Archinect - News 2014-08-23T07:27:00-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/106946728/three-lost-days-at-the-biggest-architecture-show-in-the-world Three Lost Days at the Biggest Architecture Show in the World Alexander Walter 2014-08-19T15:14:00-04:00 >2014-08-19T15:15:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3307dcc48ad176326b005ed05ff5679.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture&rsquo;s largest and most public event needs to do more than just go through the motions. The Biennale, unfortunately, seemed to be driven not by passion or a desire to communicate, but by a sense of obligation. [...] Perhaps an ornamental city is simply an ill-omened venue for an event celebrating the most functional of arts. Venice may always be trapped in the past, but the Biennale should be at the forefront of a conversation about architecture&rsquo;s future.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/105336559/the-rise-and-spectacular-fall-of-venice-beach-s-pacific-ocean-park The rise and spectacular fall of Venice Beach's Pacific Ocean Park Alexander Walter 2014-07-29T17:45:00-04:00 >2014-07-29T17:49:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8f/8f5c93d6a6e4b88e5b33069fc400e8b2.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you had walked along the beach in Venice in the early 1970s, you would have come across the sagging, crumbling, partially incinerated ghost of an old amusement park on a pier. [...] But when it opened in July 1958, more than half a century ago, Pacific Ocean Park &mdash; or P.O.P., as it came to be known &mdash; was the thing: an amusement park that married Venice Beach's kitschy seaside carnival culture with the space-age Modern architecture of the late 1950s.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/104939599/leading-museum-directors-artists-and-architects-call-on-italian-government-to-ban-giant-ships-from-venice Leading museum directors, artists and architects call on Italian government to ban giant ships from Venice Alexander Walter 2014-07-24T13:20:00-04:00 >2014-07-25T08:44:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a1/a1f79424da5cc7036b1062c8b81c70b7.jpg" width="300" height="203" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>More than 50 leading figures from the worlds of art, film, fashion and architecture have signed a petition calling for a ban on giant cruise ships sailing through Venice. [...] Nicholas Penny, the director of the National Gallery in London, Richard Armstrong, the director of the Guggenheim Foundation, the architect Norman Foster and his wife Elena also endorse the appeal which has been launched by the Association of the International Private Committees for the Safeguarding of Venice [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/101725612/the-2014-u-s-venice-biennale-pavilion-reinterprets-100-years-of-american-architecture The 2014 U.S. Venice Biennale pavilion reinterprets 100 years of American architecture Justine Testado 2014-06-13T02:30:00-04:00 >2014-06-17T22:28:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wl/wlh52feltdx4132q.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Styled after American corporate identity throughout the 20th century, our next featured 2014 Venice Biennale pavilion is "OfficeUS" representing the U.S. of A. Organized by NYC's Storefront for Art and Architecture in collaboration with PRAXIS Journal, the two-part exhibition will showcase and critically reinterpret the global influence of American architecture in the last century...For each week of the Biennale, OfficeUS will also address 25 issues relevant to its project archive.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ev/ev0yl8vnxaasl08a.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1i/1ifn0ep5nh4t2d74.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d6/d64fno6ma9c074li.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4p/4pc6nfxwidmcpijw.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4n/4npnbbehlfml4lfp.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qt/qtt8sk6i2dm82tq9.jpg"></p><p>More on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_2014_u.s._venice_biennale_pavilion_reinterprets_100_years_of_american_a/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/101646899/barkow-leibinger-s-kinetic-wall-prototype-exhibited-at-the-venice-biennale-2014 Barkow Leibinger’s “Kinetic Wall” prototype exhibited at the Venice Biennale 2014 Justine Testado 2014-06-11T20:37:00-04:00 >2014-06-13T13:21:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0u/0udwgo4fwezzy8v2.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>American/German architectural practice Barkow Leibinger is back at the Venice Biennale with "Kinetic Wall". Specifically designed for this year's Biennale, the prototype highlights the evolution of wall-making while also standing as an ode to the 20th century fantasy of kinetic architecture -- or architecture that can move. Kinetic Wall is currently on display in the Wall Room at the "Elements of Architecture&ldquo; exhibition in the Venice Biennale.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1u/1ukx9lfh8nu9lr68.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xh/xhves4pn2i9qkm0c.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8r/8rykmi4zpj507w7e.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5y/5ycd0k8wko7fr71v.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gh/ghv772bbcs9t2hhl.jpg"><br><br>Get more details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/barkow_leibingers_kinetic_wall_prototype_exhibited_at_the_venice_biennale_2/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>See it in action in the video below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/101495681/korea-chile-canada-france-and-russia-are-among-the-distinguished-at-the-2014-venice-biennale-award-ceremony Korea, Chile, Canada, France and Russia are among the distinguished at the 2014 Venice Biennale award ceremony Justine Testado 2014-06-09T20:10:00-04:00 >2014-06-11T00:51:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zv/zvsf99kxfeimb440.jpg" width="514" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The 14th International Architecture Exhibition, "Fundamentals" -- a.k.a. the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/news_tags/tag/venice+biennale+2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 Venice Biennale</a> -- officially opened on a festive note with the awards ceremony that took place on June 7 at the Giardini at la Biennale.</p><p>Awards and Special Mentions were given to national pavilions and individuals to what the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100579935/members-appointed-for-the-2014-venice-biennale-international-architecture-jury" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Biennale Jury</a> considered to convey the most compelling approaches to the "Fundamentals" theme, which examines how societies worldwide have progressed, adapted to, or even rejected modernism. The theme also highlights countries and regions whose contributions to the global discussion on modernism are typically overlooked.</p><p>Below is a list of the winners:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ji/ji7w06znqxi2lxag.jpg"></p><p><strong>Golden Lion for Best National Participation: <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/details_into_the_korean_peninsulas_crows_eye_view_pavilion_for_the_2014_ven/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Korea - "Crow&rsquo;s Eye View: The Korean Peninsula</a></strong><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/details_into_the_korean_peninsulas_crows_eye_view_pavilion_for_the_2014_ven/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"</a><br>Commissioner/Curator: Minsuk Cho<br>Curators: Hyungmin Pai, Changmo Ahn<br>Deputy Curator: Jihoi Lee<br>Summary: "The jury wishes to recognize Korea with a Golden Lion for the extraordinary achievement of presenting a new and rich body of knowledge of arch...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/101168218/rem-koolhaas-blows-the-ceiling-off-the-venice-architecture-biennale Rem Koolhaas blows the ceiling off the Venice Architecture Biennale Alexander Walter 2014-06-05T13:47:00-04:00 >2014-06-13T09:38:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a7/a75736f8472b195b964cfa2174e87216.jpg" width="460" height="601" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An exploded false ceiling and a lineup of lavatories become the stars as Koolhaas delves into the overlooked innards of today's buildings &ndash; and shows how architecture has become nothing more than cardboard</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/100937134/the-end-of-architecture The end of architecture? Alexander Walter 2014-06-02T13:21:00-04:00 >2014-06-10T18:51:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/66/6613d78516a5d00463d8126e346b30d2.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As the 14th edition of the Venice Biennale of Architecture prepares to open, the pavilions of the Giardini might be the perfect venue for an analysis of the architectural manifestations of national identity. [...] Architecture is a curious world in which the things we hate might look very similar, to a less-inured eye, to the things we love. It is a question of degrees, of finesse. Koolhaas exemplifies the paradox.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/94810431/how-we-picture-a-city-venice-and-google-maps How We Picture a City: Venice and Google Maps Alexander Walter 2014-03-03T15:41:00-05:00 >2014-03-05T15:28:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/69/694dd548b0a88002191abedefc5b8d85.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 2013, we picture cities a little differently, with demography and photography. Cities live in Instagram, in patterns of light from space, in blueprints and visualizations and&mdash;most like Canaletto&rsquo;s civic landscapes&mdash;on Google Street View. Now, an artist in London has done some creative, comparative history, pairing Canaletto&rsquo;s Venice and London with contemporary depictions, as glimpsed by the Google van.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/83851105/gone-with-the-fog-winner-of-the-archtriumph-venice-biennale-pavilion-2013 “Gone with the Fog” - Winner of the ArchTriumph Venice Biennale Pavilion 2013 Justine Testado 2013-10-10T20:03:00-04:00 >2013-10-14T20:30:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x8/x8wgsbedhg7oeqbf.jpg" width="514" height="295" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Gone with the Fog" by UK-based architect Leo Sooseok Kim of MEDIUS Architects recently won first place in ArchTriumph's Venice Biennale Pavilion 2013 competition this past August. [...] the structure also reflects the concept of sfumato -- meaning the pavilion doesn't look obstructive against the scenery of Venice and the St. Marco Square. At the same time, visitors on the observation deck are given clear views of the scenery around them.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/76710366/pierre-cardin-cancels-vast-skyscraper-behind-venice Pierre Cardin cancels vast skyscraper behind Venice Orhan Ayyüce 2013-07-10T12:18:00-04:00 >2013-07-15T19:10:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z5/z565fqahb4o526mg.jpg" width="514" height="576" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Opposition to the project began last year among Venetians and Italians, who are tired of seeing Venice abused by the vast cruise ships and mounting examples of the crudest commercialism.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/62940099/a-futuristic-vision-for-venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously:</a></p> <p> <em>"called Palais Lumi&egrave;re, [it] will be a glittering menagerie of private apartments, hotels, commercial spaces and even a fashion university, and it would transform a dilapidated industrial area bordering the Venetian lagoon. Mr. Cardin has described the Palais, actually three structures linked by six flat discs, as a &ldquo;habitable sculpture&rdquo; and said it was his dream. &mdash; NYT"</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/62940099/a-futuristic-vision-for-venice A futuristic vision for Venice Nam Henderson 2012-12-07T18:54:00-05:00 >2012-12-11T10:54:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wl/wlgjbchb9qsr1wwt.jpg" width="514" height="576" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>called Palais Lumi&egrave;re, [it] will be a glittering menagerie of private apartments, hotels, commercial spaces and even a fashion university, and it would transform a dilapidated industrial area bordering the Venetian lagoon. Mr. Cardin has described the Palais, actually three structures linked by six flat discs, as a &ldquo;habitable sculpture&rdquo; and said it was his dream.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Elisabetta Povoledo writes about &nbsp;fashion designer&nbsp;Pierre Cardin's plans for a towering&nbsp;&ldquo;habitable sculpture&rdquo; designed to take advantage of the latest in "ecologically sustainable technologies" adjacent to the Venice lagoon in an industrial area. Conservationists fear it could imperil the Venetian lagoon&rsquo;s ecosystems</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/61855412/live-chat-with-david-chipperfield-as-la-biennale-di-venezia-closes Live chat with David Chipperfield as La Biennale di Venezia closes Alexander Walter 2012-11-21T13:30:00-05:00 >2012-11-26T19:08:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ib/ib52gvaow3cpjijc.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On the occasion of the quickly approaching closing weekend of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition Common Ground at La Biennale di Venezia, the online community gets the chance to talk interactively in a live chat with David Chipperfield, curator of the exhibition.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The live stream starts at 6pm (Central European Time) on Friday, November 23rd and can be accessed at <a href="http://biennalearchitettura.telecomitalia.com" target="_blank">biennalearchitettura.telecomitalia.com</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/61060827/last-two-weeks-to-visit-the-biennale-architettura-2012 Last two weeks to visit the Biennale Architettura 2012 Alexander Walter 2012-11-09T18:55:00-05:00 >2012-11-09T18:55:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0s/0stfe5twcgwb9ozw.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Two weeks left until the David Chipperfield-curated 13th International Architecture Exhibition Common Ground closes its gates in Venice. On Saturday afternoon, November 24, visitors can participate in the "Great closing meeting" featuring panel discussions to review the goals of the exhibition and the reactions to Common Ground. The last day to visit the exhibition is Sunday, November 25.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/56098991/spainlab-the-spanish-pavilion-at-the-13th-biennale-of-architecture-in-venice SPAINLAB: the Spanish Pavilion at the 13th Biennale of Architecture in Venice Alexander Walter 2012-08-27T17:49:00-04:00 >2012-08-27T18:25:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0i/0i314d8tsg620w49.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Innovation and research are the themes that define the work of the seven teams and the seven installations that articulate SPAINLAB, the exhibition at the Spanish Venice Biennale Pavilion curated by the architects Anton Garcia-Abril and D&eacute;bora Mesa of Ensamble Estudio.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/171933/venice-biennale-2012" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here</a> to see more Archinect News posts related to the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/54451158/inter-cities-intra-cities-ghostwriting-the-future-hong-kong-at-the-13th-venice-biennale Inter Cities / Intra Cities: Ghostwriting the Future - Hong Kong at the 13th Venice Biennale Alexander Walter 2012-07-30T13:57:00-04:00 >2012-08-27T17:59:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ww/wwu3qbpvmqp81urf.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Hong Kong Institute of Architects and Hong Kong Arts Development Council will participate in the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia with an exhibition focusing on the vital urban, architectural and cultural regeneration of Kowloon East, Hong Kong SAR. The exhibition is titled &ldquo;Inter Cities / Intra Cities: Ghostwriting the Future&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/171933/venice-biennale-2012" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here</a> to see more Archinect News posts related to the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/53700500/first-images-of-australia-s-venice-architecture-exhibition-2012 First Images of Australia’s Venice Architecture Exhibition 2012 Alexander Walter 2012-07-17T14:44:00-04:00 >2012-08-27T18:00:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9p/9p9x0k9vni8elv8z.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Australian Institute of Architects has unveiled plans and preview images of its exhibition, Formations: New Practices in Australian Architecture, which will open at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale this August. In the face of new economic, social and cultural challenges, the exhibition at the Australian Pavilion seeks to act as a catalyst for discussion and debate around the changing role of architects and the ways in which they influence the world around them.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/171933/venice-biennale-2012" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here</a> to see more Archinect News posts related to the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/26199007/google-to-open-campus-in-frank-gehry-s-binoculars Google to open campus in Frank Gehry's Binoculars Archinect 2011-11-03T18:40:50-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3w/3wda3wsycwqa36e2.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Wojcicki said the new campus &mdash; three adjacent buildings including Frank Gehry-designed Binoculars Building &mdash; would also help Google attract candidates from area colleges and universities... The company's focus on Web search is evoked by the iconic binocular sculpture at the site, created by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/14061389/venice-cityvision-competition-announces-winners Venice CityVision Competition Announces Winners Alexander Walter 2011-07-20T17:40:05-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9u/9ugwyya6w6sn57na.jpg" width="514" height="313" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Two winners, one special prize, and eleven honorable mentions have been announced in the Venice CityVision Competition. The international ideas competition routinely challenges architects, engineers, designers, students and creative individuals to develop visionary urban proposals with the intention of stimulating and supporting the contemporary city, in this case Venice.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/7395391/venice-vs-santa-monica-is-the-architecture-different Venice vs. Santa Monica: Is the Architecture Different? Paul Petrunia 2011-05-23T19:57:25-04:00 >2011-05-23T19:57:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0b/0b8e897421e60b4524002e2c2d115f22.jpg" width="514" height="379" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Those homeboys over at the American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles (AIA|LA) are so bad, drumming up biz for their May 15 architectural home tour called "Ve &ne; SaMo (Venice is not Santa Monica)" by asking if the two locales drove different architecture -- say, Santa Monica soccer mom versus Venice Bohemian daddy. Everyone knows Venice is dead, cemented over by gentrification, and the emerging artist crew has moved onto Inglewood.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>