Architecture

Venice Biennale 2012 / German Pavilion

The German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2012, organized by ARCH + and sponsored among others by Dornbracht, it was curated by Muck Petzet, Konstantin Grcic and Erica Overmeer, the theme is that of the three Rs: REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE, see existing architecture as a resource, a heritage to draw on by redeveloping it , considering this operation as a new creative opportunity for the architect.

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Architecture

Triptyque Architecture, Harmonia_57

Designed by Triptyque and nicknamed Harmonia 57, this office building and artists' studio is nestled in a creative neighborhood on the west side of São Paulo. Two volumes make up the building, which is covered with a porous concrete skin with pockets to house the plants. A complex water recycling network collects rainwater and gray water for use in irrigation and sanitation, while a green roof helps minimize rainwater runoff.

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