On 11th May l'Architektur Galerie Berlin will open the exhibitionCaruso St John Constructions and References” dedicated to the studio founded by architects Adam Caruso and Peter St. John in London in 1990. The studio, winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize 2016 with the Newport Street Gallery in London, has designed a range of art galleries and museums. Apart from the Newport Street Gallery in London 2015, other projects that have earned them international fame are the Tate Britain Millbank (London, 2013), the Europaallee Baufeld E (Zurich, 2013), and the Bremer Landesbank (2016).
The exhibition focuses on the modus operandi of the architects and the great attention shown to materials and details to obtain a special atmosphere. Architecture by Caruso St John reveals itself slowly and discretely, without sensationalism or visitor amazement. The architects have designed a specific installation for the exhibition dedicated to the studio at the Architektur Galerie, made up of three elements. One of these is wallpaper created specially by the artist Thomas Demand and used like a curtain, removed from the walls. The paper/curtain is decorated with places, works of art and architecture from Western history, which are also important reference points for the architects. Large colour photos of the studio’s recent projects, by famous architecture photographer Hélène Binet, complete the exhibition.
Title: Caruso St John Constructions and References
Opens 11th May 2017 at 7 pm
Date: 12th May - 24 June 2017
Place: Architektur Galerie Berlin, Berlin - Germany
Images courtesy of Architektur Galerie Berlin photo by Helene Binet and Floriam Summa