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Time Box – Temporary Exhibition Pavilions / Gergely Sági

09:00 - 26 August, 2016
Time Box – Temporary Exhibition Pavilions   / Gergely Sági, © Zsolt Vasáros
© Zsolt Vasáros

© Gergely Sági © Zsolt Vasáros © Gergely Sági © Gergely Sági +27

Apartment in Bucharest / rosu-ciocodeica

05:00 - 11 July, 2016
Apartment in Bucharest  / rosu-ciocodeica, © Andrei Mărgulescu
© Andrei Mărgulescu

© Andrei Mărgulescu © Andrei Mărgulescu © Andrei Mărgulescu © Andrei Mărgulescu +28

Blaj Cultural Palace Refurbishment / Vlad Sebastian Rusu

05:00 - 6 July, 2016
Blaj Cultural Palace Refurbishment / Vlad Sebastian Rusu, © Cosmin Dragomir
© Cosmin Dragomir

© Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    1848 Square, no. 7, Blaj, jud. Alba, Transylvania, Romania
  • Author

    arch. Vlad Sebastian Rusu
  • General Manager

    sc. Asiza Birou de Arhitectură srl. Cluj-Napoca
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Selfie Automaton: Inside Romania's Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

21:00 - 30 May, 2016
Selfie Automaton: Inside Romania's Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, SELFIE AUTOMATON / curated by Tiberiu Bucșa, Gál Orsolya, Stathis Markopoulos, Adrian Aramă, Oana Matei, Andrei Durloi. Romanian Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
SELFIE AUTOMATON / curated by Tiberiu Bucșa, Gál Orsolya, Stathis Markopoulos, Adrian Aramă, Oana Matei, Andrei Durloi. Romanian Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

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 Romanian Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition — La Biennale di Venezia showcases “Selfie Automaton”, an exhibition by Tiberiu Bucșa, Gál Orsolya, Stathis Markopoulos, Adrian Aramă, Oana Matei, Andrei Durloi. The exhibition consists of 7 mechanical automata, featuring 42 built in marionetes — 37 human and 5 creatures. Three of the automata will be placed in the Romanian Pavilion in Giardini, another three in the New Gallery of the Romanian Institute of Culture and Humanistic Research, and one nomad that will wander through the streets of Venice.

SELFIE AUTOMATON / curated by Tiberiu Bucșa, Gál Orsolya, Stathis Markopoulos, Adrian Aramă, Oana Matei, Andrei Durloi. Romanian Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu SELFIE AUTOMATON / curated by Tiberiu Bucșa, Gál Orsolya, Stathis Markopoulos, Adrian Aramă, Oana Matei, Andrei Durloi. Romanian Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu SELFIE AUTOMATON / curated by Tiberiu Bucșa, Gál Orsolya, Stathis Markopoulos, Adrian Aramă, Oana Matei, Andrei Durloi. Romanian Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu SELFIE AUTOMATON / curated by Tiberiu Bucșa, Gál Orsolya, Stathis Markopoulos, Adrian Aramă, Oana Matei, Andrei Durloi. Romanian Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu +20

Exploring “A Less Idyllic Selfie”: The Romanian Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

12:00 - 22 May, 2016
Exploring “A Less Idyllic Selfie”: The Romanian Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, Courtesy of The Romanian Pavilion
Courtesy of The Romanian Pavilion

Selfie Automaton, an exhibition for the Romanian Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, utilizes an automated puppet show to raise the question: “can we—architects—mock ourselves? Can we imagine a less idyllic selfie?”

The exhibit contains seven “mechanical automata” with forty-six built in characters assembled in decided locations for the show. Unlike typical puppets, these wooden marionettes have been removed from their strings, which typically give them the "freedom of movement," and are nailed to various mechanisms that only allow for one repetitive gesture.

Call for Entires: East - Centric Architecture Triennale

18:00 - 28 April, 2016
Call for Entires: East - Centric Architecture Triennale

On Tuesday, January 26, Arhitext Design Foundation launched the second edition of East Centric Architecture Triennale, which will take place in Bucharest between September 15 and October 9, 2016. The theme of this year's edition is Drifting. The Triennale features three modules – Drifting Architecture (thematic projects exhibition), Critical Discourses (essay contest), and Arhitext East Centric Awards (projects contest) – and a special project named Agora Experiments (a workshop based on an international idea contest and multimedia exhibition).

Caltun Shelter / Archaeus

03:00 - 15 February, 2016
Caltun Shelter  / Archaeus, © Purice Dan
© Purice Dan

© Ovidiu Micsa / ADMO Studio © Ovidiu Micsa / ADMO Studio © Ovidiu Micsa / ADMO Studio © Ovidiu Micsa / ADMO Studio +26

Traditional Wooden House Reconversion / ArhiBox

02:00 - 11 February, 2016
Traditional Wooden House Reconversion / ArhiBox , © Bogdan Pop
© Bogdan Pop
  • Architects

  • Location

    Vultureni 407595, Romania
  • Architect in Charge

    Mihai Racu, Calin Lada
  • Area

    214.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Bogdan Pop, Calin Lada, Mihai Racu, Courtesy of ArhiBox

© Calin Lada © Bogdan Pop © Mihai Racu © Bogdan Pop +16

Point Theatre / Lama Arhitectura

11:00 - 19 January, 2016
Point Theatre / Lama Arhitectura, © Radu Malașincu
© Radu Malașincu
  • Architects

  • Location

    Strada General Eremia Grigorescu 10, București, Romania
  • Architect in Charge

    Calin RADU, Dan ENACHE, Ioana STAN, Alice IONITA
  • Engineers

    KRAUTZ Production
  • Area

    485.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Radu Malașincu © Radu Malașincu © Radu Malașincu © Radu Malașincu +48

Hotel Mercure in Bucharest / Arhi Group

10:00 - 24 December, 2015
Hotel Mercure in Bucharest / Arhi Group, © Cosmin Dragomir
© Cosmin Dragomir

© Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir +42

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bucharest, Romania
  • Architects in Charge

    George Mihalache, Bogdan Stoica
  • Area

    6500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Urban Eco House / Tecon Architects

06:00 - 20 December, 2015
Urban Eco House / Tecon Architects, © Cosmin Dragomir
© Cosmin Dragomir
  • Architects

  • Location

    Parcul Herăstrău, București, Romania
  • Architects in Charge

    Bogdan Babici, Eliodor Streza
  • Photographs

© Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir +29

Bungalows / BLIPSZ

06:00 - 5 December, 2015
Bungalows / BLIPSZ, © Márton BÍRÓ
© Márton BÍRÓ
  • Architects

  • Location

    Odorheiu Secuiesc 535600, Romania
  • Architect in Charge

    István PÁSZTOR , István BENEDEK, Zsolt SZÉNÁSI (blipsz!) + Erika Zsuzsanna BARTH, Arnold MACALIK
  • Area

    191.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Márton BÍRÓ © Márton BÍRÓ © Márton BÍRÓ © Márton BÍRÓ +9

G3House / LAMA Arhitectura

13:00 - 1 December, 2015
© Radu Malașincu
© Radu Malașincu
  • Architects

  • Location

    Otopeni, Romania
  • Architect in Charge

    Dan ENACHE, Calin RADU
  • Engineers

    INTERACTIVE DESIGN - Andrei Tudor
  • Area

    180.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Radu Malașincu © Radu Malașincu © Radu Malașincu © Radu Malașincu +31

Hajdo House / BLIPSZ + Atelier F.K.M.

09:00 - 1 December, 2015
Hajdo House / BLIPSZ + Atelier F.K.M., © Bence MAKKAI
© Bence MAKKAI

© Ákos KÚN © Bence MAKKAI © Bence MAKKAI © István BENEDEK +19

LAMA House / LAMA Arhitectura

03:00 - 30 November, 2015
© Radu Malașincu
© Radu Malașincu
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bucharest, Romania
  • Architects in Charge

    Dan Enache, Calin Radu
  • Area

    225.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Radu Malașincu © Radu Malașincu © Radu Malașincu © Radu Malașincu +29

Reception Hut / BLIPSZ + Atelier F.K.M.

13:00 - 29 November, 2015
Reception Hut / BLIPSZ + Atelier F.K.M., © István Benedek
© István Benedek

© István Benedek © István Benedek © Ákos Kún © István Benedek +18

Control Club - Berlin Hall / LAMA Arhitectura

22:00 - 27 November, 2015
Control Club - Berlin Hall / LAMA Arhitectura, © Radu Malașincu
© Radu Malașincu

© Radu Malașincu © Radu Malașincu © Radu Malașincu © Radu Malașincu +15

Schuco Showroom / Mânadelucru

13:00 - 5 November, 2015
Schuco Showroom / Mânadelucru, © Cosmin Dragomir
© Cosmin Dragomir
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bucharest, Romania
  • Architect in Charge

    Arh. Dorin Stefan Adam, Arh. Mădălina Iftimi
  • Area

    160.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir +20