See ArchDaily's exclusive coverage of the 2012 Venice Biennale

Venice Biennale 2012: Re-Set / The Netherlands

The Dutch Pavilion, built in 1954 by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, is used by curator Ole Bouman (Director of the NAI) and designer Petra Blaisse (Insise Outside) to question how existing buildings can be reanimated, and how our profession can inject a new boost of imagination to give new value to ever growing number of vacant structures sitting dormant around the world.

“We are not going to hang Objets d’Art, exhibit works or stage events. We are responding to the vacant architecture itself. One single mobile object occupies the space for three months and emphasizes the building’s unique qualities. This object will flow through the interior, re-configure its organization and create new rooms along the way. Through relatively simple interventions the experience of light, sound and space will be manipulated so that new perspectives emerge.”

- Petra Blaisse

© Nico Saieh

Text fromt the curator after the break:

Urban Collage / Edouard François

© Paul Raftery

Architects: Edouard François
Location: Champigny-sur-Marne,
Team: Maison , Intégrale 4 (structure), Nicolas Ingénierie (Mechanical Engineering), Pre Carre (landscape architect)
Client: Paris Habitat
Area: 9,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Paul Raftery

Courtesy of IE School of Architecture and Design
Courtesy of IE School of Architecture and Design

What’s Next in Workspaces? Designing with Change Event

Taking place at RIBA in London November 23rd, the What’s Next in Workspaces? Designing with Change event includes a round table discussion by leading voices in the field of workspace design who will present and discuss their ideas on the…

House MJ / kombinat.

© Matjaž Tančič & Klemen Ilovar

Architects: kombinat.
Location: Novo Mesto,
Design Team: Tomaž Čeligoj, Ana Grk, Blaž Kandus, Alenka Korenjak, Tina Rugelj, Tjaša Mavrič
Area: 247.11 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Matjaž Tančič & Klemen Ilovar

Birmingham Schools Framework / Haworth Tompkins

© Richard Haughton

Architects: Haworth Tompkins
Location: , England
Area: 6,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ioana Marinescu, Richard Haughton

Courtesy of AIA Cincinnati
Courtesy of AIA Cincinnati

LIVE MAKE Industrial Arts Center Cincinnati Competition

AIA Cincinnati, in partnership with the Over-the-Rhine Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation, recently launched the LIVE MAKE Industrial Arts Center Cincinnati competition. They are calling for architectural proposals for a membership based facility that will feature private residences, maker-in-residence…

Pedestrian Bridge / HHD_FUN Architects

© Zhenfei Wang

Architects: HHD_FUN Architects
Location: Rizhao,
Ldi: HHD & XinChao Design
Civil Engineer: H&J International
Façade Consultant: FUDA
Photographs: Zhenfei Wang

See ArchDaily's exclusive coverage of the 2012 Venice Biennale
Courtesy of la Biennale di Venezia 2012
Courtesy of la Biennale di Venezia 2012

Meetings on Architecture Event at the Venice Biennale

One of the final events at the Biennale Architettura is the Meetings on Architecture that will take place on November 24 at Teatro alle Tese, Arsenale. In the context of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition Common Ground, the aim is…

CEDT Daimiel / Estudio Entresitio

© Raúl Belinchón

Architects: Estudio Entresitio
Location: , Ciudad Real,
Architects In Charge: María Hurtado, César Jiménez, José María Hurtado
Design Team: Carolina Leveroni, Jorge Martínez Martín, Verena Ruhm, Raquel Fernández Antoñanzas, Vidal Fernández Díez, Cristina Fidalgo García, Vincent Rodriguez, Fabrice Quemeneur, Filipe Minderico, Laura Sánchez Carrasco, Irene de la Cruz García
Structure: Geasyt
Technical Architects: Juan Carlos Corona Ruiz
Year: 2007
Photographs: Raúl Belinchón

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill

Five great projects from last week that you may have missed! Check out the amazing house The Factory by Ricardo Bofill or Nest house by japanese practice, UID Architects. Don’t miss the most visited project of the week, Country Estate designed by Roger Ferris + Partners. Revisit, Crone Partners’ The Good House, located in Victoria, Australia. Finally, take a look at one of the latest projects of Zaha Hadid Architects, Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum.

Hudson Yards’ Long Awaited Makeover

Photo: Rendering by Visualhouse

The west side of midtown Manhattan is probably one of the more unexplored areas of New York City by residents and tourists alike. Aside from the , and the different programs off of the Hudson River Parkway that runs parallel to the waterfront, there is very little reason to walk through this industry – and infrastructure – dominated expanse of land full of manufacturers, body shops, parking facilities and vacant lots. The NYC government and various agencies, aware of the lost potential of this area, began hatching plans in 2001 to develop this 48-block, 26-acre section, bound by 43rd Street to the North, 8th Ave to the East, 30th Street to the South and the West Side Highway to the West.

The new Hudson Yards, NYC’s largest development, will be a feat of collaboration between many agencies and designers. The result will be 26 million square feet of new office development, 20,000 units of housing, 2 million square feet of retail, and 3 million square feet of hotel space, mixed use development featuring cultural and parking uses, 12 acres of public open space, a new public school and an extension of a subway line the 7 that currently terminates at Times Square-42nd Street, reintroducing the otherwise infrastructurally isolated portion of the city back into the life of midtown Manhattan.  All this for $800 million with up to $3 billion in public money.

Join us after the break for details and images.

TEDx: Who will run the world for the next 100 years? / Desmond Wheatley

Who will run the world for the next 100 years? Envision Solar President and CEO Desmond Wheatley argues that it will be whoever has abundant sources of power. That is constructive power, rather than destructive power, which is essential to run the information and technology industries that our world is entirely dependent on. Additionally, Wheatley states that energy equals . And, with less than 1% of the world’s fresh available for use, desalination is becoming an increasingly plausible solution. The only problem now is that energy is expensive. But, once cities have the will to switch over to renewables, that will no longer be an issue. Could you imagine as an net exporter of water? Desmond Wheatley can. 

House 2P / SANGRAD + AVP Arhitekti

Courtesy of AVP Arhitekti

Architects: SANGRAD + AVP Arhitekti
Location: Zagreb,
Authors: Tanja Goles, Vedran Pedisic
Team: Hrvoje Daviddovski, Mladen Hofmann, Gordana Greguric Miocic, Erick Velasco Farrera
Structure: Alen Batista
Mechanical Installation: Goran Tomek
Electrical Installation: Marijan Marcijus
Area: 500 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Robert Les, Sandro Lendler

© Lorenzo Ceretta
© Lorenzo Ceretta

‘Experimental Growth’ Arik Levy Exhibition

The Bisazza Foundation is currently exhibiting the site-specific architectural installation by Arik Levy…, which will be on display until December 21 in Vicenza. Dedicated to the Israeli designer Arik Levy, with the title Experimental Growth, the exhibition comprises a

Apartment P1 / MAP/MX

© Rafael Gamo

Architects: MAP/MX
Location: , México 
Design Team: Isaac Michan, Salomón Ison, Eduardo Lorenzana
Landscape Architecture: Taller Entorno
Year: 2012
Photography: Rafael Gamo

Courtesy of Marcos Zotes/UNSTABLE
Courtesy of Marcos Zotes/UNSTABLE

‘Your Text Here’ Installation / Marcos Zotes/UNSTABLE

The ‘Your Text Here’ participatory, site-specific light installation challenges the condition of the city constantly telling us what to do, what to think, and how to act. Using explicit visual language, a multiplicity of billboards, signs, images and symbols invade…

La Palma / Miguel Angel Aragonés

© Joe Fletcher

Architects: Miguel Angel Aragonés
Location: City,
Architect In Charge: Taller Aragonés
Area: 1,200 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Joe Fletcher

Courtesy of Chansoo Byeon + Daichi Yamashita
Courtesy of Chansoo Byeon + Daichi Yamashita

‘Cinepalego’ Futuristic Cinema Competition Entry / Chansoo Byeon + Daichi Yamashita

The proposal for the ‘Cinepalego’ Futuristic Cinema is an urban intervention, utilizing the vacant rooftop spaces in Kabukicho in order to create a network of mini-theaters that will spontaneously emerge and provide a variety of social spaces for people. Designed…