Like all good things eventually have to, ABX 2016 - the annual Architecture Boston Expo - has come to an end. And of course I had to visit and take a look at all the vendor booths, installations, and the photo exhibit, which was spread throughout the expo floor.
I loved seeing the amazing work that has been created by my fellow Bostonian photographers and to see some of my friends' names on the exhibit floor. Keep an eye out for my work if you happen to visit next year...
It was great to see many familiar faces this week and also to meet new people from all over the world - particularly from my home country, Germany, which gave me the chance to speak my native language for a bit, for example with the fun crew of Gaggenau Kitchens.
I just had to stop by their booth - not only because I was hoping to speak to someone from home - but also because I've been a long-time fan of their timeless designs. The company just celebrated their 333-year anniversary!
Some great eye-catchers were the interesting installations on the expo floor, such as interactive games and the big balloon installation, in which the opening night party was hosted.
Below is a picture of this year's winner of the Quad Competition (sponsored by What's In, Stantec and ABX2016), an international design competition for a social space installation. The task was to create a meaningful and impactful installation that encourages social interactions. Cost and feasibility of construction were critical factors to consider in the process.
The winning design (among 6 finalists) was created by KiKi ARCHi, a Tokyo-based architecture design firm led by Yoshihiko Seki.
This has been such an amazing event, and I can't wait to see what the BSA has planned for next year!