above> prima materia | prima studio mumbai ( mumbai india )
studio mumbai brings architects into the making process with workshop team of over 100 crafts-people, artisans, and builders to what principal bijoy jain calls making a sound and getting a response. these projects involve testing material systems and assemblies resulting in singular objects and large scale mockups at 1:1 scale. this project titled prima materia (first materials) is two towers made of bamboo, tied together with cotton thread, and highlighted by gold leaf, reminiscent of structures carried in the tazia rituals in india.
the second edition of the chicago architecture biennial (cab) is the largest architecture and design exhibition in north america, showcasing the transformative global impact of creativity and innovation in these fields. this year’s biennial features over 141 practitioners from more than 20 countries addressing the 2017 theme “make new history.” artistic directors sharon johnston and mark lee have selected architects and artists whose eye-opening creations will invite the public to explore how the latest architecture can and will make new history in places around the world. the main exhibition is free and open to the public from september 16, 2017 through january 7, 2018. we are particularly proud to premiere our opening in 2017 in alignment with expo chicago.