Highlighting architecture’s growing diversity and ingenuity, The Fabricated Landscape presents projects from ten architectural practices from around the globe. This generation of architects, born from 1975 and onward, looks anew at ways that architecture communicates with and engages the public realm. From single houses to large-scale infrastructure and public spaces, all participating practices – many of which will be debuting new work for the first time in the United States – look at architecture and design as they relate to local communities and the natural environments in which they exist. The exhibition will be staged in Heinz Architectural Center, one of the nation’s foremost institutes for the study of architecture.
The Fabricated Landscape transports visitors across the globe with representations of cutting-edge spaces from Japan and Scandinavia to Zimbabwe and Latin America. Each practice is represented by three projects that showcase its approach to creating lasting, sustainable solutions by embracing traditional craft alongside digital technologies. Objects on view include models, assemblages, paper reproductions, textiles, and architectural photographs by Bas Princen, Iwan Baan, and Luisa Lambri. From Anne Holtrop’s revitalization of a former pearl fisher village in Bahrain to Anna Heringer working with Rohingya women in Bangladesh to Frida Escobedo and SO — IL (Florian Idenburg + Jing Liu)’s proposal for healthier multi-unit housing in north and central Mexico respectively, the exhibition invites visitors to discover a more plural and inclusive built environment. All these projects form a temporary landscape within the museum galleries for visitors to explore and encounter in their own way.