Is architecture possible according to the United States? It is only made of wood
From Venice: is architecture possible according to the United States? It is only made of wood
Building in softwood: this is the response of the American pavilion to the essential question of the biennale: “How do we live together?”
Many will remember the last scenes of The witness – the witness, A popular film directed by Peter Weir in 1985 and in 1986 it won two Oscars. These scenes where the protagonist Harrison Ford joins the Hamish community to build together a barn made entirely of wood. It’s the atmosphere that reigns United States Pavilion at the Architecture Biennale: Softwood construction. Historically the best classification to meet the needs of population and economic growth in the US Midwest. Surprisingly, the construction method still prevails: today, in the United States, more than 90% of new homes are built with wood frames.
A method favored over time by the abundance of pine and spruce forests, by the simplicity and speed of the construction technique, which can also be carried out by unskilled workers. It still influences contemporary life. “Reflect democratic ideals in subtle but important ways“, We read in the declaration of the flag. Certainly a level playing field, where the best standard beams can be bought even in the poorest neighborhoods. Construction method with a wooden frame “It is the nation’s most overlooked contribution to architectureThe wing tries to heal this vulva.
How to accept the choices of the past? What kind of future can we create? The gallery answers these questions by improving the most popular building style in the United States. He asks if “A strong and important future in design that cannot be born from an ordinary pastThose who visit the biennale will be surprised by External revolution Pavilion: Since the authors chose to complete the Delano and Aldrich project in the 1930s, which focused on classical European architecture, with wood-frame architecture. Which became the new facade of the historic building.
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