RECORDING AMERICA
an unscripted investigation into the culture of US-Architecture




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Recording America is an investigation into American architecture, generating a multimedia archive of photographs and films as well as maps, interviews, essays, exhibitions and lectures. With a main interest in the relation between architecture, society and subculture, between the post-war era and today, R.A. tries to draw a connection between the history of building in the US and issues relevant for today’s society in America and beyond. The platform presents the ongoing research since 2014. Engaging with people, projects and places in a subjective and Gonzo-esque approach, R.A ensures a contemporary chronicle of America, which in retrospect can help understand the interest of this time. R.A. is rooted in academic and historic research and makes use of stylistic devises taken from photography-series, media art and New Journalism. R.A. is an attempt to communicate the cultural value of American architecture/architecture in America within the discipline itself and beyond.



Visits

New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey
2019

Florida, New York, New Jersey, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine
2018

California, Nevada
2017

Illinois, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut,
New York
2015

Florida
2014












Ellena Ehrl, Dipl.-Ing. Arch. TUM, is an architect and editor based in Zurich and Basel. She works with office Christ & Gantenbein and is co-founder and editor of architecture periodical Superposition. Previously, she was part of the editorial board of architecture magazine Planphase from 2013 - 2019 where several of her essays and interviews have appeared. In 2014 she co-edited the documentary film “Im Windschatten von Olympia“ as part of a research on the urban development of Munich in the 1960s and 70s. Ellena was invited to critiques at Princeton University, School of Architecture and Cornell University AAP and holds a Diploma degree in architecture (2014) from Technical University Munich.

Tibor Bielicky, M.A. TUM, is an architect and photographer based in Zurich. He works with Caruso St John Architects and is co-founder of architecture periodical Superposition. Tibor’s essays and interviews have appeared in magazines such as Werk, Bauen + Wohnen, Archithese and Planphase, where he was the magazine’s co-founder and editor between 2010 - 2019. He was invited to critiques at ETH Zurich, Technical University Munich, Princeton University School of Architecture and Cornell University AAP. Tibor’s photographs were exhibited and published in magazines, blogs and exhibitions. He holds a M.A. in architecture (2015) from Technical University Munich and participated in the Erasmus Programme at IUAV in Venice (2011/2012).

Since 2014 Ellena Ehrl & Tibor Bielicky collaborate on various projects. In addition to working as practicing architects, they self-produce and publish zines connected to their research productions and produce self-initiated, multi-disciplinary research on architecture, urbanism, design and subculture. As part of that, Recording America was initiated in 2014.












Selected exhibitions, lectures and contributions & publications

The Laurie Mallet House or SITE‘s Narrative Architecture
article, Superposition Hardcore Home
2020

mobile - immobile
article, Desired Landscapes 3 - Typology
2020

Recording America / The concept of Los Angeles
lecture, TU Munich, Germany
2019

On Pamphlet Architecture
contribution, Publishing in Architecture- Print & Periodicity
2019

American Icons
contribution, OfHouses
2018

American Icons
exhibition, Architekturgalerie at BUNKER, Munich, Germany
2018

The concept of Los Angeles
article, Planphase No 7 - LEARNING FROM
2018

Palm Springs Mall
exhibition, 2min ago, Düsseldorf, Germany
2018

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and the American high rise
lecture, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
2017

The alleged banal
article, Planphase No 5 - DEBÜT
2016


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