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NL Architects at Venice Biennale

By: Pearl - Published: • References: nlarchitects.nl & dezeen
Dutch Architects, NL will be exhibiting their vision of virtual architecture at the 11th International Architecture Exhibition (Venice Biennale) “Out There: Architecture Beyond Building” in the Italian Pavilion.

True to the theme, they have many images of architectural fantasies which reflect on today’s realities. Often we under use product capacities so a highway that resembles a roller coaster which will require vehicular speeds exceeding 200 km/h. The picture of towers represents the unused office space in the major capitals of Europe - 18 square km or the equivalent of 50 twin towers.

With crowded sky ways, perhaps planes should fly more efficiently, like birds in a vee-formation? What about the plastic trash piling up in the oceans as garbage icebergs (trashbergs)? The Dutch call wind turbines “pollution of the horizon” so they could be designed with a more aesthetic feel? Wind turbines that resemble flowers?

Their “Google Forest” showing a satellite view of a coastline brings attention to the rising oceans and loss of land.

Last but not least, the architects wonder if the reverse could happen where cities are transported onto cruise ships. Stats for Architectural Fantasy Exhibits Trending: Older & Chilly
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