towards biology by ricardo bofill presented at venice architecture biennale

towards biology by ricardo bofill presented at venice architecture biennale


towards biology by ricardo bofill presented at venice architecture biennale
all images courtesy of ricardo bofill taller de arquitectura

 

 

 

spanish practice ricardo bofill taller de arquitectura presents ‘la fabrica’ – their barcelona base – as a case study for ‘time space existence’, a collateral event of the 2014 venice architecture biennale. the exhibition reflects upon the similarities between barcelona and venice, highlighting the former cement factory as a project that shares common ground with other regions.

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‘la fabrica’ by ricardo bofill taller de arquitectura

 

 

 

visitors to the exhibit enter through an anteroom, a reinterpreted venetian space, before being met with a sequence of photos that document the transformation of the building, from a polluted cement factory into a design studio and residence replete with rich vegetation. a rotunda then surrounds guests with further images that map the practice’s evolving design principles from the past 50 years. the immersive sensory experience uses 3D mapping and sound to enhance visitor experience.

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‘la fabrica’ by ricardo bofill taller de arquitectura

 

 

 

‘the creation and subsequent narration of this journey details a sequential notion of time, constructed with and informed by human and social thought. the exhibition will show how narrative programming reflects diversity in architecture, not just through stylistic differentiation but also through stories of origins, as well as present and future influence’, explains ricardo bofill.

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‘la fabrica’ prior to its renovation

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rendering of the exhibition’s interior

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the immersive sensory experience uses 3D mapping and sound to enhance visitor experience

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‘W hotel barcelona’ by ricardo bofill taller de arquitectura

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‘W hotel barcelona’ by ricardo bofill taller de arquitectura

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‘muralla roja’ by ricardo bofill taller de arquitectura

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‘karlin event hall’ by ricardo bofill taller de arquitectura

 

 

‘time space existence’ is a collateral event of the 14th international exhibition — la biennale di venezia, held at palazzo bembo, and on display between june 7 – november 23, 2014.

  • spectacular. bofill is a truly talented architect. the cement factory is an amazing accomplishment.

    spacecat
    Jun 04, 2014

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