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Fifth Dimensional Cities - Architensions

Fifth Dimensional Cities: Architensions’ First Solo Exhibition

Fifth Dimensional Cities is Architensions’ first solo exhibition of its current and theoretical work. The title is taken from the introduction of their first book “Forma Urbana” recently published in Europe by Libria and presented in the US in occasion of this exhibition.

The studio presents five architectural models and “urban drawings” illustrating five projects located in different cities around the world. These drawings aim to capture the energy and specificities of each site and become a lens for observation and signature of the studio.

Architensions refuses to separate architecture from urbanism, an opposing today’s tendency to design deliberately iconic one-off buildings, and propose a paradigm antithetical modern capitalism, giving back to architecture its autonomous form.

This exhibition was made possible in collaboration with The Java Project in Brooklyn, a gallery which advocates for artists, curates exhibitions and fosters an educational discourse in the arts and it is curated by Dakota Sica. For more information about The Java Project please visit thejavaproj.com

Instagram: @fifthdimensionalcities @architensions, @thejavaproject

OCTOBER 18­­ THROUGH NOVEMBER 2, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION: OCTOBER 18, 6–9PM

Fifth Dimensional Cities Exhibitiion

Architensions Releases Their First Comprehensive Book on Their Urban & Architecture Investigations: FORMA URBANA

The volume published by Libria Editore in their “by” series and titled “Forma Urbana” in Latin “City Shape”, is the result of the architectural investigations conducted by Architensions since 2004. Their holistic approach to architecture and urban design takes into account the architectural object at every scale projecting long time effects into the design. The projects presented in the book range from small scale to urban interventions and focus on the human experience aspects of urbanism and speed. Forma Urbana proposes buildings that work as living organisms in their own specific context. The book is divided in three sections: Collapse, Acceleration, Simultaneity and are complemented with essays by international architects and critics such as Luca Galofaro, Giancarlo Mazzanti and Yehuda E. Safran.

Pre-order will be available soon on amazon in the US and Europe.The book will also be available soon at Strand Bookstore in New York City. In Italy the book is available at every book store listed on the publisher page Libria :
http://www.librianet.it/distribuzione.php

Language: English & Italian
Year: 2015
Series: By
Features: Size 21x15cm, pp. 160 duo-tone, silkscreen cover
Price: $22.00 / €20.00
ISBN: 978 88 96 067 70 3