Iraqi participation in the Architecture Biennale focuses on vernacular architecture and ancient Mesopotamian boats. They reimagined the "Arca" as a fractal tensile structure based on traditional techniques and designs. The project aims to promote collaboration and dialogue, particularly in Iraq, which is undergoing significant changes and global emigration. The Expeditionary Pavilion explores the connections between the Venetian and Southern Iraqi environments and investigates the impact of the Anthropocene on the region.
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...