Simona Malvezzi and Wilfried Kuehn will speak about their work with a focus on design strategies developed in collaboration with contemporary artists as well as on their current project House of One which will feature a synagogue, a church and a mosque in a novel type of building, soon to realized in the center of Berlin.
The work of Berlin-based architects Kuehn Malvezzi is characterized by collaborations with artists, curators and art institutions. From the design for Documenta 11 (Kassel, 2002) to the new building for the Insectarium in Montreal (construction to start this year), they have realized numerous interventions in museums and exhibition venues. Kuehn Malvezzi stands for an attitude that is interested in relations and a reflexive way of dealing with specific contexts. This curatorial approach to architecture is also fed by continuous theoretical investigation which is reflected in research and teaching, editing and writing. Their work has been featured in international solo and group exhibitions, including the 10th, 13th and 14th Architecture Biennial in Venice and Manifesta 7 in Trento. The practice participated in the 1st Chicago Architecture Biennial in 2015 and in the 2nd edition in 2017.
Kuehn Malvezzi’s House of One in Berlin was featured in Harvard Design Magazine’s 42nd issue, Run for Cover!