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Free download of SPAINLAB Spanish Pavilion. 2012 Venice Biennial


AF users can now download the SPAINLAB Spanish Pavilion publication for free in PDF. 13th International Architecture Exhibition. 2012 Venice Biennial

This book aims to draw a broad perspective on the topic chosen as the leitmotiv by the curators, Antón García-Abril and Débora Mesa, for the Spanish Pavilion at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennial: innovation. For this purpose, three different parts will structure the publication. After the presentation, undertaken by the institutions and articles by the curators, seven small research cases will be presented, dedicated respectively to the participating teams —Ecosistema Urbano, Vicente Guallart (as Head architect of the Barcelona City Council) Menis Arquitectos, RCR Aranda Pigem Vilalta Arquitectes, Enric Ruiz Geli / Cloud 9, Sancho-Madridejos Architecture Office and selgascano— that integrate the surveying of the facilities, written manifestos and an interview with the editors of the catalogue, Inma E. Maluenda and Enrique Encabo. Finally, a selection of images of the pavilion serves as the climax to the critical body, an unpublished interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist of Miguel Fisac and an essay by Nader Tehrani, offering a particular perspective on the past and the future of innovation in architecture in Spain.


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