31-01-2012

WOHA Breathing Architecture, exhibition

Kirsten Bucher,

Frankfurt, Singapore,

Sport & Wellness, Landscape, Residences, Museums,

Exhibition,

The current exhibition at DAM in Frankfurt focuses on Woha, an architectural practice founded by Mun Summ Wong and Richard Hassell in Singapore.



WOHA Breathing Architecture, exhibition
Frankfurt?s Deutsches Architekturmuseum presents the first photographic retrospective of Woha, an architectural studio founded in Singapore in 1990 by architects Mun Summ Wong and Richard Hassell.

The exhibition is divided into four chapters featuring blown-up photographs, plans, models and text representing 19 of Woha?s most important projects.

Woha?s architecture is influenced by Southeast Asia?s culture and climate. The studio?s early projects, beginning in 1990, are single-family homes suited to the tropical climate.

The buildings architects Mun Summ Wong and Richard Hassell design today are primarilyskyscrapers and large-scale projects featuring energy-saving, sustainable technical and construction techniques. The architects have transformed elements of local architecture into contemporary forms which fit into the surrounding landscape.

(Agnese Bifulco)

Title: WOHA. Breathing Architecture
Dates: December 2 2011 – April 29 2012
Location: Deutsches Architekturmuseum DAM, Frankfurt, Germany
Rendering: Obilia, Woha
Photographs: Patrick Bingham-Hall, Kirsten Bucher, Uwe Dettmar, Woha

www.woha-architects.com

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