The Singapore Pavilion at the Architecture Biennale 2021 showcases the city-state's progressive urban landscape and the evolving dynamics between its people and nature. The exhibit, titled "to gather," draws inspiration from the Hawker Center, a common food place, and features community-led projects promoting inclusivity and new paradigms. The projects are organized around four themes exploring the different ways and scales of interaction in the past, present, and future.
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...