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17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, How will we live together?, Venice, Arsenale, 2019-2021
Research as Architecture - A Laboratory for Houses, Homes and Robots
The post-digital age requires the built environment to become more agile, malleable and adaptive to change. Research as Architecture presents a design attitude that proactively curates spatial, temporal and technological processes, which reach beyond form and create novel identities responding to the complexity and unpredictability of our planet.

The exhibition contribution is a visual journey through two exemplary and radical projects, which address the complementary scales of the biennale sub-themes Communities and Households in their manifold relations. It presents the design of NEST, a dynamic plug-in platform for architectural research, and DFAB HOUSE, an experimental building that demonstrates research in computational design and digital fabrication. As DFAB HOUSE literally plugs into NEST, the visitor is confronted with hitherto unseen entanglements of architectural scales, temporalities and authorship.


La Biennale di Venezia, Architettura

DFAB House

NEST


Credits:
Gramazio Kohler Architects, Zurich

In cooperation with: NCCR DFAB
Client: La Biennale di Venezia
Collaborators: Sarah Schneider (project lead), Hannes Mayer, Leonie Fest, Maxime Evequoz
Selected contractors: Rebiennale, Tommaso Rava
Sponsors: Empa Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology; Institute of Technology in Architecture, ETH Zurich; LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction; Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich; Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia; Sika Schweiz AG; Sika Services AG; se cover GmbH.


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