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07 APRIL 2013

Lebbeus Woods: Visionary Architect

"Lebbeus Woods, Architect", February 16 – June 02, 2013, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

"Architect Lebbeus Woods (1940–2012) dedicated his career to probing architecture's potential to transform the individual and the collective. His visionary drawings depict places of free thought, sometimes in identifiable locations destroyed by war or natural disaster, but often in future cities. Woods, who sadly passed away last year as planning for this exhibition was under way, had an enormous influence on the field of architecture over the past three decades, and yet the built structures to his name are few. The extensive drawings and models on view present an original perspective on the built environment – one that holds high regard for humanity's ability to resist, respond, and create in adverse conditions. 'Maybe I can show what could happen if we lived by a different set of rules,' he once said. SFMOMA has collected Woods's work since the mid–1990s, amassing the broadest collection of his work anywhere; the exhibition will feature these holdings, as well as a selection of loans from institutional and private collections."

(San Francisco Museum of Modern Art)

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Simon Perkins
08 OCTOBER 2003

Sarajevo Apartment Blocks: radical reconstruction

"In spaces voided by destruction, new structures can be injected. Complete in themselves, they do not fit exactly into voids, but exist as spaces within spaces, making no attempt to reconcile the gaps between what is new and old, between two radically different systems of spatial order and of thought a webbing of cycles intersecting in space and time."

(Lebbeus Woods Woods, 1997, p.16)

Woods, Lebbeus. 1997 'Radical Reconstruction, New York, U.S.A: Princeton Architectural Press.

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