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Venice Architecture Biennale 2012

Dezeen is in Venice this week for the preview of the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale, which opens to the public on Wednesday and runs until 25 November.

See our photos from the first day on Facebook, see all our preview stories here and watch our interview with director of the biennale David Chipperfield here, in which he urges the profession to address “the 99.99% of the rest of the world which architects are not dealing with” in order to avoid becoming merely “urban decorators.”

Above image: Vessel by O'Donnell + Tuomey Architects in the Arsenale

Architects risk becoming "urban decorators"
- David Chipperfield

Architects risk becoming "urban decorators" - David Chipperfield

With the Venice Architecture Biennale opening next week, here's a full transcript of our interview with its director David Chipperfield, who explains the thinking behind this year's theme, Common Ground.

Chipperfield stresses the need for the profession to address "the 99.99% of the rest of the world which architects are not dealing with." Otherwise he says, architects risk being relegated to being "urban decorators." More »

British Council announce “explorers”
for Venice Architecture Biennale 2012


Dezeen Wire:
 the British Council have revealed the names of architects, curators and researchers who will gather material about exotic places to present at an exhibition entitled Venice Takeaway in the British Pavilion at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale.

The list includes London architecture studios dRMM and Aberrant Architecture, as well as London Architecture Diary editor-in-chief Elias Redstone and non-profit organisation Forum for Alternative BelfastMore »

"David Chipperfield to curate 2012
Venice Biennale"- The Guardian


Dezeen Wire:
David Chipperfield is to curate the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale, becoming the first British architect to take on the role - The Guardian

The official announcement has been delayed because of Chipperfield's reservations over working with Giulio Malgara, who was expected to become the director of the biennale and is a friend of Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. Following Berlusconi's decision to stand down it is expected that current director Paolo Baratta will retain the role as biennale director.

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