This project examines the evolution of Czechoslovakian architecture of the 20th century in relation to a defined timeline (1914-2014) and a broad interpretative content, "absorbing modernity." Rather than grouping the architecture by stylistic movements or individual architects, the focus is on the evolution of housing, the most common program in the Czech Republic, across three historical periods. The project is a collaboration between Czech and Slovak architects.
Supermarket sweep… the Latvian pavilion which has been transformed into a minimart.
This contribution brings a little levity to the long trek through the halls of the Arsenale.
Choice as the basis of architectural process, the pop aesthetics emphasizing the languages of consumption as in Hamilton or Warhol: everything is structured by the dynamics of commerce.
Welcome to T/C Latvija, surely the most instagrammed installation of this edition of the Biennale
Smart? Brilliant? Ironic?
Latvia is reopening the archive boxes once again, reminding us (including the Biennial Presidency) of everything that has already been thought up and invented, and inviting us to place the most urgently needed products in the basket, to combine them with one another, and ultimately consume all the knowledge.
Fun, colourful and thought-provoking, it offers a tongue-in-cheek moment to the Arsenale sequence...