Glenn Murcutt. Architecture for Place
Museum of Finnish Architecture; Helsinki, Finland
6 March to 26 May
The Museum of Finnish Architecture focuses its attentions on the work of Glenn Murcutt, the Pritzker Prize-winning Australian architect. Centred around Murcutt's private house commissions, the exhibition celebrates the architect's sensitivity towards Australia's landscape and tendency towards small-scale projects built from humble materials. Of particular interest is a lecture series surrounding the exhibition, which will include a talk from the Finnish architect, scholar and writer Juhani Pallasmaa.
Hand Made: Long Live Crafts
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen; Rotterdam, The Nethelands
26 February to 6 March
Spanning from the Middle Ages to the present day, Hand Made investigates the development of European craft products. Drawing on work such as Maarten Baas' Clay Furniture and Studio Job's Bavaria inlaid folding screen, the exhibition argues for an increased awareness and acceptance of artisanal craftsmanship within design. The exhibition also promises a fashion element, displaying handmade clothes created by the Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen.
Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light
MoMA; New York, USA
1 March to 31 January 2014
An architectural exhibition for those of a historical bent. MoMA examines the life and career of the 19th-Century French architect Henri Labrouste and argues for his influence on 20th-Century architects Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Richard Rogers. Drawing on watercolours, photography, films, architectural models, and fragments, the exhibition details Labrouste's two glass and iron reading rooms in Paris, the Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève (1838–50) and the Bibliothèque nationale (1859–75).