venice architecture biennale: antarctic pavilion by studio hani rashid
 
venice architecture biennale: antarctic pavilion by studio hani rashid
may 25, 2016

venice architecture biennale: antarctic pavilion by studio hani rashid

venice architecture biennale: antarctic pavilion by studio hani rashid
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venice architecture biennale 2016. responding to mankind’s relentless consumption and insatiable need for space, the antarctic pavilion presents an installation by architect hani rashid and the institute of architecture, university of applied arts vienna. by exploring what the future might hold for the vast tundra, the project takes a closer look a the negative effects and problems we are beginning to witness as a result of greenhouse gases and global warming.

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‘changes are nowhere more acute and apparent than in the delicate and untouched territories of both poles.’ the notion that large parts of antarctica will become inhabited and will produce crops one day questions how architects might consider such a future, taking into account two important mitigating factors. the first aspect is the fate of the continent as the earth’s population continues to increase, which may lead to turning this region into dwellings, tourism, mining, fishing, bioprospecting, energy production.

 

 

with this, the antarctic pavilion will showcase visuals that underline possibilities of new forms of architecture, planning, thinking from questions that need to be asked regarding sustainable, renewable, and zero-impact solutions, while allowing for vast populations and viable architectural solutions in the near and deep future. the pavilion is hosted at venice’s fondaco marcello.

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