On the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York that started the gay movement we looked into the LGBT urbanization process and how hate crime, far right populisms, real estate and dating apps threaten gay bars and rainbow districts that marked cities’ history from San Francisco to Berlin.
A mountain lake soundscape bringing communities together, a sensible village embracing beech-tree forests, a tuffaceous village springing from abandoned quarries and a star-inspired theatre by a Sicilian sculptor-shepherd. We selected 4 poetic architectures and landscape projects on show at the Arcipelago Italia exhibition.
How can we repair the ground’s public and social relevance? A field of endangered plants thrives in the Australian Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2018 to remind architects to build sustainably by taking care of the ground they use.
The busy timetable of functions of the many Christian communities sharing the Holy Sepulchre, visionary and never-realized masterplans for the Western Wall Plaza and the unique routines of a site switching from mosque to Jewish worshipping venue within 24 hours. The In Statu Quo exhibition at Israel Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2018 shows the fragile system of co-existence of 5 iconic holy sites.
What if school was in your aunt’s flat, your favourite restaurant in a neighbour’s living room and the hospital at the end of the corridor? Under Milošević’s regime, Albanians’ public spaces in Kosovo were in people’s homes. The exhibition The City is Everywhere at Venice Biennale 2018 explores how private and public overlapped in the ‘90s.
3D-printed models of internationally renown educational spaces populate ‘The School of Athens’ exhibition at the Greek Pavilion to create a stepped symposium for learning free space.
Venice Biennale 2018 – While the Robin Hood Gardens in London are being demolished, 4 other Brutalist buildings screaming for justice show that even concrete giants have ha chance to redeem.
The Victoria & Albert Museum saved a large part of the iconic Robin Hood Gardens from bulldozers and re-assembled it at Venice Biennale 2018 as part of a contested exhibition about the Brutalist building which many have have praised while others have described as “a failed social experiment of inhuman Modernism, not to be funded with public money”.
Germany Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2018 features a black wall which unfolds as visitors walk in. The Unbuilding Walls exhibition responds to current debates on protectionism and explores the effects of division and the process of healing as a dynamic spatial phenomenon. On show how Berlin’s former border zone was transformed into culturally vibrant spaces and how people deal with ‘infamous’ border walls across the globe.
5 recurring keywords at Venice Biennale 2018. National pavilions respond to to the FREESPACE main theme with visionary masterplans for Jerusalem Western Wall, a Trump defying US-Mexico border, the millennials’ occupation of Budapest’s Liberty bridge and more…
Switzerland wins the Golden Lion at Venice Architecture Biennale with a pavilion focused on the average empty apartment while Great Britain gets an honorable mention for a Brexit-themed exhibition and with a hollowed out pavilion too. Is emptiness the key to create free spaces that can improve our lives?
Venice Biennale 2018 celebrates power of public and free architecture. Flickr tour our dedicated Pinterest board.
What is architecture? Is capitalism driving architecture in the right direction? Archipanic collected milestone interviews with Kenneth Frampton who was awarded with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at Venice Architecture Biennale 2018.
Curators of Venice Biennale 2018 say to Archipanic that architects can contribute to improve our lives through the design of public and free spaces… “Because architecture is a gift and this planet is our client”.
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.
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.
The Board of La Biennale di Venezia appointed Grafton Architects co-founders Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara as curators of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition that will inaugurate on the 26th of May 2018.
By the end of this century, global warming, over population and humans’ comsumption of natural resources will effect Antactica as well. Hani Rashid’s exhibition showcases future scenarios of sustainable and high-tech architecture.
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.
How can architects help to improve people’s lives in growing Far East metropolises? Four exhibitions reflect on on a massive challenge that comes packed and piled to the extreme.
The Pool exhibition at Venice Architecture Biennale explores the bond between Australians and water, and narrates how public pools contributed to front racial and social divisions.
A breathing building ventilated like a living organism, floating villages which bring life back to the Dead Sea and a Life Object inspired by the resilience of a bird’s nest. Israel pavilion at Venice Biennale foresees a more sustainable future achieved through blending architecture and biology.
H Arquitectes design 1014 House, an interstitial project alternating patios and interiors between run-down buildings near Barcelona, Catalonia – Spain.
From Nigeria to Peru, from Thailand to Denmark, China and Brazil; six school projects at Venice Biennale show how architecture can battle contemporary challenges by providing a safe and creative environment for children.
Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter develops kids’ ideas and wishes to design a volumetric and silvery-wrapped children centre in Copenhagen.
In Peru, architects, students and native communities build respectful school units in the Amazon frontier, one of the most endangered and neglected corners of the planet.
Germany, Austria and Finland pavilions at 2016 Venice Biennale showcase solutions to humanly face the European refugee emergency with a positive and pragmatical attitude.