penccil: This was 2017
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The penccil year in review is a project selection for 2017, this year curated by Mario Gagliardi. Selecting 3 projects each in the areas of art, design, architecture and photography, Mario shows projects which make a difference: Artefacts, images and concepts which express a concern for the issues and problems of our world and inspire us to see things from a different angle.

Art: Romuald Hazoumé Kader Attia Wang Luyan
Design: Dana Callam Natascha Harra-Frischkorn Volker Morawe and Tilman Reiff
Architecture: Axel de Stampa and Sylvain Macaux Anne Romme Piet Blom
Photography: Vincent Fournier Naoya Hatakeyama Jean-Yves Lemoigne
Vincent Fournier
Vincent Fournier, a photographer from Burkina Faso, offers a poetic glimpse into the world of global robotics laboratories. His view of robots is not conforming to stereotype: Here, they are fragile, imperfect, searching, and profoundly lonely.
Volker Morawe and Tilman Reiff work on the borderlines of art and design and present an ironic antidote to facebook: The facebox, an artifact to rehabilitate social network geeks. facebox provides everything former social network addicted persons need to reactivate their social skills.
Romuald Hazoumé, an artist from Benin, makes masks out of discarded petrol canisters. He says: "We need to understand that we have the same problems all over the world on different levels. We all take up this “Coca Cola” culture, which makes us unaware of our own culture."
Kader Attia´s installation "Ghost" is a powerful artistic statement of human suffering.
Today the connection between the land of the suburbs and the dinner table of the city has almost disappeared. The Spaceplates greenhouse by Danish architect Anne Romme makes local food production again possible.
Small, simple, and educational: Circuit by Dana Callam inspires kids to experiment with and learn about electricity.
Natascha Harra-Frischkorn makes a smart shelf with minimal material.
A look back at visionary Dutch architect Piet Blom, who was convinced that "architecture serves the people, not the other way around".
Chinese artist Wang Luyan, born 1956 in Beijing, deals with the artifacts and mechanics of war and politics.
Naoya Hatakeyama is using photography to preserve moments of "controlled destruction". Made in the detached style of a scientific documentation, her images are fascinating as well as terrifying.
Architects Axel de Stampa and Sylvain Macaux deal with the architecture of spectacle and the massive investments needed for hosting a World Cup. Their project "Casa Futebol" offers a concept for the reappropriation of the stadiums built for the World Cup in Brazil, colonizing the external facades. In Brazil, the lack of housing is estimated at 5.2 million homes. They also propose the "Qatar World Cup Memorial", a tower made ​​of concrete modules each representing a worker who died during construction.
Jean-Yves Lemoigne depicts uniformly masked, anonymous figures in finely crafted, yet disturbing photographic paysages. Who are these figures? Shadows, puppets, alter egos, agents, terrorists? He says: "In this standardized society, man himself becomes standardized, anonymous.”
Franz Kline
Structured Reflection
Gaetano Pesce: Abstraction is boring
Jeff Zimmerman
Kenzo Tange
New Generation
Home Patterns
American Food
Organic Public
What Is A Simulation?
Michael Schoner
Design for Disaster
Shared Space
The art of improvising art
Memphis Posters
A Flat Named Desire
Just Before Paradise
Food Architecture
Total Automation
German Art since 1960
Franz De Lacroix
Jean Lurçat
Sky Walk
A Summer For The Modernists
Joe Colombo: Total Furnishing Unit
Scum Pixel
Microscopes of utopia
Brazil Modernism
Carlo Scarpa: Sketch and Work
Peter Zumthor: Thinking Architecture
The Bauhaus Revolution
In Infinity
Struth: Nature & Politics
In Orbit
Tom Ngo
Sislej Xhafa
Future Architecture
Superstudio, Superproduction, Superconsumption
reversed silhouettes
Heartbeat, Heartseat
Swarm fabrication: Kokkugia / Roland Snooks
Spatial Clusters
This City
Eric Giraudet de Boudemange
Christian Herdeg: Kunst und Bau
Une Cité Industrielle by Tony Garnier
Obsolete Distinction
“I’m not supposed to talk about it”
The Glass House
Francois Morellet 1926 - 2016
Design & Politics
20th Century Italian Tables
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Hoi An
worlds of planet earth
WRECK--Regeneration Experiment of Wasted Daily-use Ceramics from Chaozhou, China
Human time
The loft bar
Neighborhood Transport
Omnidirectional Speaker
Silk Road
S tables
Architectural experience
Art game
Black Box. A Cabinet of Robotic Curiosities
Painted by Time
City Garden II ´Spaces´
Charles Tassin
Cutting the edges
Coffee break
serpentine 2017
Wayne Sorce: Urban Color
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Coffee maker
Mapping Reality
Untitled Project: Honda CB77 Superhawk
The wall
Green Architecture…. Is it blessing or curse!!