louise braverman: kigutu in formation at venice biennale 2012 louise braverman: kigutu in formation at venice biennale 2012
aug 22, 2012

louise braverman: kigutu in formation at venice biennale 2012

kigutu in formation at venice biennale 2012 by louise braverman architect

new york-based louise braverman architect has conceived ‘kigutu in formation’, as part of the ‘traces of centuries & future steps’ event at palazzo bembo for the 2012 venice biennale. the exhibit depicts the architect’s collaboration with village health works and the local kigutu community to rebuild their rural, off-the-grid site after many years of overwhelming civil strife. it displays the current global/local effort that has led to a sustainable design for both the 40 acre master site plan as well as several new buildings.

the work will be introduced by a three dimensional environmental installation that portrays the firm’s architectural work in burundi as an interwoven relationship between the east african cultural and natural landscapes in the context of aesthetics, sustainability, and societal advancement. included within the exhibition is an informative video enhanced by the urgent sound of an african drumbeat.

view of ceiling and interwoven images

view of interwoven images

design team: 

design principal: louise braverman  project manager: jing liu  team: moulee basumallik, sunny huang, bethany long, derric meister, revati narayan, christian newman, molly o’neill, brandon townsend

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

  • This is the type of project that makes me wish we still had a World’s Fair, because it would certainly gain entry! Great job to the architect. Amazing presentation.

    BrianDnyc says:
  • I agree. The colors here are spectacular. Definitely belongs in a museum.
    Am I allowed to touch it?

    Informedone says:
  • I’ve never been to Venice, but this piece of work is reason enough to go.

    SailorGirl51 says:
  • To have pulled something like this off with limited resources is impressive, but to do it so well is that much more impressive. If I had a project at the moment that needed to get done I would call Louise Braverman. I know I certainly will in the future.

    NYerThroughandThrough says:
  • To Ms Braverman. Could you please post your website so we can see other projects you have done?
    Thank you.
    -Olaf

    ColdinSummer says:
  • This design really seems like something out of a movie. Braverman really hit it out of the park! Home run.

    GreekGuy says:
  • I read db just for submissions like there. Where else would I find such a creative and eye catching piece of work. Two thumbs up for db and Louise Braverman.

    aaghtb says:
  • Such a “cool” concept. The colors bring a smile and it is so intriguing that I am unable to take my eyes off. Something magnetic about it. Great stuff.

    Echi says:

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