MIT Announce Ten Associated Installations at 2016 Venice Biennale

04:00 - 2 May, 2016
MIT Announce Ten Associated Installations at 2016 Venice Biennale, The Foodmet Market houses a wide variety of uses, including; meat industries, indoor markets, rooftop farms, retail and parking. The building applies the use of the platonic panels as the first architectural step towards the realization of the district wide masterplan which envisions the conversion of an industrial slaughterhouse to a mixed urban environment. Foodmet Abbatoir, Brussels (2016). Image © Filip Dujardin
The Foodmet Market houses a wide variety of uses, including; meat industries, indoor markets, rooftop farms, retail and parking. The building applies the use of the platonic panels as the first architectural step towards the realization of the district wide masterplan which envisions the conversion of an industrial slaughterhouse to a mixed urban environment. Foodmet Abbatoir, Brussels (2016). Image © Filip Dujardin

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have announced that eight full-time or visiting faculty members and four alumni spanning five continents will be responsible for ten separate installations at the upcoming 2016 Venice Biennale. The institution have said that their "worldview for meaningful impact [is] deeply aligned with this year’s theme of architecture in action."

Hong Kong Exhibition, 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

14:00 - 30 April, 2016
Hong Kong Exhibition, 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Stratagems in Architecture: Hong Kong In Venice
Stratagems in Architecture: Hong Kong In Venice

The Hong Kong Exhibition at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) will have its Opening Ceremony on 28th May 2016 in Venice (Preview period from 26th to 27th May). Mr. Stanley SIU is the Chief Curator of the Hong Kong Exhibition, together with his team of 16 young architects and artists for this initiative.

In response to the title of the 15th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition ‘REPORTING FROM THE FRONT’, the theme of the Hong Kong Exhibition is inspired by the Chinese Classic “Thirty-Six Stratagems”.

House EFFE-E / Archiplan Studio

02:00 - 27 April, 2016
House  EFFE-E / Archiplan Studio, © Davide Galli
© Davide Galli

© Davide Galli © Davide Galli © Davide Galli © Davide Galli +25

Salerno Maritime Terminal / Zaha Hadid Architects

11:00 - 25 April, 2016
© Hélène Binet
© Hélène Binet

© Hélène Binet © Hélène Binet © Hélène Binet © Hélène Binet +25

ALBUM “Bff016” / SET Architects

22:00 - 20 April, 2016
ALBUM “Bff016” / SET Architects, © Simone Bossi
© Simone Bossi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Foro Buonaparte, 14, 20121 Milano, Italy
  • Team

    Lorenzo Catena, Onorato di Manno, Andrea Tanci
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

© Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi +18

Courtyard Village / Kéré Architecture

11:00 - 19 April, 2016
© Giovanni Desandre
© Giovanni Desandre

© Giovanni Desandre © Piercarlo Quecchia © Giovanni Desandre Courtesy of Kéré Architecture +18

casaEsse / LDA.iMdA associated architects

15:00 - 15 April, 2016
Courtesy of LDA.iMdA associated architects
Courtesy of LDA.iMdA associated architects

Courtesy of LDA.iMdA associated architects Courtesy of LDA.iMdA associated architects Courtesy of LDA.iMdA associated architects Courtesy of LDA.iMdA associated architects +21

Stone Sculptures Reveal Monumental Architecture at a Micro Scale

04:00 - 15 April, 2016
Stone Sculptures Reveal Monumental Architecture at a Micro Scale, One of Simmonds' miniature spaces carved from stone (Corona). Image © Matthew Simmonds
One of Simmonds' miniature spaces carved from stone (Corona). Image © Matthew Simmonds

Matthew Simmonds, an art historian and architectural stone carver based in Copenhagen, is known as the creator of exceptionally beautiful miniature spaces hewn from stone – a number of which have been previously featured on ArchDaily. Drawing on the formal language and philosophy of architecture, his work "explores themes of positive and negative form, the significance of light and darkness and the relationship between nature and human endeavour." Here he shares four recent projects: Ringrone (Faxe Limestone, 2016, 61cm tall), Corona (Faxe Limestone, 2016, 30cm tall), Ararat: Study II (Faxe Limestone, 2016, 20cm tall), and Tetraconch (Limestone, 2015, 31cm tall).

Ringrone (Faxe Limestone, 2016, 61cm tall). Image © Matthew Simmonds Ararat: Study II (Faxe Limestone, 2016, 20cm tall). Image © Matthew Simmonds Ringrone (Faxe Limestone, 2016, 61cm tall). Image © Matthew Simmonds Ringrone (Faxe Limestone, 2016, 61cm tall). Image © Matthew Simmonds +16

RAAAF Propose to "Reclaim" Venice's Giardini by Shrouding National Pavilions with Fabric

04:00 - 14 April, 2016
RAAAF Propose to "Reclaim" Venice's Giardini by Shrouding National Pavilions with Fabric, Cloaked: Italian (Central) Pavilion. Image © RAAAF
Cloaked: Italian (Central) Pavilion. Image © RAAAF

Few have ever considered what the Giardini—the park of national pavilions for the Art and Architecture Biennales in Venice—is like during the winter months. In light of the fact that, during their "off-season," the gardens are often left in a state of disrepair, RAAAF—a Dutch multidisciplinary studio based in Amsterdam, alongside architect Marcel Moonen—have proposed a series of installations in an attempt to "reclaim valuable public space" which sits at the heart of an often overcrowded city.

Russian Pavilion at 2016 Venice Biennale to Examine the V.D.N.H – Moscow's Soviet "Amusement Park"

07:00 - 12 April, 2016
Russian Pavilion at 2016 Venice Biennale to Examine the V.D.N.H – Moscow's Soviet "Amusement Park", © VDNH
© VDNH

The Russian contribution to the 2016 Venice Biennale has been revealed to be "an account of how the V.D.N.H. (the 'Exhibition of Attainments of the National Economy’)—a unique complex in both scale and architecture—is being transformed into a multi-format cultural and educational space, accessible to all." Entitled V.D.N.H. Urban Phenomenon, the show will examine the park's global significance "given that the whole world is concerned by the question of how to develop society’s intellectual potential and how to create effective mechanisms for cultural assimilation." Following the Biennale, the exhibition will be permanently relocated to the V.D.N.H. in Moscow.

© VDNH © Pavel Nefedov © VDNH © VDNH +24

Italy Presents 20 Projects for the Common Good with “Taking Care” Exhibition for the 2016 Venice Biennale

06:00 - 11 April, 2016
Italy Presents 20 Projects for the Common Good with “Taking Care” Exhibition for the 2016 Venice Biennale, Courtesy of TAMassociati
Courtesy of TAMassociati

Italy has selected “Taking Care, Designing for the Common Good” as the theme of their pavilion for the 2016 Venice Biennale, examining architecture as a community service that takes care of individuals, spaces, places, principles and resources. The exhibit will present 20 projects by Italian architecture firms that address a range of problems from health to housing, education and culture. The exhibit will be curated by a team from TAMassociati comprised of Massimo Lepore, Raul Pantaleo and Simone Sfriso.

Citylife Apartments / Zaha Hadid Architects

03:00 - 8 April, 2016
Citylife Apartments  / Zaha Hadid Architects, © Simón Garcia
© Simón Garcia
  • Architects

  • Location

    Milan, Italy
  • Project Manager

    Gianluca Racana
  • Project Architect

    Maurizio Meossi
  • Area

    38000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Simón Garcia © Simón Garcia © Simón Garcia © Simón Garcia +18

Call for Entries: Only a Box – La Città Nuda (The Naked City)

09:30 - 6 April, 2016
Call for Entries: Only a Box – La Città Nuda (The Naked City)

After the successful past Editions La Città Nuda The Naked City presents, in collaboration with Moso International e TAG Talent Garden Torino, the new international contest focalised on the "architecture in a box". This edition, organized by the Architects Giulia Desogus, Valerio Fogliati and Ambra Seghesio, will take place in Turin, in the neighbourhood Porta Palazzo.

U Coppu / Studio DiDeA + Dario De Benedictis

05:00 - 3 April, 2016
U Coppu  / Studio DiDeA + Dario De Benedictis, © Studio Didea and Dario De Benedictis
© Studio Didea and Dario De Benedictis

© Studio Didea and Dario De Benedictis © Studio Didea and Dario De Benedictis © Studio Didea and Dario De Benedictis © Studio Didea and Dario De Benedictis +18

Santa Croce Goes To Japan / Boselli Arredamenti

13:00 - 2 April, 2016
Santa Croce Goes To Japan  / Boselli Arredamenti, © Alessandra Bello
© Alessandra Bello

© Alessandra Bello © Alessandra Bello © Alessandra Bello © Alessandra Bello +20

AD Classics: Nordic Pavilion in Venice / Sverre Fehn

09:00 - 30 March, 2016
AD Classics: Nordic Pavilion in Venice / Sverre Fehn, The Nordic Pavilion (Giardini, Venice). Image © Åke E:son Lindman
The Nordic Pavilion (Giardini, Venice). Image © Åke E:son Lindman

Three were originally invited to draw up plans for a ‘Nordic’ pavilion: the Finnish partnership Reima and Raili Pietilä, Sverre Fehn from Norway, and the Swede, Klas Anshelm. Following the selection of Fehn’s proposal in 1959, Gotthard Johansson wrote in the Svenska Dagbladet of the project’s “stunning simplicity [...], without too many architectural overtones”[1] – a proposal for a space able to unite a triumvirate of nations under one (exceptional) roof.

The Nordic Pavilion (Giardini, Venice). Image © Åke E:son Lindman The Nordic Pavilion (Giardini, Venice). Image © Åke E:son Lindman The Nordic Pavilion (Giardini, Venice). Image © Åke E:son Lindman The Nordic Pavilion (Giardini, Venice). Image © Åke E:son Lindman +30

Australian Exhibition at 2016 Venice Biennale to Reveal "The Pool" as Both Artefact and Catalyst of Change

04:00 - 30 March, 2016
Australian Exhibition at 2016 Venice Biennale to Reveal "The Pool" as Both Artefact and Catalyst of Change, Clovelly Bay enclosure, Clovelly, New South Wales. Image © Abdul Moeez
Clovelly Bay enclosure, Clovelly, New South Wales. Image © Abdul Moeez

Following the announcement that the swimming pool—"one of Australia’s greatest cultural symbols—will form the foundation of the Australian Exhibition at the 2016 Venice Biennale, more information has been revealed about what will be presented.

According to the organisers, "eight prominent cultural leaders from various fields have been selected to share their personal stories, using the device of the pool as a platform to explore the relationship between architecture and Australian cultural identity." These include Olympic swimmers Ian Thorpe and Shane Gould, environmentalist Tim Flannery, fashion designers Romance was Born, authors Christos Tsiolkas and Anna Funder, Indigenous art curator Hetti Perkins and musician Paul Kelly.

Open Call: Camera Obscura in Pennabilli [Italy]

07:45 - 25 March, 2016
Open Call: Camera Obscura in Pennabilli [Italy], Migrant Landscape - Call for Camera Obscura - image: Collettivo Migrante
Migrant Landscape - Call for Camera Obscura - image: Collettivo Migrante

Collettivo Migrante has launched a call for projects for the design of a temporary installation: a 'treasure room' for Pennabilli, an ancient hamlet in the Romagna Appennines (Italy). The installation will be active during the International Street Art Festival "Artisti in Piazza" (1-5 June 2016). The device will be used as a camera obscura during the day and as performance space during the night.