Building Parts #1

“Our time is taking the sculptural abstraction of a regular building perhaps further than ever before. Still, all of our “blobs”, “algorithmic structures”, “wedges”, “potato chips”, etc. are re-organisations of a limited set of elemental building parts. The catalog of these parts has remained the same ever since our ancestors had THE idea of human history: the switch from finding shelter to building it. This text goes through the most important element: the Wall.


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The vernissage guests of the Venice Biennale 2018 today witnessed our contribution at the Nordic Pavilion where we submitted a discussion ”On Boundaries - Confini” with Eero Lunden about architecture and its possible futures. The library exhibition in the neighboring Finnish pavilion in the Giardini features some models of the upcoming Helsinki Central Library, "Oodi", conceived in Janne's previous partnership, Ala architects (Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki, Janne Teräsvirta and Samuli Woolston). The biennale will be open for public from 26.5. to 25.11.2018