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House Quinta Da Marinha / Fragmentos de Arquitectura

03:00 - 28 June, 2016
House Quinta Da Marinha / Fragmentos de Arquitectura, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +13

Cinema House / UTAA

02:00 - 28 June, 2016
Cinema House  / UTAA, © Park Sehwon
© Park Sehwon

© Park Sehwon © Park Sehwon © Park Sehwon © Park Sehwon +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jungni-dong, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Kim Chang Gyun
  • Design Team

    Bae Young Sik, Jo Myung Sun, Kim Hye Jin
  • Area

    129.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Kaleidoscope / Cong Sinh Architects

22:00 - 27 June, 2016
Kaleidoscope / Cong Sinh Architects, © Quang Tran
© Quang Tran

© Quang Tran © Quang Tran © Quang Tran © Quang Tran +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh 70000, Vietnam
  • Architect in Charge

    Vo Quang Thi
  • Design Team

    Vo Quang Thi, Nguyen Thi Nha Van, Phung Kim Phuoc
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Librairie Avant-Garde - Ruralation Library / AZL Architects

20:00 - 27 June, 2016
Librairie Avant-Garde - Ruralation Library  / AZL Architects, Courtesy of AZL Architects
Courtesy of AZL Architects

Courtesy of AZL Architects Courtesy of AZL Architects Courtesy of AZL Architects Courtesy of AZL Architects +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zhejiang, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Zhang Lei / AZL Architects
  • Design Team

    Zhang Lei,Liu Wei, Ma Haiyi,Chen Junjun, Zhang Qilin, Shao Xuan
  • Area

    260.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of AZL Architects

The Longcave / 23o5 studio

19:00 - 27 June, 2016
The Longcave / 23o5 studio , © KingKien Photography
© KingKien Photography

© KingKien Photography © KingKien Photography © KingKien Photography © KingKien Photography +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    tt. Trà Ôn, Trà Ôn, Vĩnh Long, Vietnam
  • Architect in Charge

    Ngô Việt Khánh Duy
  • Contruction

    Thầu Đông Trà Ôn
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Alfred House / Austin Maynard Architects

17:00 - 27 June, 2016
Alfred House  / Austin Maynard Architects , © Fraser Marsden
© Fraser Marsden

© Fraser Marsden © Fraser Marsden © Fraser Marsden © Tess Kelly +41

Masterplan by SLA and Saunders Aims to Alleviate Flooding in Copenhagen

16:00 - 27 June, 2016
 Masterplan by SLA and Saunders Aims to Alleviate Flooding in Copenhagen, © SLA / Beauty and the Bit
© SLA / Beauty and the Bit

Planning and Landscape firm SLA Architects with Saunders Architecture have won an international competition to redesign Hans Tavsens Park and its surrounding area in the central Copenhagen borough of Nørrebro. The competition tasked architects with envisioning a park and streetscape that would benefit the hydrological, biological and social ecosystems of the neighborhood.  The winning proposal, titled The Soul of Nørrebro, tackles the challenge by creating a system of drainage areas and an adaptable park designed to redirect runoff and contain and purify water during flood conditions.

Cervantes Building / Saiz+Rendueles Arquitectos

15:00 - 27 June, 2016
Cervantes Building / Saiz+Rendueles Arquitectos, © Eugeni Pons
© Eugeni Pons

© Eugeni Pons © Eugeni Pons © Eugeni Pons © Eugeni Pons +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
  • Author Architectes

    Ángel Saiz Artal, Liliana Rendueles Acebo
  • Promoter

    Cervantes 19 S.L.
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

ReframingBack/ImperativeConfrontations: Inside Egypt's Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

14:00 - 27 June, 2016
 ReframingBack/ImperativeConfrontations: Inside Egypt's Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, © Michela di Savino, Morgane Quere
© Michela di Savino, Morgane Quere

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.

The Venice Biennale of Architecture is an integral part of architectural culture. However, this year’s cycle “Reporting from the Front” is more unique, highlighting the capacity and potential of architecture’s role inside communities; “architecture makes the difference”, as  2016 Venice Biennale director Alejandro Aravena puts it.

The Egyptian pavilion commissioned and curated by Architect Ahmad Hilal with a team composed of Eslam Salem, Gabriele Secchi, Luca Borlenghi and Mostafa Salem, seeks to reveal various successful stories of architecture narrating the difficulties and challenges inside the Egyptian built environment. The works inside the pavilion reveal how architecture is actively creating change in communities. Nowhere are these confrontations more evident than in the urban context, and nowhere more so than in Egyptian cities. 

© Michela di Savino, Morgane Quere © Michela di Savino, Morgane Quere The MAS urban design of ETH Zurich contribution to the Egyptian pavilion. Image © Michela di Savino, Morgane Quere PennDesign of University of Pennsylvania contribution to the Egyptian pavilion. Image © Michela di Savino, Morgane Quere +23

A Functional Family Apartment / Studio Raanan Stern

13:00 - 27 June, 2016
A Functional Family Apartment  / Studio Raanan Stern  , © Gidon Levin
© Gidon Levin

© Gidon Levin © Gidon Levin © Gidon Levin © Gidon Levin +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
  • Design Team

    Architect Raanan Stern and Architect Shany Tal.
  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Stewart Hollenstein Envision New Cultural Spine for Shanghai

12:00 - 27 June, 2016
Stewart Hollenstein Envision New Cultural Spine for Shanghai, Courtesy of Stewart Hollenstein
Courtesy of Stewart Hollenstein

Sydney-based architecture and urban design firm Stewart Hollenstein have unveiled a scheme to transform the North Bund (lower Hongkou) region of Shanghai. Centered around a 2.7 kilometer stretch of Changzhi Road parallel to the Huangpu River waterfront, the project proposes the creation of a new “People’s Avenue,” reclaiming the street for pedestrian use and providing a framework for the development of the district and the city at large. The plan calls for the design of a new market hall, city library, theater, community center and two museums, helping to establish a new “Cultural Spine” for Hongkou.

Quinta Montes Molina Pavilion / MATERIA

11:00 - 27 June, 2016
Quinta Montes Molina Pavilion / MATERIA, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque +21

  • Architects

    Gustavo Carmona + Lisa Beltrán
  • Location

    Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
  • Collaboration

    Karla Uribe, Gustavo Xoxotla, Raybel Cuevas
  • Area

    996.5 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Critical Round-Up: Did Aravena's 2016 Venice Biennale Achieve its Lofty Goals?

10:30 - 27 June, 2016
Critical Round-Up: Did Aravena's 2016 Venice Biennale Achieve its Lofty Goals?, The "Reporting the Front" exhibition/ curated by Alejandro Aravena at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
The "Reporting the Front" exhibition/ curated by Alejandro Aravena at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

The XV International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale opened its doors last month. Under the directorship of Chilean Pritzker Prize-winner Alejandro Aravena, “Reporting the front” asked architects to go beyond “business as usual” and investigate concealed built environments – conflict zones and urban slums, as well as locations suffering from housing shortage, migrations and environmental disasters. Clearly, the aim of this Biennale is to open the profession to new fields of engagement and share knowledge on how to improve people’s quality of life.

This stance that has been highly criticized by Patrik Schumacher, director of Zaha Hadid Architectswho believes that architects “are not equipped to [address these issues]. It’s not the best value for our expertise.” But is this a view shared by the rest of the design world and its critics? What are the limits and benefits of this “humanitarian architecture”? Read on to find out critics’ comments.

The "Reporting the Front" exhibition/ curated by Alejandro Aravena at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu Gabinete de Arquitectura at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu NLÉ's Makoko Floating School at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu "OUR AMAZON FRONTLINE" / curated by Sandra Barclay and Jean Pierre Crousse. Peruvian Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu +6

The Ulma Family Museum in Markowa / Nizio Design International

09:00 - 27 June, 2016
The Ulma Family Museum in Markowa / Nizio Design International, © Lech Kwartowicz
© Lech Kwartowicz

© Lech Kwartowicz © Lech Kwartowicz © Lech Kwartowicz © Lech Kwartowicz +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Markowa, Poland
  • Author

    Mirosław Nizio
  • Design Team

    Mariusz Niemiec, Bartłomiej Terlikowski, Agnieszka Czmut, Witold Skarzyński, Andrzej Koper, Anna Derach
  • Area

    654.7 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Zaha Hadid Architects' Generali Tower Tops Out in Milan

08:00 - 27 June, 2016
Zaha Hadid Architects' Generali Tower Tops Out in Milan, Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects’ (ZHA) 170-meter-tall Generali Tower has topped out at 44 stories in Milan, Italy. The Generali Tower, along with two other towers, forms the centerpiece for the CityLife masterplan to revitalize the old site of Milan’s International Fair, which closed in 2005.

Through the redevelopment, which began in 2004, the site will be open “to year-round public use, with the inclusion of new civic spaces, public parks, and residential buildings, in addition to shopping areas and corporate offices, all with direct transport connections via the Tre Torri station on the line 5 of the city’s metro system.”

Moscow Urban Forum Announces This Year’s Program

06:00 - 27 June, 2016
Moscow Urban Forum Announces This Year’s Program , via Moscow Urban Forum
via Moscow Urban Forum

Last month, the eleventh edition of the Moscow Urban Forum released the topic of the 2016 forum: "Fast-Growing Megacities: Technologies for Dynamic Development." The forum will seek to answer the following questions: Why is it so important to discuss growth and development of megacities at this time? What are the rules that determine their existence? With three days to go, organizers have announced this year’s program.

Contemporary Tiny House / Walden Studio

05:00 - 27 June, 2016
Contemporary Tiny House  / Walden Studio	, Courtesy of Walden Studio
Courtesy of Walden Studio

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  • Architects

  • Location

    The Netherlands 6681 Bemmel, Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Walden Studio
  • Area

    23.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Walden Studio

Video: Ascend the Ziggurat in the Nordic Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

04:00 - 27 June, 2016

In this film, Jesús Granada visits the Nordic Pavilion, “In Therapy”, at the 2016 Venice Biennale. The video presents a series of measured stills in 4K resolution which introduce the central installation of the exhibition—a stepped pyramid, or ziggurat—and its series of reflective "rooms without walls." The pavilion itself, which was completed in 1969, was designed by Sverre Fehn to partially reflect and concretize certain ideas about Nordic society and its architecture – including a sense of openness. This year, therefore, the pavilion has been orchestrated as an extension of the public space of the Giardini.