The Venice Biennale Architecture, La Biennale, is one of the world’s most important and respected cultural events, bringing forth the latest and most important trends, ideas and inspirations.
The event takes place in Venice every second year, and with last week marking the opening, the streets of Venice are already swarming.
Over the years the Architecture Exhibition has slowly gained much deserved recognition at the Biennale and with this year being the 13th exhibition it is no wonder admired architect David Chipperfield was appointed as curator. With the incredible historic buildings of Venice as a backdrop for the event, Chipperfield was inspired to bring forth the importance of collective values and collaboration and so the theme ‘Common Ground’ was born!
One of our favourite installations was by Australian based architect Anupama Kundoo, who collaborated with craftsmen and students from three continents to produce ‘Wall House: One to One’ – a beautiful combination of raw textured handcrafts in a dramatic space.
Japan Pavilion presents “Architecture. Possible here? Home-for-all” curated by Toyo Ito and was awarded the Golden Lion at the Biennale. It shows reflects on the inhabitants of Rikuzentakata who lost their homes in the tsunami in 2011.
The Nordic Pavilion, designed by Pritzker laureate Sverr Fehn in 1962, celebrates it’s 50th anniversary with installation “Light Houses: On the Nordic Common Ground” designed by 32 architects born in 1962 from .
The Venice Biennale Architecture Exhibition runs from 29th August to 25th November 2012.