venice architecture biennale: slovenian pavilion by dekleva gregorič architects
 
venice architecture biennale: slovenian pavilion by dekleva gregorič architects venice architecture biennale: slovenian pavilion by dekleva gregorič architects
may 24, 2016

venice architecture biennale: slovenian pavilion by dekleva gregorič architects

venice architecture biennale: slovenian pavilion by dekleva gregorič architects
all images © dekleva gregorič architects

 

 

 

curated by architects aljoša dekleva and tina gregorič, the slovenian pavilion at the venice architecture biennale features a latticed library that examines the role of the ‘home’ in the year 2016. presented by the museum of architecture and design (MAO), ‘home at arsenale’ responds to the biennale’s ‘reporting from the front’ theme by addressing domestic topics as critical, social, and environmental issues.

venice architecture biennale slovenian pavilion
the project has been curated by architects aljoša dekleva and tina gregorič

 

 

 

the installation inhabits its arsenale location with a spatial structure containing a collection of domestic books and objects. the full-scale scheme, composed of wooden bookshelves, performs as both an elevated library and an abstract dwelling that encourages visitors to inhabit its latticed structure. the library challenges conventional private/public divides with a temporary public environment.

venice architecture biennale slovenian pavilion
the latticed library examines the role of the ‘home’ in the year 2016

 

 

 

architects, artists, critics and curators from various backgrounds are participating with their selection of books addressing the prescribed notions of ‘home’ and ‘dwelling’. participants — including tatiana bilbao, pezo von ellrichshausen, and konstantin grcic — are invited to become temporary residents of the installation for one hour to one day, hosting live events that question what defines a contemporary residence.

venice architecture biennale slovenian pavilion
the work addresses domestic topics as critical, social, and environmental issues

 

 

 

‘since the dawn of civilization, structures for dwelling have constructed the predominant part of our built environment, and have served to fulfill our most basic needs,’ say curators aljoša dekleva and tina gregorič. ‘yet, they should aim beyond securing mere survival to provide the conditions necessary for a meaningful life.’ after the biennale, the installation — and its 300 books — will relocate to the museum of architecture and design in ljubljana, to be continually available for public use.

venice architecture biennale slovenian pavilion
the abstract dwelling encourages visitors to inhabit its latticed structure

 

 

 

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venice architecture biennale slovenian pavilion
the library challenges conventional private/public divides

venice architecture biennale slovenian pavilion
invited architects, artists, critics and curators from various backgrounds are participating

venice architecture biennale slovenian pavilion
live events will question what defines a contemporary residence

venice architecture biennale slovenian pavilion
the full-scale scheme is composed of wooden bookshelves

venice architecture biennale slovenian pavilion
after the biennale, the installation will relocate to the museum of architecture and design in ljubljana

venice architecture biennale slovenian pavilion
the spatial structure contains a collection of books with a domestic theme

 

drawings

 

project info:

 

commissioner: matevž čelik
curators: aljoša Dekleva / tina gregorič
commissioner’s assistant: nikola pongrac
curatorial assistant: silvia susanna

 

exhibitors / participants —
stephen bates / sergison bates architects / UK
matija bevk, vasa j. perović / bevk perović architects / slovenia
tatiana bilbao / tatiana bilbao estudio, architect / mexico
jan boelen / Z33, curator / belgium
dominique boudet / architecture critic / france
arno brandlhuber / brandlhuber+, architect / germany
aljoša dekleva, tina gregorič / dekleva gregorič architects / slovenia
sofia von ellrichshausen, mauricio pezo / pezo von ellrichshausen, artists and architects / chile
jesko fezer / ifau und jesko fezer, architect / germany
konstantin grcic / KGID, designer / germany
juan herreros / estudio herreros, architect / spain
tomaž krištof / studio krištof, architect / slovenia
jan liesegang / raumlaborberlin, architect / germany
hrvoje njirić / njiric+ arhitekti / croatia
michael obrist / feld72, architect / austria / italy
rok oman, špela videčnik / OFIS architects / slovenia
marjetica potrč / artist and architect / slovenia / germany
pascale and christian pottgiesser / christian pot tgiesser architecturespossibles (CPAP), architects / france
alice rawsthorn / design critic / UK
emmanuel rubio / literary and architecture critic / france
jurij sadar, boštjan vuga / SADAR+VUGA, architects / slovenia
irénée scalbert / architecture critic / UK / france
brett steele / aa, architect and architectural editor / uk
yui tezuka, takaharu tezuka / TEZUKA architects / japan
tyin tegnestue / architects / norway
aleš vodopivec / architect / slovenia
maruša zorec / ARREA, architect / slovenia

 

project: dekleva gregorič architects
project team: aljoša dekleva / tina gregorič / silvia susanna / lea kovič / martina marčan / naia sinde / vid zabel
graphic design and visual identity: ajda schmidt

 

technical support: branko filipič with jernej čopi, domen japelj, filip kocjančič, rok malešič – rps / jože komidar and miha šraj – gredin les / matjaž mavsar – arcadia / luka pavlovčič – konzola
supported by: republic of slovenia / ministry of culture 
produced by: museum of architecture and design, ljubljana
sponsored by: arcadia lightwear / esse-ci / rps / rex kralj / mladinska knjiga / oloop / murksli custom boards

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