Inventioneering Architecture


Singapore is the latest stop for Inventioneering Architecture, a traveling exhibition which has traversed the globe from San Franciso to Sharjah to Shanghai. Organised by the Swiss House Singapore, this exhibition showcases Swiss architecture and is here as part of the Singapore Design Festival.

The exhibition is held on a 40-metre-long green platform that was specially designed and built by professors and students of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) and Lausanne (EPFL) and the University of Lugano (USI) to represent a cross-section of the Swiss Alps. Apart from the impressive platform, it also presents videos, books, as well as models of realised and unrealised projects made by Swiss architects and architecture students. Some of the featured firms are Studio Peter Zumthor, Studio Adrian Meyer, Studio Christian Kerez and Studio Valerio Olgiati.

The choice of location for this architecture exhibition is interesting; holding it in the middle of a gargantuan shopping mall certainly helps to reach out to a wider audience but when I was there, children were running all over and manhandling the delicate building models. I am not sure if the exhibition will survive the onslaught of grubby fingers so if you are keen to see the exhibition, it may be wise to visit it sooner rather than later.

From 22 November to 8 December at VivoCity.



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