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Earth Box / Equipo de Arquitectura

11:00 - 25 July, 2018
Earth Box  / Equipo de Arquitectura, © Leonardo Mendez
© Leonardo Mendez

© Leonardo Mendez © Federico Cairoli © Leonardo Mendez © Lauro Rocha + 23

Coo Lodge / Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos

13:00 - 5 July, 2018
Coo Lodge / Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos, Cortesía de Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos
Cortesía de Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos

© Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli 3D. Image Cortesía de Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos Cortesía de Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos + 37

Critical Round-Up: The 2018 Venice Biennale

09:30 - 15 June, 2018
Critical Round-Up: The 2018 Venice Biennale, Vatican Chapel by Javier Corvalán. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
Vatican Chapel by Javier Corvalán. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

The Venice Biennale, one of the most talked about events on the architectural calendar, has opened its doors to architects, designers, and visitors from all around the globe to witness the pavilions and installations that tackle this year’s theme: "Freespace." The curators, Irish architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects, described the theme as “a focus on architecture’s ability to provide free and additional spatial gifts to those who use it and on its ability to address the unspoken wishes of strangers, providing the opportunity to emphasize nature’s free gifts of light—sunlight and moonlight, air, gravity, materials—natural and man-made resources.” As the exhibition launched at the end of May, the architecture world rushed to Venice to be immersed in what the Biennale has to offer. But while the 2018 Biennale undoubtedly had its admirers, not everyone was impressed.

Read on to find out what the critics had to say on this year’s Venice Biennale.

German Pavilion . Image © Jan Bitter Australia Pavilion. Image © Rory Gardiner Vatican Chapel by Teronobu Fujimori. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu Philip Yuan's "Cloud Village" installation at the Chinese Pavilion. Image © Lim Zhang + 14

11 Must-See Exhibitions at the 2018 Venice Biennale

09:30 - 7 June, 2018
11 Must-See Exhibitions at the 2018 Venice Biennale, Arsenale. Image Courtesy of la Biennale di Venezia
Arsenale. Image Courtesy of la Biennale di Venezia

As always, this year’s edition of the Venice Architecture Biennale is brimming with exhibitions and installations—the result of thousands upon thousands of hours of research and work. When arriving at the Arsenale or Giardini, the overwhelming amount of "things to see" are neatly tucked into the national pavilions, or, in the case of the Arsenale, hidden on the sides of the sweeping corridor. In the likely event that you have limited time to enjoy all that FREESPACE has to offer, ArchDaily's editors have selected our favorite works displayed at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition.

Here, presented in no particular order, are some of our top suggestions from across the Biennale sites.

Horizontal Vertigo: Argentinian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2018

04:00 - 31 May, 2018
Horizontal Vertigo: Argentinian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2018, © Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage, we present the completed Argentinian Pavilion. Below, the curatorial team describes the exhibition in their own words. 

Horizontal Vertigo
, Argentinian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2018, delves into the notions of humanity and democratic spirit as proposed by Freespace, by establishing a cross-cutting dialog between geography, place, and architecture.

The exhibition, curated by the architects Javier Mendiondo, Pablo Anzilutti, Francisco Garrido and Federico Cairoli, is an invitation to rethink our territory as a collective construction and discover architecture in its capacity to convey unexpected generosity in every project.

House Plans Under 100 Square Meters: 30 Useful Examples

06:00 - 25 April, 2018
House Plans Under 100 Square Meters: 30 Useful Examples, © ArchDaily
© ArchDaily

The challenge of designing a house with a tight budget and space constraints, together with the essential duty of responding correctly to the requirements of the user, is sometimes one of the most challenging and motivating tasks an architect can face. How can you take advantage of space most effectively? How can you avoid wasted material? How do you anticipate the possible future expansion of the house? And how do you develop a simple design that also delivers value to its inhabitants?

To help you in this process, we scoured our projects archives to select 30 houses that provide interesting architectural solutions despite measuring less than 100 square meters.

Santa Teresa's House / Carla Juaçaba

11:00 - 6 March, 2018
Santa Teresa's House / Carla Juaçaba, © Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

© Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Clovis Cunha + 13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Team

    Carlos Zebulun
  • Area

    140.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photograph

    Federico Cairoli, Clovis Cunha

South American Architects Sandra Barclay and Gloria Cabral Win 2018 Women in Architecture Awards

11:30 - 2 March, 2018
South American Architects Sandra Barclay and Gloria Cabral Win 2018 Women in Architecture Awards, Site Museum of Paracas Culture / Barclay & Crousse. Courtesy of Barclay & Crousse. Image
Site Museum of Paracas Culture / Barclay & Crousse. Courtesy of Barclay & Crousse. Image

Two South American architects have been selected as the winners of The Architectural Review and The Architects’ Journal’s 2018 Women in Architecture awards. This year’s top prize, Architect of the Year, has been awarded to Peruvian architect Sandra Barclay, while Paraguayan architect Gloria Cabral has been selected as the winner of the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture, with both being recognized by the jury for their mastery of materials.

CAD House / tda

09:00 - 14 February, 2018
© Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

© Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli + 27

  • Architects

    tda
  • Location

    Lambare, Paraguay
  • Author Architects

    Miguel Duarte, Larissa Rojas.
  • Area

    220.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Casa Pollo / Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos

13:00 - 25 January, 2018
Casa Pollo / Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos, © Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

© Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli Courtesy of Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos + 31

Marindia House / MASA Arquitectos

09:00 - 18 December, 2017
Marindia House / MASA Arquitectos, © Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

© Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli + 50

Casa Plaza / MASS Arquitectos

13:00 - 11 December, 2017
Casa Plaza / MASS Arquitectos, © Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

Spotlight: Clorindo Testa

08:00 - 10 December, 2017
Bank of London and South America. Image © Federico Cairoli
Bank of London and South America. Image © Federico Cairoli

Relatively unknown outside his home country, Clorindo Testa (December 10, 1923 – April 11, 2013) was one of Argentina’s most important 20th-century architects. Consistently defying categorization, Testa had a hand in two of Buenos Aires’ most iconic buildings, the Bank of London and South America, and the National Library, as well as many others throughout his long career. Characteristically enigmatic, Testa would only ever acknowledge Le Corbusier as an influence, saying, “I never paid attention to other architects.” As a former colleague Juan Fontana described, Testa spoke the language of brutalism with an Argentine accent.

Architecture Guide to Medellín: 20 Places that Every Architect Should Visit

08:00 - 7 November, 2017
Architecture Guide to Medellín: 20 Places that Every Architect Should Visit, Architecture Guide to Medellín: 20 places that every architect should visit. Image © Iván Erre Jota [Flickr], under licence CC BY-SA 2.0
Architecture Guide to Medellín: 20 places that every architect should visit. Image © Iván Erre Jota [Flickr], under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

In 2013, Medellín (Colombia) was declared the most innovative city in the world as part of the City of the Year Competition, organized by the Wall Street Journal. It competed alongside metropolises like New York and Tel Aviv.

Although it may seem strange, this distinction is not so out there. The Antioquian capital has become one of the most advanced technological and intellectual epicenters in Colombia, not to mention the important urban development that has occurred in the city since the beginning of 2010.

The city’s mobility-orientated integrated infrastructure together with interventions of high social impact have turned Medellín into the center of the debate on the growth and development of Latin American cities. 

In the following 20 projects, tell you the story of a city that bet on urban consolidation through quality public spaces and projects that encouraged citizen management by supporting the development of marginalized areas in a process of social reconstruction, where architecture has played an important role as a spatial formulation tool.

MAMM extension/ Ctrl-G + 51-1 Arquitectos. Image © Manuela Bonilla New office of the Urban Development Company/ EDU - Empresa de Desarrollo Urbano de Medellín. Image © Alejandro Arango Plaza de Cisneros / Juan Manuel Peláez Freidel + Luís Fernando Peláez. Image © Juan Manuel Peláez Freidel Civic Centre Liberty Plaza / OPUS + Toroposada Arquitectos. Image © Sergio Gómez + 21

RF.C9 - Mountaineer's Refuge / Gonzalo Iturriaga Atala

11:00 - 25 October, 2017
© Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

© Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli + 21

Modern Art Museum of Medellín Extension / Ctrl G + 51-1

13:00 - 19 August, 2017
Modern Art Museum of Medellín Extension / Ctrl G + 51-1, © Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

© Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli + 44

  • Architects

  • Location

    Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Architects Ctrl G

    Catalina Patiño, Viviana Peña
  • Architects 51-1

    César Becerra, Manuel de Rivero, Fernando Puente Arnao
  • Design Team

    Sebastián Monsalve, Jorge Gómez, Eduardo Peláez
  • Area

    7500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Architecture and the Human Scale: The Best Photos of The Week

09:30 - 9 July, 2017

The incorporation of the human figure is one of the most effective tools employed in architectural photography: it helps the viewer decipher the scale of work. While it successfully communicates a rough idea of the measurements of the elements photographed, it also makes architecture more relatable and accessible. People engage better with the built environment when it is populated; the human sense of society and community is the cornerstone of our civilization. With this in mind, we showcase a selection of our favorite photographs where the human figure takes center stage to enhance our reading of architecture.

© Doublespace © Hufton + Crow © Jordi Castellano © Adrien Williams + 11

La Escondida House / Nou arquitectos

09:00 - 5 June, 2017
La Escondida House / Nou arquitectos, © Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

© Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli + 28

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Bernardino, Paraguay
  • Architects in Charge

    Peju Cano, Mariela Regúnega
  • Builder

    Nou arquitectos
  • Area

    135.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs