venice architecture biennale: wall house by anupama kundoo
venice architecture biennale: wall house by anupama kundoo venice architecture biennale: wall house by anupama kundoo
aug 29, 2012

venice architecture biennale: wall house by anupama kundoo

‘wall house: one to one’ in the arsenale at the venice biennale image © designboom




venice  2012 architecture biennale: day three – live!


continuing our coverage from the arsenale of the venice biennale, the ‘wall house: one to one’ is a full-scale building initiated byindia-born, australia-based architect anupama kundoo. based upon a project constructed in 2000 in auroville, india, this iteration has been constructed in situ by a team of indian craftsmen, brought from their hometowns to venice to partake in the event. in collaboration with the university of queensland and IUAV students from venice, the interaction generates an exchange of techniques across three continents.


the result is a fusion of cultures with modern design which responds to needs based upon the climate. centrally located within one of the two on-site venues, this is the largest installation within the biennale and responds to the historic columns of the former naval rope factory which encompasses the exhibit. seamlessly transitioning between the permanent building and temporal construct, the handmade masonry units were shipped from auroville to venice and visually merge with its established, historic venetian shell.

side elevation of house image © designboom

entry image © designboom

dining table images © designboom

terracotta ceiling image © designboom

brick column of the arsenal neighbors the brick house image © designboom

image © designboom

stacks of terracotta pots image © designboom

terracotta pots stacked to make barrel vaults image © designboom

photo during consytuciton image © designboom

barrel vaults with plastic cups image © designboom

stacked paper cups image © designboom

view from upper level image © designboom

railing detail image © designboom

view of the entire house image © designboom

pool image © designboom

photo of model image © designboom

delivery of materials to venice image © designboom

construciton of a house within a house image © designboom

computer secured with wood to display a video of the homes construction image © designboom

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