Heaven on Earth. That is how I have more than once described my intention when designing the houses I have built, every single one of them. This is the latest. All the more reason to make it a piece of Heaven on Earth. In Venice. It is an honor for a
The new cultural district includes the complete metamorphosis of a 17th-century convent and the construction of a museum on the cultural inheritance of the 20th century. The main spatial strategy for the new museum was to create a footpath that trave
Freespace, the optimistic motto chosen for the 16th edition of the Venice Architecture Biennale, curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara – Grafton Architects –, defends that architecture can be generous and functional at the same time. In line
For the first time in 500 years, a large part of the Procuratie Vecchie will be open to the public thanks to a series of interventions: restoring the first and second floors, reorganizing accessibility, and renewing the entrance to the third floor le
The Holy See decided to participate for the first time in the Venice Architecture Biennale, in the 16th edition of the exhibition, with a unique proposal. The Holy See Pavilion consists of ten small chapels built in the woods of San Giorgio Maggiore
The Holy See is featured for the first time at the Venice Architecture Biennale, with a unique proposal curated by Francesco Dal Co. Consisting of ten chapels, the concept takes inspiration from the chapel Erik Gunnar Asplund built in Stockholm’s Woo
The Vatican is participating in the Venice Architecture Biennale, for the first time ever, with a proposal that is an updating of the old theme of religious propaganda, using a series of ten chapels designed by signature architects that are scattered
This is a series of exteriors within other exteriors. A labyrinthic construction that explores that understated tension between practical needs and the subjective measurements of an architectural space. The floor plan consists of the informal and cap
Fulvio Irace “I think it is very possible that just as you cannot be critical of oxygen, you cannot be critical of shopping. Shopping for me is another word for modernization.” In 2001, when Rem Koolhaas disseminated his manifesto on shopping as “the
On view at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale, in the Arsenale, is The Norman Foster Foundation’s first full-scale prototype of a hangar for drones, conceived for use in distributing medical supplies in Africa. The vaulted pavilion is built with t
The Bologna firm of Mario Cucinella built this kindergarten in Guastalla, in the Italian province of Reggio Emilia. Replacing two schools that were damaged in the earthquake the shook the zone in 2012, the building is expressly designed to stimulate
After six months of renovating works, Palazzo Grassi reopens to the public on September 5th with ‘Hypervenezia’, an exhibition specifically dedicated to the city of Venice on the occasion of the 1600th anniversary of its foundation. It presents for t
The Venice Architecture Biennale, perhaps the most important architectural celebration in the world, focuses this year on the consequences of construction. It tries to encompass buildings and destruction in equal measure, and also the needs of commun
The 17th Venice Architecture Biennale was inaugurated on 22 May and will stay open through 21 November, presenting novel proposals for the architectural field. The theme is “How will we live together?” and the curator, Hashim Sarkis, invites architec
“How will we live together?” This is the title of the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale, which opens with 61 participating countries. The motto reflects a turn toward social, even political concerns that has been taking place in the biennial since ov
The architect, designer, scenographer, artist, and critic Achilllina di Enrico Bo (1914-1992), known as Lina, has been recognized with the Special Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in memoriam of the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale, which will b
We are tourists, and pretend being travelers. Mass tourism used to be depicted with a cruise ship overwhelming the delicate scale of Venetian palazzos, but today the best representation of excess is the exceptional photograph of a jam on the Everest.
The theme of the kaleidoscopic Biennale d’Arte of 2019, curated by Ralph Rugoff, was denouncement of the contemporary political situation.
“Setting out my stall at the Venice Biennale. Despite being the largest and most prestigious art event in the world, for some reason I’ve never been invited.”...
The Board of La Biennale di Venezia, upon the recommendation of President Paolo Baratta, appointed Hashim Sarkis as Director of the Architecture Sector, with the specific task of curating the 17th International Architecture Exhibition to be held in 2
The optimistic view of ‘Freespace’, a concept promoted by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, better known as Grafton Architects and this year’s Biennale curators, is that architecture can be generous while serving utilitarian functions. Leon Battis