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Dutch Pavilion Re-Set Presents a Dynamic Re-thinking of Disused Space at the Venice Architecture Biennale

Posted By Tafline Laylin On September 6, 2012 @ 7:34 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Design,Gallery,Urban design | No Comments

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The Dutch pavilion [1] draws attention to a new set of conditions under which modern architects are working. No longer blessed with wide swaths of empty land or large budgets, designers instead have to work within the constraints of an already-built landscape. This is a particular concern in Holland, where hundreds of buildings remain disused.

So, instead of building anew at the Venice Architecture Biennale [2], the Netherlands commissioned Petra Blaisse [3] to design tall, shimmering pink and silver curtains that are constantly shifting in order to demonstrate a creative and tactile approach to re-imagining space.

In addition to taking an independent approach to the biennale, the Netherlands appears to be critiquing the event itself, as it allows entire buildings (including the Dutch pavilion) to lay fallow for nine months of every year when that space could be adapted to some kind of other meaningful re-use [4].

+ Netherlands Architecture Institute [5]

Photos by Rob ‘t Hart [6], Flickr

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[1] The Dutch pavilion: http://inhabitat.com/dutch-student-pavilion-design-goes-zero-energy/

[2] Venice Architecture Biennale: http://inhabitat.com/david-chipperfield-masterminds-2012-venice-architecture-biennale-on-topic-of-common-ground/

[3] Petra Blaisse: http://www.insideoutside.nl

[4] adapted to some kind of other meaningful re-use: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adaptive_reuse

[5] + Netherlands Architecture Institute: http://en.nai.nl/content/1225149/re-set

[6] Photos by Rob ‘t Hart: http://www.flickr.com/photos/naiphoto/7880046742/in/set-72157631288114716/

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