Archivo de la etiqueta: Venice Biennale 2014

XTU Architects Imagine Self-Building Wall City

Flohara by XTU Architects envisions an inhabitable desert wall that constructs itself from the natural processes of its environment. Featured at the Venice Biennale’s Morocco Pavilion exhibition entitled “Fundamental(ism)s,” this ecological phenomenon defies the conventions of housing, offering shelter from varying climatic conditions and… Sigue leyendo

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The Architecture Of Death

At the 2014 Venice Biennale, away from the concentrated activity of the Arsenale and Giardini, was Death in Venice…: one of the few independent projects to take root that year. The exhibition was curated by Alison Killing and Ania Molenda, Sigue leyendo

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Video: Rem Koolhaas and Nest CEO Tony Fadell on Architecture and Technology

How will technology that began in Silicon Valley change global urbanism and the elements of architecture? In this video from the 2014 Venice Biennale, inventor, designer and entrepreneur Tony Fadell discusses technology and its emerging impact on architecture with Rem Koolhaas.… Sigue leyendo

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The 2014 Venice Biennale, Socially Ranked

At a time when everyone is constantly interacting with the digital social universe, it’s becoming increasingly easier to gather informal data on how well received, recommended, liked (or disliked) an event or exhibition is. Compiled as a series of diagrams for DomusMaria Novozhilova examines the ‘social ranking’ of the 2014 Venice Biennale by dissecting the three core exhibitions (Fundamentals, Monditalia and Absorbing Modernity) and revealing the apparent ‘winners and losers’ as far as social engagement is concerned. Noting that “it is only by starting from the end and working backwards, like a salmon swimming against the current, that we can see more exhaustively how things went,”, Novozhilova’s visualisations reveal a number of fascinating results. See all the diagrams here.

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MoMA’s Pedro Gadanho on “Bringing Architectural Modernity Home”

This article by Pedro Gadanho was originally published in Homeland: News From Portugal, the project created for Portugal’s national representation at the 2014 Venice Biennale.…
Nobody doubts that, in large measures, 20th century modernity has been brought to one’s living room by the Sigue leyendo

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TCA Think Tank Creates “Parasite Pavilion” With Five-Day Workshop in Venice

Casting complex shadows and engulfing visitors in a series of maze-like spaces, the Parasite Pavilion was constructed as part of the Synergy & Symbiosis …event at the 2014 Venice Biennale, which showcased the best of the Chinese Biennale from 2005 Sigue leyendo

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Reflections on the 2014 Venice Biennale

Fundamentals…, the title of the 2014 Venice Biennale, will close its doors in a matter of days (on the 23rd November). From the moment Rem Koolhaas revealed the title for this year’s Biennale in January 2013, asking national curators to respond Sigue leyendo

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Venice Biennale Hosts Third Annual “Archives and Exhibitions” Livestream Conference

With just over two weeks left in the 14th Venice Biennale of Architecture, Paolo Baratta, President of La Biennale, is hosting a one day conference on the intersection between archives, exhibitions and digital integration. Focusing on the themes of the “dissipation of memory” and the “vulnerability of digital data” in an age of ever-changing technological platforms, the conference is the third in a series of archive-themed events hosted at the Giardini in the Biennale Library, and will feature a screening of Digital Amnesia, a documentary on the lifespan of archival technology, along with a round table discussion with leading archivists and curators from around the world. Panelists include the Mirko Zardini, Director and Chief Curator from the Canadian Centre for Architecture, archive superintendents from three Italian provinces, professors from three Italian universities, and Debora Rossi, the chief archivist for the Venice Biennale.

The event will be live streamed on the Biennale website Today (November 7th) from 10:00am to 6:00pm Central European Time.

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