French Exhibit, Lecture Defending Contemporary Architecture Set At Texas A&M

By: kbtxnews Email
By: kbtxnews Email

A traveling photo exhibit designed to address critics of contemporary architecture will take over the top three floors of the Langford Architecture Center’s Building A at Texas A&M University, beginning Friday (Dec. 5.)

Sponsored by the College of Architecture, the exhibit, “Extra Muros, Architectures of Delight,” was originally produced and designed from a catalog of photographs and criticisms of contemporary architecture coordinated by the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine/Institut Français d’Architecture .

Sophie Berthelier, a designer at the French architecture firm Berthelier Fichet Triboullet, will kick off the exhibit Friday (Dec. 5) with a 3:30 p.m. public lecture on contemporary architecture in the Preston Geren Auditorium, located in Building B of the Langford Architecture Center. A reception will follow at 5 p.m. in the Wright Gallery, located on the second floor of Langford Building A.

The exhibition, specifically tailored for international presentation, focuses on architecture in tune with current urban situations, territorial or program-related issues that are relevant throughout the world. Through a critical mass effect, the 40 projects presented show that “good” architecture is not as rare as it seems, and that if we do not see it, it is because it is not where we expect it, or because it’s simpler, more modest or simply less preoccupied with its durability than we might imagine.

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