© Steve Hall
A structural survey
Over 100 architects and artists arrive in Chicago
The Chicago Architecture Biennial, being called the largest international survey of contemporary architecture in North America, is on now until January 3, 2016. The event examines how we build, inhabit, and shape our world, and how architects, designers, planners and policy makers are tackling today’s most pressing issues. Projects by over 100 architects and artists representing more than 30 countries are installed around the Windy City at places like the Chicago Cultural Center, Water Tower Gallery and Millennium Park. The Chicago Cultural Center features a full-scale house that can be built for less than $4000 by the Vietnamese architecture office Vo Trong Nghia Architects; the Swiss-based office Gramazio Kohler has collaborated with the MIT Self-Assembly Lab to make the first architectural construction built by robots using only rocks and thread. Most of the programming is free. For more events: chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org.
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