Archinect - News 2014-11-28T07:18:36-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/112493007/arctic-adaptations-inuit-architecture-showcased-in-venice-biennale Arctic Adaptations: Inuit Architecture Showcased in Venice Biennale Alexander Walter 2014-10-30T13:55:00-04:00 >2014-11-05T18:50:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a4/a4793015cf82380a26b3dfaae02becb7.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For the first time in the 14-year history of the International Venice Biennale of Architecture, the Nunavut flag flew at the entrance to the Canadian Pavilion, an Inukshuk floating at the entrance of &ldquo;Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15.&rdquo; The exhibit, curated by architects Lola Sheppard and Mason White, from Toronto-based design firm Lateral Office, coincides with the 15th anniversary of the territory&rsquo;s creation.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100239685/arctic-adaptations-nunavut-at-15-to-represent-canadian-pavilion-at-2014-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15&rdquo; to represent Canadian Pavilion at 2014 Venice Biennale</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109663689/hacking-rem-koolhaas-2014-venice-biennale-with-project-source-code "Hacking" Rem Koolhaas' 2014 Venice Biennale with Project Source Code Justine Testado 2014-09-24T15:33:00-04:00 >2014-10-01T21:59:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vy/vyippqf09u94mzp3.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Hacking an architecture exhibition through augmented reality? Yes, there's an app for that. "Project Source Code" is a digital guerrilla-style exhibition created by architect/artist/researcher <a href="http://ozeloffice.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">G&uuml;ven&ccedil; &Ouml;zel</a> that lets mobile-device users "hack" key works in Rem Koolhaas' "Elements of Architecture" exhibit currently at the 2014 Venice Biennale. Blending digital and physical space, the project is deemed to be the first to use augmented reality on a live exhibition and also the first time that raw 3D architectural models are treated as exhibition pieces.</p><p>Ozel's selection includes 6 pioneering works he directly acquired (with prior approval) from contemporary architects and designers known for their use of digital design techniques. This includes Asymptote Architecture, Greg Lynn FORM, Neil M. Denari Architects, and Oosterhuis_L&eacute;n&aacute;rd.</p><p>Ozel fully explains his project in the info he provided below:</p><p><strong>PROJECT SOURCE CODE</strong></p><p>"In the field of computer science, SOURCE CODE refers to a set of instructions...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108020528/architecture-s-rebellion-at-the-2014-venice-biennale Architecture's Rebellion at the 2014 Venice Biennale Alexander Walter 2014-09-02T13:33:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T20:36:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/47/47ab24537cfb3df43d08748e30b0e2ce.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This year's Biennale reveals that neither modernism nor contemporary architectural practice is as it seems. The best architecture today may not be revolutionary, but then today more than ever the desirability of revolutions are in doubt. Situated modernism has for many years been and continues to dominate architectural practice with the opposite of flattening results.</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/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 >2014-08-28T10:18:37-04:00 <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/106499498/weekly-news-round-up-for-august-11-2014-monumental-politics-smart-homes-and-gsapp-s-new-dean Weekly News Round-Up for August 11, 2014: Monumental politics, smart homes and GSAPP's new dean Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-18T12:53:00-04:00 >2014-08-20T02:00:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gf/gfty4bt05v45oeby.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Friday, August 15</strong></p><ul><li><p><a title="Farewell to the Old Okura" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106634364/farewell-to-the-old-okura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Farewell to the Old Okura</a>: The famous Hotel Okura, built in the 1960s in a distinctive fusion of modern and traditional Japanese styles, is closing in response to prohibitive earthquake retrofits and larger, newer hotels in the area.</p></li><li><p><a title="Samsung Acquires SmartThings, A Fast-Growing Home Automation Startup" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106628737/samsung-acquires-smartthings-a-fast-growing-home-automation-startup" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Samsung Acquires SmartThings, A Fast-Growing Home Automation Startup</a>: SmartThings, an aggregator for all "smart" internet-connected devices in the home, cost Samsung an estimated $200 million &mdash;chump change in comparison to Google's $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest.</p></li></ul><p><strong>Thursday, August 14</strong></p><ul><li><a title="One ridesharing app to rule them all: Ridescout moves into the competitive world of rideshare" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106553263/one-ridesharing-app-to-rule-them-all-ridescout-moves-into-the-competitive-world-of-rideshare" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One ridesharing app to rule them all: Ridescout moves into the competitive world of rideshare</a>: Ridescout aggregates hundreds of ridesharing services to compare trips, and will now include "carpool" options that can help users share trips. The announcement comes after last week's news that Uber and Lyft are now both offering carpooling services.</li><li><a title="Revisiting the American Folk Art Museum controversy, through comics" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106554065/revisiting-the-american-folk-art-museum-controversy-through-comics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Revisiting the American Folk Art Museum controversy, through comics</a>: A thoughtful and diplomatic look at AFAM's histo...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/106100539/koolhaas-missing-fundamental-is-alive-and-kicking-in-house-housing-exhibition Koolhaas' missing Fundamental is alive and kicking in "House Housing" exhibition Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-11T11:08:00-04:00 >2014-08-13T16:44:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/42/42c27r2h8hzo1xz1.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>While most attention falls on the national pavilions at the Venice Biennale, the city itself hosts an uncertain number of simultaneous, satellite events, operating somewhat under the public's radar but still orbiting around the Biennale's curatorial center. There are the Biennale-recognized roster of exhibitions, called "<a href="http://www.labiennale.org/en/news/22-04.html?back=true" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Collateral Events</a>", and then there are the outer planets of the Biennale's solar system; the unsolicited riffs taking place at smaller, less conventional spaces throughout the city. The Biennale's five-month run gives ample time for dissent and complication within the city, offering alternate interpretations to this year's sanctioned theme: "Fundamentals", from Rem Koolhaas.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oj/ojcebz50cd04w1h6.jpg"></p><p>Criticism of Koolhaas' biennale has been <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102190685/archinect-rounds-up-critical-reactions-to-koolhaas-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">well-trodden</a>. Creating a catalogue of architecture's supposedly "fundamental" elements has been called depressing, inappropriate, cynical, or pejoratively part of Koolhaas' cult of personality. Reporters griping and academics critiquing is a fundamental pa...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105788632/build-it-and-they-will-come-princeton-architecture-at-the-venice-biennale Build it and they will come: Princeton architecture at the Venice Biennale Alexander Walter 2014-08-04T14:39:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T15:03:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7b/7be236e5f864b77336cdb6d7792b06ae.jpg" width="514" height="348" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This year's Venice Architecture Biennale, an international showcase of trends and research, showcases the work of a number of Princeton faculty and students. It marks the greatest number of invitations Princeton has received to participate in the Biennale, reflecting the University's strength in pioneering research. "Much like other art biennales, its purpose is to present the current panorama of the discipline," said Alejandro Zaera-Polo, dean of Princeton's School of Architecture.</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/104501144/critical-irony-in-russia-s-special-mention-fair-enough-pavilion-in-2014-venice-biennale Critical irony in Russia’s special mention “Fair Enough” pavilion in 2014 Venice Biennale Justine Testado 2014-07-18T20:59:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T12:21:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7p/7pr4n22ghklghbty.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The "Fair Enough" exhibition of Russia's 2014 pavilion at the ongoing Venice Biennale gives a clever response to the Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014 theme that Biennale director Rem Koolhaas assigned to curators. Curated and designed by the Strelka Institute, Russia received one of three Special Mentions out of 84 national pavilions during the 2014 Biennale awards ceremony.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"The Russian pavilion's 'Fair Enough' exhibition responds to Koolhaas&rsquo; curatorial theme by the concept itself: 20 Russian architectural ideas are presented, using the universal language of the international trade fair...'Fair Enough' is not a fair of products, but an Expo of ideas."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0a/0ahf43pc7dzo0pah.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0g/0gstehuy5w15sz5q.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cw/cw822mcti8nknhcs.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1p/1p6x4pwyco6qk357.jpg"></p><p>Read more about it on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/critical_irony_in_russias_special_mention_fair_enough_pavilion_in_2014_veni/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102324994/analyzing-modernism-with-a-multi-faceted-view-in-the-2014-spanish-pavilion-at-the-venice-biennale Analyzing modernism with a multi-faceted view in the 2014 Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale Justine Testado 2014-06-20T14:09:00-04:00 >2014-06-20T18:54:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2b/2beq7050cu950wk0.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Spanish pavilion "Interior" at the 2014 Venice Biennale conveys its multi-layered concept with an enticing labyrinth-like design. Visitors can formulate their own experience as they walk through the open maze, which is "guided" by large images of contemporary and traditional Spanish architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The pavilion is set up as an interactive exploration of Spanish modernism throughout the last century, mixed in with other main points like the influence of digital technology, or comparing traditional Spanish architecture with the contemporary. <a href="http://sio2arch.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sio2 Arch</a> (formerly <a href="http://archinect.com/f451arquitectura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">F451arquitectura</a>) designed the exhibition, which was curated by I&ntilde;aki Abalos, Lluis Ortega, Enrique Encabo, and Inmaculada El Maluenda.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ht/htgya0wwch06y7tc.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h5/h5dzi4c5tvsv1woh.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ds/dsr0qklhglgx4zyz.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rg/rgfu93wws6d7jbnk.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ji/jiuwoucocnmwxu53.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hc/hcmw6bw98n249nxj.jpg"></p><p>More photos and other details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/analyzing_modernism_with_a_multi-faceted_view_in_the_2014_spanish_pavilion_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102321775/japan-s-toilennale-is-like-the-venice-biennale-but-for-toilets Japan’s Toilennale is like the Venice Biennale, but for toilets Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-20T12:53:00-04:00 >2014-06-23T21:45:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1a/1ae8187e3177da7ee68460950c82880e.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Oita, a medium-sized manufacturing city in the southwest of Japan, hopes to make its mark&nbsp;next summer as the host of&nbsp;the first Toilennale&mdash;an arts festival celebrating toilets. [...] Tourism is the main focus of the art exhibit, but the Toilennale also promises to improve city services by renovating and beautifying bathrooms throughout downtown, beyond the 12 being turned into installations.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Is it too late for Koolhaas to include the Toilennale in the "toilets"&nbsp;<em>Fundamentals</em>&nbsp;tome?</p><p>Get up to date on Venice Biennale news (toilet and non-toilet):</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/101728824/rem-s-venice-biennale-is-like-being-immersed-in-a-stormy-s-m-l-xl-with-a-glass-of-wine-and-hundreds-of-other-people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Terri Peters' coverage</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102190685/archinect-rounds-up-critical-reactions-to-koolhaas-biennale#CommentsAnchor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Round-up</a> of critical reactions from architectural publications</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/102190685/archinect-rounds-up-critical-reactions-to-koolhaas-biennale Archinect rounds up critical reactions to Koolhaas' biennale Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-19T11:42:00-04:00 >2014-06-24T18:12:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9v/9vgex3jicofo8lwt.jpg" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This year's Venice Biennale of Architecture, curated by Rem Koolhaas, officially opened on June 7, under the theme "Fundamentals". The deluge of criticism and reporting coming out of the Biennale will surely continue until it closes November 23, but so far reactions from the architectural journalism community seem pretty consistent. Critics seem at once relieved that the biennale is not given away to preening and doting upon architectural personalities, but instead focused on "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/66227111/rem-koolhaas-announces-fundamentals-to-be-2014-s-venice-biennale-theme" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture, not architects</a>", as per Koolhaas' design. The flip-side of this could be seen as replacing objects of starchitectural value with a too-safe generalism, imbued with the self-importance of Koolhaas' cult of personality. Responses seem largely concerned with interpreting the man at the same time as his Biennale, rather than investigating the interplay of national pavilions' personalities under a unifying theme. But we've got many months to go, and this is only the beginning.</p><p>But with the sheer mass o...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102097368/daniel-libeskind-on-drawing-the-forgotten-fundamental-in-rem-s-biennale Daniel Libeskind on drawing; the forgotten Fundamental in Rem's Biennale Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-17T15:14:00-04:00 >2014-06-20T13:52:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/je/jeoaz2j6xj4qiooe.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Daniel Libeskind preaches the importance of drawings for creating architecture, in the latest short film from Chicago-based&nbsp;creative agency, <a href="http://spiritofspace.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spirit of Space</a>. Shot at Libeskind's "<a href="http://daniel-libeskind.com/events/daniel-libeskinds-sonnets-babylon-2014-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sonnets of Babylon</a>"&nbsp;pavilion for the 2014 Venice Biennale, the quick interview reflects on Libeskind's attention to drawing throughout his career, and the potentials it holds for architecture's future.</p><p></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/101261428/ricardo-bofill-s-time-space-existence-exhibition-on-la-fabrica-for-the-2014-venice-biennale Ricardo Bofill’s “Time Space Existence” exhibition on La Fabrica for the 2014 Venice Biennale Justine Testado 2014-06-06T18:54:00-04:00 >2014-06-06T18:54:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sc/sclcrhdz9jdj7pfe.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Time Space Existence" tells the story behind La Fabrica, the well-known headquarters of Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura that is located in a repurposed cement factory in Barcelona...By reimagining La Fabrica in new locations -- particularly in Venice -- the exhibition serves as a case study that goes beyond the structure's physical presence and explores its timelessness throughout the last century.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As one of the many Collateral Events at the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/453301/2014-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 Venice Biennale</a>, the exhibition opens to the public at The Palazzo Bembo starting June 7 through Nov. 23, 2014.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/if/if78m3fldwqgtmih.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lw/lw6wzk576tz9tieo.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2w/2w2pxb2z6xksm89f.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/if/if68bfjuukgkjonf.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uv/uviujct7mo6xwtum.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5h/5hv7xsc3wvs040hv.jpg"></p><p>Check out more details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/ricardo_bofills_time_space_existence_exhibition_on_la_fabrica_for_the_2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</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/100719603/montenegro-s-venice-biennale-exhibition-seeks-renewal-of-the-country-s-architectural-heritage Montenegro’s Venice Biennale exhibition seeks renewal of the country’s architectural heritage Justine Testado 2014-05-30T17:38:00-04:00 >2014-06-02T22:24:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5d/5demw23syzb5lq2o.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Montenegro's "Treasures in Disguise" exhibition for the 2014 Venice Biennale looks to the country's former Yugoslavic past to provoke discussion of bringing renewal and examining the future possibilities of Montenegran architecture. The exhibition focuses on four historic buildings constructed between 1960 and 1986 that are perceived as cultural models of late modernism architecture. Built with optimistic intentions, the buildings were neglected and have been left to decay ever since.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Check out the projects in their current and original states.</p><p><strong>(Pictured above) Dom Revolucije</strong><br>Architect: Marko Mu&scaron;i&#263;&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s9/s96uz109zgmqsfum.jpg"></p><p><strong>Kayak Club &ldquo;Galeb&rdquo;&nbsp; </strong><br>Architect: Vukota Tupa Vukoti&#263;&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q7/q7xddy5xq60opw2l.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i6/i60tbnug30uyee5f.jpg"><br><br><strong>Hotel Fjord</strong><br>Architect: Zlatko Ugljen&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hg/hg9vj4p4abqkgj4z.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/32/328dmvrhbqpi9xv7.jpg"></p><p><strong>Spomen Dom&nbsp; </strong><br>Architect: Marko Mu&scaron;i&#263;&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xh/xhxe0v6iz0f2h69f.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/66/663bk3w1t5brkfqw.jpg"></p><p>To learn more, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/montenegros_venice_biennale_pavilion_examines_renewal_and/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100593241/a-detailed-look-at-grafting-architecture-catalonia-at-venice-for-the-2014-venice-biennale A detailed look at “Grafting Architecture: Catalonia at Venice” for the 2014 Venice Biennale Justine Testado 2014-05-29T12:59:00-04:00 >2014-06-03T23:01:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/80/80taojptkgppp2in.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For Catalonia's second year exhibiting at the 2014 Venice Biennale as a Collateral Event, they will showcase the evolving state of local contemporary Catalan architecture in "Grafting Architecture: Catalonia at Venice." The proposal won in a juried competition hosted by the Institut Ramon Llull. The exhibition examines pivotal projects that blend the traditional and the contemporary throughout the last century of Catalonia's architectural history.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ro/rovkunolhmrptxyk.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ed/ede2xiqqbtjmcb1f.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6x/6x5l6almybr8hys7.jpg"></p><p>Learn more about the exhibition on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/a_detailed_look_at_grafting_architecture_catalonia_at_venice_for_the_2014_v/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100579935/members-appointed-for-the-2014-venice-biennale-international-architecture-jury Members appointed for the 2014 Venice Biennale International Architecture Jury Justine Testado 2014-05-28T15:36:00-04:00 >2014-06-03T23:03:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3r/3rkvx2ntlw2r63w7.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 14th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale wouldn't be complete without its International Jury. Just recently, the Board of Directors appointed this year's jury members upon the recommendation of Biennale Director Rem Koolhaas.</p></em><br /><br /><p>&nbsp;The 2014 jury features:</p><ul><li><strong>Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi (Nigeria)</strong> is a prominent architect with experience in India, Korea, Africa, and Europe&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Francesco Bandarin (Italy)</strong> is former director of UNESCO's World Heritage Centre and now UNESCO's Assistant Director-General for Culture and has been instrumental in developing heritage and preservation strategies worldwide&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Bregtje van der Haak (The Netherlands)</strong> is a prize-winning documentary maker with a longstanding interest in architecture&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Hou Hanru (China)</strong> was the co-curator of the Cities on the Move exhibition at the Hayward Gallery in 1999, and following his involvement at the San Francisco Art Institute is now artistic director of Maxxi - National Museum of XXI Century Arts of Rome&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Mitra Khoubrou (United Arab Emirates)</strong> is director of Dubai-based Pink Tank with extensive involvement in economic and cultural issues throughout the Middle East</li></ul><p>The President of the Jury will be nominated during their first meeting.</p><p>For more details, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/members_appointed_for_the_2014_venice_biennale_international_jury/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Also ch...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100575087/the-cyprus-2014-venice-biennale-pavilion-seeks-the-island-s-identity-through-architectural-allegory The Cyprus 2014 Venice Biennale pavilion seeks the island’s identity through architectural allegory Justine Testado 2014-05-28T13:48:00-04:00 >2014-06-03T23:03:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0g/0g75e3kxon2n5mxf.jpg" width="514" height="540" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Cyprus took an allegorical approach with their 2014 Venice Biennale pavilion, titled the "Anatomy of the Wallpaper". Curated by architects Michael Hadjistyllis and Stefanos Roimpas, the Wallpaper symbolizes the reconstruction of the island's complex national identity that has been affected by outside influences throughout its history. To convey Cyprus' multi-layered history, the pavilion will be covered in the timeless and appropriate medium of collages.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6j/6jp4jjycl9p5u5r8.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3t/3t96hef09us4uaa2.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9b/9b6lmc4tmfahawrn.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lm/lmxef2i4ll0fczko.jpg"></p><p>More details about the pavilion on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_cyprus_2014_venice_biennale_pavilion_seeks_the_islands_identity_through/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100533391/details-into-the-korean-peninsula-s-crow-s-eye-view-pavilion-for-the-2014-venice-biennale Details into the Korean Peninsula’s “Crow’s Eye View” pavilion for the 2014 Venice Biennale Justine Testado 2014-05-27T20:29:00-04:00 >2014-06-03T23:03:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cb/cbzaptp4pvxxxal8.jpg" width="514" height="404" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the Korean Peninsula's response to the 2014 Venice Biennale theme of rediscovering national identity through architecture, the "Crow's Eye View" pavilion explores the divided state of North and South Korea, and extends that discussion to the global state of architecture itself. The multi-themed pavilion uses architecture as a key to discovering new narratives of the peninsula's complex past, present, and future in an architectural and social perspective.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ls/lsgfu7rf8ar1duyg.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lj/ljsxltsrwa2ljbwn.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6p/6p6hs4hummvupbog.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/20/20n5habmbz0ttqen.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5fn1o75dhzlm0kck.jpg"></p><p>Find details of the pavilion on <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">Bustler</a>.<br><br>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100228775/a-rare-look-at-north-korean-architecture-brought-to-you-by-non-koreans" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>A rare look at North Korean architecture, brought to you by non-Koreans</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100303112/new-zealand-exhibition-for-the-2014-venice-biennale-shows-the-country-s-pacific-architectural-roots New Zealand exhibition for the 2014 Venice Biennale shows the country’s Pacific architectural roots Justine Testado 2014-05-23T21:07:00-04:00 >2014-05-27T14:25:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nn/nnf3zbi9c63wu0o3.jpg" width="514" height="513" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Our next featured pavilion for the fast-approaching 2014 Venice Biennale hails from Down Under in New Zealand, who will be participating in the keystone event for the first time. Curated by award-winning Auckland architect David Mitchell, the New Zealand exhibition is titled "Last, Loneliest, Loveliest" from Rudyard Kipling's The Song of the Cities poem.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As a response to Biennale Director Rem Koolhaas&rsquo;s theme, "Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014" that addresses the homogeneity of modernism, the New Zealand exhibition puts the country's distinct architectural scene in the spotlight -- from its traditional yet overlooked Pacific roots to dominant international influences. Below are a few highlights to be showcased.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/30/30jr0mo4beascigh.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t4/t4yku1hg46awmmu9.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/62/6228081eleva6ull.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ex/exx6ryj7qoxw0sy6.jpg"></p><p>Read background info on the exhibition on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/new_zealand_exhibition_for_the_2014_venice_biennale_shows_the_country_s_pac/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p><strong>Related: </strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100239685/arctic-adaptations-nunavut-at-15-to-represent-canadian-pavilion-at-2014-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15&rdquo; to represent Canadian Pavilion at 2014 Venice Biennale</a></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95960286/parliament-themed-austrian-pavilion-revealed-for-2014-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Parliament-themed Austrian Pavilion revealed for 2014 Venice Biennale</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/100228775/a-rare-look-at-north-korean-architecture-brought-to-you-by-non-koreans A rare look at North Korean architecture, brought to you by non-Koreans Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-23T11:43:00-04:00 >2014-05-30T13:09:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/22/227a4c70c6a3bdc07245be1b120fa882.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Korea pavilion has been a part of the Venice Architecture Biennale since 1993, when the optimism of the post-Berlin Wall era made reunification between North and South Korea seem plausible. But getting equal representation from both Northern and Southern architects &nbsp;in 2014 has proved nearly impossible -- architects from the North would never seek individualized attention for their work, their practice entirely determined by guidelines set in stone by "Kim Jong-il's Architectural Theory".</p><p>Minsuk Cho, principal of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22821/mass-studies" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mass Studies</a> in Seoul and the curator of Korea's 2014 pavilion, thought he'd have to give up on the idea of a joint North-South effort when communications with North Korea fizzled out, without explanation. This year's Biennale's theme, <a href="http://www.labiennale.org/en/architecture/exhibition/koolhaas/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014"</a>, is particularly relevant for Korea, considering both North and South remade their political and architectural landscapes after the Korean War, in the midst of mid-century modernism's development and the bi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100239685/arctic-adaptations-nunavut-at-15-to-represent-canadian-pavilion-at-2014-venice-biennale “Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15” to represent Canadian Pavilion at 2014 Venice Biennale Justine Testado 2014-05-22T19:01:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T21:35:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mu/muj50nuk4wt7rrx4.jpg" width="514" height="502" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After being selected in a juried national competition back in March, the Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 exhibition will represent the Canadian Pavilion in the upcoming 2014 Venice Biennale. The timely exhibition will also mark the 15th anniversary of Nunavut, Canada's youngest territory.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Curated by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/77454303/lateral-office" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lateral Office of Toronto</a>, "Arctic Adaptations" will examine the complex relationship that modernism has had with Nunavut's indigenous communities throughout the last century, and the innovative ways they have responded to those changes.</p><p>The exhibition will also showcase five themed proposals that explore the various aspects of Nunavut's evolving architectural, social, and cultural landscape. Each design team consists of a Canadian architecture school, a Canadian architecture office with extensive northern experience, and a Nunavut-based organization.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v4/v4nzhgt4htr6r11i.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cf/cfcsbme6n1bmdceg.jpg"></p><p>More details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/arctic_adaptations_nunavut_at_15_to_represent_canadian_pavilion_at_2014_ven/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95960286/parliament-themed-austrian-pavilion-revealed-for-2014-venice-biennale Parliament-themed Austrian Pavilion revealed for 2014 Venice Biennale Justine Testado 2014-03-18T19:39:00-04:00 >2014-07-23T08:00:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cy/cywb6up2ljpdi0lm.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Power to the people is the driving force behind the Austrian Pavilion for the upcoming 2014 Venice Biennale. The pavilion will include an exhibition that explores the concept of parliament and its architectural influence on the world's more than 200 national parliament monuments.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The pavilion was designed by a collective team including Commissioner Dr. Christian K&uuml;hn, Harald Trapp, <a href="http://www.coop-himmelblau.at/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coop Himmelb(l)au</a>, <a href="http://www.auboeck-karasz.at/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aub&ouml;ck + K&aacute;r&aacute;sz Landscape Architects</a>, <a href="http://www.kollektivrauschen.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kollektiv/Rauschen</a>, and the <a href="http://architektur-entwerfen.tuwien.ac.at/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vienna University of Technology - Institute of Architecture and Design</a>.</p><p>Here's a glimpse of the models in the exhibition:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oc/ocjxbu418nmmsmy8.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wm/wmpdordaful93u5u.jpg"><br><br>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/austrian_parliament-themed_pavilion_revealed_for_2014_venice_biennale/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95474520/rem-koolhaas-s-venice-biennale-will-be-about-architecture-not-architects Rem Koolhaas's Venice Biennale will 'be about architecture, not architects' Archinect 2014-03-12T11:23:00-04:00 >2014-03-13T01:36:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4a/4ad8439c36cc89b9b11b440eb9e3838b.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Provocative Dutch practitioner finally accepts offer to curate biannual exhibition, declaring it will 'sever all connections with contemporary architecture'</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/95408459/places-of-memory-to-represent-turkey-at-venice-architecture-exhibition ‘Places of Memory' to represent Turkey at Venice architecture exhibition Alexander Walter 2014-03-11T14:46:00-04:00 >2014-03-17T19:30:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/76/76ad17a2c8cf3db6fb627b018a5bb9a4.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Places of Memory,&rdquo; a medley of work by five contemporary artists from Turkey, will make up Turkey's first-ever showcase this summer at the Venice Biennale's prestigious architecture exhibition. [...] Architect Murat Tabanl&#305;o&#287;lu, the curator of the Turkish pavilion, explained during Monday's news conference that they will be putting on a show delving into three areas of &#304;stanbul: Taksim-Sal&#305;pazar&#305;, Bab-&#305; Ali and B&uuml;y&uuml;kdere Avenue, all of which marked a threshold in Tabanl&#305;o&#287;lu's life.</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/73180632/the-roman-catholic-church-is-coming-to-the-venice-biennale The Roman Catholic Church is coming to the Venice Biennale Archinect 2013-05-14T20:44:00-04:00 >2013-05-21T18:06:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/18/1840bc0898acc9ca2638cc3c7c6decff.jpg" width="514" height="262" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Vatican&rsquo;s presence at the Biennale is the brainchild of Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, an exuberant polymath who as president of the Pontifical Council for Culture since 2009 has tried to build bridges between the church and contemporary culture, two worlds that have often clashed.</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/68469957/beyond-entropy-angola-documentary "Beyond Entropy Angola" Documentary Archinect 2013-02-27T18:40:00-05:00 >2013-02-27T18:41:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/49/49u38jlu3e43lryy.jpg" width="514" height="336" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Documentary of the making of the first Angolan National Pavilion at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale. Shot over the Summer of 2012, it goes to show how one simple (and brilliant) idea may very well change the future sustainability of developing countries. And maybe the rest of the world as well.</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>