Australian/German firm Laboratory for Visionary Architecture LAVA has works featured in two exhibitions at the Venice Architecture Biennale in June 2014.
From the Architects:
LAVA's creative green projects are featured in the “Alpitecture Meets Biennale – Topographic Structures” exhibition at the Palazzo Bollani.
And LAVA's award‐winning solution for revitalising old buildings by reskinning is one of eleven unbuilt projects in ‘Augmented Australia’ at the virtual Australian Pavilion.
Tobias Wallisser, director of LAVA Berlin said of ‘Alpitecture Meets Biennale’: ‘inside our spatial hollow, inspired by Irving’s sleepy hollow tale, are some of LAVA’s key green projects. Mirrored, recycled cardboard creates a layered, topographic structure that is choreographed by the viewer. Every move creates a new visual perception fusing contextual relationships and dynamic conditions ‐ a trademark of LAVA’s projects.
Alexander Rieck, Stuttgart director, added: ‘We hope visitors to the Biennale will be inspired by the exhibition at the Palazzo, located close to the Arsenale. We are proud to be featured alongside internationally renowned architectural firms such as Zaha Hadid, GRAFT and BLAURAUM ARCHITEKTEN in showcasing our visionary projects ’.
And Chris Bosse, Asia Pacific director of LAVA, said: ‘We are excited that our award‐winning Tower Skin is one of eleven unbuilt Australian projects to be chosen for the virtual Australian Pavilion. To exhibit unbuilt buildings in an unbuilt pavilion is a genius idea of the curators. While the tower concept references the Sydney Opera House sails, nature, the harbour and all that is Sydney, it also addresses global issues such as timescales of fashion and technology and future proofing of buildings.’
‘It will be beautiful to be back in Venice where my work on the Beijing Watercube was given the Atmosphere Award in 2004.’