New Beauties


New beauties – the interface between art and architecture

New Beauties


New beauties – the interface between art and architecture
New beauties is a project that aims to discover possible answers to the question what is beauty.
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Asking what is "beauty” these days is almost a millennial question. As a subject, it has brilliantly been reflected on by great minds since antiquity. Architects, scholars and intellectuals are still fascinated by the question of what is “beauty”, and how it enraptures residents and users. “Beauty” remains of great concern today, as it will in the future.

The question of what is “beauty” is eminently a political one. It tells us about the society we live in. Studying it reveals the intentions, challenges and strengths of the various actors involved: architects, urban planners, politicians, builders, developers, residents, users, visitors. It allows us to observe what has remained constant but also to detect what is new.

New beauties is a research project that aims to discover possible answers to these questions and introduce fresh thinking on the subject through analysis, curation and exhibitions. New beauties is giving a built and adaptable space for these discussions.


Pavillon for discussions located at possible location.

Fragmented pavillon located inside possible Location.

Axonometric view

Elevation

Pavillon for discussions located at possible location.


Idea by

Benedict Esche, Bérangere Armand
Kollektiv A
Villa Massimo
Rome
Italy
Benedict Esche (architect) is a fellow of the Villa Massimo in Rome and founded his office together with Lena Kwasow and Jonas Altmann Kollektiv A. The focus lays on cultural projects and complex housing and was for that exhibited 2016 on the Biennale di Venezia in the German Pavillon. Bérangere Armand (curator) conceives projects with and for artists and architects, working closely with local communities and museums all across Europe. She organises exhibitions, conversations and conferences.

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