“Svizzera 240: House Tour” Venice Architecture 2018 Golden Lion for best national participant

The project «Svizzera 240: House Tour» by Alessandro Bosshard, Li Tavor, Matthew van der Ploeg and Ani Vihervaara has been awarded the Golden Lion for best national participation. The exhibition focuses on the unfurnished interior of contemporary housing by celebrating a peculiar form of architectural representation — the «house tour».

 

Installation view of “Svizzera 240: House Tour” at the Swiss Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Photo: Wilson Wootton © Wilson Wootton, Alessandro Bosshard, Li Tavor, Matthew van der Ploeg und Ani Vihervaara

Installation view of “Svizzera 240: House Tour” at the Swiss Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Photo: Wilson Wootton © Wilson Wootton, Alessandro Bosshard, Li Tavor, Matthew van der Ploeg und Ani Vihervaara

 

A house tour offers a meandering, eye-level view onto the apartment interior. This view consolidates into a series of images, which register the apartment according to the qualities and affects afforded by its quintessential architectural palette: a ±240 centimetre volume dressed with white walls, skirting board, wood or tile flooring and off-the-shelf components and fittings. (more…)

Reporting from the front: 2016 Spanish and Italian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

This years edition, curated by Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena, focuses on the work of architects that show how creativity and commitment can transcend material constraints. “Taking Care” and “Unfinished” are the Italian and Spanish Pavilions – the latter of which has been awarded with the Golden Lion for Best National Participation.

 

"Unfinished", image of the Spanish Pavilion for the XV Venice Biennale © Fernando Maquieira

“Unfinished”, image of the Spanish Pavilion for the XV Venice Biennale © Fernando Maquieira

 

This year’s Venice Biennale, to be held from May 28 to November 27th 2016, has been curated by Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena.  Under the title “Reporting from the Front” the mission statement of  the curator of the 15. Mostra Internazionale di Architettura – La Biennale di Venezia, aims to present a combative and decisive architecture that managed to solve the major challenges the world is facing today. (more…)