israeli pavilion showcases woven bird's nest structure at venice architecture biennale
 
israeli pavilion showcases woven bird's nest structure at venice architecture biennale
jun 02, 2016

israeli pavilion showcases woven bird's nest structure at venice architecture biennale

israeli pavilion showcases woven bird’s nest structure at venice architecture biennale 
all images © dacian groza

 

 

 

life object: merging architecture and biology is the exhibition presented by the israeli pavilion during the venice architecture biennale. inside features a dynamic large scale sculptural installation exhibited alongside seven speculative architectural scenarios relating to the israel spatial reality. the pavilion has been transformed from a mere exhibition space into a research oriented platform that has manifested a dialogue between architecture and biology.

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the bird nest structure can be seen from the outside of the pavilion at the giardini

 

 

 

set inside the country’s national pavilion designed by israeli architect zeev rechter in 1952, the focus of the exhibition is ‘lifeobject’, a weaving free standing 16-meter-long ‘bird’s nest’ composed of synthetic and natural materials. the structure was developed using a 3D scan of a bird’s nest and realized as an undulating form which curves throughout the lower floor of the pavilion. additionally, the living structure reacts to the body heat and movements of the visitors and integrates artificial and natural elements into its organic system. human presence around the lifeobject triggers the opening of the ‘cabinet de curiosités’ filled with biological materials which are expected to have a significant impact on architectural design and construction.

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the lifeobject installation is based on a research investigating the structural principles of a  bird’s nest

 

 

 

the exhibit is curated by architects bnaya bauer, arielle blonder, noy lazarovich, scientist dr. ido bachelet and curator dr. yael eylat van-essen who invited seven groups of architects and scientists to combine their knowledge and experience towards architecture. throughout the pavilion, examples of projects and models showcase the innovation from using  nano-materials to naturally control transparency in desert structures, to employing cancer treatment techniques to deal with urban densification.

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the bird’s nest is made of synthetic fibre composites (frp) that are structured similarly to all living matter

 

 

 

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the second part of the exhibition consists of seven studies created by teams of architects and scientists

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the exhibition examines new relations taking shape between human beings and their environment

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models and projects on display upstairs

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close up of the woven nest which reacts to the body heat and movements of each viewer

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the exhibit is a focused study analyzing the relationship between biology and architecture

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the building itself was designed by architect zeev rechter in 1952

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the israeli pavilion

 

 

 

 

full list of contributors:

 

 

prof. dan shechtman, scientist
dr. einat kalisch rotem, architect
prof. ronit satchi-fainaro, scientist
ms. tagit klimor, architect
prof. david elad, scientist
mr. moti bodek, mr. farah farah, architects
prof. uri shavit, scientist

 

“commons” | envisioning the new public space, architects
dr. boaz tadmor, scientist
dr. oded katz, scientist
prof. dan eytan, ms. ruth lahav, architects
prof. oded shoseyov, scientist
ncarchitects, guy austern, architects
mr. erez livneh, scientist
shaga shyovitz, architects

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