The article discusses two groups of young Uruguayans in the late 1960s and early 1970s who created innovative architectural spaces in extreme environments: the Tupamaro guerrilla group in the heart of Montevideo and the survivors of a plane crash in the Andes who built a shelter in the mountain range. These examples demonstrate the importance of creativity and resourcefulness in architecture, and challenge the notion that everyday spaces are the only valid forms of architecture.
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...