Month: September 2014

A Modernist Arabia

The Arab Center for Architecture (ACA) presents the story of pan-Arab modernism for the Kingdom of Bahrain pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale, curated by George Arbid and Bernard Khoury. The Lebanon-based archive chose 100 buildings from across the region to represent 20th-century architectural progress. Conceived of as a counterpoint to the polarised perception of Arab architecture as either […]

The Stars of Venice

As eyes turn to the Venice Architecture Biennale once again, three critics: Hillary French, Maria Cristina Didero, and Merlin Fulcher, share their views on Selections’ favourite installations this year. Curated by Rem Koolhaas, this 14th edition aimed to emphasise the role of research in architecture, hinging around the central statement Absorbing Modernity 1914–2014   ELEMENTS [central exhibition] by […]