27 May '16, 3pm

Amazing arches and domes built at Venice Architecture Bienale

The Venice Architecture Bienale opens on the 28 of May, and Designboom is getting a preview. One installation is a bit of a preview itself. We have covered Foster + Partners' designs for drone ports in Rwanda; now they have built a piece of it in Venice. Designboom writes: Located at the end of the Arsenale, the pavilion serves as a symbolic gateway to the newly opened public park. the possibility of it remaining as a permanent structure is also under consideration. The color of the earth-based products is a careful match with the historic buildings which surround it. the prototype vault comprises two outer surfaces, with an inner layer of traditional tiles. Compared to traditional burnt clay bricks, the use of stabilized earth does not require intensive use of fuel to achieve its performance. © Foster + Partners Looking at it under construction, it appears to be a classic...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/amazing-arch...

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