La Biennale Di Venezia

Grove, by Philip Beesley and the Living Architecture Systems Group, has opened as part of “How Will We Live Together?” – the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – at La Biennale di Venezia, curated by Hashim Sarkis. 

Grove is a delicate and and beautiful gathering space that offers a vision for inclusive, open building. A soaring, undulating canopy of luminous, lace-like clouds embedded with liquid-filled glass vessels hovers above a central pool-shaped screen, into which a film, called Grove Cradle, by London-based Warren du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones is projected.

The projection pool is surrounded by a forest of totemic, basket-like columns with embedded custom 3D-printed speakers that carry a 4DSOUND composition by Salvador Breed.

Grove is open to the public at the Arsenale – one of the main exhibition venues of La Biennale di Venezia – from May 22 to November 21, 2021 and is kindly supported by Creative Industries Fund, Stichting Stokroos and Gerbrandy Cultuurfonds.

Photography: Marco Zorzanello, courtesy of La Biennale
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