The Architekturgalerie München is dedicating a solo exhibition to the profession of structural engineering and the mostly invisible forces at work behind the facades. For almost a quarter of a century, the engineers Thomas Beck, Christian von Kameke and Thomas Hintermann have been advising Munich architects. They plan, design, calculate the static inner life of buildings, residential buildings, mobile constructions and, as a special field of their work, the constructions of large-scale works of art in public spaces.
a.k.a. engineers specialise both in finding solutions to weighty architectural problems and in inventing concepts for the lightness of wood, steel, stone, for buildings that somewhat seem to float and appear to defy the laws of gravity. A steamboat on a railway bridge six metres above street level, a casually purist footbridge at Munich's Marienhof, a cube-shaped rucksack house docking on the outer façade of multi-storey buildings. To name just a few of their current 1364 projects.
The exhibition is open for events, guided tours and every Wednesday from 4-6 pm.
Guided tours can be arranged for groups of 8 or more via mail@architektugalerie-muenchen.
Tuesday, 25.7. at 7 pm: Thomas Beck in conversation with artist Benjamin Bergmann
Saturday, 29.7. at 11 a.m. and at 11.30 a.m.: Guided tour with Christian von Kameke
Wednesday 16.8. at 7 pm: Thomas Beck in conversation with architect Donata Eberle
Wednesday 6.9. at 7 pm: Thomas Beck in conversation with architect Peter Haimerl
Wednesday 13.9. at 7 pm: Thomas Beck in conversation with demolition contractor Michael Ott
Tuesday 19.9.. at 7 pm: Reading with Sela Miller "Staubgedichte"
Thursday 28.9. at 7 pm: Thomas Beck in conversation with Christoph Gengnagel