The Spanish Pavilion's exhibition at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition focuses on the interior as a research subject that links tradition and modernity. It assesses the value of design in relation to refurbishment, recovery, and urban regeneration programs, with a selection of twelve projects by Spanish offices completed over the last three years. The idea of recreating the interior will be expressed through a labyrinth made with large, immersive photographic reproductions of the selected buildings. The interior is central to the theme of architecture as it speaks of space and is the place where life unfolds.
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...