27 June – 15 November 2015
Guided tours: Saturday and Sunday 16:00

Address:
Deutsches Architekturmuseum
Archiv, Plan- und Modellsammlung
Hedderichstraße 108-110
60596 Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

Design for the cabinet of the space station Mir, final version interior design (1980) \\ © Archiv Galina Balaschowa

Design for the cabinet of the space station Mir, final version interior design (1980) \\ © Archiv Galina Balaschowa

This monographic exhibition on the oeuvre of Russian architect Galina Balashova presents a unique collection of design proposals for the Soviet cosmonautical program: plans and construction drawings for Soyuz capsules and for the Salyut and Mir space stations. Balashova acted as a consultant for the Buran program, the Soviet counterpart to the US space shuttle. With her search for harmony and beauty, Galina Balashova lent the high-tech world of booster rockets, laboratories and life-support systems an emotional touch. We therefore have Balashova’s talent to thank for adding an important, rich chapter to construction history: cosmonautic architecture. Her extraordinary artistic oeuvre, and it includes designs for medals and awards, is to date hardly known inside Russia. Let Galina Balashova whisk you away into a world of architecture where gravity has been replaced by weightlessness.

To accompany the exhibition, DOM publishers has brought out a monograph in German and English.

Source: http://www.dam-online.de/portal/en/Collection/Start/0/0/0/0/1851.aspx