All projects per year

An overview of the projects and the main publications and exhibitions, organized by year

1945
Projects:
Panel Chains

1946
Projects:
Movable Boxes

1950
Publications:
– ‘Yona Friedman et Renzo Voghera’, Architecture d’ Aujourd’hui, Paris

1953
Projects:
Cylindrical Shelters, 1953- 1958

1956
Projects:
Manifesto Architecture Mobile
Studies for Mobile Architecture
Trihedral system
Curved Panel

1957
Publications:
L’ Architecture Mobile, private cyclostyled edition
– ‘L’ Architecture Mobile’, Bauwelt, Berlin
Projects:
Ville du Bois de Boulogne
Span Over Blocks, 1957- 1958

1958
Publications:
L’ Architecture Mobile, Paris
Projects:
Early models Ville Spatiale, 1958- 1962
Ville Spatiale, visualization of the principles, 1958- 2006
Ville Spatiale, scale of the concept, 1958- 1962, fantasies on complexity
Cabins for the Sahara
Stacked Concrete Boxes

1959
Projects:
Paris Spatiale
Venice of Monaco
Tunis
Spatial settlements
African Projects
Public Events:
Ville Spatiale, ELC, Paris (France), 1959- 1960

1960
Publications:
L’ Architecture Mobile. 10 principes d’urbanisme spatiale, an addition to the manifesto published in 1958, Paris
– ‘Paris Spatial’, Revue Technique du Bâtiment, Paris
– ‘Pour un architecture mobile’, Revue Technique du Bâtiment, 3 editions, Paris
Public Events:
Spatial Champs Elysées, competition entry Tunis
– GEAM (Groupe d’Études d’Architecture Mobile) exhibitions and conferences in Paris (France), Luxemburg, Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Gelsenkirchen (Germany) and Warsaw  (Poland)

1962
Publications:
– ‘Paris Spatiale’, Architecture d’ Aujourd’hui, Paris
Projects:
Villes Ponts
Public Events:
– Grand Prix – Leone di S. Marco Award for Best Short Film at the 13th International Festival of Documentary and Short Films, 23rd International Venice Film Festival, for Annalya Tou Bari, one of the Animated Cartoons made in 1960, Venice, Italy

1963
Publications:
– ‘ A community to span the Channel’, The Guardian, London
Projects:
Bridge Town over the Channel
Public Events:
Art Narrative, exhibition Paris (solo)
Grand Prix de Recherches et Formes de Demain  the Association Recherches et Formes de Demain, Paris, France

1964
Publications:
– First version of Pour une architecture scientifique
Projects:
American projects
Urban voids, 1964, 1970, 2006
Public Events:
Architecture without architects, MoMa, New York

1966
Public Events:
Une ville spatiale, Galerie J, Paris (solo)

1967
Projects:
Flatwriter
Public Events:
– Competition entry Parliament House,  Dar es Salaam

1968
Publications:
La planification urbaine, Brussels
Les mécanismes urbains, Brussels
Projects:
Interior Apartment, from 1968, using his appartment as his studio, Friedman created a very special interior.

1969
Projects:
Umbrella for Les Halles

1970
Publications:
L’ Architecture Mobile, vers une cite conçue par ses habitants, Tournai- Paris
Projects:
Space Chains
Bamboo constructions,
Ville Spatiale Nice,
Variations on a façade with no structure
Public Events:
– Competition entry for the Beaubourg project (Centre Pompidou), Paris
Space- chain structure, World Expo, Osaka

1972
Publications:
Pour une architecture scientifique, Paris
Société = Environnement, Brussels
Public Events:
Architecture Prize for his whole oeuvre, Academy of Arts and Science, Berlin

1973
Publications:
Poor World and Critical Group- Size, two essays
I want to design my home, Paris
Hacia una arquitectura cientifica, Madrid
Projects:
Manuals
Urban Mechanisms 1963, 1966, 1972

1974
Publications:
Comment vivre entre les autres sans être ensclave et sans être chef, Paris
Meine Fibel: wie die Stadtbewohner ihre Häuser und ihre Städte selber planen können, Düsseldorf
Gruppen, Netzwerke, Stuttgart
– ‘Urban Carpet’, Architectural Design, London
Projects:
– Commissioned to design office building for Centre Administratif, CDC Dubonnet Byrrh, Ivry
Pictographic Art, text written in in ideograms to be understood through all languages.

1975
Publications:
Pictogrammes de la genèse , Paris
Une utopie réalisée, Paris
Self- Supporting Society as a Response to Poverty
Toward a scientific architecture, Cambridge
Votre ville est à vous, sachez comment la conserver, Paris
It is your town – know how to protect it, Paris
Projects:
Art in the street, ‘wall paper’to embellish the city.
Public Events:
Une Utopie réalisable (Achievable Utopias), Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (solo)
Urban Carpet, demonstration, Paris
An anthropomorphic theory of science, lecture General Assembly of French Computer Research Association
Une Utopie réalisable, exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Brasilia (solo)

1976
Publications:
Habitat= Ford + Roof and How to settle Earth, How to Live on Earth, manual, Paris
Comment habiter la terre = How to settle on earth, Paris, Vancouver
Utopies réalisables, Union générale d’éditions, Paris
Public Events:
Honorary Fellowship of Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Hague
– Participation Habitat Conference, Vancouver

1977
Publications:
No- Cost Housing, Paris
Self- Design Institute, Paris
SurvivaI Techniques, Paris
Où commence la ville?, Paris
The Quaternary Sector, analysis of and proposal on the status and division of labor in society
Utopías realizables, Barcelona

1978
Publications:
L’Architecture de survie, où s’invente aujourd’hui le monde de demain, Tournai- Paris
L’ Architecture de survie. Une philosophie de pauvreté,   Tournai- Paris
Projects:
Lycée David d’Angers, 1978- 1981

1979
Publications:
La région, qu’est ce que c’est?, Paris
Projects:
Green Architecture

1980
Publications:
Des villes pour vivre, Strasbourg
A better life in towns, Strasbourg
About critical group size, Tokyo
Popular Encyclopaedia for Survival, Immediate Education for Survival, India
Projects:
Truths, 1980- 2000: large posters with images and philosophical statements.
Belapur

1982
Publications:
Alternatives énergétiques ou la civilization paysanne modernisée. Pour une réelle économie des resources, comment désindustrialiser l’énergie, Saint- Jean- de- Braye
Alternatives Énergétiques. Plaidoyer pour une autosuffisance locale, Saint- Jean- de- Braye
Projects:
Domes
Museum of Simple Technology
Public Events:
Museum of simple technology, Madras (India)
– Competition entry for the Opera House, Paris, France
– Competition entry for Tête Défense, Paris, France

1983
Publications:
– Two manuscripts: La revolution silencieuse and La nouvelle physiocratie

1984
Publications:
Continent Ocean and Bateau Terre, manuals, Paris
The Hope of Africa, manual, Paris
Community participation in the construction of educational buildings, Paris

1986
Public Events:
Extension to the Bronx Museum, New York
Vision der Moderne, exhibition at Deutsches Architektur Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
Publication:
– Environment and Self Reliance, with Eda Schaur, New Delhi, India (sd, this year or before)

1988
Projects:
Passerelle de Musée, proposition for the use of a bridge for museum space in Paris
Green Church, a project for a green space
Museum without Doors, a project for a exhibition shelter
Public Events:
Collection FRAC, Orléans

1989
Projects:
Bicentennial French Revolution
Public Events:
Pavilion of Simple Hydrotechnology,  with Eda Schaur, La Villette Science Museum, Paris
– Competition entry Tokyo International Forum, with Eda Schaur, Tokyo
– Competition entry National Theater, with Eda Schaur, Budapest

1990
Projects:
Tel Aviv Peace Bridge
Administrative Centre EU
Hill of the Faiths, grouped sanctuaries for different faiths.
Teatro Piranesi, a fantasy
Emballage chocolat, models of packaging materials
Lamellar Structures, from 1990
Cylindrical Towers
Cardtravel Boxes, 1990- 2000
MoMa
Public Events:
– Competition entry city centre of Samarkand
– Competition entry Maison du Japon, Paris
– Entry on teaching low- cost building techniques with ‘Picture Scripts’, International Research and Development Center (IRDC), Ottawa, Canada

1991
Publications:
Roofs 1 and Roofs 2. Local materials, simple technology, sophisticated ideas, Paris
Projects:
Chairs
Public Events:
Roofs for People, design competition, with Eda Schaur, Osaka
Prime Minister’s Prize for Roofs for People, Osaka lnternational Design Competition, with Eda Schaur,
Habitat Scroll of Honour for a life’s work from United Nations

1992
Projects:
Le Train
Macaroni
Protein Structures, 1992, 2000
Crumpled Sheets, 1992- 1996
2 walls + 1 roof
Public Events:
Hill of the Winds, competitionentry, Japan
A Continent City, lecture European Union, Schwerin

1994
Publications:
L’ Univers erratique. Et si les lois de la nature ne suivaient aucune loi?, Paris
Capitalisme social, essay about minimum wage for all citizens
Théorie et images, Paris
Projects:
Continent City
Amorphous Architecture, 1994, 2009

1995
Publications:
Environment and self- reliance, Paris
Projects:
Gribouilli, 1995- 2005

1996
Public Events:
The Labyrinth, competition entry, Nagasaki

1997
Public Events:
Tall Building Aesthetics, lecture at a conference on high- rise buildings, London
Function follows Form, lecture at the Art Critic’s Convention, London

1999
Publications:
Yona Friedman. Structures Serving the Unpredictable, Rotterdam
Projects:
Musée 21 Century, proposal for a museum for future use
Public Events:
Structures Serving the Unpredictable, Netherlands Architecture lnstitute (NAi), Rotterdam, Netherlands (solo)

2000
Publications:
Utopies Réalisables, revised edition, Paris
Projects:
Various models, models with different materials and purposes.
Museum Modern Art Bruxelles, expanding the cultural space on the roof of a building
Merz Structures, from 2000, playful compositions made of various materials
Moebian Structures
Irregular tensegrity, 2000- 2005
Photomontage with Balkis in Paris
Public Events:
– Competition entry with Milano Pyramid, landmark for the centre of Milan
Théorie et Images or Architecture Mobile, Paris (solo)

2001
Projects:
Mosquito Net
Public Events:
Ville Spatiale, Yokohama Triennal
The Short Century. Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa, 1945-1994, Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany / Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany / MoMa PS1, New York, USA / Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA

2002
Publications:
The trompe- l’oeil universe, Kitakyushu
Projects:
Huangpu River Centre Shanghai, 2002- 2007
Public Events:
– Entry Documenta XI, Kassel
Urban Creation, Shanghai Biennale

2003
Publications:
L’architecture de survie. Une philosophie de la pauvreté, Paris
Utopies Réalisables,  Paris
Projects:
Project Berlin
Utopia Station, poster project for the Biennale in Venice (Italy)
Venise Collages, fantasy figures in the town of Venice
Ville Spatiale deco, 2003, 2004
Public Events:
Un- built Cities, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn
Micro Utopias, Biennale Valencia
Rubbish is beautiful, and Utopia Station, Biennal Venice

2004
Publications:
Vous avez un chien: c’est lui qui vous a choisi(e) / Yona Friedman and Balkis Berger- Doberman, Paris
Projects:
Gribouillis London, postcards of London with scribbles
Musée de Rue, study
Paris Olympic, proposal for a stadium in the street
Ville Spatiale Milan Stadium
Vienna Ville Spatiale
Public Events:
Scribbles / (Gribouillis), Serpentine Gallery, London
Une ville spatiale, Aedes East Extension Pavillon, Berlin (solo)
Nuit Blanche, Paris
Archiskulptur, Basel
Optimism of Utopia. In medio stat virtus, Florence

2005
Publications:
Cities, Kitakyushu
Projects:
Venice Projects, from 2000
Public Events:
Yona Friedman, CCA, Kitakyushu (solo)
Yona Friedman, Fondazione Bevilaqua La Masa, Venice (solo)
‘Historical Dimensions and Contemporary Potential’, Symposium Merzbau, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich

2006
Publications:
Yona Friedman. Pro Domo, Barcelona
Projects:
Merz Principle, theme description
Merz Structures Zurich, studies for a project at Cabaret Voltaire
Licornes, “The unicorns, always real friends of mine.”
Île Sequin, embellishment of an island in the Seine with a ‘nazcagram’
Iconostase, from 2006
Musée des Graffitis, study
Iconostase, from 2006
Public Events:
Merzstructures, from Merzbau to Merzstadt and Merzwelt, conference topic, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich
Dis- assembly, Serpentine Gallery, London
Project for MART, Rovereto
Utopias Realizadas, Caac, Sevilla (solo)
On mobility, De Appel, Amsterdam
What is positive? Why?, WUK, Vienna
Haus der Kunst. As long as it lasts, speech,  Munich

2007
Publications:
Manuals. Volume I, Paris
Manuals. Volume II, Paris
Projects:
Ville Pont Marseille
Public Events:
Yona Friedman: une production récente, MAC, Lyon (solo)
Utopia Realizable, Bund 18, Shanghai (solo)
Dare to make your own exhibition, CNEAI, Chatou (solo)
Sueño de casa propia, Casa Encendida, Madrid (solo)
About Cities, Drawing Centre, New York

2008
Publications:
Manuals. Volume III, Paris
L’ordre compliqué et autres fragments, Paris
Projects:
Balkis Island, a poetic fantasy on a an island near the North Pole, a satellite town of Paris
Museum of Afghan Civilization, a virtual museum to preserve the cultural heritage of Afghanistan
Brescia
Public Events:
Tu ferais ta ville, CAPC, Bordeaux (solo)
Manifesto Marathon Serpentine Gallery, London
1 Architecte, 1 Bâtiment, conference, concept of the ‘Bridge Town’ over the river Huangpu in Shanghai, Paris
Les ponts de Shanghai, MBA, Bordeaux (solo)
Street- Museum, Como
Sueño de casa propia, Casa del Lago, Mexico City / VIMCORSA, Córdoba (solo)
Peripheral vision and collective, Museion, Bolzano
Old Masters, P74 Centre and Gallery, Ljubljana
Ambition d’art, IAC, Villeurbanne
Ausstellung  nr. 152, Yona Friedman, Portikus, Frankfurt (solo)
SphèresPrototype improvisé, Galleria Continua, Boissy- le- Châtel

2009
Publications:
Etc. Balkis Island, Île de Vassivière, Milan
Le petit bestiaire, Paris
Films d’animation 1960- 1963, dvd, Chatou
Projects:
Meubles plus
Villacoublay, embellishment of Villacoublay
Public Events:
Graffiti Museum, Jardin Lilolila, Paris
Part 1: Autour de la Ville Spatiale: 1957- 1975, kamel menour, Paris (solo)
Part 2: Maquettes d’études’, studies for the Shanghai Bridges, Paris (solo)
A streetproject, Los Angeles
Projections constructives, Vélizy- Villacoublay
Etc. Balkis Island, with Jean- Baptiste Décavèle, CAP, Île de Vassivière
Licorne Eiffel, with Jean- Baptiste Decavèle, CAP, Île de Vassivière
Modernism as a ruin, an archaeology of the present, Generali Foundation, Vienna
Improvisations, ARC, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris et CNEAI, Paris
Xanadu, an imaginary city, ABC (Art Berlin Contemporary), Berlin, kamelmenour, Paris
Ville Spatiale. Visualization of an idea, at Fare Mondi, Venice Biennale
La Création, Synagogue- centre d’art contemporain, Delme (solo)
Cartoline Postali, Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia (solo)

2010
Publications:
Yona Friedman. Drawings & Models 1945- 2010, Paris
Balkis Productions, website with interviews and slide shows, Paris
Projects:
Binckhorst, The Hague
Public Events:
Merz Tier, exhibition ‘Berlin- Paris’, kamel mennour, Paris, France and neugerriemschneider, Berlin (solo)
Up to you, Stroom, The Hague
Des utopies réalisées, Espace de l’Art Concret, Mouans- Sartoux (solo)
Yona Friedman – La città più moderna del mondo, Sale Docks, Venice (solo)
Spatial City: An Architecture of Idealism, Inova Milwaukee / Hyde Park Art Centre, Chicago / MOCAD, Detroit
– Space chain structure, Art Unlimited, gallery kamel mennour, Art 43 Basel, Basel
EURO-CITY, Yona Friedman and Rajan V. Ritoe (NL), A trans Pavilion, Berlin
Yona Friedman: Around the Ville Spatiale, Mala galerije, Ljubljana (solo)
Métropole Europe et autres projets, gallery kamel mennour, Paris
The Architecture of Survival. Learning from Yona Friedman, Symposium in Buda- Pest
Yona Friedman’s video animation Guide Book for Visitors from Outer Space, Hangar Bicocca, Milano

2011
Public Events:
Architecture without buildings, Biennale de Lyon (solo)
Métropole Europe et autres projets, MUSAC, Léon (solo)
Merz World: Yona Friedman and Thomas Saraceno, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich
Une ville spatiale pour artistes, Hangar Bicocca, Milano
– ‘Gribouillis’ at A l’école. L’art pour grandir, exhibition and workshops, Paris
…&, iconostases 25 i.s., with Jean- Baptiste Decavèle, Galerie Anne Barrault, Paris, France (solo)
Yona Friedman und Eckhard Schulze- Fielitz, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz
– video conference at architecture [in] ]out[ politics, The Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Lisbon, Portugal

2012
Publications:
– Orazi, Manuel, ‘A Conversation with Yona Friedman’, Log, nr 26, New York
Architecture without buildings, Chatou
Public Events:
Musée sans bâtiment and Architecture without building, CNEAI, Chatou
Architecture without building, with Jean- Baptiste Decavèle, De Vleeshal, Middelburg
– Entry by Yona Friedman, installation curated by Maurizio Bortolotti at the Istanbul Design Biennal, Istanbul, Turkey
Le musée de Rue et le musée Iconostase + Architectures Mobiles, CNEAI, Chatou