Summer 2018 – From Brazil to Japan, from Burning Man to Venice Biennale, but also Ibiza, the Maldives and Bruges… We selected 7 holiday destinations providing architectural unexpected discoveries.
Fondazione Berengo presents the exhibition MEMPHIS – PLASTIC FIELD which highlights the irreverent spirit of the Memphis group by framing iconic designs within the sumptuous halls of a 16th century Venician palazzo.
Catalan Pavilion at Venice Art Biennale 2017 presents La Venezia che non si vede / Unveiling the Unseen: visually impaired people share their experiences and challenges with an app, an exhibition and boat tours.
2018 Venice Biennale will focus on architecture as a civil society tool that provides FREESPACE, “gives shelter to our bodies and lifts our spirits” say curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara.
An abandoned glass furnace on Murano island near Venice shines a light on a secretive craftsmanship in THE UNPLAYED NOTES FACTORY by Loris Gréaud.
At 2017 Venice Art Biennale visitors can join the Green Light workshops to create lighting-designs with migrants, architects, designers and urban planners as an act of welcoming.
A Golden Tower on Canal Grande and a resurrected Murano glass furnace; a design dialogue between Ettore Sottsass and Carlo Scarpa. Archipanic selects 5 collateral events at 2017 Venice Art Biennale including Damien Hirst’s major exhibition inspired by a mythological shipwreck and giant hands supporting Venice endangered heritage.
From Israel “molding” pavilion to US politically charged exhibition but also, floating shrines from Japan and a Bauhaus inspired recording studio. Archipanic picked up 10 architecture-related exhibitions at 2017 Venice Art Biennale.
Daigo Ishii+Future-scape architects present the Tokyo-lization project that mesh Tokyo urban features with the ones of Venice, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen and La Paz to show how our idea of locality have become more fragile.
The Evidence Room exhibition at Venice Biennale tells how architects and academics achieved one of the most decisive victories against Holocaust denial compelling evidence of the absolute bottom of architecture: Auschwitz.
Architects and locals team up to envision their dreams for Detroit future. The US Pavilion at Venice Biennale presents visionary proposals to fuel new energy in a city that craves for architectural imagination after a bankruptcy and decades of decline.
With the Losing Myself exhibition, Irish Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2016 presents a research on Alzheimer. The installation refers to the sensitive architecture of a respite care centre that was designed to alleviate disorientation.
Which are the fronts that architects can tackle in order to improve people’s life? We examine eight fronts and key topics explored by must-see exhibitions at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016.
An introduction to the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale themed REPORTING FROM THE FRONT; curator Alejandro Aravena proposes an expanded-view on the social and environmental battles of architecture.
Fondazione Berengo pays tribute to the architecture and pioneering vision of Zaha Hadid with a dedicated exhibition in Venice: from iconic projects to unrealised and under-construction designs.
Inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial attracted over half a million people, more than double the visitors of Venice Biennale. We looked into it, going beyond the figures…
Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena was named artistic director of 2016 Venice Biennale. After Koolhas provocations, the international exhibition will showcase the social and environmental role of architecture in the “battles to be won”.
Portugal participation at Venice Architecture Biennale consists in Homeland – News from Nowhere, a publication that head-titles “How can we be post-modern without even being modern?”.
The Korean Pavilion develops Rem Koolhas brief about “Absorbing Modernity” with a political and ambitious exhibition that features 40 works and projects from both North and South Korea. Curator Misuk Cho aimed to proove the potential of a unified country were two extreme ideas of modernity shaped two opposite cultures and architectures in much less than a century.
Chile Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale is centred around a standing isolated large-concrete panel as a symbol of the country political history and as the housestock unit representing the absorption of modernity in the past 100 years.
What happens to regime architecture built in name of modernity? The Dominican Republic pavilion at Venice Biennale hosts an exhibition about how the site of a fair wanted by dictator Trujillo came back to life after a propaganda hungover.
The exhibition “Modernity as tradition” at Brazil Pavilion in Venice displays how evolution of local architecture helped to build a national identity.
The exhibition in the Nordic Pavilion in Venice shows how modern Scandinavian architecture became an essential component of foreign aid to East Africa in the period 1960–80, and how the ideals of the Nordic welfare system found expression in a number of construction projects.
Canada’s national exhibition at Venice Architecture Biennale explores how Inuit communities in Nunavut, the newest, largest and most northerly territory, challenged the viability of an universalizing modernity.
Is there a globalized architecture able to shape an uniformed style through out the planet? Some of the most impressive national pavilions at Venice Architecture Biennale challenged back the “Absorbing Modernitiy” provocation launched by curator Rem Koolhas.
Curatored by felix._Giles_Anderson + Goad, the Australian pavilion at Venice Biennale features real-world scale virtual models of unrealized projects in the last 100 years.
Cinematographer Tomas Koolhas is about to present “REM” the feature length documentary that showcases how the architectures designed by his famed father Rem Koolhas are lived, explored and experienced by their inhabitant and neighbors.
With Rem Koolhas as curator of 2014 Venice Biennale, architecture world will have to touch base with the “Foundamentals”. No bombastic slogans are allowed, no flamboyant extravaganza or ArchiStar line-ups are to be shown off but a honest reflection of how architecture has broken national boundaries and how it relates every day with the “Absorbing Modernity” Issue.