The ARMI project aims to bring Finnish organizations in architecture, construction technology, and design under one roof in the port area of Katajanokka, Helsinki. The building's entrance facing the plaza is an active part of the urban landscape that changes depending on the exhibits and events hosted by the building. The architectural form of the ARMI center is a compact mass with functional and aesthetic openings. The closed parts of the building are made of light-colored natural stone, while the facade facing the market square is made of laminated glass with surface
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...