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islands of LA and other installations…

Still inside the Giardini venues of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2012…

Migrating Landscapes” in the Canadian Pavilion – young Canadian architects and designers from a wide range of cultural and educational backgrounds create scale models of ‘dwellings’ and accompanying videos that draw on cultural memories.

The American Pavilion was full of examples of “Spontaneous Interventions:design actions for the common good” :

Islands of LA” by Ari Kletzky

Artist Ari Kletzky installs official looking signs onto traffic islands in LA, declaring them islands of an LA National Park in order to activate under utilised public spaces…

Play Mincu

In the Romanian pavilion we are encouraged to produce an architectural stamp, choosing from dozens of embossing stamps that reproduce the most famous buildings designed by Ion Mincu, the legendary architect, intellectual, politician and creator of the Romanian School of Architecture , to whom 2012 is devoted, and his followers (more).

Inside the Venice Pavilion is the installation “Methodical Imaginings” focusing on a series of important churches built in London by the English architect Nicholas Hawksmoor (1661-1736) during the early part of the 18th Century…I like this aspect of the Biennale, the contrast of approaches and the fact that i can see something so traditional alongside the  more cutting edge contemporary architectural practices…


other posts on Venice Architecture Biennale 2012:

architecture biennale architecture

biennale and other priorities

spaces in between