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“Home at Arsenale” at the Slovenian Pavilion in Venice


After having spent some time with your head in the clouds at the Swiss Pavilion, spying on Japanese tiny houses and getting dazzled under the artificial sunrays of Lightscapes, don’t forget to feel right at home in the Slovenian Pavilion at the 15th annual Venice Architecture Biennale. 

Its “Home at Arsenale” installation, featuring a latticed library, is as a cozy domestic space. It is a 1:1 site-specific inhabitable spatial wooden structure conceived by AljošaDekleva and Tina Gregorič addressing the notion of home and dwelling as a current and critical issue.

Besides being a warm space surrounded by intriguing geometric patterns, it is a great library presenting a must-read selection of books on architecture. Over 300 texts were chosen by invited architects, artists, critics and curators from various backgrounds. But do not linger too long……there plenty of other things waiting for you ahead.

Maria Novozhilova


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