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Cosmos Architecture Proposes Egyptian Pavilion that Questions the Balance of Ecological Diversity

Cosmos Architecture, an international practice based in Madrid, Milan, Shanghai, and Cairo has designed a proposal for the Egyptian Pavilion in the Venice Biennale 2020. The project is an awareness campaign, highlighting diverse environmental issues occurring in Egypt and presenting proper solutions.

Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli to Curate the Russian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2020

OMA'S architect and urbanist Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli will serve as the curator of the Russian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2020. Moreover, Teresa Iarocci Mavica, co-founder, and director of the V-A-C Foundation was appointed as commissioner of the Pavilion by the Russian Ministry of Culture. The exhibition entitled Open! will showcase young Russian architects and will focus on the renovation of the century-old building of the pavilion, built by renowned Russian architect Alexey Shchusev in 1914.

Finnish–American Trio to Curate the Pavilion of Finland for the 2020 Venice Biennale

Archinfo Finland has announced the theme and curatorial team for the Pavilion of Finland at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of the 2020 Venice Biennale. Entitled New Standards, the exhibition conceived by Laura Berger, Philip Tidwell, and Kristo Vesikansa will explore Finland’s timber industry.

Workmen carry a frame panel for a Puutalo house in northern Colombia where some 1,500 houses were constructed from 1955 to 1957 as dwellings for workers. These Puutalo homes can still be found throughout the Simón Bolívar neighborhood of Barranquilla today. Photo from 1956.. Image © ELKA Stacks of pre-cut material stand ready and waiting for assembly in northern Colombia in 1956. Some 1,500 houses were constructed in the town of Barranquilla from 1955 to 1957 as dwellings for workers. These Puutalo homes can still be found throughout the Simón Bolívar neighborhood today.. Image © ELKA A Puutalo house in Australia sits among a group of tall palm trees in the early 1950s.. Image © ELKA A draughtsman finishes work on a sheet of drawings in the early 1950s at the Helsinki office of the Puutalo company.. Image © ELKA + 11

The World's Most Influential Events and Awarded Architecture in 2019

2019 has been a very fruitful year in architecture, unveiling projects, discourses, and careers that cover most of the multiple layers, interest, and fields related to this discipline, and highlighting how relevant it has become to our societies —from the Pritzker Prize 2019 awarded to Japanese architect Arata Isozaki to the revealed theme of the Venice Biennale 2020. Take a look at the main architectural milestones of this year across the globe.

Paul Andersen and Paul Preissner to Design the U.S. Pavilion for the Venice Biennale 2020

Paul Andersen and Paul Preissner were selected to curate the United States pavilion for the 17th edition of the Venice Biennale. With a proposal entitled “American Framing”, the architects will try to respond to the general theme of “How will we live together?”.

Hala Wardé to Curate the Lebanese Pavilion at the 2020 Venice Biennale

Hala Wardé, the founder of HW architecture, was selected to curate the Lebanese pavilion at the 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale. Entitled “A Roof for Silence”, the project aims to investigate the question of living together, by highlighting precedents.

Ibda Design to Curate the UAE Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2020

Dubai based ibda design, through its principals Wael Al Awar from Lebanon and Kenichi Teramoto from Japan have been appointed as the curators for the National Pavilion of the UAE at the 2020 Venice Biennale. Their winning proposal explores “sea salt as a traditional, locally-sourced building material, and its potential uses for developing sustainable habitation in desert environments like the UAE”.

Open Call for Finland's Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2020

Archinfo Finland is seeking exhibition proposals for the pavilion of Finland at the 2020 Venice Biennale. The exhibition will be situated in the Alvar Aalto-designed Pavilion of Finland in the Giardini Biennale Park.

How Will We Live Together?: Hashim Sarkis on the Venice Biennale 2020

Today the President of La Biennale di Venezia Paolo Baratta and the appointed Curator of the 17th International Exhibition Hashim Sarkis introduced the theme of the next year’s event “How will we live together?”. La Biennale Architettura 2020 will take place at Venice’s Giardini and Arsenale from May 23 to November 29, 2020.

“We need a new spatial contract. In the context of widening political divides and growing economic inequalities, we call on architects to imagine spaces in which we can generously live together,” reads Sarkis’ Statement. The theme that explores architecture as material, spatial, and cultural field, encourages the participating architects to engage other professionals in their research — inviting artists, builders, politicians, social scientists, and everyday citizens the Curator wants the society to acknowledge the role of the architect “as both cordial convener and custodian of the spatial contract”.