Architects against social inequalities at the Venice Biennale

by Beatrice Credi - 2016.05.30
Architects against social inequalities at the Venice Biennale
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Architects at the Venice Biennale this year wanted to stress their ability to face the challenges of inequality and poverty in the world. Many projects that focus on simple and ecological solution against the imbalances of the planet. With the title "Live from the front", the 15th edition h 88 professionals - 33 are under 40 - from 37 countries. Most of the projects presented in Laguna were made with poor materials (wood, stone). As the original and poetic creations of Paraguayan Solano Benitez made of clay and bricks visible in the Biennale gardens, with which he has transformed "the scarcity in abundance". The Mexican Juan Casillas instead helps young people build green homes with biodegradable materials, in Ciudad Juarez, one of the most violent cities in the world. In addition, a tower made of bamboo and biodegradable plastic for collecting rainwater, dew and fog, illustrates the new architectural wonders, thinking both to the social and the environment side. Entitled "Warka Water", it was inspired by a tree that is in Ethiopia and it is the work of the Italian Arturo Vittori.

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