Venice Takeaway: Ideas to Change British Architecture

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RIBA, London
26 February – 27 April 2013

Venice Takeaway, first seen at the 2012 Venice Architectural Biennale, presents the work of ten architectural teams that travelled the world to seek imaginative responses to universal issues and explore the common ground of architecture. The exhibition charts their course in Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Russia, Thailand and the USA.

The research and proposals in the main gallery come in the form of photography, drawing, film and objects, and suggest ambitious ideas to address challenging issues facing architects and clients in Britain today.  A second gallery in the form of a pin-up space highlights further studies and experiments resulting from the teams’ travels, often developed in collaboration with fellow practitioners and students.

Venice Takeaway shows that there is much to be gained from looking outwards, beyond our own borders to share ideas and expand our horizons about what is possible.  The exhibition is also a reminder of the important role that observation and thinking plays in the process of design, taking inspiration from Albert Einstein who said, ‘If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?’

Venice Takeaway at British Pavilion, 13th International Architecture Biennale, Venice

29 August – 25 November 2012

Venice Takeaway at the British Pavilion, Venice
Cristiano Corte

‘Research Emporium’ at Venice Takeaway, Venice
 Cristiano Corte 

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