Venice Architecture Biennale 2012

Featured event: Venice Architecture Biennale

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