Live-stream from Leuven, Belgium
8 April 2021
Museum Leuven's curator Valerie Verhack in conversation with Adam Caruso and Freek Persyn of 51n4e architects, part of a series of events around the museum's retrospective of the work of Thomas Demand.
The architects discuss the future of museum architecture, their collaborations on unrealised designs for two Belgium institutions, KANAL and M HKA; their collaboration with Thomas Demand; and their approaches to museum design, from the the 'soft' museum, to the 'productive' museum.
Main image: M HKA Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, façade detail
Below, from left to right: M HKA exterior and interior, KANAL Centre Pompidou, Brussels, exterior and interior
M Leuven presents a major retrospective of the work of the artist Thomas Demand, featuring two works made by the artist in collaboration with Caruso St John: The unrealised Nagelhaus and the soon to be built pavilion at the headquarters of fabric manufacturers Kvadrat in Ebeltoft, Denmark.
London, United Kingdom
22nd September 2021 - 2nd January 2022
The Royal Academy of Arts' Summer Exhibition opens on the 22nd September. The show's architecture room has been curated by David Adjaye RA, under the theme of Geography and Climate. An etching of the Royal Geographical Society by Caruso St John features.
28th August - 31st October
David K. Ross' photographic series, Archetypes will be exhibited at the Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel from the 28th August to the 31st October. Façade mock-ups for Caruso St John's Swiss Life Arena feature as part of exhibition.
Caruso St John's St Jakob Foundation has been nominated for the Auszeichnung für gute Bauten der Stadt Zürich, 2016-2020. The prize given every five years, looks to projects which develop the city's urban heritage, offer a social contribution, carefully use resources and respect their environment.
This annotated bibliography of writing by women about architecture was created collaboratively through conversations, invitations and spontaneous suggestions as a resource for gathering lists of texts, for encouragement, and for finding new writers. The project's editorial board is led by long-term collaborator Helen Thomas, and former Caruso St John staff members Emilie Appercé and Barbara Thüler. The project was developed with support from the Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich and the Chair of Adam Caruso.
Façade mock-ups for Caruso St John's Swiss Life Arena have been photographed as part of Canadian artist David K. Ross' new publication Archetypes.
Hosted by BALTS Projects, Caruso St John's Tibor Bielicky will be in conversation with Ross about the project, on Wednesday 23rd June 2021, 18:30 (MSEZ).
London, United Kingdom
8 April 2021
Caruso St John is among the six shortlisted teams for the National Gallery NG200 competition. The project will be part of the gallery's Bicentenary, working on its historic structure and visitor experience.
To celebrate its anniversary, the Heong Gallery has created a video looking back at the five years since its transformation from an Edwardian stable block into a public gallery showing modern and contemporary art.
Adam Caruso participated in the 2020 Bauwelt Kongress, with a lecture entitled 'What is it Worth?', on reading the city and speculating about what its future might hold. The lecture will be followed by a conversation with Kaye Geipel and Lina Ghotmeh.
Adam Caruso contributes an article to the October Issue of Domus, outlining how on the failure of architecture to address the imbalances of contemporary life has motivated him to look again, in practice and with students at the ETH, at the ideological and programmatic promises of modernism.