Venice Architecture Biennale
The Living's "probiotic" architectural pavilion supports living microbes
The pavilion represents an evolution of ongoing research by The Living, which has worked with biologists and academics to explore the potential of multi-species architecture and how best to harness the microbes that surround us all the time.
AAU Anastas explores decolonising architecture through stone installation at Venice Biennale
Palestinian studio AAU Anastas has created an installation with a vaulted stone ceiling at the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale as part of an ongoing project challenging the origins of stone architecture.
Israel puts skeletons on display at Venice Architecture Biennale
Hasson explained how Land. Milk. Honey seeks to narrate the story of Israel's agricultural history through a zoo-centric analysis of the country, while also questioning our future relationship to the natural world.
Dirk Somers creates fictional city from fifty recently completed Flemish buildings
Dirk Somers, founder of Antwerp studio Bovenbouw Architectuur, created a "fictional, yet recognisable" Flemish city named Composite Presence for the Belgian Pavilion at this year's Venice Architecture Biennale.
Lithuania virtually sends people to space at Venice Architecture Biennale
Titled Planet of People, the Lithuanian pavilion is located in the renaissance Santa Maria dei Derelitti church and centred around a 3D scanner that scans visitors to send them into space as digital simulations.
Japan creates exhibition from dismantled old house at Venice Architecture Biennale
Japan has sent the dismantled remains of a 65-year-old house as its contribution to the Venice Architecture Biennale, staging an exhibition that explores the potential for material reuse.
Bamboo-framed Majlis installed at Venice Architecture Biennale as model of nomadic architecture
In pre-Islamic Arabia, a majlis was a place where people would come together to exchange ideas. They are common among nomadic communities, but could also be a part of the home or a more formal gathering space.
Germany's 2038 pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale puts QR codes on walls of empty building
Called 2038 – The New Serenity, the presentation consists of a virtual "Cloud Pavilion" accessed by pointing smartphones at matrix barcodes on the walls of Germany's neoclassical exhibition venue in the biennale gardens.
Uzbekistan's first Venice Biennale pavilion celebrates a dwindling form of community living
This project draws on the extensive research and documentation of mahalla created during a trip to the Uzbekistan capital Tashkent by ETH Zurich, where the team collaborated with local researchers and students from the CCA Lab at the city's Centre for Contemporary Art.