A Minor Architecture exhibition shows fragments of the work of a selected group of European offices initiated in the first decade of the twenty-first century, offices for which small private commissions—generally understood as “minor commissions”— have been relevant for the articulation of their own independent voice within contemporary architectural discourses. Conditioned by the mundane constrains of small commissions, these practices have developed highly situated experimentations to interrogate contexts, regulations, typological and compositional arrangements, and limits between the technological and the artisanal, while questioning if not pushing to the extreme many of the preconceptions and assumptions prevalent in today architectural profession.
The fragments gathered in this show demonstrate different ways of deploying this form of situated experimentation. Practices that are only unveiled through specific moments or observations thus require their own ways of looking into reality and their own graphic and material arsenal to narrate their findings. Included into this show, amongst others, are 6a architects (London), Arquitectura–G (Barcelona), Anna & Eugeni Bach (Barcelona), MAIO (Barcelona), Canales Lombardero (Seville/London), Dierendockblancke (Gante), Dyvik Hahlen (London), Garciagerman Arquitectos (Madrid), Lucas y Hernández-Gil (Madrid), Office KGDVS (Brussells), vPPR (London), Lütjens Padmanabhan (Zurich) Studio Wet (Seville) and Ted'A Arquitectes (Mallorca).
Project: Exhibition design + curatorial programme
Year: Built (2017)
Gallery: Galeria Espacio Valverde
Location: Madrid, Spain
Curators: Jacobo García-Germán, Francisco González de Canales
Exhibition design: Jacobo García-Germán, Tino de la Carrera, Raquel Díaz de la Campa
Builder: 109 Fab Lab
Architecture Offices: Anna & Eugeni Bach, Arquitectura–G, Canales Lombardero, Dierendonckblancke Architects, Dyvik Hahlen Architects, Garciagerman Arquitectos, Lucas y Hernández-Gil, Lütjens Padmanabhan, MAIO, Office KGDVS, SAMI, Studio Wet, Ted'A Arquitectes, vPPR Architects, 6a Architects.
Photograhs: Imagen Subliminal