Living with Buildings | ITSLIQUID

Living with Buildings

Design | December 24, 2018 |

Living with Buildings
Image courtesy of Wellcome Collection

Living with Buildings
Wellcome Collection – London
October 4, 2018 – March 3, 2019

We’re surrounded by buildings all the time, but how do they affect our physical and mental health? Explore the role colour can play in making us feel better, see a pioneering mobile clinic designed to provide adaptable healthcare in emergency situations and examine the history and continuing reality of how we design for health. Featuring works by Andreas Gursky, Rachel Whiteread and Martha Rosler, as well as buildings designed by Goldfinger, Lubetkin and Aalto, this exhibition examines some of the ways in which architects, planners and designers influence our health, self-esteem and ideas about society. Consider the urgent connections between our homes and our health and look anew at the future of our built environment in this major exhibition.

Living with Buildings
Image courtesy of Wellcome Collection

The Paimio chair designed by Alvar Aalto in the 1930s was intended to be both beautiful and functional furniture for the Paimio Sanatorium. It had an angle of recline to help tuberculosis patients to breathe and was made from wood to give it a warmer and more humane feel than metal. Andreas Gursky‘s monumental photograph showcases the geometric design of the Mouchotte Building in Montparnasse and the individual lives of people within. Gursky said that “to go to the centre-city is to encounter the ‘social truth‘, to take part in the magnificent plenitude of ‘reality'”.

Living with Buildings
Image courtesy of Wellcome Collection

This scale model of a hospital was built in the 1930s to demonstrate modern facilities like x-rays and operating theatres. Queen Mary donated lace handkerchiefs for the bedspreads. The model was launched by the Prince of Wales to encourage people to donate to the King Edward’s Hospital Fund.

“An ambitious, expansive and hugely enjoyable exhibition” Architecture Today.

more. www.wellcomecollection.org

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


CALL FOR ARTISTS: ANIMA MUNDI…

Calls | August 8, 2019

CALL FOR ARTISTS: ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL 2019 – VISIONS ITSLIQUID International Art Festival Deadline: September 07, 2019 ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with Venice Events and Ca’ Zanardi, is pleased to announce the open call for the exhibition VISIONS, third appointment of ANIMA MUNDI 2019 – ITSLIQUID International Art Festival. ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL, curated by Arch. […] Read more


High Lines – New York

Architecture | August 7, 2019

The main idea of HIGH LINES is not to create just another elevated pedestrian walkway but rather to reinvent a completely new vision for this part of New York. Read more


FISHCARD

Fashion | August 5, 2019

FishCard is a brand of “happy images” established in 2018. These images are created and turned into merchandise for everyday use by Ira Korzun, Russia. Read more


Sixty6 Tower by Pininfarina

Architecture | July 30, 2019

Pininfarina makes its debut in Cyprus, contributing to the evolution of its skyline through a residential tower designed for the local developer Nikhi Group. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!