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Impressions of the Architecture Biennale 2012 in Venice

The best thing about the Architecture Biennale is that it is in Venice. Venice is not only one of the most beautiful cities in the world, it is also one of the most contrary: nothing works the way one would expect in La Serenissima. Thank goodness.

A Biennale preview is therefore not only enlivened by meeting lots of headstrong architects – many fascinating little encounters and impressions that are absolutely unique to the Biennale in Venice are an integral and endearing part of the experience. Here is a small selection of these.

Venice Architecture Biennale

Arsenale - SANAA, photograph: Christian Schittich

Venice Architecture Biennale

Arsenale - Luis Fernandez-Galiano, photograph: Claudia Fuchs

Venice Architecture Biennale

Photograph: Jonas Stürzebecher

Venice Architecture Biennale

Arsenale - O´Donnell + Tuomey, photograph: Christian Schittich

Venice Architecture Biennale

Arsenale - Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, photograph: Christian Schittich

Venice Architecture Biennale

Arsenale - Herzog & de Meuron, photograph: Christian Schittich

Venice Architecture Biennale

Arsenale - Pavilion of the Kingdom of Bahrain , photograph: Christian Schittich

Venice Architecture Biennale

Arsenale - Farshid Moussavi, photograph: Claudia Fuchs

Venice Architecture Biennale

Arsenale - Farshid Moussavi, photograph: Christian Schittich

Venice Architecture Biennale

Arsenale - Oil tanks in the Chinese Pavilion, photograph: Christian Schittich

Venice Architecture Biennale

Venice - Case Studio Vogt, photograph: Claudia Fuchs

Venice Architecture Biennale

Arsenale - Case Studio Vogt, photograph: Jonas Stürzebecher

Venice Architecture Biennale

David Chipperfield with journalists, photograph: Claudia Fuchs

Venice Architecture Biennale

Photograph: Jonas Stürzebecher

Venice Architecture Biennale

Warka Water in Palazzo Bembo by Arturo Vittori and

Venice Architecture Biennale

Andreas Vogler, photographs: Frank Kaltenbach

Venice Architecture Biennale

Giardini - Belgian Pavilion (Joke Schauvliege), photograph: Claudia Fuchs

Venice Architecture Biennale

Giardini - French Pavilion (Yves Lion), photograph: Jonas Stürzebecher

Venice Architecture Biennale

Giardini - French Pavilion (Yves Lion), photograph: Claudia Fuchs

Venice Architecture Biennale

Giardini - Brazilian Pavilion (Heitor Martins), photograph: Jonas Stürzebecher

Venice Architecture Biennale

Photograph: Jonas Stürzebecher

Venice Architecture Biennale

Photograph: Jonas Stürzebecher

Venice Architecture Biennale

Giardini - Steve Parnell, photograph: Christian Schittich

Venice Architecture Biennale

Giardini - Israel, photograph: Jonas Stürzebecher

Venice Architecture Biennale

Giardini - Japanese Pavilion (Toyo Ito), photograph: Christian Schittich

Venice Architecture Biennale

Architect/Geographer – Le Foyer de Taiwan, photograph: Christian Schittich

Venice Architecture Biennale

Giardini - Garden Central Pavilion, photograph: Christian Schittich

Venice Architecture Biennale

Giardini - Toshiko Mori, photograph: Christian Schittich.

Venice Architecture Biennale

Giardini - Nordic Pavilion, photograph: Jonas Stürzebecher

Venice Architecture Biennale

Giardini - Spazio Esedra, photograph: Claudia Fuchs

Venice Architecture Biennale

Giardini - German Pavilion (Muck Petzet), photograph: Jonas Stürzebecher

Venice Architecture Biennale

Ciao, Bella!

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