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Venice Architecture Biennale Review part one

December 4, 2012

The 13th Venice Architecture Biennale, directed by David Chipperfield and titled Common Ground, closed on 25th November 2012 attracting 178,000 visitors. David Report sent Gustavo Pernía to make a selection of some of the most interesting installations. We have divided his report into three parts. Here's the first one. From Japan?s Pavilion Toyo Ito brings together three young Japanese architects (Kumiko Inui, Sou Fujimoto and Akihisa Hirata) to collaborate in the design a “Home-for-All' for people who lost everything in the city of Rikuzentakata because of the tsunami of 2011 in the north of Japan. Golden winning Lion for the Best National Participation, the project exudes humanity, is one of the clearest examples of real collaboration in the design process of a home. The result transcends disaster relief architecture and gives a glimpse of what could become an architecture that embodies the desires, user daily habits and a particular comprehension of the inner logic of a place through a professional method that is willing to dilute their personality and authorship to a minimum. A future and promising path for architecture.   From Germany?s Pavilion The Germany?s pavilion focuses its Reduce/Reuse/Recycle impeccable installation on recent works in Germany that share a particular approach to [...]

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