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10 Chapels in a Venice Forest Comprise The Vatican's First Ever Biennale Contribution

12:00 - 25 May, 2018
10 Chapels in a Venice Forest Comprise The Vatican's First Ever Biennale Contribution, Francesco Cellini. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
Francesco Cellini. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

With the opening of the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale comes a look at the first ever contribution by the Holy See, an exhibition that brings together architects to design chapels that, after the Biennale, can be relocated to sites around the globe.

Spanish Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale to Reflect Architectural Learning Environments

08:00 - 25 May, 2018
Spanish Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale to Reflect Architectural Learning Environments, © Pati Núñez Agency
© Pati Núñez Agency

While 2016's Golden Lion-winning project 'The Unfinished' surveyed architecture after the construction crisis, this year's Spanish pavilion will explore architecture's future through the eyes of researchers.

Carla Juaçaba Presents Her Chapel Design for the Vatican at the 2018 Venice Biennale

06:00 - 25 May, 2018
Carla Juaçaba Presents Her Chapel Design for the Vatican at the 2018 Venice Biennale , View of the Chapel. Image © Carla Juaçaba
View of the Chapel. Image © Carla Juaçaba

Selected along with nine other architects by the Vatican, Carla Juaçaba has shared images of her proposed chapel design as part of the Venice Architecture Biennial, which marks the city-state's first time participating in the largest architectural event in the world.

Curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara Provide Insight Into the Theme of the 2018 Venice Biennale

07:00 - 24 May, 2018
Curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara Provide Insight Into the Theme of the 2018 Venice Biennale

As La Biennale prepares to open to the public this Saturday May 26, PLANE—SITE spoke to curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara about this edition’s theme, Freespace. They move beyond architecture as an object, instead imagining Freespace as an invitation to think about architecture as a space of opportunities. Literally and metaphorically, Freespace presents environments of generosity, accessibility and freedom and celebrates the rich civic experiences that they create.

"Architette": Bringing Value to Women Architects in Their Professional Field

06:30 - 24 May, 2018
"Architette": Bringing Value to Women Architects in Their Professional Field, Courtesy of RebelArchitette
Courtesy of RebelArchitette

There is no female pronoun for architect in Italian, so a new project, Architette, was born aiming to professionally promote the female title in Italian. The project's objective consists of monitoring all-male juries and conferences, mentoring young generations on the ground to advocate for a more heterogeneous and fair professional landscape, where women can be an inspirational reference in architecture. 

Estonian Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale to Demonstrate How Built Architecture Is Inherently Political

04:00 - 23 May, 2018
Estonian Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale to Demonstrate How Built Architecture Is Inherently Political, © Weak Monument
© Weak Monument

As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage we present the proposal for the Estonian Pavilion. Below, the participants describe their contribution in their own words.

Australian Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale to Explore Architecture's Relation to Endangered Plants

16:00 - 19 May, 2018
Australian Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale to Explore Architecture's Relation to Endangered Plants, © Linda Tegg
© Linda Tegg

As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage we present the proposal for the Australian Pavilion. Below, the participants describe their contribution in their own words.

Israeli Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale Explores the History of Negotiations Over Holy Lands

04:00 - 18 May, 2018
Israeli Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale Explores the History of Negotiations Over Holy Lands, © David Rubinger
© David Rubinger

As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage, we present the proposal for the Israeli Pavilion. Below, the participants describe their contribution in their own words.

Chilean Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale to Recreate Physical Model of National Stadium to Illustrate the Politics of Housing

16:00 - 16 May, 2018
Chilean Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale to Recreate Physical Model of National Stadium to Illustrate the Politics of Housing, Propuesta: Acceso. Image Courtesy of Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes
Propuesta: Acceso. Image Courtesy of Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes

As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage we present the proposal for the Chilean Pavilion. Below, the participants describe their contribution in their own words.

Egyptian Pavilion at Venice Biennale to Explore How Urban Markets Are Redefining the Concept of "Free Space"

04:00 - 15 May, 2018
Egyptian Pavilion at Venice Biennale to Explore How Urban Markets Are Redefining the Concept of "Free Space", Souq Aljuma by the Authors
Souq Aljuma by the Authors

As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage we present the proposal for the Egyptian Pavilion. Below, the participants describe their contribution in their own words.

Canada Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale to Examine Architecture & Restoration of the Canada Pavilion

16:00 - 14 May, 2018
Canada Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale to Examine Architecture & Restoration of the Canada Pavilion,  Canada Pavilion 1957 or 1958. Photo: NGC
Canada Pavilion 1957 or 1958. Photo: NGC

As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage we present the proposal for the Canada Pavilion. Below, the participants describe their contribution in their own words.

Pakistan to Feature For the First Time Ever at 2018 Venice Biennale

04:00 - 14 May, 2018
Pakistan to Feature For the First Time Ever at 2018 Venice Biennale, City of Karachi. Image © Sakina Hassan
City of Karachi. Image © Sakina Hassan

As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage we present the proposal for the Pakistan Pavilion. Below, the participants describe their contribution in their own words.

Lebanon Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale To Reflect on The Built Environment Through a Reflection on The Unbuilt Land

12:00 - 12 May, 2018
Lebanon Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale To Reflect on The Built Environment Through a Reflection on The Unbuilt Land, Courtesy of Hala Younes
Courtesy of Hala Younes

As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage we present the proposal for the Lebanon Pavilion. Below, the participants describe their contribution in their own words.

Jury Members for the 2018 Venice Biennale Announced

11:26 - 11 May, 2018
Jury Members for the 2018 Venice Biennale Announced, © Andrea Avezzù
© Andrea Avezzù

The Board of Directors of La Biennale di Venezia, upon recommendation from 2018 curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects, have announced the jury for the forthcoming Venice Biennale.

Chinese Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale to Investigate "Building a Future Countryside"

04:00 - 11 May, 2018
Chinese Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale to Investigate "Building a Future Countryside", Ruralation Shenaoli Library / Zhang Lei. Image © Yao Li, Courtesy Pavilion of China at the 16th Venice Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia
Ruralation Shenaoli Library / Zhang Lei. Image © Yao Li, Courtesy Pavilion of China at the 16th Venice Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia

As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage we present the proposal for the Chinese Pavilion. Below, the participants describe their contribution in their own words.

The Greenhouse Talks: LIMBO SPACE

14:17 - 10 May, 2018
The Greenhouse Talks: LIMBO SPACE

The Embassy and General Consulate of the Kingdom of the Netherlands presents, in collaboration with Het Nieuwe Instituut: LIMBO SPACE, the third edition of the Greenhouse Talks. The event will take place on 25 May 2018, 9 to 11 am, at the InParadiso Café, just in front of the Giardini della Biennale’s entrance in Venice, during the days of preview of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. 

Swiss Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale, Celebrates Peculiar Form of Architectural Representation

05:00 - 10 May, 2018
Swiss Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale, Celebrates Peculiar Form of Architectural Representation, Courtesy of Pro Helvetia
Courtesy of Pro Helvetia

As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage we present the proposal for the Swiss Pavilion. Below, the participants describe their contribution in their own words.

Japanese Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale, to Address Accessibility to Resources

04:00 - 10 May, 2018
Japanese Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale, to Address Accessibility to Resources, A Drawing from A Little Bit of Beijing: 798
A Drawing from A Little Bit of Beijing: 798

As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage we present the proposal for the Japan Pavilion. Below, the participants describe their contribution in their own words.