Posts tagged as 'Biennale of Venice'

'Shikiri / see beyond colors' by Emmanuelle Moureaux, photo: emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design

‘Shikiri / see beyond colors’ by Emmanuelle Moureaux, photo: emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design

Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design is showing ‘shikiri / see beyond colors’ at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale; six large models exploring the architectural approaches of her design concept of ‘shikiri’.

 

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La Lira Public Theater Space(2004-2011, RCR Arquitectes: Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta, and Joan Puigcorbé, in Ripoll), photo: Hisao Suzuki

La Lira Public Theater Space (2004-2011, RCR Arquitectes: Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta, and Joan Puigcorbé, in Ripoll), photo: Hisao Suzuki

Catalonia returns to the Eventi Collaterali of the 14th Venice Biennale of Architecture with ‘Arquitectures Empeltades/Grafting Architecture’ curated by Josep Torrents i Alegre together with associated curators Guillem Carabí Bescós and Jordi Ribas Boldú.

 

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Thu 13.2.

Ron Arad – Deconstructed / reconstructed

Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.02.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Ron Arad in front of an etching that appears to depict several mysterious Mobius strips. Last Train, 2013 © Ron Arad

Ron Arad in front of an etching that appears to depict several mysterious Mobius strips. Last Train, 2013 © Ron Arad

For over thirty years, Ron Arad has been producing unique objects that define a practise that falls somewhere between architecture, sculpture and design. If, in these creative fields, the longstanding question about whether form should follow function is still rife, the starting point for Ron Arad’s creations is often an object that has been taken out of its functional context and transformed. An original approach that still raises debate. (Interview by Jean-Philippe Peynot)

 

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Alvaro Siza @ Fondazione Querini Stampalia

The exhibition “Álvaro Siza. Viagem sem Programa” in the former Venetian Palazzo Querini, now the Fondazione Querini Stampalia, is the result of the many meetings the two curators – Greta Ruffino and Raul Betti – had with Álvaro Siza in his studio in Porto. The 53 works on show were developed from travel notes and sketches and were personally selected by the artist for the event. They narrate his work in architecture as well as his concept of life.

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Biennale di Architettura 2012 Venezia © Jens Willebrand

”The emphasis of the 2012 Biennale is on what we have in common. Above all, the ambition of Common Ground is to reassert the existence of an architectural culture, made up not just of singular talents but a rich continuity of diverse ideas united in a common history, common ambitions, common predicaments and ideals.”- explains David Chipperfield, who directed the 13th Biennale di Architettura.

 

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Fri 22.5.

‘The Swimming Cities of Serenissima’

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 22.05.2009 - Tagged as: , , ,

The Swimming Cities of Serenissima

The Swimming Cities of Serenissima

Pirates are back, not only in the Indian Ocean. The Swimming Cities of Serenissima is a fleet of three intricately hand crafted vessels that will navigate the Adriatic Sea from the Litoral region of Slovenia to Venice, Italy in May of 2009, having as a goal to dock in Venice in time for the Biennale. Designed by the visual artist SWOON, the floating sculptures are descendants of the Swimming Cities of Switchback Seas (Hudson River, 2008) and the Miss Rockaway Armada (Mississippi River, 2006 and 2007).

Destination: Biennale of Venice

Destination: Biennale of Venice

These 3 sculptural rafts will bring music, performance, and a ‘cabinet of wonders’ to Venice that will have been collected on the journey. We look forward to seeing them!

One of the three different rafts

One of the three different rafts

see an interview of SWOON at Yatzer

to the ‘Swimming Cities’ website