Posts Tagged ‘Venice’

Chaya Venice restaurant, Venice – California

October 27th, 2016

Kaisen has been a bigger initiative within the company (at the downtown location first) to highlight the varieties of fresh fish they get flown in from Japan almost daily.

T Fondaco dei Tedeschi by Rem Koolhaas and Jamie Fobert, Venice – Italy

October 9th, 2016

The once influential merchant city may not be your typical shopping paradise, but in the realm of tourism Venice is firmly anchored in the upper ranks of Europe’s most destinations, luring plentiful of well-heeled globetrotters to its doorstep along the way. Situated right next the iconic Rialto bridge, the store holds court in an imposing 13th century building that once served as center of commerce between east and west, featuring no less than 7,000 sqm.

Iran national pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016, Venice – Italy

August 22nd, 2016

The pavilion is designed based on a representation of urban schemata of buildings in a reverse order stretched from the ceiling to the walls and parts of the floor. The form is chosen in order to manifest the reverse process of reviving these residential areas and neighborhoods.

Cool Capital South African pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016, Venice – Italy

July 2nd, 2016

The 2016 South African pavilion at building D in the Sale d’Armi presents successful physical outcomes and practical solutions to urban challenges, conceived and implemented by citizens for the citizens of the administrative capital city of South Africa under the umbrella organization of “Cool Capital”.

Pavilion Dou by Jingxiang Zhu at Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice – Italy

June 26th, 2016

The prefabricated volume is described as a ‘Checkered Playroom’ for a kindergarten to be based in a remote region of Western China.

Darzanà vessel at Turkey pavilon at Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice – Italy

June 24th, 2016

Suspended inside one of the many rooms exhibiting at the Darsana, the 30 meter long vessel was built from more than 500 pieces including seven kilometres of steel cable and abandoned materials such as wooden moulds, discarded furniture, signboards and boats.

Czech and Slovak Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016, Venice – Italy

June 6th, 2016

The broad spectrum of opinion the building receives from both Slovakian nationals and foreigners is represented by a series of films, played on wall-mounted screens. Different screens offer opposing strategies for the renovation of the building, which has been in a state of disrepair for a decade.

Forests of Venice pavilion by Kjellander + Sjöberg & Folkhem, Venice – Italy

June 3rd, 2016

Their aim was to demonstrate how versatile wood is as a material, as well as to promote its sustainability in a time when climate change and rising sea levels threaten coastal cities like Venice. The use of wood also references the closely spaced wooden piles that form the city’s foundations.

Losing Myself exhibition by Níall Mclaughlin and Yeoryia Manolopoulou, Venice – Italy

June 1st, 2016

Using a time-based projection, the machine ‘redraws’ the experience of this plan as collectively witnessed by sixteen people occupying the building over the course of one day.

Human-Meditation-Nature installation by Vo Trong Nghia Architects at Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice – Italy

June 1st, 2016

Known for his green-filled architecture, the installation inside the central pavilion visualizes as a small forest of bamboo and plants. Visitors are invited to walk through the structure and in turn, show that architecture is not just about function and beauty, but an approach to connect people with nature.

Zaha Hadid exhibition at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016, Venice – Italy

May 30th, 2016

The showcase presents many of the seminal paintings, drawings and models of Hadid’s repertoire, conveying the ingenuity and dynamism of her architectural projects in a variety of media including photography and film.

Introductory Room at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016, Venice- Italy

May 27th, 2016

Built with the one-hundred tons of waste material generated by the dismantling of the previous Biennale, the ‘Introductory Room’ features an installation that showcases 14 kilometers of metal studs suspended from the ceiling.

British Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016, Venice – Italy

May 27th, 2016

They claim that collective ownership models – where people share the financial burdens of domestic life – is one solution, and could result in homes that are more affordable and more efficient.

Bastia Fuori Store by Andrea Gaio, Mirano – Italy

November 18th, 2015



For the refurbishment of this cosy boutique located in the historic center of Mirano, a town near Venice, the main idea was to use a soft velvet curtain behind which can be hidden the dressing area, the rest room and the storage.

“Places of Memory” – Turkey’s Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014, Venice – Italy

September 8th, 2015



Rather than conducting a historical account of modern epoch in Turkey, presenting an exhaustive catalogue, or trying to capture its unique local attributes, “Places of Memory” attempts to explore the main theme of the biennial via perceptions and experiences.

Together Exhibition by Jaume Plensa at Venice Art Biennale 2015, Venice – Italy

May 15th, 2015

Jaume Plensa brings sculptural installations together for the Venice Art Biennale

Light Portraits by Foscarini

April 6th, 2015

Light Portraits by Foscarini

OPVS store by Emanuel Cestaro, Venice – Italy

October 30th, 2014

Still with roots in the contemporary Industrial style, the store inspiration came also from the Italian modernist architecture in a monochrome palette of materials. Chromed beams, marquina marble, iron concrete and mirrors.

Hourglass Flagship Store by Standard Architecture, Venice – California

September 24th, 2014

The centerpiece of the store is a zigzag-shaped display fixture, composed of onyx quartz and calacatta marble, on which the entire cosmetics collection is displayed.

Peggy Guggheneim Café by Hangar Design Group, Venice – Italy

August 15th, 2014

Peggy Futura was created to pay tribute to the great art collector Peggy Guggheneim, who chose Venice as her residence and whom the city owes the vibrant cultural life that was created around her house, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni.