The top 20 exhibits at the second Chicago Architecture Biennial

The top 20 exhibits at the second Chicago Architecture Biennial

Instead of a house, office or gallery, Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee – from Los Angeles-based practice Johnston Marklee – have designed a sturdy curatorial framework for the second Chicago Architectural Biennial, of which they are artistic directors. Using concepts as materials, and a strong international cohort of pensive architects to assist with construction, Johnston and Lee have completed an architecture exhibition that taps into contemporary thought and traces deconstructivist routes through history in the hope of rediscovery. For the duration of the Biennial, which runs until January 2018, the Chicago Cultural Center is a place where ideas are the main economy and the participating architects take a refreshing break from the physical limitations of actuality.