Lookout: Exhibition about architecture with a view in Basel
The Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel presents the exhibition “Lookout. Architecture with a view”, perceiving the world from another perspective. The exhibition shows architectural interventions from the past 15 years that serve to provide a view of the landscape.
Until February 9th 2015, the Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel (S AM) presents the exhibition “Lookout. Architecture with a view.” Perceiving the world from another perspective is something that has always fascinated people. For centuries, being able to look out over the land from above was necessary in order to detect dangers, such as fires or approaching enemies. Today, lookouts mostly serve people to admire fascinating landscapes.
The exhibition at S AM shows off exemplary structures from various countries. It is realized as a walk through course and presents photos, models and plans, as well as brief descriptions that indicate the uniqueness of each object and shed light on the stories behind the buildings.
From Mexico to Austria
The exhibition presents architectural interventions from the past 15 years that serve to provide a view of the landscape: not only towers, but also platforms or small buildings – even minimal interventions. Special attention is paid to landscapes of touristic interest like the Ruta del Peregrino (pilgrim’s way) in Mexico, the National Tourist Routes in Norway of the Timmelsjoch Experience between Austria and South Tyrol.
A publication accompanies the exhibition as part of the S AM series: Hubertus Adam, S AM (ed), Lookout. Architecture with a view. Christoph Merian Verlag, 2013.
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