The fourth Main Programme event of TAB used to be known as Schools’ Exhibition. For TAB 2015, it will morph into a TAB-Lab Research and Development Exhibition, bringing together a selection of the most interesting technology companies matched to architecture schools for special projects. TAB-Lab is a great opportunity for any student interested in architecture to see, which architecture schools excel in which areas – it is really a sort of pocket-size exhibition fair. This exhibition is also an excellent opportunity for networking for students, teachers and professors.
Staged in Kultuurikatel, a magnificent 20th century industrial building in Tallinn harbour area, the TAB-Lab Research and Development Exhibition will explore what the next industrial revolution means for architecture and the built environment. New forms of production, exemplified by 3D printing, robotics, self assembling and smart materials, are radically changing the way we can build and dwell. Future environments of the “self-driven city” will be characterised by responsiveness and intensified transnational influences. All of this means that architects need to rethink the whole field “from the spoon to the city” – to use the words of Viennese architect Adolf Loos.
TAB-Lab will showcase cutting edge designs and processes. Furthermore, it will open a forum for both creative and critical discussion on the social, political, economic and human dimensions of the current systemic transition.TAB-Lab Research and Development Exhibition: 12-20. September @ Kultuurikatel
The installation at TAB is a contextual fragment of a modular, self-organized urban primary structure "PARACITY", which is originally designed for flooding and tsunami-risk areas in South-East Asia and slum restoration. The construction material in the primary structure is laminated wood for the beams and cross-laminated wood for the floors and structural walls.
THE EXCEPTIONAL AND THE EVERYDAY: 144 HOURS IN KYIV | Lev Manovich
Our project also explores how during the exceptional events, the exceptional co-exists with the everyday. The images of Maidan clashes, political slogans, and burned cars and buildings appear right next to everything else: selfies, parties, cultural events, etc. Through a number of different visualizations, we explore how the extra-ordinary and ordinary are connected visually (the use of images) and textually (tags).Paracity, Casagrande Laboratory
You can take a look at all TAB-LAB exhibits at SPIN Unit’s website.
Damiano Cerrone ja Helen Pau
TAB-Lab Research and Development Exhibition Curatorshelen@email@example.com
TAB-Lab is supported by: