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COOP HIMMELBAU, BMW Welt: Wireframe rendering of space frame, 2003 Credit(s) Original file: 030213_dachtragwerk_p4.jpg, 1.83 MB, last modified 17 February 2003. AP181 COOP HIMMELBAU records, CCA. Gift of COOP HIMMELBAU. © Bollinger + Grohmann
Thursday, January 12 –  Sunday, May 7, 2017

Archaeology of the Digital: Complexity and Convention

“Complexity and Convention,” is the third and final exhibition of the CCA’s “Archaeology of the Digital” series, in which 25 seminal projects were collected, researched, and catalogued. This program develops a curatorial reading of the incorporation of the digital into architecture and addresses the challenges of preserving digital archives and assuring their future accessibility.

The projects featured in “Complexity and Convention” include Erasmus Bridge (Rotterdam, The Netherlands; 1990-1996) by Van Berkel & Bos Architects; Chemnitz Stadium (Chemnitz, Germany; 1995) by Peter Kulka with Ulrich Königs; O/K Apartment (New York; 1995-1997) by Kolatan/Mac Donald Studio; Yokohama International Port Terminal (Yokohama, Japan; 1995-2002) by Foreign Office Architects; Interrupted Projections (Tokyo; 1996) by Neil M. Denari Architects; Kansai National Diet Library (Kyoto, 1996) by Reiser + Umemoto; Hypo Alpe-Adria Center (Klagenfurt, Austria; 1996-2002) by Morphosis; Jyväskylä Music and Arts Center (Jyväskylä, Finland; 1997) by OCEAN North; Witte Arts Center (Green Bay, United States; 2000) by Office dA; Phaeno Science Centre (Wolfsburg, Germany; 2000-2005) by Zaha Hadid Architects; Eyebeam Atelier Museum (New York; 2001) by Preston Scott Cohen; Carbon Tower (prototype, 2001) by Testa & Weiser; BMW Welt (Munich, Germany; 2001-2007) by COOP HIMMELBAU; Villa Nurbs (Empuriabrava, Spain; 2000-2015) by Cloud 9; and Water Flux (Évolène, Switzerland; 2002-2010) by R&Sie(n).


Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m
Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m

Website: Yale School of Architecture Exhibitions
Open to: General public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. The presentation at Yale is sponsored in part by Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown
Contact Information: Yale School of Architecture, 203-432-2288

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