November 24, 2016 | Atlanta, Ga
The CCA, the Canadian Center for Architecture, is organizing a series of exhibitions titled Archeology of the Digital. The series, curated by architect Greg Lynn, is conceived as an investigation into the foundations of digital architecture starting at the end of the 1980s, to the present through a number of seminal projects that established bold new directions for architectural research by experimenting with novel digital tools.
For the CCA this is the first series of exhibitions that tries to address the problem for museums how to exhibit and archive digitally designed architecture.
The first series (in 2013) included architects such as Frank Gehry and Peter Eisenman, a.o. The second, titledMedia and Machines (in 2014), showed work of Hani Rashid/Lise Anne-Couture, Karl Chu, Mark Goulthorpe, Kas Oosterhuis, Bernard Cache, and Lars Spuybroek, Professor at Georgia Tech’s School of Architecture. Spuybroek was represented with his HtwoOexpo, which the CCA calls, “The first building to convincingly combine topological surfaces designed with computer software and digitally projected and controlled interactive media.”HtwoOexpo, or the water pavilion, was designed twenty years ago and opened in May 1997; and still counts as one of the major revolutionary buildings that started the digital age in architecture. The archive of Lars Spuybroek’s office NOX is part of the collection of the CCA.
An ePub is now available online with Greg Lynn interviewing Lars Spuybroek: