Multi-species architecture takes central stage at Venice Biennale 2021

Studio Ossidiana @ Venice Architecture Biennale 2021 - Photo by Riccardo de Vecchi.

We are not alone on this planet. To save it from the social and climate crisis, architects can team up with other beings, learn from bees and birds, look after elephants and harness the unexpected superpowers of algae: 8 multi-species architecture projects and exhibitions on show at the Venice Biennale.

PLATFORM AUSTRIA: Austria Pavilion at Venice Biennale explores the urban impact of digital platforms

WE LIKE, PLATFORM AUSTRIA, Austria pavilion @ Venice Architecture Biennale 2021- © Ugo Carmeni. All photos: courtesy of Austria.Pavilion.

How would our life be without bike-sharing, Zoom, food delivery and dating apps, social networks, Amazon, Uber and Netflix? The PLATFORM AUSTRIA exhibition at Venice Biennale triggers critical thinking on platform-driven cities.

AIR ARIA AIRE: Catalonia in Venice explores the potential of bigdata to heal cities from pollution and the health crisis

Catalonia in Venice: AIR ARIA AIRE - Photo by KNECHTEL.

The AIR ARIA AIRE exhibition combines bidgata research on Barcelona air pollution, a breathing multisensory installation and a polyphonic soundscape to presents an investigation into air as a common asset upon which our survival depends.

The Garden of Privatized Delights, the British Pavilion in Venice asks how to make public space more inclusive

THE GARDEN OF PRIVATISED DELIGHTS, British Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2021 - All photos by Cristiano Corte.

London studio Unscene Architecture presents ‘The Garden of Privatized Delights’ exhibition at the British Pavilion in Venice. The exhibition explores the rapid rise of privately-owned public space, offering an inspiring alternative vision that urges both sectors to work together to create better-designed spaces for all.

How will we live together? Venice Biennale 2021 explores the architectural potential in a post-pandemic world

PHILIP BEESLEY & LIVING ARCH @ Venice Biennale 2021 - Photo by Marco Zorzanello.

After more than a year of isolation and social distancing, Venice Biennale 2021 inaugurates with a big question: How will we live together? Curator Hashim Sarkis, dean of architecture and planning at M.I.T., invited architects to present projects tackling global issues.

Melbourne Design Week 2021 invites to ‘design the world you want’

Crafts by Damon Moon and Liam Fleming # the PRELIMINARY STRUCTURES exhibition - Photo via IG @preliminarystructures photo by Thomas Lentini.

The legacy of objects across generations, urban innovation for entirely self-sufficient future cities and collaborative crafts are among the highlights of Melbourne Design Week 2021.

St. Patrick’s Day! 5 architectural whiskey distilleries making Ireland’s nectar flow

Jameson Distillery in Bow St, Dublin - Photo by Jameson Irish Whiskey.

5 Irish whiskey architectures to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day: a former beer factory converted into a whiskey temple, a see-through garden pot still house and a medieval church turned into a distillery…

Covid-19 has re-shaped iconic carnival capitals from Rio to Venice and New Orleans

Venice Carnival - Photo by Archipanic.

Carnival 2021: Oscar Niemeyer’s Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro has been transformed into a Covid-Drome and works as a vaccine drive through, Venice empty streets offer locals a chance to reflect on ‘overtourism’ while New Orleans residents, orphan of the traditional Mardi Gras parade, have transformed their houses into floats.