University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
School of Architecture College of Design

Architecture and Vision: from Pyramids to Spacecraft

March 8 - May 2, 2010

"From Pyramids to Spacecraft" is a travelling exhibition displaying selected projects by the design studio Architecture and Vision, founded by Italian architect Arturo Vittori and Swiss architect Andreas Vogler. Vittori and Vogler have been working together since 2003 and received a number of important international recognitions. In 2006, their prototype for a tent, DesertSeal (2004), became part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Vittori and Vogler were named Modern-day Leonardos in the same year by the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago for the exposition Leonardo da Vinci: Man, Inventor, Genius. They share a keen interest in technology and theendless beauty of the world. They have both been working in the aerospace field and this challenges the way they think about life on Earth. They share the belief that respect of nature and the intelligent use and development of its resources can have a deep impact on the quality of our lives.

Projects shown in the exhibition include MoonBaseTwo, an inflatable space station for conducting experiments on the Moon, First and Business Class for Asiana Airlines, La Macchina di Santa Rosa di Viterbo and the MercuryHouseOne, which was presented at the Biennale in Venice in 2009 as well as many other inspiring projects ranging from product design to architecture.

This exhibition was cosponsored by the College of Design, Goldstein Museum of Design, University of Minnesota, Consulate General of Switzerland of Chicago, and Italian Cultural Institute Chicago.



Contact Information

Goldstein Museum of Design

364 McNeal Hall,

1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

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