Building in a Bottle

[Image: Piece of Nature Preserved (1973) by Haus-Rucker-Co; photo by Hagen Stier, courtesy of the Deutsches Architekturmuseum].

A forthcoming exhibition at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt explores the world of the architectural model, from Frei Otto and Rem Koolhaas to Peter Eisenman.

The above piece, by Haus-Rucker-Co, called Piece of Nature Preserved (1973) seems worthy of highlighting. “The small hut is a tongue-in-cheek commentary on the longing for a simple, back-to-the-roots way of life,” the museum suggests. “Nature unharmed by destructive environmental forces can only be created in a glass capsule, as a model in the shape of a preserving jar.”

The exhibition opens the evening of May 24.

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