Alternative Histories

Models created for the 2018 Alternative Histories exhibition donated to the Architecture Foundation, were auctioned at the end of March. The twenty-six architectural models, including Caruso St John and Siw Thomas' ceramic model based on Hans Poelzig's sketch for the Stadthaus, Dresden, raised over £6,000 for their New Architecture Writers programme.

Commissioned by Drawing Matter, the exhibition presented an exchange of today's architects with those from the past. A range of international architects were asked to develop a model in response to one of the historic architectural drawings in the Drawing Matter archive.

Other models that were for sale included Florian Beigel's interpretation of Le Corbusier's Open Hand Monument, and Tony Fretton's Stennäs by Asplund.

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Book Presentation

Design in Dialogue

Zurich, Switzerland

16th June 2022

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Adam Caruso will be part of a discussion on the publication Design in Dialogue. The event will focus on how design is shaped through conversations across both practice and teaching. The round table will also include Freek Persyn, Charlotte Schaeben (51N4E, Newrope) and Veronika Harder (Harder Haas P.AG).

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Anniversary

10 CSTJ ZH

Zurich, Switzerland

17th June 2022

Caruso St John is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of its Zurich office. Established in 2011 by directors Michael Schneider and Florian Zierer as a site office for the practice's mixed-use building on Europaallee, the office has gone on to undertake projects including the Bremer Landesbank Headquarters, the new chancel at St Gallen Cathedral and the headquarters for the St Jakob Foundation, as well as the practice's largest project to date, the Swiss Life Arena.

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Gagosian's London shop opens 16th May. Designed by Caruso St John, the space in Mayfair's Burlington Arcade offers Gagosian publications, rare books, limited edition prints, exhibition posters and artist-designed objects. An exhibition space on the first floor will present a rotation of small exhibitions, artist takeovers and special collaborations.

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Ground breaking

St Pancras Commercial Centre

London, United Kingdom

3rd March 2022

A ground breaking ceremony was held on 3rd March to celebrate the start of construction on the St Pancras Commercial Centre. Located in an area of North London which is undergoing substantial change, Caruso St John's 24,000 m² mixed-use scheme will accommodate a dense development of housing, workspace and retail.

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Opening

Laboratorium

Zurich, Switzerland

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Caruso St John's design for Laboratorium opens this week, a functional training space aimed at Calisthenics workouts using minimal equipment.

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Exhibition

Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect of Death and Life

Stockholm, Sweden

Open until the 28th August 2022

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Sigurd Lewerentz: Architect of Death and Life is in its final weeks at Arkdes. The retrosepctive exhibition was designed by Caruso St John and curated by Kieran Long, Johan Örn and Lena Landerberg.

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Exhibition

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2022

London, United Kingdom

21 June — 21 August 2022

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Caruso St John have four drawings in this year’s Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy, curated by the artist Alison Wilding under the theme 'Climate'. The exhibition opens on the 21st June.

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Exhibition

Namely, Words: part 2

London, United Kingdom

9th April - 21st May 2022

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Caruso St John and Thomas Demand's Nagelhaus features in Betts Project's group exhibition Namely, words - Part 2. The show invited artists and architects to present a drawn or sculpted work alongside a piece of writing they admire. Prints of Nagelhaus feature in conversation with the lyrics of Talking Heads' Heaven.

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Exhibition

Francis Bacon: The First Pope

London, United Kingdom

15th March – 23rd April 2022

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Gagosian Davies Street opens its exhibition Francis Bacon: The First Pope on Tuesday 15th March, displaying Bacon's first painting which engages with the papal subject. Caruso St John designed the space for the work, which has never been exhibited publicly before.

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Exhibition

Heong Gallery
Hockney's Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

Cambridge, United Kingdom

15th March to 29th August 2022

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The Heong Gallery at Downing College opens its new exhibition, Hockney's Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction on the 15th of March 2022. The gallery designed by Caruso St John will host the contemporary artist's pioneering experiments in bringing the hand, eye, and optical instrument together inventively.

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