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Venice Dispatch: Highlights from the National Pavilions

While the Korean pavilion won the Golden Lion, and Chile took the silver, many other national participations in the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale offered interesting variations on Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014, the theme set out by director Rem Koolhaas. Click the image below to view a slide show of highlights as well as a special presentation by London's Architectural Association School and a new set of drawings by Daniel Libeskind.

June 10, 2014
Photo © Architectural Record
Kingdom of Bahrain
Fundamentalists and Other Arab Modernisms
Curators: George Arbid, Bernard Khoury – Arab Center for Architeture


The Bahrain pavilion presents a vast library of 100 years of Modernism in the Arab world surrounding a round table set with a map that shows the region shaped by forces from colonialism to real-estate development.

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