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Bart Lootsma Dissects, Unpicks and Evaluates the 2016 Venice Biennale

04:00 - 27 July, 2016
Bart Lootsma Dissects, Unpicks and Evaluates the 2016 Venice Biennale, One installation of the Central Pavilion, curated by Alejandro Aravena. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
One installation of the Central Pavilion, curated by Alejandro Aravena. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

In two lectures delivered by Bart Lootsma, Professor and Head of Institute for Architectural Theory and History at the University of Innsbruck, the 2016 Venice Biennale—Reporting From the Front—is dissected, unpicked and evaluated through the national participations (pavilions) and Alejandro Aravena's central exhibitions. Lootsma, who has broadcast the lectures as publicly available resources on architecturaltheory.eu, is the co-curator of the 2016 Pavilion of Montenegro.

First Prize Winning Design Cuts Natural Amphitheater Into Cliffside in Italy

06:00 - 26 July, 2016
First Prize Winning Design Cuts Natural Amphitheater Into Cliffside in Italy, Courtesy of AM3 Architetti Associati
Courtesy of AM3 Architetti Associati

A proposal from AM3 Architetti Associati with Cannone Architetti uses the flow of the natural landscape to create a theater cut into a cliffside in Cefalù, Italy. Situated at the base of the Rocca di Cefalù, the new theater had to respect the importance of both the historical, man-made structures and the greatness of the cliffs and rocky outcrops. The first prize winning design plays with the existing naturally occurring amphitheater, "S. Calogero cavea", adding a series of lightweight interventions to create a new cultural attraction. 

Courtesy of AM3 Architetti Associati Courtesy of AM3 Architetti Associati Courtesy of AM3 Architetti Associati Courtesy of AM3 Architetti Associati +11

The Rose of Vierschach / Pedevilla Architects

05:00 - 26 July, 2016
The Rose of Vierschach / Pedevilla Architects, © Gustav Willeit
© Gustav Willeit

© Gustav Willeit © Gustav Willeit © Gustav Willeit © Gustav Willeit +19

Ando, Botta & Glancey on the Dream of Venice, Photographed by Riccardo De Cal

04:00 - 25 July, 2016
© Riccardo De Cal
© Riccardo De Cal

Dream of Venice Architecture, the second in a series by Bella Figura Publications, has brought together a collection of contemporary architects and architectural writers to share their personal experiences of La Serenissima: the great Italian city of Venice. "Water runs through her veins," Editor JoAnn Locktov writes. "Bridges, palaces, churches – every structure is a testament to the resiliency of imagination."

Apartment in Siena / CMTarchitects

13:00 - 24 July, 2016
Apartment in Siena / CMTarchitects, © Centrofotografico
© Centrofotografico

© Centrofotografico © Centrofotografico © Centrofotografico © Centrofotografico +22

Call for Entries: Outdoor Lab – a Multifunctional Area

09:15 - 22 July, 2016
Call for Entries: Outdoor Lab – a Multifunctional Area

OUTDOOR LAB is an initiative promoted by NUfactory within the Outdoor Festival 2016. The competition aims to exploit one of the former pavilions of the Guido Reni military station, reflecting on the theme of conversion that the space is experiencing: transform an old industrial laboratory in a meeting space, production, sharing and experimentation.

Alejandro Aravena on Design, Venice and Why He Paused His Career to Open a Bar

04:00 - 21 July, 2016

In an exclusive half-hour interview with Alejandro Aravena, Monocle's Josh Fehnert questions the recent Pritzker Prize-laureate on Chilean architecture and urbanism, why he considers simple design as the key to alleviating the world's biggest woes, and the conception and ultimate result of his 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

Industrial Factory in Preci / Enzo Eusebi+Partners

03:00 - 21 July, 2016
Industrial Factory in Preci / Enzo Eusebi+Partners, Courtesy of Enzo Eusebi+Partners
Courtesy of Enzo Eusebi+Partners

Courtesy of Enzo Eusebi+Partners Courtesy of Enzo Eusebi+Partners Courtesy of Enzo Eusebi+Partners Courtesy of Enzo Eusebi+Partners +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    06047 Preci PG, Italy
  • Design Team

    Y.Consorti, F. Varese
  • Area

    6200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Enzo Eusebi+Partners

Future Landscapes – Venice 2016

14:00 - 19 July, 2016
Future Landscapes – Venice 2016

It’s LIQUID Group is selecting all interesting photo, painting, design/architecture projects, video-art, installation/sculpture and performance art works to include in the next exhibition. FUTURE LANDSCAPES, International Art and Architecture Festival, is the third event of BORDERS Festival that will be hosted in Venice, Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi and Venice Art House Gallery, from October 06 to November 27, 2016 during the period of Venice Biennale.

Applesauna / noa*

05:00 - 18 July, 2016
Applesauna / noa*, © Alex Filz
© Alex Filz

© Alex Filz © Alex Filz © Alex Filz © Alex Filz +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    39010 Saltaus, Bozen, Italy
  • Area

    85.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Video: Daily Life, Daily Tao – Jingyu Liang Discusses the Chinese Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

12:00 - 15 July, 2016

In this interview, curator Jingyu Liang of Approach Architecture Studio discusses the concept behind "Daily Design, Daily Tao – Back to the Ignored Front," the theme of the Chinese Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Responding to 2016 Biennale director Alejandro Aravena's overall theme of "Reporting From the Front," the pavilion takes an introspective look at China's own architectural front, and the impact that the country's ongoing development boom has had on Chinese architecture.

Park Associati's Pharo Business Center Lights Up the Milan Skyline

06:00 - 14 July, 2016
Courtesy of Park Associati
Courtesy of Park Associati

Park Associati has revealed their plans for a new landmark business center in central Milan. A series of differentiated volumes make up the complex, one of which rises far higher and has been articulated as a "lantern," illuminating the skyline. The plan for the Pharo Business Center focuses on visibility and accessibility, taking advantage of the site's prominent position.   

Conversion of a Building / Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners

11:00 - 11 July, 2016
Conversion of a Building / Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners, © Amendolagine Barracchia
© Amendolagine Barracchia

© Amendolagine Barracchia © Amendolagine Barracchia © Amendolagine Barracchia © Amendolagine Barracchia +18

Video: Speculative Detroit – The Architectural Imagination at the 2016 Venice Biennale

04:00 - 11 July, 2016

In this interview, presented in collaboration with PLANE—SITE, Cynthia Davidson and Monica Ponce de Leon—curators of the US Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale—explain why the United States' contribution to the 2016 Venice Biennale has brought together "visionary" American architectural practices to speculatively address the future of the city of Detroit. They argue that these projects have "far-reaching applications for cities around the world."

Villa in Monteriggioni / CMTarchitects

13:00 - 9 July, 2016
Villa in Monteriggioni / CMTarchitects, © Centrofotografico
© Centrofotografico

© Centrofotografico © Centrofotografico © Centrofotografico © Centrofotografico +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    53035 Monteriggioni, Province of Siena, Italy
  • Architects in Charge

    Arch. Paolo Mori, Arch. Simone Carloni
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Video: Designing Through Time – Home Economics at the 2016 Venice Biennale

04:00 - 5 July, 2016

In this interview, presented in collaboration with PLANE—SITE, Jack Self—co-curator of the British Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale—reveals how the frontline of architecture in Britain today is not just a housing crisis, but "a crisis of the home." In provocatively presenting "the banal," Self reveals why the British participation at the 2016 Venice Biennale proposes five new models for domestic life, each curated through time of domestic occupancy, alongside how it seeks to address the ways in which we might live in the future.

Constructing The Floating Piers: How the Last Great Work of Christo and Jean-Claude was Built

08:00 - 30 June, 2016
Constructing The Floating Piers: How the Last Great Work of Christo and Jean-Claude was Built, © Wolfgang Volz
© Wolfgang Volz

Until July 3rd, you can experience the latest and last work of artist duo Christo and Jean-Claude. Called The Floating Piers, the floating dock extends over the water of Italy's Lake Iseo.

The work consists of a three kilometer walkway wrapped in 100,000 square meters of yellow cloth, which is supported by a floating dock system composed of 220,000 high-density polyethylene cubes. These elements naturally undulate with the movement of the waves at Lake Iseo, which is located 100 kilometers east of Milan and 200 kilometers west of Venice. The floating yellow roads extend from the pedestrian streets of Sulzano, connecting the islands of San Paolo and Monte Isola.

The Floating Piers is the first large-scale work of Christo for more than a decade after making The Gates in 2005 with Jeanne-Claude, who passed away four years later. Due to the importance of Christo and Jeanne-Claude's work and the inspiration they have given to many architects, we wanted to investigate the process of building this spectacular project, which makes the dream of walking on water a reality.

February 2016: At geo – die Luftwerker, 75,000 square meters of yellow fabric are sewn into panels. (Lübeck, Germany) Image © Wolfgang Volz June 2016: Final installation of the docks, and covering with the yellow fabric. Image © Wolfgang Volz Noviembre 2015: Christo in his studio working on a preparatory drawing for The Floating Piers. Image © Wolfgang Volz May 2016: Workers install the felt that will cover the floating cubes before the yellow fabric is installed Image © Wolfgang Volz +31

Works of India

14:58 - 29 June, 2016
Works of India, Wall and palm trees, Murud, India, 2014 - Courtesy Works of India, Fabio Baldo and Tiago Atalaia
Wall and palm trees, Murud, India, 2014 - Courtesy Works of India, Fabio Baldo and Tiago Atalaia

Works of India is an archive of drawings, sketches, artefacts, models, tools and pictures collected and made during two and a half years of life and work. The collection arises as necessity to document the relation between human, natural and built landscape to portray a frame for a way of life in India.

The selected material articulates in six environments which reflects upon the relation between man and nature, god and matter, a certain sacrality which is embedded during the act of creation and a sort of deep rooted understanding in the way of making and building.