The Fabricated Landscape

Highlighting architecture’s growing diversity and ingenuity, The Fabricated Landscape presents projects from ten international practices. This generation of architects, born in the 1970s and 1980s, looks anew at ways that architecture communicates with and engages the public realm, whether they are creating single houses or large-scale infrastructure and public spaces. The exhibition will be staged in Heinz Architectural Center, one of the nation’s foremost institutes for the study of architecture.

Each practice is represented by three projects that showcase its approach to creating lasting, sustainable solutions by embracing traditional craft alongside digital technologies. Objects on view include assemblages, paper reproductions, textiles, models, and architectural photographs by Bas Princen, Iwan Baan, and Luisa Lambri. These projects form a temporary landscape within the museum galleries for visitors to explore and encounter in their own way.

The Fabricated Landscape brings a fresh perspective to the dialogue surrounding contemporary architecture by presenting work by architects and designers from underrepresented groups. Over half of the featured practices are woman-led or include a woman principal, including Frida Escobedo; Anna Heringer; Maria Charneco and Anna Puigjaner at MAIO; Charlotte Hansson at LCLA; and Jing Liu at SO – IL. While global conversations about architecture have historically focused on European, Asian, and North American design studios, this exhibition spotlights a number of Latin and South American studios including Frida Escobedo in Mexico; LCLA in Colombia; and UMWELT in Chile.

MAIO, The Grand Interior (detail), 2017, Carnegie Museum of Art, Gift of MAIO
26 June 2021 to 17 January 2022
Carnegie Museum of Art, The Heinz Architectural Center
4400 Forbes Avenue
15213 Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Heinz Architectural Center, Carnegie Museum of Art