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Lesley Lokko's The Laboratory of the Future Architecture Biennale 2023

03-06-2022

Lesley Lokko's The Laboratory of the Future Architecture Biennale 2023

The 18th International Architecture Exhibition, curated by Lesley Lokko, will take place from 20 May to 26 November 2023 in the usual venues of the Giardini and the Arsenale, as well as other venues in the city of Venice. The title and theme of the event “The Laboratory of the Future”, was announced and unveiled on 31 May.

2022 Art Biennale and representations of urban space

27-04-2022

2022 Art Biennale and representations of urban space

The 59th International Art Exhibition at Biennale di Venezia has opened. Curated by Cecilia Alemani, the exibition entitled “The milk of dreams” was conceived and organised at a time of great instability and uncertainty due to the pandemic and even reacts to the latest geopolitical developments with Piazza Ucraina.

The home and museum of Mariano Fortuny, an artist and designer who never ceases to amaze

25-04-2022

The home and museum of Mariano Fortuny, an artist and designer who never ceases to amaze

The home and museum of Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo, an eclectic genius whose inventions in lighting, fashion, set design and interior design went down in early twentieth-century history, has reopened in Venice. Redesigned by Pier Luigi Pizzi, an architect and great master of theatre direction, Palazzo Fortuny once again reflects its owner’s spirit, suggesting a number of themes for study.

David Chipperfield Architects Procuratie Vecchie Venice

21-04-2022

David Chipperfield Architects Procuratie Vecchie Venice

The Procuratie Vecchie in Venice were recently opened to the public for the first time, five hundred years after their construction. Built in the sixteenth century to house the public attorneys of San Marco, the Procuratie Vecchie have undergone a complex restoration project under David Chipperfield Architects’ Milan office to allow them to continue playing a social role: the third floor of the building is home to The Human Safety Net, a foundation established by Generali to help vulnerable people develop their potential.

Hands, head and heart: handcrafted excellence at Homo Faber 2022

21-04-2022

Hands, head and heart: handcrafted excellence at Homo Faber 2022

Fondazione Cini, on the Venetian island of San Giorgio Maggiore, hosts the spectacular second edition of Homo Faber, an event for contemporary handcrafting organised by the Michelangelo Foundation. The wonders and secrets of the arts and crafts are revealed in 15 exhibitions open until May 1, and Japan, as guest of honour, establishes a dialogue with European cultures.

The dates of the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale and the curator, Lesley Lokko, have been announced

21-12-2021

The dates of the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale and the curator, Lesley Lokko, have been announced

Lesley Lokko, architect, writer and university lecturer, founder and director of the African Futures Institute, a postgraduate school in architecture and public events platform, was appointed as curator of the 18th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia 2023. The Board of La Biennale di Venezia announced the news on December 14, 2021, together with the dates of the international event that will take place in the Italian city from May 20 to November 26, 2023.

H&A Associati designs NH Collection Venezia Murano Villa

07-12-2021

H&A Associati designs NH Collection Venezia Murano Villa

On the island of Murano, renowned for its long tradition of glass-making, an old and historic glass factory has been the subject of a careful urban regeneration project, carried out by the H&A Associati architectural firm, and transformed into a new hotel for the NH Collection chain. Brick is the fil rouge that ties together the pre-existing buildings to the new construction elements in every part of the complex, from the internal spaces to the common areas, up to the rooms and suites.

The themes of COP26 and of the Venice Biennale in the webinars organised by the Iris Ceramica Group

25-11-2021

The themes of COP26 and of the Venice Biennale in the webinars organised by the Iris Ceramica Group

The last week of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of the Biennale di Venezia also saw the conclusion of the offer of webinars promoted by the Iris Ceramica Group as part of Resilient Communities - Italian Pavilion and organised by The Plan magazine. Thanks to the contributions of the many and important international guests, the themes covered by COP26, the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties, were addressed and adapted to the architectural landscape. Moreover, the virtuous processes of urban regeneration carried out in various so-called Italian media cities were also presented, which saw a high and interested participation of the part of the public.

2021 Festa dell’Architetto and winners of the Italian awards

16-11-2021

2021 Festa dell’Architetto and winners of the Italian awards

Venice hosted the Festa dell’Architetto 2021 on November 5. The Conference of the Orders of Architects, Planners, Landscape Architects and Conservationists in the Sala delle Colonne in Ca’ Giustinian, home of La Biennale di Venezia, concluded with a keynote address by architect Jette Cathrin Hopp of Snøhetta, president of the annual prize jury, and the presentation of the “Architetto/a Italiano/a 2021” and “Giovane Talento dell’Architettura italiana 2021” awards.

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