Collection by Tiffany Chu

Venice Biennale: National Pavilions 2

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As promised, here is the second part of our grand tour through the national pavilions at the 2010 Venice Biennale. Sejima forecasted well - the strongest crowd-pleasers were not the ones that displayed a rote show-and-tell gallery of their country's own pride-and-joy architects, but of single, strong concepts manifested in forms that interacted with the visitor. For those who might not have made it to Venice, we invite you to peruse (part 1 can be found here) and meet the architecture for yourself.

Greece constructed an ark, called "Old Seeds for New Cultures," as the body of a transportable seed bank.
Entirely draped in various types of scaffolding, the Austrian pavilion—appropriately titled 'Under Construction'—was...
One of my personal favorites, the Romanian Pavilion "1:1" was an ethereal white shell inside of a white shell.
Egypt's gilded history was re-envisioned through "The Search for Salvation," a sculpture made of bent steel ribbings...
The host country's pavilion, 'Ailati: Reflections from the Future,' took an expansive yet interestingly self-critical...
Macedonia presented a collection of impressive student projects, based on a series of abstract form-finding studies.
A stark collection of abstruse entities, the Belgian pavilion aims to show a new way of looking at the phases of...
Curated by Rietveld Landscape, 'Vacant NL—Where Architecture Meets Ideas' throws the potential of temporarily...
From above and below, the blue foam models of these unused Dutch buildings form a beautiful landscape suspended in...
Poland's 'Emergency Exit' is an aggregation of metal birdcages, illuminated by fluorescent blue lights in a dark and...
Spain displayed the prolific (albeit static) work of its architecture students with well-crafted models exploring...
Under the rather engaging title, "Here for a Chinese Appointment," China constructed a deliberately derelict-feeling...
Serbia's pavilion was certainly one of the most playful, welcoming the visitor with seesaws and potted plants in a...
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