The Building Speaks | Exhibition at Architecutre Centre Arcam

THE BUILDING SPEAKS
September 17th – November 22st, 2015
Arcam | Architecture Centre Amsterdam | Prins Hendrikkade 600 | Amsterdam

AFARAI is thrilled to invite you to The Building Speaks, an exhibition by Afaina de Jong at the Arcam Architecture Centre in Amsterdam. The exhibition explores the potential and the relevance of monumental buildings in the twenty-first century. This theme is explored by taking the Oude Kerk (Old Church) in Amsterdam as the subject. Built over many generations the Oude Kerk is not a frozen collage of architectural intervention, but in growing and changing through time the building resembles an organism that unites past and future. Architect Afaina de Jong and her office AFARAI researched the historic transformation of the Oude Kerk and out of this design research emerged potential design spaces for the future and a proposal for an autonomous architectural installation.

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Fa•çade: a solo exhibition by Afaina de Jong

Fa•çade
Opening Reception: Saturday October 19th, 16u – 20u
October 19th – December 21st, 2013
Ultra de la Rue Gallery, Oudekerksplein 30, Amsterdam

Ultra de la Rue is proud to present Fa•çade, a solo exhibition by Afaina de Jong. The Fa•çade exhibition is a personal exploration of when the seemingly insignificant becomes significant again. In an age where meaning has become a myth, the façade as smooth surface of communication is a symbol to the visual saturation of the city and meaningless architecture. By presenting the pure presence of the façade Afaina de Jong aims to give an outside perspective on the visual complexity of the city.

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