A collaboration with ArchDaily and Spirit of Space
Chicago has a quintessential place in Modern architecture, and the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial invited designers and curators to interact and interpret this legacy from global perspectives. Throughout the sites of the Biennial, the works reference and reimagine, bringing the Biennial’s theme of “Making New History” into the installations.
PLANE—SITE was commissioned to preview the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial and to produce an exclusive video series for ArchDaily. After interviewing over 40 participants and studying their projects, we made a careful selection of the show’s most salient contributions. The videos uncover the secret historical passions of architects and approaches to contemporary design challenges, informed by an arc of history and theory that remains relevant today.
See all the ArchDaily coverage of the Biennial here. Films made with the support of ArchDaily and Hunter Douglas Architectural, and produced with Spirit of Space.
Introduction to the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial
Co-curators Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee discuss establishing history and collaboration as tenets of the Biennial and the unique opportunities offered by the site of the Chicago Cultural Center.
Vertical City at the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial
The Chicago Architecture Biennial challenged architects to create their own entries to the famed 1922 Chicago Tribune Tower competition.
Horizontal City at the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial
The prompt for 'Horizontal City' at the Chicago Architecture Biennial was to craft a model in critical conversation with a canonical interior image.
SOM: Engineering X [Art + Architecture]
Engineering X [Art + Architecture], an exhibition of Skidmore Owings & Merrill’s work, displayed innovative structures that demonstrated the collaborative process of the firm’s engineers and architects.
Making New History at the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial
Participants in the Chicago Architecture Biennial ruminate upon the continuous arc of collective design theory.
Labyrinth at the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial
Projects in the Labyrinth imagine buildings of the future while also using collection, collage and new media.