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Eduardo Souto de Moura wins the Golden Lion at @labiennale for his Vatican Pavilion, one of ten pavilions in the Holy See's first contribution to the Venice Architecture Biennale. See exclusive photos of the other Vatican Pavilions on the AN website. (Photos be Alessandra Chemollo) #biennalearchitettura2018 #FreeSpace

The #Swiss Pavilion wins the Golden Lion at the Venice Architecture Biennale @labiennale. The playful pavilion looks at architectural scale and detail through domestic space. #biennalearchitettura2018 #Free Space (Photos Italo Rondinella)

Vietnam-based Vo Trong Nghia (VTN) @vtnnghia bring their bamboo building expertise to the @venice.architecture.biennale with a major pavilion outside of the Arsenale. #venicebiennale2018 #biennalearchitettura2018

@edg.nyc, a New York architecture and engineering firm focuses on technology-driven design and the restoration of buildings. For the past five years, edg has been engaged with research into the combination of 3D-printing technologies and methods of casting in concrete. Read more on archpaper.com
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After thirty-five years of vacancy and deterioration, Detroit’s Wurlitzer Building is making sweet music in Motown again. The Siren Hotel, recently opened inside the svelte historic #terracotta building, is the work of ASH NYC, a firm premised on bridging the worlds of interior design and property development. ASH NYC simultaneously acts as designer, developer, owner, and operator of the #hotel , and, with assistance from Quinn Evans Architects (QEA), has restored many of the building’s 1926 features, including #travertine floors and #plaster ceilings.
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At the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, the Pavilion of the Holy See, Vatican Chapels, is located on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore. The structure is an ode to the vocabulary of traditional Scandinavian wooden stave churches and houses an exhibition of Gunnar Asplund’s drawings of the Woodland Chapel it was inspired by. Architects Francesco Magnani and Traudy Pelzel formed the prismatic visage formed with 9,000 Alpi wooden shingles. Meanwhile, the interior is encased in stark white wooden panels that create a soft, ethereal atmosphere.

AN is at the #biennalearchitettura2018. In this image the #Belgian Pavilion has been transformed into a very bright, very blue, performance space. @labiennale

Check back often for AN’s coverage of the Venice Biennale all week. #venicebiennale2018 #architecture

Wrangling with the issues of pollution and #industrial #waste, Ann Arbor, Michigan–based collective T+E+A+M is pushing forward with innovative approaches to appropriating and reinterpreting the industrial relics of America’s Rust Belt. T+E+A+M draws upon the postindustrial landscape—often #Detroit—as a source of inspiration, places where disused materials are salvaged, recast, and used as architectural tools and standalone structures.

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Although architects design new buildings for well-endowed nonprofits all the time, it is somewhat uncommon for firms known for high #design to take on super-low-budget commissions. But Inaba Williams was up for the challenge. For a new preschool in Clinton Hill, #Brooklyn, the Inaba Williams team drew out the quirks of an awkward, column-filled interior to deliver a luminous space that supports the school’s commitment to immersion in Japanese language and culture.

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Designed by @brooks_scarpa, the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) in Cedar City, Utah, has no back facade and as such, the traditional mechanical requirements were approached intentionally to create the appearance of a smooth, unbroken surface. Located within the facade are many seamless concealed doors, masking the mechanical requirements. One precast panel on the east facade, facing the sculpture garden, swings out to reveal the mechanical room behind it. Read more on archpaper.com
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With #perspective comes power, and a fun-filled, #quirky demonstration of this can be found in Disappear Here at the Royal Institution of British Architects (RIBA) in London, courtesy of British architect Sam Jacob and curator Marie Bak Mortensen. Disappear Here greets visitors with a vestibule of #turquoise tones. Faux entrances, layered like a theatre set, recede in height and hue in a nod to the techniques employed by #Renaissance painters who used light shades of #blue to indicate #depth in #paintings.

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