Wednesday, September 10, 2014

La Biennale di Venezia

The world's foremost international architecture exhibition is held in Venice every other year, hosting around one hundred countries to show off their achievements. This years theme was Fundamentals, curated by Rem Koolhaas whom you know as the architect of the Seattle Public Library. Fundamentals [columns, walls, doors, windows, facade, etc] was the prompt, and each country interpreted it as they saw fit. As an observer, the exhibition felt a bit disjointed, but I enjoyed it all the same. It was great being able to recognize so many of the projects, I am starting to feel like a real architect! 

the famous Scandinavian pavilion by Norwegian architect Sverre Fehn 
Japan - Tadao Ando House

Sketch by film maker Jacques Tati for Mon Oncle - commentary on 1950's modern life

Monolithic housing block - 1950s "solution" to all our housing problems - uh oh.... 

Housing developments around Russia 

Israel's CNC in the sand

United States international projects and advancements archive

Australia show's off new technology - hold the pad in front of an image and a 3D model will appear

Compare the world's embassy buildings

Fundamentals exhibition by Rem Koolhaas

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