Bungalow Germania examines how architecture represents a nation and reflects its identity. The German Pavilion in the Giardini and the Kanzlerbungalow in Bonn, which served as the residence for the German Chancellor, are used as case studies. Despite their different styles, both buildings have spoken for the nation and have been transformed into stages for total interiority. By juxtaposing the two buildings, Bungalow Germania aims to create a conversation between them and challenge the friction between national identity and architectural expression.
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...