2012 Venice Biennale Complete Coverage


Friday, Aug 31, 2012: End of Opening Week


Postcard From Venice: After the Preview is Over

With all the focus on it's opening week, it's easy to forget the Venice biennale continues on for another three months. After the preview...

a visitor pulls down one of the 124 project banners in the u.s. pavilion to get a closer look.

New Pictures from the U.S. Pavilion

Freecell has released new pictures of the award-winning U.S. Pavilion at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice...


A Look Inside the Canadian Pavilion

Canada's national exhibition, "Migrating Landscapes" looks at dwellings in an era of ever-increasing mobility.

"shifting ground" at the Pavilion of Ireland

Commissioner Elizabeth Francis and curator John McLaughlin created an exhibition that looks at Irish architecture in a global context, and...


Notes From the Biennale: The End of Opening Week

The twittersphere is quieting down as the opening week of the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale draws to a close, but there's still plenty...

ARCHITECT at the Biennale: Arrivederci a Venezia

Opening week of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition has drawn to a close, and though the pavilions and exhibitions will be on...


Thursday, August 30, 2012: Day Two


ARCHITECT at the Biennale: Food, Protests, and Monasteries

Happenings around Venice that caught our correspondent Ian Volner's eye as opening week of the 2012 Venice Biennale winds down.

To Like or To Love at the Venice Architecture Biennale

Filtering the good from the bad, and more often the wonderful from the admirable, is the first order of business at the Venice Architecture...


Postcard From Venice: Day Three of the Architecture Biennale

Russia wins its first-ever award at the Venice Architecture Biennale, Urban-Think Tank and Justin McGirth take home gold, and more.

bernard tschumi's revisited advertisements for architecture at the 2012 venice biennale.

Bernard Tschumi Advertises “Common Ground”

The architect revisits his Advertisements for Architecture for David Chipperfield’s exhibition at the 2012 Venice Biennale.


Notes From the Biennale: Politics and Pavilions

Twitter reactions to the second public day of the 2012 Venice Biennale include more pavilion pics, and the first signs of the preview...


Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012: Public Opening


Japan Takes Home the Golden Lion Award for Best National Participation at the Biennale

Urban-Think Tank also takes home gold, Grafton Architects receives silver, and the U.S. Pavilion and three others are awarded special...

Notes From Venice: The Golden Lion Edition

Folks around the Web had the Architecture Exhibition award winners on the brain, among other interesting happenings in Venice.

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Caracas' Torre David at the Venice Biennale

Urban-Think Tank presents the Venezuelan tallest squat in the world, Caracas' Torre David, through a café at the Venice Biennale where...

Postcard From Venice: Day Two of the Architecture Biennale

Ian Volner's second dispatch from the Venice Architecture Biennale takes him to the Giardino delle Vergini and a first installation from...


chipperfield's "common ground" Ignores the Ground Plane

But, Richard Ingersoll notes, several national pavilions thoughtfully addressed the concerns of the common people.

Eye-catching Highlights from the Public Opening Day of the Venice Biennale

Here's what ARCHITECT editor-in-chief Ned Cramer and correspondant Ian Volner caught today at the Venice Biennale.


Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012: Preview Day Two


Venice Architecture Biennale: Collections at the Arsenale

David Chipperfield’s ‘Common Ground’ lacks singular protagonists. But with collections of the likes of Peter Märkli, Alberto Campo Baeza...

ARCHITECT at the 2012 Venice Biennale

Take a look at what caught our eye during the second preview day of the 2012 Venice Biennale.

the scene at the opening of the nordic pavilion.

Postcard From Venice: Opening Day

Ian Volner is reporting from and live-tweeting the proceedings at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

Notes From Day 2 of the 2012 Venice Biennale Preview

A few reactions from around the Web to the second preview day of the 2012 Venice Biennale, and "Spontaneous Interventions," the exhibition...


Monday, August 27, 2012: Preview


A Look Inside the Nordic Pavilion at the 2012 Venice Biennale

During the preview of the 2012 Venice Biennale, ARCHITECT took a quick glimpse inside other pavilions, including the Nordic Pavilion, which...

Notes From the 2012 Venice Biennale Preview

The twittersphere is abuzz with news from the first preview day of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale.

the courtyard at the delano & aldrich-designed u.s. pavilion at the venice biennale plays host to commonplace, an installation by interboro partners based on the passarelle (the emergency sidewalks deployed during venice's legendary floods). commonplace will host a series of programs and informal gatherings during the biennale, after which the installation will be disassembled and the components given to the city of venice to be deployed around the urban environment.

The U.S. Pavilion Receives Its First Visitors at the Venice Biennale

Though the 13th International Architecture Exhibition doesn’t officially open until Wednesday, "Spontaneous Interventions" opened to the...

entry to the common ground exhibition in the central pavilion at the venice biennale, showing the stone well that represents the venetian struggle to provide a potable water supply to each of the islands that make up the city.

Common Ground, the 13th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale, Opens This Week

Richard Ingersoll tours the central pavilion, which features an exhibition designed by director David Chipperfield and installations from...


The U.S. Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

Full coverage of the exhibition at this year’s U.S. Pavilion.



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