swiss pavilion venice biennale
swiss pavilion venice biennale
sep 02, 2012

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.

swiss pavilion venice biennale main hall with a collage of projects image © designboom

swiss pavilion venice biennale butterfly roof opens to let light fill the space image © designboom

swiss pavilion venice biennale chairs positioned to see different angles image © designboom

swiss pavilion venice biennale smaller room with pinned pictures on a light wall image © designboom

swiss pavilion venice biennale ensemble of pictures and drawings image © designboom

swiss pavilion venice biennale detail of images image © designboom

swiss pavilion venice biennale round meeting table with low-hanging lights image © designboom

swiss pavilion venice biennale books explaining different aspects of the pavilion wired to the table image © designboom

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