Collection by Tiffany Chu

Venice Biennale: Arsenale

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I was once told, "If you ever go to the Venice Biennale, you will see all of the architecture that the world will be seeing for the next two years." So here I am, at the opening of the 2010 Biennale, drinking in two years' worth of architectural innovations and provocations and storing it for the future. The first of our slideshows covers my encounters at the Arsenale—and will surely quench the thirst of your eyeballs.

The Arsenale area of Venice is one of the largest military ports in Europe, and its existing structures provide...
"The setting of the Arsenale is a beautiful way to maximize the character of each participant.
The opening piece, "The Boy Hidden in a Fish" by Chilean artists Smiljan Radic and Marcela Correa, was inspired by the...
As I entered the third room, the air was heavy with the sense of precariousness.
On one end of the top piece sits a boulder; the other end seems to be supported by a giant spring.
Transsolar + Tetsuo Kondo Architects from Germany created a cloud at building scale by mechanically controlling the...
Through climate engineering, the bottom layer is kept at 18 degrees Celsius and 40 percent relative humidity; the...
Designed by architecten de vylder vinck taillieu, the concept of this house is to combine seven different houses into...
So...do you see it? Titled 'Architecture as air: study for chateau la coste' by junya.ishigami+associates, the project...
Studio Mumbai prepared a work-place to showcase models, large-scale mockups, and sketches, highlighting traditional...
Titled "Thebuildingwhichneverdies," the potentially biomimetic and borderline grotesque sculpture perplexes visitors in...
Amateur Architecture Studio of China displays their 'Decay of a Dome,' the exploration of a western form with...
Hans Ulrich Obrist was invited by Kazuyo Sejima to interview all of the Biennale participants, an endeavor modeled...
This grouping of random objects and spaces, assembled by Mark Pimlott and Tony Fretton, is supposed to evoke both and...
Berger&Berger designed 'ca va', a prefabricated movie theater with reference to physical deformations of acoustic...
Immense models of the Taichung Metropolitan Opera House in Taiwan display the organic concept of intermeshing...
My favorite exhibit of the Arsenale, "The Forty Part Motet," is quite arguably the least architectural.
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