Architecture exhibitions are conventionally designed to take place in interior spaces. The exhibitions at Architektur Galerie Berlin expand this experiential arena by actively using the large shop windows facing the wide boulevard of Karl-Marx-Allee. They transform the gallery into a kind of stage, whose auditorium and the initial layer of encounter is the public urban space.
Depending on the exhibition theme, different images are created: offensive, introverted, complex, minimalist – each a translation of an inner story into a narrative that can also be read from the outside. The windows build a bridge between the struggles and developments within the field of architecture and the realities of life in the city.
Through this practice, the gallery has evolved to become a part of urban history, where fractures and transformations in the discourse and self-image of the discipline have been legible for a decade.
Photos by Jan Bitter
agps AllesWirdGut Archi-Union Atelier ST
BEHF Behles&Jochimsen Benthem Crouwel Tatiana Bilbao bogevischs buero Roger Boltshauser Burkhalter Sumi
Caramel Caruso St John Christ&Gantenbein Cukrowicz Nachbaur
Norihiko Dan Duplex
Edelaar Mosayebi Inderbitzin
Gigon/Guyer Graber Pulver
Heike Hanada Christoph Hesse HolzerKobler huggenbergerfries
kadawittfeldarchitektur KAWAHARAKRAUSE Robert Konieczny Anupama Kundoo
Meili, Peter Partner HG Merz Miller&Maranta :mlzd Morger&Dettli MVRDV
Luca Selva Adrian Streich
Tabanlioglu Tchoban Voss
Wiewiorra Hopp Schwark Wowhaus Wulf