Post-Purism. The End of Reduction?
On 22 January 2018 at 7 pm, the BDA Bund Deutscher Architekten [Association of German Architects] extended an invitation to come to the "Wechselraum" exhibition location in Stuttgart. "The superfluous is a very necessary thing", said Voltaire. Really? Isn't this pitted against the strive for guiding a design towards a pure and clear expression devoid of extraneous ingredients and influences? This was the topic of discussion at the 45th "Wechselgespräch" dialog meeting between Tom Schönherr, founder and Managing Partner of Phoenix Design, and renowned architects.
Post-Purism – The End of Reduction? Panel discussion featuring Prof. Peter Krebs, Büro für Architektur, Karlsruhe; Thomas Kröger, Thomas Kröger Architekten, Berlin; Tom Schönherr, Phoenix Design, Stuttgart/Munich/Shanghai; Host: Prof. Dr. Stephan Trüby, Munich/Stuttgart
Looking at current architectural developments, there seems to be a discernible trend towards turning one's back on sobriety and again creating emotion by means of strong gestures. Necessary? During the course of that evening, one learned more about this.
Location: Wechselraum BDA, Zeppelin Carré, Friedrichstrasse 5, 70174 Stuttgart, www.wechselraum.de