As the Venice Architecture Biennale ends its first week, we ask five British attendees for their response to David Chipperfield’s Common Ground theme and to name their personal highlights
Chipperfield’s Common Ground show in the Arsenale packs a lot in — but it’s worth the effort to get to the end
Satisfaction guaranteed as Common Ground continues at Giardini
Winning national pavilion is worthy, but lacks the usual magic
Hard bitten by recession, this year’s national pavilions have seen even the most inventive employ a minimal approach
Is the British Council’s Venice Takeaway junkfood or haute cuisine?
Less than favourable write-ups didn’t dampen the party mood at the British Pavilion
Prizegiving at the Giardini
Who’s been given the five-star treatment in Venice — and who hasn’t?
Chipperfield aims to change public view of the profession
Floating cinema guests got more than they bargained for
Chipperfield no-show at photoshoot
Which world famous architect was refused entry to Chipperfield’s cocktail do?
Venice is hit by a maelstrom — but which architect narrowly avoided death?
Brazil’s official participation investigates the intersection between traditional and contemporary artistic tendencies
The Mexican pavilion is a celebration of Mexican culture and an act of defiance towards ‘pure and clean architecture’
The Dutch pavilion opens up the many possibilities that an exisiting or vacant structure has to offer
The french pavilion explores the potential of Dorsale-Est, a city that doesn’t appear on any administrative map
Russia’s pavilion is an entirely devoted to the Silicon Valley-esque Skolkovo Innovation Centre project
The Spanish pavilion explores the vital importance of research processes in architecture.
British Pavilion will respond to ‘Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014’ theme
More than 178,000 attend Chipperfield-curated architecture exhibition, almost 5% more than 2010
Coop Himmelb(l)au principal accused of hypocrisy after criticising visitors’ “vanity”
Top honour also goes to Toyo Ito-curated Japanese pavilion