To wrap up our coverage (in English, at least) of the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, we take a look at ten of the best national participations in the Giardini, Arsenale, and elsewhere.
monovolume architecture + design
The T house is a single-family house located in Merano, consisting of a ground floor and a basement with a garage.
Itinerant Office's "Past, Present, Future: about being an architect yesterday, today and beyond" launches today. The project, which exhibited at CANactions International Architecture Festival 2018, features interviews with eleven architecture firms based in Italy and the...
The 2018 Serpentine Pavilion, designed by Mexican architect Frida Escobedo, the 18th and youngest architect to be selected for the annual pavilion in London's Kensington Gardens, opens to the public on Friday.
A year after the official launch of KAAN Architecten’s second outpost in São Paulo, Brazil, the Dutch firm has completed two new buildings that will house the new campuses of the Universidade Anhembi Morumbi in São José dos Campos and Piracicaba, in the inland of...
The 2018 Gold Medal, the highest honor of the Australian Institute of Architects -- given to "architects who have designed or executed buildings of high merit, produced work of great distinction resulting in the advancement of architecture or endowed the profession of architecture in a...
in situ studio
Site and privacy considerations drove the design of this single-family house in Cary, the North Carolina town located about ten miles west of the state capital, Raleigh. The architects at in situ studio split the house into two pavilions — living and sleeping — linking them by an...
The Asplund Pavilion, designed by architects Francesco Magnani and Traudy Pelzel of Italy's MAP studio, is the cornerstone of the first Pavilion of the Holy See at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Covered in ALPI wood surfaces inside and out, the small pavilion was inspired by...
Sleeping Beauty, an exhibition on the occasion of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia draws attention to Frei Otto's Multihalle, a pavilion built in Mannheim for the 1975 Bundesgartenschau (National Garden Show) that nows sits unused.
Zaha Hadid Architects
The Il Makiage pavilion designed by Zaha Hadid Architects has opened in New York's SoHo neighborhood.
MGA | Michael Green Architecture
The Royal Vancouver Yacht Club’s new Dock Building is an example of industrial architectural elegance crafted from a modest budget.
RCR Arquitectes — the 2017 Pritzker Prize-winning trio of Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramón Vilalta — are the subject of the Catalan pavilion, a collateral event at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, in what is billed as "not an architecture exhibition."
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced the eleven winners in three categories for its 2018 Small Project Awards, which "recognize small project practitioners for the high quality of their work and to promote excellence in small project design."
Al Seef, a new destination offering retail, dining, and hospitality experiences, recently opened. 10 DESIGN is the design architect for the Contemporary District of Al Seef, leading the project from concept design all the way through to construction supervision.
Studio Olafur Eliasson
Fjordenhus (Fjord House), the first building designed entirely by artist Olafur Eliasson and the architectural team at Studio Olafur Eliasson, will open on 9 June in Vejle, Denmark. Commissioned by KIRK KAPITAL, the company’s new headquarters offer a contemporary interpretation of the idea...
The Taichung Green Corridor in Taiwan, will redevelop 1.7km from the former railway line crossing downtown Taichung by connecting the different parts of the city in a sustainable way, creating a green corridor for biodiversity and including bike/pedestrian lanes to better cater for the...
The Czech and Slovak Pavilions at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice is the setting for UNES-CO (United Nations Real Life Organization), a fictitious company founded by artist Kateřina Šeda that draws attention to the impact the UNESCO World Heritage List has on cities.
Six shortlisted schemes for the second Dulwich Pavilion, a temporary outdoor visitor welcome space within the historic grounds of Dulwich Picture Gallery to be opened in summer 2019, have been unveiled and are on display at the Gallery where visitors can vote on the winner.
A new film from the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art's Louisiana Channel probes filmmaker Ila Bêka about the documentaries of Bêka & Lemoine, which have carved a notable niche in the realm of architecture films by focusing on the people who use buildings rather than on...
Arts South Australia and Malcolm Reading Consultants have announced that the team led by New York's Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Adelaide's Woods Bagot has won the competition for the new Adelaide Contemporary.
Architectural Design & Research Institute Of ZheJiang University
This project is located in the hometown of traditional calligraphy, Shuyang, Jiangsu province, and is positioned as the calligraphy art gallery to display and inherit Shuyang calligraphic style.
Fieldwork Design & Architecture
A former vitamin factory in Dundee, Oregon, has a new lease on life as a communal winemaking facility. Architecture and landscape work together to give the winery a strong sense of place, oriented about a new courtyard between the parking lot and the building. Fieldwork Design & Architecture...
The Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) has unveiled the design for the Southern California museum’s new building by Morphosis Architects, the firm of Pritzker Prize winner Thom Mayne.
One of the highlights of this year's Venice Architecture Biennale is the first Holy See Pavilion. Curated by Francesco Dal Co, Vatican Chapels consists of ten chapels and an exhibition pavilion location on a wooded corner of the island of San Giorgio Maggiore.
Chicago's Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has named the Oasia Downtown Hotel designed by Singapore's WOHA as the "2018 Best Tall Building Worldwide."
The project is located at a private garden in suburban Shanghai, which has a splendid view of trees with shade in late spring. By living and working here away from the hustle and bustle of city, the owner tries to seek a balance between modern life and his inner world.
The Japan Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale displays 42 drawing projects under the theme Architectural Ethnography, with the intention "to develop and deepen the discussion about life and architecture, the role of architecture [and] our society in the future."
Spasm Design Architects
This is a private home in Ahmedabad, is an expression in Dhrangadhra stone. The stone used in many of the architectural antiquities of Ahmedabad. The stone has a mottled texture and bone coloration, available in blocks; slabs and dust from quarries nearby it became an obvious choice.
French architect Odile Decq spoke with PLANE—SITE in the last video of a series produced for the GAA Foundation's Time-Space-Existence exhibition, planned as a collateral exhibition of the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.
With three of four prizes in FREESPACE, the 16th International Exhibition at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, being given to displays of large photographs, the question arises: has architectural photography displaced drawings and models to become the mode for...
A new short film from NOWNESS directed by Adinah Dancyger speaks with Catalan architect, educator, and curator Eva Franch i Gilabert and follows her around the streets of New York City as she expounds on the multifaceted roles of architecture and describes herself as a "midwife"...
On the vast Lac Ouareau, located near the town of Saint-Donat, sits a charming traditional house surrounded by birch trees. The owners, a dynamic stepfamily, commissioned ACDF to design for their many children a larger area to play and relax.
Facing Gaia, an installation designed by Studio Libeskind, was unveiled in Giardini Marinaressa during the preview of the Venice Architecture Biennale last week. Part of the Time Space Existence exhibition, the rectilinear column punctured by an amorphous aperture was built with...
Oudens Ello Architecture
One refreshing trend this century is libraries being recognized not just as repositories of books, but as important civic spaces. In turn, the design of libraries is improving in many ways: usability, flexibility, and quality of space, to name but a few. In some cases, such as with the Scituate...
As one of four awards given to exhibitors in FREESPACE, Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura and his firm Souto Moura – Arquitectos have won the Golden Lion for the best participant in the 16th International Architecture Exhibition with Vol de Jour, two...
Switzerland's Svizzera 240: House Tour exhibition has won the Golden Lion for Best National Participation at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. It is the first time the Swiss Pavilion has won the prestigious award.