-January 2016. Looking for interesting reports we ended up on the exciting articles by Aaron Betsky .
Architecture Biennale in Chicago 2015
Downtown Chicago from the bird’s eye view
Particularly interesting we found the similarities listed by him between Chicago’s sights and the urban design on the one hand, and the character of the Biennale itself, the other. As underlines Betsky itself, is clearly based on the consideration of the following three things: the contrast between the severity of the old architecture and ease of future-oriented construction is so clearly to feel like never before.
Modern architecture in Chicago
Chicago’s architecture biennial and other places of interest in the context of the urban landscape
As Aaron Betsky said, Chicago’s sights are often simply hard to find within the urban landscape. They seem somehow to take a secondary role in addition to very tall modern buildings. This applies for example to Art Institute, City Hall, Museum of contemporary art. The building of the Biennale is somewhat complicated to locate in this sense. It’s this way, around the former building of Chicago Cultural Center.
Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of contemporary art Chicago
The green roof of City Hall Chicago
E ine floating exhibition
The contrast between the robust old construction and the floating visions of the future is clear also on the basis of the Biennale itself. Architecture works, which seem to be sometimes easier than the air inside of the fundamental building. Particularly striking in this regard, the works of architects are Tomás Saraceno, Selgas Cano, Moon Hoon, as well as about the Korean landscape Studio gear.
Chicago lakefront kiosk
Pictures and models of buildings can be seen on the exhibition
The architecture Biennale shows no models of buildings, but only pictures in Chicago. They illustrate the reality in perspective. They represent a vision for their future development. And here we can rediscover this contrast, specifically, what’s the Chicago landscape and attractions. Ironically, Aaron Betsky, emphasizes many pictures of buildings from the 60s and 70s of the last century can be found on the images of the Biennale.
Chicago’s biennial is also an innovative representation of architecture. It relies less on the Visual representation of reality but, but a vision in paints, what they can be. This is generally typical for modern architecture. We find a major part of most modern works on paper and they are still not implemented.
Is it maybe that is because we mentally still aren’t ready for their existence? In fact, some construction models such as from the future appear far-fetched.
Attractions in Chicago
Enjoy your trip in the metropolis of the world!