hirner & riehl architekten

Alltagsarchitektur - die Po(i)esie der Sachlichkeit

15.11.2019 – 17.01.2020

„Poetic everyday architecture does not aim at the singular-special image or the monumental value of architecture. It takes shape in a complex game of conditions and things.“

The exhibition concept is based on an irritating experience: the difference between elementary and real architecture and its pictorial representation and dominance in the digital media.
This difference does not pose a serious problem as long as the image of architecture plays a relatively subordinate role in relation to real architecture. Increasingly, however, images determine architectural reality and the impression is created that buildings are primarily designed with their exceptional (digital) image effect in mind. With regard to their own works, hirner & riehl has, however, developed a different agenda over the years: The qualities of the living world such as location, space, use and material are at least as important as the visual effect of a building. In this sense, the exhibition at the Architekturgalerie München shows the buildings in use – Ulrike Myrzik’s photographs take a different look at space and building.

Photo: Ulrike Myrzik