Echoing the ruins of Beirut invaded by nature, the tower symbolizes the resilient and optimistic emergence of life with large openings that reveal lush gardens, bringing nature into the heart of the dwellings and into the city...
Exhibited at the Venice Biennale and at Matadero Madrid, the visual manifesto challenges conventional design of healthcare facilities, and reflects on the evolution of this typology and on the technical upgrades it will require in the future...
The installation for the 2018 Biennale worked with the idea of liquid light to reproduce, on a 1:1 scale, a skylight from Sala Beckett in Barcelona (an old co-op building converted into a theater), and to recreate the air of the original space with l
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
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 unearthing of the Rei Martí water storage deposit, built late in the 19th century, was accidental. The old cistern of the estate of the Torre Bellesguard, a work of Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona’s Sarrià-Sant Gervasi neighborhood, had been hidden ben
The project for an architectural studio at Calle San Jerónimo 17, just a few meters from the church of the same name, in the city of Granada, involved a radical transformation of a commercial space that had served different purposes in the course of
The President of La Biennale di Venezia, Roberto Cicutto, and the Curator of the 18th International Architecture Exhibition, Lesley Lokko - appointed as the Artistic Director of the Architecture Department by the Board of Directors - announced the ti
The Board of La Biennale di Venezia met on Tuesday, December 14th and, upon the recommendation of President Roberto Cicutto, appointed Lesley Lokko as Director of the Architecture Sector, with the specific task of curating the 18th International Arch
What was the counterculture? This aesthetically vintage ‘notebook’ which presents the works of the architect Banchini and the curator Feireiss for the 2021 Biennale, ponders 1970s tendencies, the idea of change in the face of the architecture and the
‘Skirting the Center: Svetlana Kana Radević on the Periphery of Postwar Architecture’, an exhibition at the Venice Biennale, Palazzo Palumbo Fossati, May 22–November 21, 2021. Svetlana Kana Radević’s architecture adapted modernism to the peculiaritie
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 question: “How Will We Live Together?” The answers: Pavilions that resemble science-fair projects, conflict-resolution sites and flights of fancy. It was perhaps inevitable that many of the questions asked of Hashim Sarkis, the curator the
The firm Benedetta Tagliabue - Miralles Tagliabue EMBT is participating in the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale with two works: the installation Living within a Market – Outside space is also Home, to be found in space 51 of Le Corderie dell’Arsenal
A robotic arm twitches above a lumpy landscape of compacted earth, pock-marked with little hollows from which pink tufts of fungus emerge. This is an “ecosystem of empathy and coexistence”, a caption tells us, the fungal flora and mechanical limb liv
“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
Set to open to the public on 21 May is the Spanish Pavilion at the 17th Venice International Architecture Biennale, originally programmed for 2020 but postponed by the health crisis brought on by Covid-19. The biennial can be visited until 21 Novembe
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
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
At the Venice Architecture Biennale, Eduardo Souto de Moura was awarded the Golden Lion for best participant in the ‘Freespace’ exhibition curated by Shelley and McNamara of Grafton Architects, where he has juxtaposed two aerial photographs that show
Kenneth Frampton (London, 1930) was in May awarded the Golden Lion of the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale. In the words of the curators, the British historian and architect represents the “humanistic component” of “the various ‘movements’ and trend
The exhibitions, which marked the emergence of postmodernity or deconstruction, have become more political after the shock of the crisis
With the motto Viva Arte Viva, the Biennale has opted to present low-profile figures who uphold art as a creative endeavor, not as mere business.
Spanish Pavilion The Spanish Pavilion – curated by Iñaqui Carnicero and Carlos Quintáns – won the Golden Lion for national exhibitions. With much economy of means, the curators not only managed to reinforce the general theme of Aravena’s Biennale (wi
The board of the Venice Biennale, chaired by Paola Baratta, has announced that Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara (Grafton Architects) will be curating the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, set to be held from 26 May to 25 November 2018. A
If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. Deep in a systemic crisis that is far from over, Lenin’s old quote maintains its abrasive force. Business schools use it to boost positive thinking and choral responsibility in compani
In the context of the Spanish Pavilion in the Venice Biennale, the curators of ‘Unfinished’ engage in conversation about its exhibition, winner of the Golden Lion.
A vocation of service and a political slant have together set the tone of Alejandro Aravena’s Biennale, where hardly any stars have participated.
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