032c workshop is pleased to present the selected archive of material research from the architectural office BARKOW LEIBINGER.
Barkow Leibinger Architects are at the forefront of a generational shift in architectural experimentation based upon sustained forms of material research, digital fabrication, and the machinic assembly of buildings. In the early years of the 21st century a global proliferation of new networks, tools, and other technologies are transforming not only how architects work and think with industrially-manufactured building materials, but alsohow these otherwise familiar elements can now be subtly transformed into entire systems embodying greater malleability, variation, and control than ever before.
The work on display here shows not only how architects today are keenly adapting the materials with which they work and think structure and space, but also, along the way, how the idea of an architectural office is itself being transformed; into an experimental form of studio better able to promote new kinds of material discovery, creativity, and imagination.”
AA School of Architecture
“Punched, bent, inflated, and cut along five-axis machining. Berlin-based architects BARKOW LEIBINGER have been transmuting commonplace metal sheets and tubes into alien artifacts. Exhibited at 032c workshop, these curious—distinguished by their precise contours like fragments of some luxury appliance …” more