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Floornaturelive and the Spanish pavilion at the 2014 Biennale in Venice
The Spanish pavilion at the 2014 Biennale, the 14th international architecture exhibition in Venice examines the concept of “Interior”. The exhibition pavilion curator is Iñaki Ábalos, and it explores interiors as the foundations of architecture.

Faithful to the “Fundamentals”, theme launched by the director of the Biennale of Venezia 2014, Rem Koolhaas, the Spanish pavilion in the Giardini focuses on a crucial theme of architecture: interiors.

With the help of a number of examples of Spanish architecture and references to modern history, like Coderch or even earlier architects such as Gaudì, curator Iñaki Ábalos explores his nation’s interiors.

In his own words, “(…) the interior speaks of space, and space is, by definition, the theme of architecture”.

Visitors to the pavilion are greeted by large images integrated into its space, where the contemporary and traditional architecture chosen for the Biennale is represented and accompanied by the architectural drawings. A multi-layered concept, focusing on the interior space and in particular on works that offer a combination of historical heritage, innovation and modernity. A clear reference to the increasingly pressing demands on the world of contemporary architecture to convert, regenerate and revive architectural heritage. 

AMID.Cero9, Josep Llinàs I Carmona, MGM (Morales De Giles Architects) + Miguel Hernández Valencia, Solid Arquitectura / Sotomaroto Architects, Carlos Arroyo Architects, Churtichaga+Quadra-Salcedo Arquitectos, Cruz Y Ortiz Arquitectos, Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos, Manuel Ocaña Architecture And Thought Production Office, Ábalos+Sentkiewicz Arquitectos, Javier García-Solera Vera, RCR Aranda, Pigem, Vilalta Arquitectes
Commissioner: Government of Spain, Ministry of Public Works; AC/E, Acción Cultural Española;  AECID, Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation and The Caja de Arquitectos Foundation.
Curator: Iñaki Ábalos.
Additional Curators: Enrique Encabo, Inmaculada E. Maluenda, Lluís Ortega.
Location: Padiglione ai Giardini
14th International Architecture Exhibitions – Fundamentals
dates: 7 June - 23 November 2014
location: Venice (Italy)
Spanish pavilion, Biennale grounds of the Giardini
Photography: see captions, courtesy of http://www.bienalesdearquitectura.es/

Sede de la Fundación Francisco Giner de los Ríos 
Francisco Giner de los Ríos Foundation Headquarters
Madrid, 2005-2014
Fotografía Photography
José Hevia

Casa Mediterráneo
Casa Mediterráneo…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Alicante, 2010-2013
Manuel Ocaña Architecture Thought Production Office
Fotografía Photography
José Hevia

Edificio de viviendas sociales
Social housing 
Madrid, 2008-2011
Solid Arquitectura/Sotomaroto Arquitectos
Fotografía Photography
José Hevia

Centro cultural L’Atlàntida
L’Atlàntida Cultural Centre.
Vic (Girona), 2007-2010
Josep Llinàs, Joseop Llobet, Pedro Ayesta, Laia Vives
Fotografía Photography
José Hevia

Ámsterdam (Países Bajos), 2001-2013
Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos
Fotografía Photography
José Hevia

Red Bull Music Academy
Red Bull Music Academy.
Madrid, 2011
Langarita-Navarro arquitectos
Fotografía Photography
José Hevia


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