Archinect - News 2014-07-25T11:09:30-04:00 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/103801214/editor-s-picks-375 Editor's Picks #375 Nam Henderson 2014-07-09T19:31:00-04:00 >2014-07-11T13:37:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wk/wk5amnthnglev6op.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Inspired by the 2014 Venice Biennale curated by Rem Koolhaas, <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/14977736/esther-sperber" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Esther Sperber</a>&nbsp;penned the <strong>Op-Ed</strong> in which she argues that contemporary architecture must shift&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/103324398/op-ed-from-ex-cite-to-in-cite-reflecting-on-rem-s-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">From (EX)CITE to (IN)CITE</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;In response <strong>Thayer-D</strong> wrote "<em>There's no rule that says architects can't stimulate both the senses and the intellect, as many great architects have done in the past, yet it's architecture's public nature that makes it imperative to not lose sight of how most people engage with it, and that is not through words</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/justine.testado" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Justine Testado</a>&nbsp;posted the news,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103107452/zaha-hadid-wins-the-design-museum-s-designs-of-the-year-award-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid wins the </a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103107452/zaha-hadid-wins-the-design-museum-s-designs-of-the-year-award-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">D</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103107452/zaha-hadid-wins-the-design-museum-s-designs-of-the-year-award-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">esign Museum&rsquo;s Designs of the Year Award 2014</a>.&nbsp;Despite (or perhaps due to?) some critics, <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>&nbsp;commented&nbsp;"<em>I think all the criticism Zaha is getting for her stance on human rights is totally appropriate and deserved. &nbsp;And I have very mixed feelings about her body of work. But I find this building in particular hard to resist - it's just gorgeous. Perfectly balanced</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h4/h40o089rxrlbf2yp.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/hy-fi-the-livings-local-sustainable-10000-brick-mushroom-tower-at-moma-ps1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Creators Project</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103170947/interview-with-david-benjamin-creator-of-moma-ps1-s-hy-fi-mushroom-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> interviewed David Benjamin</a>, creator of MoMA PS1's...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102648775/editor-s-picks-373 Editor's Picks #373 Nam Henderson 2014-06-25T13:46:00-04:00 >2014-06-30T11:34:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7k/7ksd4up6agd1egs4.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For the nineteenth edition of Screen/Print, Archinect excerpted from a new collection of essays titled Chicagoisms. - vado retro had a complaint "ragged right is, well, raggedy. widows and orphans galore. who did this page layout? it is not good"...</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2235825/terri-peters" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Terri Peters</a>&nbsp;penned a review&nbsp;of <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">Rem's Venice Biennale</a>.&nbsp;Therein, she wrote "<em>The exhibition encourages dialogue, and feels like an exhibition of architectural research, not a survey of new trends in architecture</em>".</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sk/skqj35lt3dexhdgs.jpg"></p><p>For the nineteenth edition of <strong>Screen/Print</strong>, Archinect excerpted from a new collection of essays titled <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/101798672/screen-print-19-chicagoisms-honors-the-windy-city-s-architectural-clout" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicagoisms</a>.&nbsp;A slightly condensed version of the introduction explains "<em>the title of this volume, refers precisely to those moments of productive interaction and wild provocation, of radical speculation and fruitful exchange, that Chicago is uniquely capable of inspiring, fostering, and implementing</em>"</p><p><strong>vado retro</strong> had a complaint "<em>ragged right is, well, raggedy. widows and orphans galore. &nbsp;who did this page layout? it is not good</em>"...</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7o/7o87bsqy1s1jmkbq.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>In a video shot at his "<a href="http://daniel-libeskind.com/events/daniel-libeskinds-sonnets-babylon-2014-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sonnets of Babylon</a>" pavilion for the 2014 Venice Biennale, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102097368/daniel-libeskind-on-drawing-the-forgotten-fundamental-in-rem-s-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Libeskind preaches the importance of drawings for creating architecture</a>.&nbsp;He claims drawing(s) is "<em>not a completely secular task...they have their own dest...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102624628/chicago-plans-architectural-biennial-for-2015 Chicago plans architectural biennial for 2015 Archinect 2014-06-24T11:58:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T16:58:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wq/wq7pyp2mcmx6xf8r.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The upstart exhibition, which Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to announce Tuesday, will be called the Chicago Architecture Biennial, a nod to the prestigious Venice Biennale, which just opened its 14th international architecture exhibition. Chicago is billing its biennial as North America's biggest survey of international contemporary architecture, but the event faces a crowded field.</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/102432610/controversial-embassy-in-baghdad-under-threat-from-isis Controversial Embassy in Baghdad Under Threat From Isis Nicholas Korody 2014-06-23T18:13:00-04:00 >2014-06-26T17:55:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2h/2hh24nkiy1afgzof.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As militant Sunni fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) continue their assault on Iraq, following their recent take-over of Baquba, <a href="http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/06/us-send-up-275-troops-iraq-2014616225719457994.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">President Barack Obama has ordered the deployment of 275 combat-ready troops to help defend Baghdad and, in particular, the new and expensive embassy there</a>. At 4,700,000 sq ft, the <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/16211689/berger-devine-yaeger-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yaeger Architecture</a>-designed embassy is the <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/International/inside-us-embassy-iraq-threat/story?id=24158942" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">largest in the world&nbsp;</a>and, with a cost exceeding $700 million, it was the <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/International/inside-us-embassy-iraq-threat/story?id=24158942" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">most expensive to construct</a>. Its multiple gyms, conference rooms, pools, private gardens, department stores, and fortified apartments are all protected by blast-resistant walls and multiple security checks. An American working at the embassy has no real need to venture beyond its walls. The complex is a city-within-a-city &ndash;&ndash; or, more accurately, a city-within-a-city-within-a-city, as the embassy is situated in the heavily-fortified &ldquo;Green Zone&rdquo; that harbors Baghdad&rsquo;s international population.</p><p>The urgent rush to protect the supposedly impe...</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/102127180/editor-s-picks-372 Editor's Picks #372 Nam Henderson 2014-06-18T18:54:00-04:00 >2014-06-30T11:34:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6d/6d3bb8jckzi0r7o1.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;Editorial Manager for Archinect, talked with director <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/101642075/this-incredible-derogatory-racialized-way-people-talk-about-the-space-director-kelly-anderson-s-cutting-room-interview-on-gentrification-and-activism-in-her-doc-my-brooklyn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kelly Anderson about her documentary "My Brooklyn"</a>&nbsp;and the &ldquo;incredible, derogatory, racialized way people talk about the space". The film &nbsp;will air multiple times as part of <a href="http://worldchannel.org/programs/america-reframed/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PBS World's America ReFramed series</a>, starting Tuesday, June 19, at 8pm (EST).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2t/2tamcejadj25vg7j.jpg"></p><p>Plus, the eighteenth edition <strong>Screen/Print</strong> featured an excerpt from&nbsp;<a href="http://www.arch.uic.edu/faculty/dejong.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Judith K. De Jong</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/101180316/screen-print-18-new-suburbanisms-by-judith-k-de-jong" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&rsquo;s new book, </a><a href="http://www.amazon.com/New-SubUrbanisms-Judith-De-Jong/dp/0415642175" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New SubUrbanisms</a>, which touched on <strong>Flattening: Formal and Spatial Practices</strong>.</p><p><strong>citizen</strong> complained "<em>The author seems to proclaim as breaking news the complex connectivity of central &amp; peripheral parts of metropolitan regions...This isn't new...others have been working for decades now with the premise of a metropolitan system in which the urban/suburban binary is less and less meaningful</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>Archinect discussed Fran&ccedil;ois Roche claim that Rem's Venice Biennale (is) "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101567226/fran-ois-roche-considers-rem-s-venice-biennale-obscene" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Obscene</a>".&nbsp;<strong>boy in a well</strong> responded "I<em>s the Biennale a good place for a soap box because the event is organi...</em></p> 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/101581747/editor-s-picks-371 Editor's Picks #371 Nam Henderson 2014-06-11T13:32:00-04:00 >2014-06-30T11:38:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aq/aqfc6jkymsrd6r2x.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia</a> released audio from an interview with architect, preservationist and filmmaker Malachi Connolly, director of "<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/101037765/while-buildings-rot-film-preserves-architecture-s-memory-cutting-room-s-interview-with-malachi-connolly-director-of-built-on-narrow-land-documentary" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Built on Narrow Land</a>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xc/xch1cs97hs4kixh0.jpg"></p><p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> takes a weekend drive through a vacant Vernon, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101106918/vernon-ca-known-for-meatpacking-corruption-and-tapat-o-featured-in-la-forum-s-submission-to-the-international-architecture-biennale-rotterdam" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in a short film for the </a><a href="http://iabr.nl/en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam</a>.&nbsp;<strong>citizen</strong> commented "<em>Vernon is such an atypical case politically, economically, and in terms of governance, as well as architecture, urbanism and environment</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fn/fnx1f9yykvk4yjt7.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101168218/rem-koolhaas-blows-the-ceiling-off-the-venice-architecture-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oliver Wainwright, reviewed the Venice Architecture Biennale</a>&nbsp;directed by Rem Koolhaas, for the Guardian. Reacting to <strong>Quondam</strong>&rsquo;s excessive self-referentialism, <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2752895/fred-scharmen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a>&nbsp;quipped "<em>It's Rita Novel's world, we just post in it</em>".</p><p><a href="http://Design%20http://archinect.com/news/article/101030520/a-closer-look-into-the-big-u-big-s-winning-proposal-for-rebuild-by-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Buster.net provided A closer look into The BIG U</a>, BIG&rsquo;s winning proposal for Rebuild By Design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gx/gxbx9yi8jg02drla.jpg"></p><p><strong>Firms/Blogs/Work Updates</strong><br>Over at the ACSA (Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture) blog, &nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/49082203/michael-monti" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Monti</a>&nbsp;responded with "<em>cautious optimism</em>", <a href="http://archinect.com/ACSA/your-jurisdiction-and-you" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">to the news&nbsp;that NCARB is hoping to develop a new path for architecture students to be licensed...</a></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/101260626/rem-koolhaas-interview-architecture-was-at-its-best-in-antiquity Rem Koolhaas interview: 'Architecture was at its best in antiquity' Archinect 2014-06-06T18:40:00-04:00 >2014-06-09T10:28:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/20/2005ad7d30ed05eba5e59cec977912cf.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rem Koolhaas, curator of this year&rsquo;s Venice Architecture Biennale, tells Jonathan Glancey why the uniformity of modern cities drives him up the wall</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/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/100603503/adaptation-architecture-and-change-in-china Adaptation - architecture and change in China Metropolitan Monk 2014-05-29T12:59:00-04:00 >2014-05-29T13:00:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ab/ab8bqzrnn7j3w4iq.jpg" width="514" height="258" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>EMG set up <a href="http://emgdotart.net/main/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EMGdotART</a> Foundation [in 2012] &ndash; the first art and culture foundation established by a Chinese enterprise, to have a permanent gallery and headquarters in the heart of Venice, Italy.</p><p>"<em>More than roofs, doors, courtyards or staircases, adaptation is fundamental for the understanding of Chinese architecture.&nbsp;If the fleeting fascination for fundamentals during the upcoming&nbsp;<a title="14th International Architecture Exhibition | website" href="http://www.labiennale.org/en/architecture/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">14th International Architecture Exhibition</a>&nbsp;[June 7 &ndash; 23 November 2014, Venice]&nbsp;will deal and&nbsp;try to understand the basic principles that create architecture; than,&nbsp;<strong>ADAPTATION</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<strong>architecture and change in China</strong>&#12298;<strong>&#24212;&#21464;</strong>&mdash;&mdash;<strong>&#20013;&#22269;&#30340;&#24314;&#31569;&#21644;&#21464;&#21270;</strong>&#12299;&nbsp;focuses on the flexible framework that makes architecture (in China) possible.</em>" MovingCities co-curatorial statement</p><p>Taking place on the ground floor the historic Palazzo Zen &ndash; newly renovated by Chinese architectural studio <a href="http://www.o-officearch.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">O-OFFICE</a> &ndash; <a href="http://movingcities.org/movingmemos/adaptation-la-biennale-di-venezia-architecture-2014-exhibition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ADAPTATION, architecture and change in China</a> &ndash; selected as one of <a href="http://www.labiennale.org/en/architecture/news/22-04.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">21 Collateral Events</a> &ndash; is curated by Prof. Marino Folin (Rector of the IUAV University (19...</p> 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>