Venice Biennale 2012: INTO THE WALL / Menis Arquitectos

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Renowned architect Fernando Menis has been invited as the only Canarian architect to present his proposal at the Venice Biennale, starting August 29th. Menis will invite visitors “INTO THE WALL” with his handcrafted installation that will feature a selection of his most innovative projects, represented in black Foamglass. Some of these projects include the Auditorium of Pájara (Fuerteventura), Tower Agora Garden (Taiwan) and the protagonist of the facility, the Auditorium of Torun (Poland).

Swimming Pool / Pich-Aguilera Architects

© Simón García

Architects: Pich-Aguilera Architects
Location: , Spain
Architects: Felipe Pich-Aguilera Baurier, Teresa Batlle Pagés
Project Team: Angel Sendarrubias, Xavier Milanés, Pau Casaldaliga
Project Manager: Iván Acevedo
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Simón García

Sacred Museum / Fernando Menis Architects

© Simona Rota

Architects: Fernando Menis Architects
Location: , Spain
Project Year: 2006
Photographs: Simona Rota, Courtesy of

Crusch Alba / Gus Wüstemann

© Bruno Helbling

Architects: Gus Wüstemann
Location: Barcelona,
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 190.0 sqm
Photographs: Bruno Helbling

Cala Mandia / CMV Architects

© Jaime Sicilia

Architects: CMV Architects
Location: , Spain
Project Area: 1,601.26 sqm
Photographs: Jaime Sicilia

Air-Raid Shelters of Almería / Ferrer Arquitectos

© Jesús Granada

Architects: Ferrer Arquitectos
Location: Plaza de Manuel Pérez García, ,
Design Team: José Ángel Ferrer
Architectural Technologist: Manuel Alonso
Internal Collaborators: José Antonio Cuerva, Miguel G. Haro and Fernando Mateos
Photographs: Jesús Granada

Infiniski Menta House / James & Mau

© Luis Salazar

Architects: James & Mau
Location: ,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Luis Salazar

AILAIC / Luis Twose Roura + TwoBo arquitectura

Courtesy of TwoBo Architecture

Architects: TwoBo Architecture +
Location: Barcelona,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of TwoBo Architecture, Albert Rusi & Jorge Arberas

Can Manuel d’en Corda / Marià Castelló + Daniel Redolat

© Estudi Es Pujol de s’Era

Architects: Marià Castelló – Daniel Redolat
Location: Formentera,
Project Architects: Marià Castelló, Daniel Redolat
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Estudi Es Pujol de s’Era

108 Dwellings in Polígono Aeropuerto / Enrique Abascal García

Courtesy of Clemente Delgado

Architects: Location: Calle Profesor Faustino Gutiérrez Alviz y Armario, 41020 Seville, Architect In Charge: Enrique Abascal García, Miguel Díaz Zulategui Technical Architects: Pilar López Galán, Maite Conejero, Esther Expósito Photographs: Courtesy of Clemente Delgado, Courtesy of Enrique Abascal

Extension and Remodeling of Hospital Sant Joan de Déu de Manresa / Estudi PSP Arquitectura

Courtesy of Ute Bages Sanitària

Architects: Estudi PSP Arquitectura, SCP.
Location: Carrer del Doctor Joan Soler, , Spain
Architect In Charge: Jaume Espinal Farré, Joan Ribera Mestres
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 39928.0 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Ute Bages Sanitària

North Mediterranean Health Center / Ferrer Arquitectos

© David Frutos

Architects: Ferrer Arquitectos
Location: Av del Mediterráneo, Almería,
Architect In Charge: José Ángel Ferrer
Design Team: Javier de Simón, Antonio Palenzuela, Manuel Alonso
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: David Frutos

D38 Office / Arata Isozaki

© Filippo Poli

Architects: Arata Isozaki
Location: ,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 35,000 sqm
Photographs: Filippo Poli

Reina Victoria Theatre-Cinema / Enrique Abascal García

Courtesy of Clemente Delgado

Location: Plaza de la Reina Victoria, 21670 Nerva,
Architect In Charge: Enrique Abascal García
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Clemente Delgado, Courtesy of Enrique Abascal

Bus Station / DTR Studio

© Javier Callejas

Architects: DTR Studio Architects
Location: Baeza, Spain
Architect In Charge: José María Olmedo, José Miguel Vázquez
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Javier Callejas

Venice Biennale 2012: Catalan and Balearic Islands Pavilion

Restoration of Can Ribas Factory / Jaime J. Ferrer Forés; © José Hevia

This year’s Venice Biennale will kick off on August 29th and run through November 25th and for the first time, the Institut Ramon Llull will be presenting an exhibition dedicated to Catalan and Balearic architecture entitled “Vogadors”, featuring nine projects from nine different architects that epitomize the contemporary and avant-garde works from the regions. The exhibition is inspired by the Mediterranean Sea, which is the main geographical feature of the regions, and by the words of Jorge Oteiza, “He who forges ahead creating something new does so like an oarsman, moving forward but back-paddling, looking behind him, towards the past, towards what exists, so as to be able to reinvent its underpinnings.”

Follow us after the break to see the projects to be featured at the exhibit.


Store reform / A-cero

© Juan Sánchez

Architects: A-cero
Location: Calle de los Mesones, 51, 18001 ,
Architect In Charge: Joaquin Torres, Rafael Llamazares
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 48.0 sqm
Photographs: Juan Sánchez

Fuencarral-El Pardo Police Station / Voluar Arquitectura

© Ángel Baltanás

Architects: Voluar Arquitectura S.L.P
Location: Calle del Mirador de la Reina, , Spain
Architect In Charge: Pablo Rodríguez Mesa, Borja Lomas Rodríguez
Work Team: Teresa Gómez Benito, Alfredo Diez Torre, Noemí Martínez Pozo, Lorenza Grandi, Juan Carlos Argüello
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 6,770 sqm
Photographs: Ángel Baltanás, Courtesy of Voluar Arquitectura