swiss pavilion venice biennale
‘and now the ensemble!’ curated by miroslav sik for the swiss pavilion at the venice architecture festival image © designboom
curator miroslav sik in collaboration with fellow architects knapkiewicz + fickert and miller & maranta designed ‘and now the ensemble!’ for this year’s swiss pavilion at the 2012 architecture biennale in venice. the concept aims to unite architecture on a larger scale, where a dialogue between structures orchestrate an ensemble and act as an ongoing work of art. the three architectural firms participating in the exhibition have assembled a huge collage of their individual projects, showing a unified fresco of the ideal city, made up of diverse projects.
continuing through the sequence reveals a light-wall covered in a physical compilation of loose photos and sketches further supporting the importance of a unit fitting within the context of its site. the day of the star architects is over, as a free standing building may be beautiful but ultimately stands alone in relation to its surroundings. it is now the time for integrated, planned infrastructures and architecture, to create a strong and effective built environment.
main hall with a collage of projects image © designboom
butterfly roof opens to let light fill the space image © designboom
chairs positioned to see different angles image © designboom
smaller room with pinned pictures on a light wall image © designboom
ensemble of pictures and drawings image © designboom
detail of images image © designboom
round meeting table with low-hanging lights image © designboom
books explaining different aspects of the pavilion wired to the table image © designboom
venice architecture biennale 2012 (68 articles)
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