As already noted, until Friday October 31st smow Cologne are presenting the exhibition Stadt-Land-schafft. Making use of smow Cologne’s generous window space and even more generous Waidmarkt frontage, Stadt-Land-schafft presents eight interpretations of urban topology and the conflict/synergy between our natural and our built environments.
And so, for example, Aachen based K2 Architekten present the installation Barb[el] which reflects on how city and countryside merge with one another without losing their own identity and own demands; landscape architect Andreas Fethke and landscape gardener Dirk Eichel visualise how urban landscapes give way to natural landscapes; while Schmale Architekten have developed a so-called “Vedute Mobile” in which familiar images of cityscapes and landscapes merge in and out of each other thus blurring the perception of both. A mirror places the observer in the middle of this transformation thus allowing a more personal reflection on the experience. If that isn’t an unnecessary pun.
In addition Stadt-Land-schafft features contributions from communications agency dreiform, Austrian lighting manufacturer Molto Luce, Pell Architekten, Object Carpet and Corporate Architecture students from the Fachhochschule Köln in conjunction with Vitra.
All installations can be viewed 24/7 from outside or during normal opening hours from inside.
Full details can be found at: www.waidblicke.de
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