NOBA Nordic Baltic contemporary art platform

In the fourth exhibition in The Architect’s Studio series, the Indian architect Anupama Kundoo aims to shed light on a scarce resource in our life: time.

Kundoo sees time as a forgotten resource in architecture, while architecture is a process that embraces the present, the past and the future.

Constructed as a journey through time, the exhibition explores and integrates traditional Indian building customs, crafts and materials into Kundoo’s current works. In general, Kundoo is concerned with using as few resources as possible in her architecture.

The exhibition is created with two main themes. Under the first main theme of the exhibition, THE ARCHITECTURE OF TIME, the visitor has access to Anupama Kundoo’s research archives, which include the first sources of inspiration, processed materials and architectural works. It is an evolutionary journey from the first natural building materials – stone types and clay polished by the forces of nature – through mussel shells and butterflies to simple tools and handmade bricks. Here you will be able to experience an 1:1 construction of architect’s own house in the experimental township of Auroville, Southern India, which is among her most important works. Auroville arose from the idea of a community where people from different cultures could live in peace and harmony, regardless of nationality, religion, caste or politics.

The second main theme of the exhibition, CO-CREATION, presents Kundoo’s latest and so far biggest project – the town and housing development project Line of Goodwill for the city of Auroville. The project has arisen in collaboration with climate engineers from German firms among others, and with students from three schools of architecture – in Copenhagen, New Haven and Potsdam. In the exhibition you will see a model (1:50) of the 240,000 m2 project, and part of the facade is built up in 1:1 as an example of Kundoo’s work with the development of intelligent facades.


Gallery name: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Address: Gl. Strandvej 13 3050 Humlebæk, Copenhagen

Opening hours: Tue-Fri 11:00 - 22:00, Sat-Sun 11:00 - 18:00

Open: 08.10.2020 - 16.05.2021