Venice Biennale 2016 Winners: Spain, Japan, Peru, NLÉ & Gabinete de Arquitectura

05:49 - 28 May, 2016
Venice Biennale 2016 Winners: Spain, Japan, Peru, NLÉ & Gabinete de Arquitectura , UNFINISHED / curated by Carlos Quintáns & Iñaqui Carnicero. Spanish Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
UNFINISHED / curated by Carlos Quintáns & Iñaqui Carnicero. Spanish Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

Alejandro Aravena and the jury for the 15th International Architecture Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia have just announced the winning participations.

The Golden Lion for Best National Participation went to Spain for UNFINISHED. The jury cited Carlos Quintáns & Iñaqui Carnicero's "concisely curated selection of emerging architects whose work shows how creativity and commitment can transcend material constraints."

Gabinete de Arquitectura. Image © Pola Mora NLÉ accepts their Silver Lion for a Promising Young Participant in the International Exhibition "Reporting from the Front". Image © Pola Mora Paulo Mendes da Rocha receives his Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement. Image © Pola Mora Iñaqui Carnicero & Carlos Quintáns with their Golden Lion.. Image © Pola Mora +13

Holistic Living / GRAFT

09:00 - 29 May, 2016
Holistic Living  / GRAFT, Courtesy of GRAFT
Courtesy of GRAFT

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Wannsee, 14109 Berlin, Germany
  • Area

    232.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of GRAFT

Competition Proposal by Preliminary Research Office Thinks “Outside the Box”

08:00 - 29 May, 2016
Competition Proposal by Preliminary Research Office Thinks “Outside the Box”, Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Preliminary Research Office
Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Preliminary Research Office

Preliminary Research Office has revealed their entry to a competition to design the new civic center for the city of Ryde, Australia. The project uses a series of boxes at different scales to inform the organization of both the building and the public spaces. Following a competition of 175 entries from 49 countries, the project did not make the shortlist. However, its approach addresses the fundamental needs of a civic center to be dynamic, flexible and human-scale.

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Supreme Sport Village / LAD

05:00 - 29 May, 2016
Supreme Sport Village / LAD, © Simone Lanaro, Michelangelo Sabuzi Giuliani
© Simone Lanaro, Michelangelo Sabuzi Giuliani

© Simone Lanaro, Michelangelo Sabuzi Giuliani © Simone Lanaro, Michelangelo Sabuzi Giuliani © Simone Lanaro, Michelangelo Sabuzi Giuliani © Simone Lanaro, Michelangelo Sabuzi Giuliani +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Viale Giorgio Morandi, Rome, Italy
  • Patners In Charge

    Francesco Napolitano (Architecture), Simone Lanaro (Interior Design)
  • Design Team

    Michelangelo Sabuzi Giuliani, Maria Carla Lini, Marcello Amalfitano
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Hangzhou Zhongshuge Bookstore / XL-MUSE

02:00 - 29 May, 2016
Hangzhou Zhongshuge Bookstore / XL-MUSE, © Shao Feng
© Shao Feng

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Design Director

    Li Xiang
  • Design Team

    Liu Huan, Fan Chen, Zhang Xiao, Tong Ni-Na
  • Area

    1000.0 sqm
  • Photographs

The University of Queensland Oral Health Centre / Cox Rayner Architects + Hames Sharley

20:00 - 28 May, 2016
© Christopher Frederick Jones
© Christopher Frederick Jones

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April ABI Marks Continued Increase of Positive Conditions in All Regions

14:00 - 28 May, 2016
April ABI Marks Continued Increase of Positive Conditions in All Regions, via AIA
via AIA

Although the year began with a decline, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) has shown three consecutive months of increasing demand for design activity at architecture firms. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the April ABI score was 50.6. Although down from March's score of 51.9, this score still reflects an increase in design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 56.9, down from 58.1 in the previous month.

Centre Pompidou Málaga / Javier Pérez De La Fuente, Juan Antonio Marín Malavé

13:00 - 28 May, 2016

Leong Leong Creates Ford-Inspired Installation for Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2016

12:00 - 28 May, 2016
© Naho Kubota
© Naho Kubota

New York-based architecture firm, Leong Leong, created an installation inspired by "the experience of moving through landscapes in a Ford Edge," for the third annual Sight Unseen OFFSITE exhibition as a part of the citywide NYCxDESIGN festival.  

Titled TOPO, the installation was a scaleless environment composed of more than one thousand foam rollers. Collectively, they form a landscape “that is both an intimate sanctuary and an expansive horizon.” The installation was situated in a room of mirrors, giving the effect that it extends indefinitely.

Places Journal Explores the Past, Present and Future of Urban Skyways

09:30 - 28 May, 2016
Places Journal Explores the Past, Present and Future of Urban Skyways, Part of Calgary's "+15" network of skybridges. Image © Wikimedia user Qyd licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 (adapted)
Part of Calgary's "+15" network of skybridges. Image © Wikimedia user Qyd licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 (adapted)

When hearing the word “skybridge” or “elevated walkway,” what often comes to mind is a narrow, glassed-in pathway perhaps crossing between two office buildings or hospital concourses; a narrow artery whose only purpose seems to be keeping people dry and away from cars as they walk from meeting to meeting. But this wasn’t always the case - in the 1960s, skyways were seen as radical urban inventions that would bring city circulation into the 3rd dimension. Championed in the United States by architect Victor Gruen, following ideals espoused by both CIAM and Team 10 in Europe, the skyway movement took hold in cities all over the world with varying degrees of success, but rarely with the fluid connections between levels originally envisioned by its designers.

Juniper House / The Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative

09:00 - 28 May, 2016
Juniper House  / The Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative, © Yellow Camera
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Foster + Partners Open Exhibition in London Highlighting Their Industrial Design Work

08:00 - 28 May, 2016
Foster + Partners Open Exhibition in London Highlighting Their Industrial Design Work, © Nigel Young/Foster + Partners
© Nigel Young/Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners' Craft + Manufacture: Industrial Design exhibition is currently on display at The Aram Gallery in London. It is the firm’s first exhibition dedicated to the industrial design work they have created over the past fifty years. It shows how “the science, art, and craft of making things” has been the foundation of the firm, and how the “collaborative nature of the design team pioneered by Norman Foster” has been translated into their architectural practice.

Spain's "Unfinished" - Winner of the Golden Lion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

08:00 - 28 May, 2016

As part of ArchDaily's coverage of the 2016 Venice Biennale, we are presenting a series of articles written by the curators of the exhibitions and installations on show.

Spain is one of the countries where the practice of architecture has been most affected by the economic crisis. There are few places on earth where such large numbers of buildings were built in such a short period of time. The lack of reflection over whether these projects were necessary or valid resulted in the subsequent abandonment of many buildings when their completion or maintenance was discovered not to be economically viable. Their appearance throughout Spanish territories has generated a collection of unfinished buildings where the factor of time was eliminated from the formula for making architecture. 

UNFINISHED / curated by Iñaqui Carnicero & Carlos Quintáns. Spanish Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu UNFINISHED / curated by Iñaqui Carnicero & Carlos Quintáns. Spanish Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu UNFINISHED / curated by Iñaqui Carnicero & Carlos Quintáns. Spanish Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu UNFINISHED / curated by Iñaqui Carnicero & Carlos Quintáns. Spanish Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu +9

Aquiles Eco Hotel / Ramos Castellano Arquitectos

05:00 - 28 May, 2016
Aquiles Eco Hotel / Ramos Castellano Arquitectos, © Ricardo Nascimento
© Ricardo Nascimento

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Business Garden Štefánikova / Architekti Sebo Lichy

02:00 - 28 May, 2016
Business Garden Štefánikova  / Architekti Sebo Lichy, © Tomáš Manina
© Tomáš Manina

© Ľubo Stacho © Tomáš Manina © Tomáš Manina © Ľubo Stacho +21

House of 40 Knots / Habibeh Madjdabadi + Alireza Mashhadimirza

22:00 - 27 May, 2016
© Habibeh Madjdabadi + Alireza Mashhadimirza
© Habibeh Madjdabadi + Alireza Mashhadimirza

© Habibeh Madjdabadi + Alireza Mashhadimirza © Habibeh Madjdabadi + Alireza Mashhadimirza © Habibeh Madjdabadi + Alireza Mashhadimirza © Habibeh Madjdabadi + Alireza Mashhadimirza +45

Hanergy Renewable Energy Exhibition Center / TRIAD China Ltd.

19:00 - 27 May, 2016
Hanergy Renewable Energy Exhibition Center  / TRIAD China Ltd., Courtesy of TRIAD China Ltd.
Courtesy of TRIAD China Ltd.

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of TRIAD China Ltd.

Armory Wharf / Lahznimmo Architects

17:00 - 27 May, 2016
Armory Wharf  / Lahznimmo Architects, © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

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