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Stefano Boeri Architetti creates “paper lantern” pavilion at Venice Art Biennale

July 2, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Hanji House pavilion by Stefano Boeri Architetti

Italian studio Stefano Boeri Architetti has created a pavilion called Hanji House at this year’s Venice Art Biennale with an angular, paper-clad form based on sculptures by Korean artist Chun Kwang Young. Hanji House was designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti for a spot in the garden of the Palazzo Contarini Polignac, a palace overlooking Venice’s

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Space Caviar creates “liquid landscape” inside Uzbekistan pavilion at Venice Art Biennale

April 26, 2022 Alice Finney 0
Steps and hanging plants inside the Uzbekistan pavilion

Italian architectural research studio Space Caviar has constructed Dixit Algorizmi: The Garden of Knowledge, an indoor garden with reflective steel steps for the Uzbekistan pavilion at this year’s Venice Art Biennale. The installation at the Uzbekistan National Pavilion mirrors the interiors of the Quarta Tesa, an old shipbuilding warehouse at the Arsenale – one of

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Venice to replace glass tiles on Santiago Calatrava-designed bridge amid “almost daily” falls

January 4, 2022 Nat Barker 0
Ponte della Costituzione

The city of Venice is set to replace the glass floor of Santiago Calatrava’s Ponte della Costituzione bridge over the Grand Canal with stone, due to the high numbers of pedestrians slipping and falling. The Spanish architect’s 94-metre Ponte della Costituzione – Constitution Bridge in English – opened in 2008 and is made from steel

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Canada blurs fact and fiction with green screen-wrapped Venice Architecture Biennale pavilion

June 22, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Canada Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale

Montréal studio TBA has wrapped the Canadian pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale in a green screen so that it can be replaced digitally with other buildings. Called Impostor Cities, the pavilion was designed to be a comment on architectural authenticity focusing on the way Canadian cities are often used to portray other places in films. “The

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Dirk Somers creates fictional city from fifty recently completed Flemish buildings

June 9, 2021 Cajsa Carlson 0
Venice Architecture Biennale - Belgian Pavilion 2021

Dirk Somers, founder of Antwerp studio Bovenbouw Architectuur, created a “fictional, yet recognisable” Flemish city named Composite Presence for the Belgian Pavilion at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale. Composite Presence was constructed from 50 models of recent projects in Brussels and Flanders – a region in northern Belgium – that were completed by 45 contemporary architecture studios

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Ten pavilions to visit at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale

June 4, 2021 James Parkes 0
Danish Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale

We’ve rounded up ten pavilions from the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale that respond to this year’s theme of How will we live together? With travel limited due to the coronavirus pandemic, few people have been able to visit the Venice Architecture Biennale in its opening weeks. However, with the event running until 21 November there

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Germany’s 2038 pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale puts QR codes on walls of empty building

May 25, 2021 Cajsa Carlson 0
German pavilion with QR codes

Germany has divided opinion at the Venice Architecture Biennale by inviting visitors to wander around an empty pavilion and experience digital content via QR codes. Called 2038 – The New Serenity, the presentation consists of a virtual “Cloud Pavilion” accessed by pointing smartphones at matrix barcodes on the walls of Germany’s neoclassical exhibition venue in

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Visitors share their impressions of “interesting and courageous” Venice Architecture Biennale

May 25, 2021 Marcus Fairs 0
Venice Architecture Biennale 2021

With the Venice Architecture Biennale now open to the public, attendees have given their verdict on the first major cultural event to take place since the pandemic began. “It was interesting and very courageous,” architect Stefano Boeri told Dezeen. “And how important it is for Venice to say that the biennale is still alive. It

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Dutch Pavilion questions the premise of Venice Biennale with Who Is We? exhibit

May 20, 2021 Rima Sabina Aouf 0
Entry to Who Is We? exhibition with video work

In response to the Venice Architecture Biennale’s theme How will we live together?, architect Afaina de Jong and artist Debra Solomon have answered with another question in the Dutch Pavilion: Who is we? The Netherlands’ contribution to the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale is coordinated by the Het Nieuwe Instituut. Its team argues that the “we”

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British Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale examines threats to public space

May 20, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
A garden-like installation in the British Pavilion

London studio Unscene Architecture explores how pubs, high streets and green spaces in the UK can be made more inclusive in the British Pavilion at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale. The exhibition, named The Garden of Privatised Delights, comprises a series of interactive rooms that investigate how specific public spaces can be better designed. It

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