Biennale 2018: Kosovo, Indonesia, Croatia

Kosovo: theCITYisEVERYWHERE Commissioner: Jehona Shyti Curator: Eliza Hoxha The Pavilion’s concept revolves around the idea of „house“ as a compensation for the city. During ’90s Kosovo Albanians were expelled from all activities of public institutional life because of the political conflicts in ex-Yugoslavia. Due to that Kosovo Albanians created a parallel system of public institutions into their private houses in peripheral areas of the ...

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Biennale 2018: Spain, Belgium, Netherlands

Spain: Becoming Commissioner: Ministero de Fomento AECID, Agencia Espanola de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo-Ministero de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación AC/E, Acción Cultural Espanola Curator: Atxu Amann Located among leraning environments of Architecture and continuing with the appropriate and temporary character of the previous Spanish pavilion UN-finished, „becoming“ makes an allusion to a vector of the future, with a common educational background at ...

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Serpentine Pavilion 2018 by Frida Escobedo

Architect Frida Escobedo (b. 1979, Mexico City), celebrated for dynamic projects that reactivate urban space, has been commissioned to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2018. Harnessing a subtle interplay of light, water and geometry, her atmospheric courtyard-based design draws on both the domestic architecture of Mexico and British materials and history, specifically the Prime Meridian line at London’s Royal Observatory in Greenwich. Escobedo is the ...

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Australia: Repair

Commissioner: Janet Holmes à Court AC, Royal Australian Institute of Architects Curators: Mauro Baracco and Louise Wright of Baracco+Wright Architects and Linda Tegg With the Australian Biennale exhibition the curators Mauro Baracco and Louise Wright (Baracco+Wright Architects) and artist Linda Tegg ask the question, how architecture can play a role in repairing the places it is part of: the soil, hydrology, habitat, connections, overland water ...

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The Mastaba (Project for London)

Christo and Jeanne-Claude are celebrated for their ambitious sculptural works that intervene in urban and natural landscapes around the world and temporarily alter both the physical form and visual appearances of sites. Christo will create a temporary sculpture in Hyde Park, London, titled The Mastaba (Project for London, Hyde Park, Serpentine Lake). It will float on the Serpentine Lake from June 18 (weather permitting) ...

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New features added to KEUCO’s IXMO planner

Only a few clicks to perfect fittings for the shower and bath tub A multitude of options is available for customers when it comes to planning fittings for the shower and the bath tub. How many water draw-off points are needed? Is a thermostatic mixer preferred or a single-lever mixer? Are chrome-plated fittings best for the bathroom furnishings or should they have an extravagant ...

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Metropolis film screening at Palazzo Contarini Polignac

Yesterday night the Piano Nobile of Palazzo Contarini Polignac was opened to the guests of the POINTS of contact Meeting Point for architects in Venice. 200 wooden chairs with red velvet transformed the prestigous room into a festive cinema. The famous silent black and white film Metropolis by Fritz Lang (1926) accompanied by live piano and accordion was shown on the first floor of ...

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First impressions from Arsenale

The POINTS of contact team visited the Architecture Biennale in Venice yesterday and today. Here are our first impressions from Arsenale: Canada Commissioner: Canadian Council for the Arts Curator: Gerald McMaster, David Fortin Collaborator: Douglas Cardinal Architect UNCEDED: VOICES OF THE LAND Organic lines are guiding the visitor through nature, structures and spaces. Light effects and a mix of MTV effects from outer space ...

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Great Britain: Island

Approaching the British Pavilion it seams under construction. A huge scaffording structure is covering the building. Entering the Pavilion one finds it empty and abandoned with traces of the previous exhibition on the walls. Because this year the action takes place above the roof of the building. The before mentioned scaffolding is carrying a wooden platform. Reached by a staircase on the left side ...

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Welcome Party at Palazzo Contarini Polignac

The rain stopped just in time this afternoon and our Welcome Party at the legendary Meeting Point for architects was a great success. More than 600 guests came to Palazzo Contarini Polignac to celebrate with POINTS of contact in Venice. It is already the fourth Biennale year that FSB, Gira and KEUCO invite international architects to meet, stay, learn and relax at the Grand ...

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