venice architecture biennale: wall house by anupama kundoo
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aug 29, 2012
venice architecture biennale: wall house by anupama kundoo


‘wall house: one to one’ in the arsenale at the venice biennale
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venice  2012 architecture biennale: day three – live!

continuing our coverage from the arsenale of the venice biennale, the ‘wall house: one to one’ is a full-scale building initiated by
india-born, australia-based architect anupama kundoo. based upon a project constructed in 2000 in auroville, india, this iteration has been
constructed in situ by a team of indian craftsmen, brought from their hometowns to venice to partake in the event. in collaboration with
the university of queensland and IUAV students from venice, the interaction generates an exchange of techniques across three continents.
the result is a fusion of cultures with modern design which responds to needs based upon the climate. centrally located within one of the
two on-site venues, this is the largest installation within the biennale and responds to the historic columns of the former naval rope factory
which encompasses the exhibit.


side elevation of house
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seamlessly transitioning between the permanent building and temporal construct, the handmade masonry units were shipped from auroville
to venice and visually merge with its established, historic venetian shell.


entry
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dining table
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terracotta ceiling
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brick column of the arsenal neighbors the brick house
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stacks of terracotta pots
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terracotta pots stacked to make barrel vaults
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photo during consytuciton
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barrel vaults with plastic cups
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stacked paper cups
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view from upper level
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railing detail
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view of the entire house
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pool
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photo of model
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delivery of materials to venice
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construciton of a house within a house
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computer secured with wood to display a video of the homes construction
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