5 New Architecture & Design Exhibitions for August 2023

Summer Break!!!

As in August 2022!!

And once again, not us, we’re here, we’re busy, we’re keen, we’re chomping at the bit; but the international architecture and design museum community have very clearly decided amongst themselves not to open new exhibitions in August. Whereby, yes, August always was a slow month for new openings but that in August 2022 and August 2023 we should find but one new showcase is a signal of something more than a coincidence.

And, as with August 2022, one exhibition is clearly not a list.

Thus in place of a list of new exhibitions, we offer here two geographically arranged lists of those architecture and design exhibitions on show in August 2023 and which you can, should, must, visit.

Whereby, and as ever, the list is in no way exhaustive, we have without question missed interesting and informative showcases, so please check local press for what is happening wherever you happen to be…….

5 New Architecture Design Exhibitions for August 2023

Last chance!!! Exhibitions ending during August 2023


Yasmeen Lari. Architecture for the Future at the Architekturzentrum Wien until 16.08


Format 2023. Water at Z33 House for Contemporary Art, Design & Architecture, Hasselt until 20.08

Futuro Gentile – A kind future. Michele De Lucchi and AMDL CIRCLE at CID – centre d’innovation et de design au Grand-Hornu, Hornu until 27.08

Zéphir Busine, Designer at Design Museum Brussels until 27.08


Connect Me at Trapholt, Kolding until 13.08


Flowers Forever. Flowers in Art and Culture at the Kunsthalle München until 27.08

Technik in Form. Formgestalter Rudolf Eberhard Heinig at the Stadt- und Technikmuseum Ludwigsfelde until 13.08


Droog30. Design or Non-design? at Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam until 27.08


Beirut. The Eras of Design at mudac – Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts, Lausanne until 06.08

Yrjö Kukkapuro - Magic Room, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, EMMA

Yrjö Kukkapuro – Magic Room, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, EMMA

And those on show beyond August 2023


Architectural Models from the Atelier Peter Zumthor at Werkraum Bregenzerwald, Andelsbuch until 16.09

Friedrich Kiesler. Endless House at mumok – museum moderner kunst stiftung ludwig wien until 31.12

Glitz and Glamour. 200 Years of Lobmeyr at MAK – Museum für angewandteKunst, Vienna until 24.09

The 1873 Vienna World’s Fair Revisited. Egypt and Japan as Europe’s “Orient” at MAK – Museum für angewandteKunst, Vienna until 22.10


From archive to design. Audacity and innovation CID – centre d’innovation et de design au Grand-Hornu, Hornu until 01.10


The future is present at Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen until 31.12.2024

The Magic of Form at Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen until 01.01.2024


Anthony Caro: The Inspiration of Architecture at Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery, London until 10.09

Design Researchers in Residence: Islands at The Design Museum, London until 24.09

Herzog & de Meuron at The Royal Academy, London until 15.10

The Shape of Things. Simone Brewster at NOW Gallery, London until 24.09


Do You Have This at Home? at Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn until 10.09


Concrete Dreams – And Other Perspectives on 1970s Architecture at the Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki until 15.10

Tapio Wirkkala – Form at EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art until 06.10.2024

Yrjö Kukkapuro – Magic Room at EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art until 28.01.2024


Building to Heal: New Architecture for Hospitals at the Architekturmuseum der TUM, Munich until 21.01.2024

Can You Hear It? Music and Artificial Intelligence at Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg until 31.10

Der harte Norden – Heavy Metal aus den Nordischen Ländern at the Nordische Botschaften Felleshus, Berlin until 29.09

Futurails. Wege und Irrwege auf Schienen at the DB Museum, Nürnberg until 03.12

Garden Futures: Designing with Nature at the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein until 03.10

HABITAT X. Klimaangepasstes Leben in Koexistenz von Menschen, Tieren und Pflanzen at the architekturgalerie am weißenhof, Stuttgart until 08.10

HAËL. Margarete Heymann-Loebenstein and her workshops for decorative ceramics 1923-1934 at the Bröhan-Museum, Berlin until 29.10

Into the deep. Mines of the Future at the Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen until 05.11

Living – Annual Theme 2023 at Klassik Stiftung Weimar until various dates

Machine Room of the Gods. How Our Future Was Invented at Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung, Frankfurt until 21.01.2024

Modern Goods. The Collector’s Passion for Design at Grassi Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Leipzig until 08.10

Not a Penguin Pool: Echoes of More-than-Human Entanglements at Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau until 11.02.2024

Plant Fever. Towards a Phyto-centred design at Schloss Pillnitz, Dresden until 31.10

Plastic Material − Magic Material: Freedom and limits of design at the HfG-Archiv, Ulm 07.01.2024

Plastic World at the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt until 01.10

Productive Spaces. Art and Design from Krefeld at Kunstmuseen Krefeld until 10.09

Shift. AI and a future community at Marta Herford until 15.10

Suddenly Wonderful. Visions for chunky 1970’s architecture in West Berlin at the Berlinische Galerie, Berlin until 18.09

Textile Worlds at Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum, Munich until 03.10

The F*word. Guerrilla Girls and Feminist Graphic Design at Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg until 17.09

The Story of My Life. Object Biography as Concept, Method and Genre at the Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge, Berlin until 04.09

Wilhelm Hasemann and the Invention of the Black Forest at Augustinermuseum, Freiburg im Breisgau until 24.03.2024

Wilhelm Wagenfeld A to Z at the Wilhelm Wagenfeld Haus, Bremen until 25.02.2024


Ettore Sottsass. La Parola at Triennale Milano until 17.09

From the archives BBPR, Dardi, Monaco Luccichenti, Moretti at MAXXI, Rome until 15.10

Home Sweet Home at Triennale Milano until 10.09


Faster, better, more beautiful – the design of progress at Design Museum Den Bosch until 03.09

Mind Expanders. Haus-Rucker-Co at Kunsthal Rotterdam until 03.09

Modern. Van Gogh, Rietveld, Léger and others at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam until 24.09

Olivier van Herpt. Porcelain Blues at Kunstmuseum Den Haag until 17.09


Oltre Terra. Why Wool Matters at The National Museum, Oslo until 01.10


Greenhouse Silent Disco at the Museum of Architecture, Wroclaw until 15.10

Landscapes of leisure at the Museum of Architecture, Wroclaw until 01.10


Plastic: Remaking Our World at MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon until 11.09


How is a vase like a house? From the systemic to the fantastical, with designer Janja Lap at Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana until 05.11


Art + Machine – Rising Contenders of the 1920s at Sven-Harrys konstmuseum, Stockholm until 24.09

Front: Design by Nature at Vandalorum, Värnamo until 05.11

NK:s möbler at Sörmlands Museum, Nyköping until 10.03.2024

The Garden – Six Centuries of Art and Nature at the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm until 07.01.2024


Landschaftstadt Zürich. Überlappen Verbinden Öffnen – Eine Bildersuche at the Zentrum Architektur Zürich until 24.09

The Modulor — Measure and Proportion at Pavillon Le Corbusier, Zürich until 26.11


A Dark, A Light, A Bright: The Designs of Dorothy Liebes at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York until 04.02.2024

Gego: Measuring Infinity at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York until 10.09

Hector Guimard: Art Nouveau to Modernism at The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago until 05.11

Noguchi Subscapes at The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York until 03.09

Rhythms of Nature: The Art & Design of DRIFT at Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia until 10.09

Shouldn’t You Be Working? 100 Years of Working from Home at MSU Broad Art Museum, East Lansing until 17.12

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