The Australian pavilion at the 2018 Biennale, Grasslands Repair explored the interaction between landscape and architecture. (Rory Gardiner)

The Venice Architecture Biennale turns away from the digital

At the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, curators and architects alike returned to a “pre-digital” way of thinking, infuriating technologists who see digital design, not a focus on craft, as the way forward in architecture. By William Menking The most cogent critique...
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Spatial logic … Michael Maltzan’s ‘intermediate housing project’, the modular Star Apartments. Photograph: Italo Rondinella/Andrea Avezzù

Venice Architecture Biennale review – take a seat for the ‘bench biennale’

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Irish architects Grafton have curated a show that celebrates in-between spaces, with smells, historical treasure troves and – for once – plenty of places to sit   Oliver Wainwright It’s a nice thing to sit down and admire a good view, no...
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Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara

Architects can make a big impact “at a very small scale” say Venice Architecture Biennale directors

Architects can’t solve the world’s problems, but can make a significant impact, say Venice Biennale directors Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara Amy Frearson Architects can’t solve the world’s problems, but they can still make a significant impact, say...
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Why hasn't the U.S. Department of State announced the U.S. Pavilion for the Venice Architecture Biennale? (Courtesy Bill Thompson/Flickr)

Why hasn’t the U.S. Department of State announced the U.S. Pavilion for the Venice Architecture Biennale?

By William Menking When is the U.S. Department of State going to announce the commissioners of the 2018 American pavilion for the Venice Biennale of Architecture? It’s full year away from opening but, in fact, it’s getting late in the process to create, fund, and install the...
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US Pavilion Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 “The Architectural Imagination” Photo by Stefano Rubini

Detroit Welcomes the Venice Architecture Biennale | The Huffington Post

J. Michael Welton Editor and Publisher, ArchitectsAndArtisans.com For the City of Detroit, the timing could not be better. After a much-publicized run at the Venice Architecture Biennale from May to November, “The Architectural Imagination” opens tomorrow at the Museum of...
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An installation at the entrance to the main exhibition, created from pieces salvaged from the previous Biennale Photo via @batkingcole/Instagram

Google celebrates Venice Architecture Biennale highlights in huge digital archive – Curbed

Thousands of images on show by Jenny Xie If you haven’t gotten a chance to visit this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale yet, you have about a month to do so before it ends on November 27. In the meantime, Google has stepped in with a neat way for anyone with internet access to...
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