Saturday, November 8, 2008

Monocle - Fantastic Design Magazine

Here are several links to Monocles most interesting videos.

Hosted every other year, the Venice Architecture Biennale invites some of the most conceptual thinkers from around the world to flex their creative muscles to interpret a set theme. This year's curator was Cincinnati Art Museum director Aaron Betsky and his topic of choice "Out There - Architecture Beyond Building". In the first of two films Sarah Balmond reports on the laboratory of ideas in the Arsenale exhibition grounds.

In our second film report from the Venice Architecture Biennale, Sarah Balmond visits the curated exhibitions in the Giardini, where national pavilions were transformed into temples to architectural thought.

Founded 32 years ago, Nigerian capital Abuja was a Utopian dream. But it became marred by corruption and few could afford to live there. Today, as the cranes return, its new minister is attempting to forge a truly African city.

via: Monocle

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