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Architecture as a Means of Synthesis – Monocle Films Report from the 2016 Venice Biennale

Architecture as a Means of Synthesis – Monocle Films Report from the 2016 Venice Biennale

"Scrutinizing the horizon and looking for a new perspective" is what Alejandro Aravena has encouraged in the 2016 Venice Biennale, Reporting From the Front. "[He] has staged one of the most socially charged Biennales," Gillian Dobias reports, by "exploring the different ways that design can add value." In this, the first of two film reportages from the Biennale, Monocle talks to Aravena about his hopes for stimulating the debate on improving quality of life in the built environment, and tour the Central Pavilion and the Arsenale to uncover what's on show.

Architecture as a Means of Synthesis – Monocle Films Report from the 2016 Venice Biennale, Both the opening rooms of Biennale Architettura 2016 – at the Central Pavilion at Giardini and at Arsenale - were built with the 100 tons of waste material generated by the dismantling of the previous Art Biennale: 10,000m2 of gypsum board, 14km of metal studs. Image © Andrea Avezzù
Both the opening rooms of Biennale Architettura 2016 – at the Central Pavilion at Giardini and at Arsenale - were built with the 100 tons of waste material generated by the dismantling of the previous Art Biennale: 10,000m2 of gypsum board, 14km of metal studs. Image © Andrea Avezzù

Find out more about Monocle Films, here. See all of ArchDaily's coverage of the 2016 Venice Biennale, here.

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Cite: James Taylor-Foster. "Architecture as a Means of Synthesis – Monocle Films Report from the 2016 Venice Biennale" 08 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/789036/architecture-as-a-means-of-synthesis-nil-monocle-reports-from-2016-venice-biennale/> ISSN 0719-8884

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