The 13th Venice Biennale Architecture Golden Lion goes to Japanese Pavilion. Toyo Ito curated the pavilion with Kumiko Inui, Sou Fujimoto, Akihisa Hirata and Naoya Hatakeyama. This is the second time for Japan to receive the award since the exhibition Arata Isozaki curated in 1996.
The theme of the pavilion was, "Architecture, possible here?", and they designed "House for All" which is a community place for Tsunami victims. (completion expected in October) Japan Pavilion introduced the process with such as models and photos.
photo via mainichi.jp
All things cool from Japan.