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Have We Reached the "End of Architecture"?

Have We Reached the "End of Architecture"?
Have We Reached the "End of Architecture"?, Venice Biennale 2014 / Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014 . Image © Rem Koolhaas. Image Courtesy of la Biennale di Venezia
Venice Biennale 2014 / Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014 . Image © Rem Koolhaas. Image Courtesy of la Biennale di Venezia

This year's Venice Biennale, curated by OMA's Rem Koolhaas, is "interested in the banal". In an article in the Financial Times', Edwin Heathcote discusses the paradox between exploring generic modernism at an event which celebrates the individual. Heathcote raises interesting questions about the extent to which world architecture has developed in modernity, ultimately arguing that, "in a way, architecture is over." You can read the article, which neatly investigates the curatorial rationale behind this year's Biennale, in full here.

Cite: James Taylor-Foster. "Have We Reached the "End of Architecture"?" 02 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/512131/have-we-reached-the-end-of-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884
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