Architecture in Uniform
Curated by Jean-Louis Cohen and installed at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Architecture in Uniform fills a significant gap in the history of architecture by investigating the far-reaching contributions made by architects and designers on each side of World War II.
Designed in collaboration with WORKac, the exhibition displays a substantial number of objects and curatorial texts in a sequence allowing for many possible readings. Using elements such as slanted walls, vertically suspended sheet metal signage, and a palette featuring a different shade of gray for each room, the exhibition design reflects the period’s condition of profound disruption. Several walls immerse the viewer in large-scale graphics derived from the show’s materials (e.g., documentary photography, organizational charts, camouflage color swatches, and line art from historical books).