DEC 16 2015

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Over the last year FAR has developed a proposal for improving the temporary housing for refugees upon their arrival in Germany. The project is published on DETAIL Magazine´s website. DETAIL Magazine

NOV 04 2015

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FAR interview published in Baumeister Magazine’s latest issue discussing our new office in LA

NOV 05 2014

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The Goethe-Institut in Santiago de Chile presents the exhibition “BILATERAL” showing work by architects FAR frohn&rojas. The exhibition will be on show from 14 th to 20th of November 2014 and will be open on week days from 8:30 to 20:30 hrs. and Saturday from 9:00 to 18:30 hrs. at the direction Holanda 100, piso 2, Providencia.

Dec 09 2013

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Marc Frohn and Owen Hatherley share an interest in questioning the underlying (political) mechanisms and ambitions of today’s architecture.

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Hatherley does so by referencing a politicised leftist modernism as a potential „index for ideas“. In his books „Militant Modernism“ and „A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain“ he is reestablishing a „sense of possibility“ in a political and architectural climate defined by the very absence of any apparent alternatives. Frohn, in his design work with FAR, seeks to unearth and play with what he calls archtecture’s „deep structures“. His practice is committed to unearthing architecture’s foundations which is by definition destabilizing and opens up pathways for a new criticality.
In their conversation Frohn and Hatherley will exploit their individual perspectives in order to deepen the discussion on the following issues:
Can one have a global practice that still responds to the specifics of local conditions in the same way that Brutalism constituted a very specific English form of Modernism?
Can architecture be employed in a more transgressive manner in order to disrupt pre-conceived notions of appropriate/acceptable aesthetics? What meaningful design strategies can be found to move beyond an architecture „desperately trying not to offend“?
What are today’s criteria for the success and failure of an architectural project? What promises can an architectural practice be charged with; can a building have affect beyond a client-architect relation? Can architecture replace or repair bad politics?

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Sept 09 2013

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The refurbishment of the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) in Santiago de Chile, designed by FAR frohn&rojas, was inaugurated last week.

Apr 05 2013

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FAR frohn&rojas are one of the winners of the architectural competition for the new central library of the state of Berlin at the airfield of the former Tempelhof Airport in Berlin. They questioned the brief and proposed the extension of the runway as an alternative to the given site for the building.

Jan 16 2013

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The temporary premises of the Goethe Institut in Santiago de Chile are exhibited at the German Architecture Museum (DAM - Deutsches Architekturmuseum) in Frankfurt between January 26th and April 21st. The DAM-prize exhibition 2012 presents "the 22 best buildings in/from Germany".

Dec 14 2012

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Why is all land owned by the Crown? What does London have to do with Lagos? What role does the triangular relationship London-Berlin-Moscow play? Why are architects escape artists? Why has Mrs Thatcher been there all along? These and other questions were discussed on the basis of ARCH+ 209 Kapital(e) London with Marc Frohn, Charlotte Skene Catling and Maren Harnack.

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Nov 30 2012

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We are happy to announce that the temporay premises of the Goethe-Institut are being featured at the Chile Architecture Biennial. The exhibition opens on November 30th and will be open until December 9th.

July 17 2012

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The Wall House will be featured at the exhibition Blanca Montaña / White Mountain. The exhibition will be on show in at the GAM museum in Santiago de Chile starting on July 25th and at AEDES architecture gallery in Berlin from October 26th until December 2nd. Puro / Hatje Cantz are publishing a book under the same title accompanying the exhibition.

May 16 2012

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FAR has been nominated for the Iakov Chernikhov international prize “Challenge of the time”.

April 2 2012

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FAR is featured as part of the Baunetz-series Crystal Talk. Read the article and the interview here.

Mar 26 2012

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On Thursday, March 29th, at 7:30 pm Marc Frohn of FAR frohn&rojas presented the recently completed temporary premises for the Goethe-Institut in Santiago de Chile. He also discussed the office’s working methodology. Georg Vrachliotis, professor for architectural theory at KIT reflected on the project by drawing references to the work of Fritz Haller.

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Feb 01 2012

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“Shelters are emergency places that people turn to in times of natural disaster. They are places that offer the most essential relief, places that people resort to when in search of protection. Inside the shelter, the emergency landscape unfolds, with piles of mattresses and blankets, security cones and barriers, flashlights and bottles of water.” The exhibition was curated by Sebastián Irarrázaval and Hugo Mondragón. The exhibition will be open between February 15th and April 23rd.

Sept 23 2011

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The Goethe-Institut´s temporary premises designed by FAR frohn&rojas in Santiago de Chile have opened. The German cultural institute in Santiago de Chile recently moved into its new temporary home, commissioned after the 2010 earthquake.