“Boldness is the fairest way to establish a dialogue with the massive forces of nature”, says the Chilean Pritzker-winner in an interview with Icon
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Friday, 14 September 2018 15:21

Ira von Fürstenberg: Unique Objects

The princess and designer Ira von Fürstenberg has created a line of objets d'art that are part-bestiary, part-kunstkammer

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Friday, 06 April 2018 12:12

16th Architecture Biennale, Venice

Various locations, Venice

26 may 2018 - 25 November 2018

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If you can design one thing, you can design everything, wrote Massimo Vignelli. Venice-based duo Zaven are out to prove it. From product design to graphics to installations, they’re causing ripples far beyond the Grand Canal

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Thursday, 03 July 2014 10:21

Icon 134: Venice Biennale

Icon’s latest issue, available from 3 July, features in-depth analysis of the Venice Biennale, from the story behind the British pavilion by its curator Sam Jacob to a Japanese architectural detective agency. Read a full list of contents and subscribe to the magazine here

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Friday, 23 May 2014 15:20

Venice Architecture Biennale

Various venues, Venice
7 June 2014 – 23 November 2014

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Italian collective Breaking the Mould’s collaboration with Salviati, and the resulting exhibition at London’s Aram Gallery, is a bid to revive the fortunes of glass.

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Tuesday, 23 August 2011 10:59

Seed of Narcissus by Tomas Libertiny

Tomas Libertiny and his 60,000 bees tested the limits of Venetian glassmaking to produce their largest collaboration to date.

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Thursday, 18 August 2011 16:48

Wim Wenders

The vast, empty landscapes of the filmmaker’s photographs are an appropriately still counterpart to his films.

Published in Review
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 17:06

Saving Venice

Synthetic biologist Dr Rachel Armstrong has designed an artificial cell programmed to form a limestone reef that would shore up the crumbling foundations of Venice. Could these microscopic agents succeed where the might of civil engineering has so far failed?

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011 12:15

Glass masters at Berengo Studio

Artists, architects and designers – among them Zaha Hadid and Kiki & Joost – come to the Berengo Studio in the Venetian Lagoon to work with its glass masters, part of a project to restore art to the craft.

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Monday, 15 September 2008 15:49

The Venice Biennale of Architecture

Icon is just back from the Venice Biennale of Architecture. We haven't yet had a chance to commit our thoughts to paper but here's a slideshow to give you a taste of what was there.
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