TEN EVENTS AND PLACES AROUND THE WORLD WORTH VISITING THIS AUTUMN
This year’s Venice Architecture Biennale, which shares the city’s Giardini park on alternating years with its sister fair, the Venice Biennale, is most exciting. It’s twice as long as usual, running six months instead of the regular three, and curated by Rem Koolhaas, whose architecture studio, Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), has created some of the world’s most impressive buildings. In true OMA fashion, this year’s biennale is a vehicle for architecture rather than architects, operating under the single, research-focused theme of Fundamentals. National pavilions will examine each country’s response to modernism over the past century, while Koolhaas, in collaboration with key architectural schools, will present Essential Elements of Architecture, an examination of a building’s components, such as walls, toilets, stairs and balconies, and their importance.