Best National Participants at 2018’s Venice Architecture Biennale

Countries and independent states present pavilions outlining their visions for the future

One of the most anticipated events of the Biennale Architettura in Venice is the unveiling of the national participant pavilions. Rigid geographic distinctions may seem outdated in contemporary architecture, nonetheless it’s interesting to see the thematic or stylistic spirit of a country—and what it says about the future of that nation’s creative and artistic development. This year, many warrant attention for their eye-catching presentations and …

16th International Architecture Exhibition: Freespace

Exploring the Venice festival's fascinating and innovative community-focused projects

Oftentimes, architecture exhibitions tend to center on achievements of famous architects or wild designs, but the 16th Biennale Architettura (aka International Architecture Exhibition in Venice) is different in that its attention has shifted to the ways in which space is used, rather than just the buildings themselves or “starchitects.” This year’s theme “Freespace” was chosen by curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara and has somewhat …