'Scaffolding' at the Center

Scaffolding opened at the Center for Architecture on October 2, 2017, and runs until January 18, 2018. The exhibition is curated by Greg Barton, who "examines the extraordinary applications of scaffolding as a kit-of-parts technology to provide novel forms of inhabitation and access." The projects, ranging from Aldo Rossi's Teatro del Mondo to a recent project by Assemble (both are visible from the sidewalk in front of the Center for Architecture), are mounted on armatures that clearly recall the exhibition's subject.

Scaffolding

The exhibition design is meant to "disrupt the architectural space of the Center for Architecture, instilling a new appreciation of scaffolding and its transformative potential." The design by OMA's Shohei Shigematsu fills the top-floor gallery...

Scaffolding
Scaffolding

...and extends into the lower floors as well.

Scaffolding

Note from here, one level below grade, how the scaffolding continues down another level through a narrow gap against the wall on the left:
Scaffolding

My visit to Scaffolding, with my daughter in tow, was too quick to take in many of the projects on display. But it was long enough to appreciate the exhibition design, which is highlighted by angled (copper?) reflective panels that entice visitors to explore the maze of scaffolding and the projects within.

Scaffolding
Scaffolding