Architectural model of miniature furniture on a mirrored surface

MAIO, The Grand Interior (detail), 2017, Carnegie Museum of Art, Gift of MAIO

The Fabricated Landscape

The Heinz Architectural Center

Highlighting architecture’s growing diversity and ingenuity, The Fabricated Landscape presents projects from ten architectural practices from around the globe. This generation of architects, born from 1975 and onward, looks anew at ways that architecture communicates with and engages the public realm. From single houses to large-scale infrastructure and public spaces, all participating practices – many of which will be debuting new work for the first time in the United States – look at architecture and design as they relate to local communities and the natural environments in which they exist. The exhibition will be staged in Heinz Architectural Center, one of the nation’s foremost institutes for the study of architecture.

The Fabricated Landscape transports visitors across the globe with representations of cutting-edge spaces from Japan and Scandinavia to Zimbabwe and Latin America. Each practice is represented by three projects that showcase its approach to creating lasting, sustainable solutions by embracing traditional craft alongside digital technologies. Objects on view include models, assemblages, paper reproductions, textiles, and architectural photographs by Bas Princen, Iwan Baan, and Luisa Lambri. From Anne Holtrop’s revitalization of a former pearl fisher village in Bahrain to Anna Heringer working with Rohingya women in Bangladesh to Frida Escobedo and SO — IL (Florian Idenburg + Jing Liu)’s proposal for healthier multi-unit housing in north and central Mexico respectively, the exhibition invites visitors to discover a more plural and inclusive built environment. All these projects form a temporary landscape within the museum galleries for visitors to explore and encounter in their own way.

Participating Architects:

A publication in three parts, distributed by Carnegie Museum of Art and Inventory Press, will be available free of charge for visitors in Fall 2021. Organized around the themes of domestic, civic, and territorial, each part will include several newly commissioned texts. The first issue, Domestic, features contributions from Emilio Ambasz, Eric Crosby, Go Hasegawa, Luisa Lambri, MAIO, and Raymund Ryan, as well as Franz Kafka’s unfinished parable The Burrow. The second and third issues will be released as the exhibition continues.

The Fabricated Landscape is organized by Raymund Ryan, Curator-at-Large, Heinz Architectural Center, and designed by IN-FO.CO in Los Angeles. The exhibition will be on view from June 26, 2021 through January 17, 2022.

In Conversation: Architects Respond to The Fabricated Landscape

To celebrate the opening of The Fabricated Landscape, ten architects featured in the exhibition participated in an online panel where they shared their experiences creating public structures and responded to the projects included in the exhibition. This conversation was moderated by Raymund Ryan, curator-at-large of the Heinz Architectural Center.

Exhibition Images

Architectural model of miniature furniture on a mirrored surface
Intricate architectural model of a domed space.
Architectural modeling of a multi-layered building
Photo of a modern looking building with large windows and sharp angles.
Black and white photograph of a house in a field.
Minimalist photograph of a marble wall in a chapel.
Photograph of a large colorful mural and building with architectural details.
Photograph of models in a space lit with neon.
Photograph of striking textiles hanging in front of a building.
Abstract photograph of a mesh metal wall.

About Heinz Architectural Center

Established in 1990, the Heinz Architectural Center enhances appreciation and understanding of architecture and the built environment through exhibitions, lectures, charettes, symposia, and other forms of public engagement. Its collection of nearly 6,000 objects includes drawings, models, photographs, artifacts, games, ephemera, and the world’s third-largest collection of plaster architectural casts. Ranging from the late 18th century to the present, the collection represents work in architecture, landscape design, engineering, and furniture and interior design by architects of international, national, and regional significance.


The programs of the Heinz Architectural Center are made possible by the generosity of the Drue Heinz Trust.

General operating support for Carnegie Museum of Art is provided by The Heinz Endowments and Allegheny Regional Asset District. Carnegie Museum of Art receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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