Architecture, Design | October 4, 2016 |

Feedback release: FUTURE LANDSCAPESInstallation of Maske+Suhren Architekten during FUTURE LANDSCAPES, third event of BORDERS festival


During FUTURE LANDSCAPES, the third appointment of BORDERS festival, It’s LIQUID Group will present the project of MASKE+SUHREN ARCHITEKTEN UND DESIGNER, architects based in Berlin, focused on planning, conservation, exhibition conceptions and interior design in collaboration with BISAZZA, one of the top luxury brands in the design sector and the industry’s leading producer of glass mosaic for interior and exterior decoration. The first two events of BORDERS festival, BODIES+CITIES SKIN and FRAGMENTED IDENTITIES, saw the presence of the architects with two linked projects. For BODIES+CITIES SKIN exhibition they presented the video installation “Layers of Berlin / Berlin under the skin” with the aim to strip back this concrete veil and reveal the heart and soul of a city in permanent dynamic transformation, a city whose present is a fluid and continuous dialogue between past and future.

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During FRAGMENTED IDENTITIES how, the architects developed  the second stage of the subject that constituted their first intervention in Borders, with the project “Berlin revives for ever”.  This work has maked a conceptual shift, from an emotional-experiential view to a more assortative and structural approach. For FUTURE LANDCAPES event, MASKE+SUHREN ARCHITEKTEN in collaboration with BISAZZA, will dedicate their project to the water, as their main subject, considering the importance of it as an indispensable element for the development of life, our cities and the future of humanity as a whole. They put this element in value by generating a radical “inverted perspective” of Berlin, seen through its water reflections taken from the multiple rivers and channels that cross the city (Spree, Landwehrkanal, etc). 

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According to the description of the architects’ project: “This strategy is presented as a sequenced collage of photos of buildings and their respective reflections, that covers the internal walls of our assigned space, based in a regular grid modulation. The images will be printed in photo matt paper and hanged as vertical stripes from a levelled profile fixed to the walls, and will include some texts to reinforce the conceptual aspects involved. In order to generate a complete and surrounding spatial experience, the floor will be covered with fine recycled granulated glass, provided by BISAZZA. The combination of the different printed water colours and the colours of the granulated glass will generate an interesting “immersive“ effect, oriented to the enhancement of the spatial experience in visual and haptic terms”.

MASKE+SUHREN ARCHITEKTEN with BISAZZA for BORDERS festival 2016Installation of Maske+Suhren Architekten during FRAGMENTED IDENTITIES, second event of BORDERS festival

MASKE+SUHREN ARCHITEKTEN The office “Maske und Suhren architekten und designer” was founded in 1999 by Anna Maske and Jens Suhren. They shared their studies and several extended projects with W. Brenne Architekten to improve their architectural and design ideas and ability. From the creation of the office on, they have developed a large variety of projects in different scales and contexts, both in Europe and overseas, focusing on planning, conservation, exhibition conceptions and interior design, with high-specialized knowledge on premium movie theaters and related projects. Since mid-2015 the architect and professor Juan Almarza Anwandter collaborates as a member of Maske und Suhren design team.

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BISAZZA is one of the top luxury brands in the design sector and the industry’s leading producer of glass mosaics for interior and exterior decoration. Over the past few years, the company has extended its decorative offerings with new materials made through processes that combine the value of design with the charm of craftsmanship. From 1956 to today Established by Renato Bisazza in 1956 in Alte, Vicenza, Northern Italy, the company has become a trailblazer, marked by a dynamic entrepreneurial spirit, a mastery of modern technologies, and an ability to read and anticipate the needs of the global market. The company’s distribution network currently includes 7 flagship stores in Barcelona, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, New York and Paris and 2,800 local retailers around the world.

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It’s LIQUID Group is a web based information platform dedicated to worldwide distribution of information about calls for entries, exhibitions and events in some of the world’s leading art galleries, museums and foundations selected, about architecture, design and fashion. Founded in 2001 by Luca Curci, It’s LIQUID has already built a readership of more than 200,000 qualified subscribers. Among them architects, designers, artists, collectors, art critics, curators, dealers, and other personalities of the international art, architecture and design world. It provides press office services, e-mail marketing, media marketing and social media marketing services.

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It’s LIQUID Group includes a section dedicated to international art events’ organization that manages exhibitions of photography, video art, installation and painting; it organizes solo and collective shows, art residencies and international contest. Its object is to use new technologies to globalize the language of art, to connect artists working in every part of the world. Since its beginning, the group has organized more than 150 events all around the world, involving more than 5.000 artists, in more than 60 international venues in Mexico, Poland, Turkey, Argentina, Canada, Italy, Australia, USA, Portugal, Colombia, Croatia, Greece, India, etc. Most of the last events have been realized in museums (CCCB – Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona in Spain, NCCA – National Center for Contemporary Arts in Moscow, etc.), galleries and private foundations.

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MASKE+SUHREN ARCHITEKTEN with BISAZZA for BORDERS festival 2016Image courtesy of BISAZZA

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