The Architecture Biennial has graced Chicago twice now – the first time in 2015 and most recently this past Fall of 2017. It went down in January, and of course I waited until the last week to go see it. I wish I would have gone earlier so that I could have gone back to see my favorite things a few times. The theme for this most recent installation of the biennial was “Make New History” and it featured 141 architects, theorists, designers, etc. from 20 + countries. So it really is a global event, housed at the beautiful Chicago Cultural Center in the heart of the loop. These are pictures of some of the displays that most caught my eye.
This is a model of Yves Saint Laurent’s salon…isn’t it glamorous?? So full of art…
I loved these white trees!
Interiors have always held a special place in my heart, so I liked this exhibit entitled “The Room of One’s Own”, which included several drawings of singular interior rooms.
I work at a kitchen & bath showroom, so I was pretty amused by this miniature pink bathroom.
This room was very cool with about 10 or so models of fictional skyscrapers. As you can see how they compared in size to a person, they were towering!
Looking forward to the next Architecture Bienniale in a couple years from now!