Venice Architecture Biennale 2021: Nature as the Ultimate Architect

Many of this year's participants looked to the natural world for their innovations

The 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale was destined to be a memorable event for a multitude of reasons. Perhaps the most obvious: it’s one of the first international events open to the public since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. After so many months of lockdowns, forced closures and virtual viewing rooms, an occasion like this—meeting with new and old peers—was undoubtedly a strange and exhilarating …

Explore the Venice Architecture Biennale 2021 Online

In advance of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2021 (which opens to the public on 22 May) six nations—Estonia, Switzerland, Lithuania, Great Britain, Finland and Luxembourg—worked together to develop Biennale Pavilions, an independent digital platform that grants visitors access to their physical entries, events and broadcasts. Currently the growing list includes 19 countries that plan to utilize the platform, which will incorporate an archive for people …

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 Rigid geographic distinctions may seem outdated in contemporary architecture, nonetheless it’s interesting to see the thematic or stylistic spirit of a country—and what it says about the future of that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 …