Alternative Histories – Drawing Matters, The Architecture Foundation, London

Bohdan Lachert’s 1937 sketch is a simple and elegant signage study for a post office in Stanislawów. Compared with Lachert’s more dynamic, constructivist compositions, this façade has a restrained, typographic character—the combination of the signage and ribbon windows is reminiscent of a bullet-point list.

For this model, we extend the logic of the sketch by translating a generic form letter into a monolithic façade for a post office tower. As the part becomes the whole, the building begins to conflate order & expression, billboard & duck, paper & architecture, post & office.

Status Built
Location London, 23 March -14 April, 2019 & Brussels, 6 September-29 September 2019
Year 2019
Type Exhibition
Team Vander Ploeg & Bosshard & Tavor & Vihervaara