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The eleventh Architecture bienal in Venice hosts a huge amount of Superuse entries this year.

The theme set out by aaron Betsky this year is ‘Beyond Building’ The theme inspired many contibutors to a conscious but humoristic approach on materials.

The full pragram of the 11th bienal can be found at www.labiennale.org/en/architecture/

Greg Lynn has won the Golden Lion for the Best Installation Project in the International Exhibition at the biennale, for a series of furniture made from recycled children’s toys.

The jury found Greg Lynn’s experimental recycled-toys furniture to best embody the Biennale theme of Out There: Architecture Beyond building. The jury took interest in those projects in which experimentation took on the character of research, and thus to redirect the naïve ambition to achieve a novel solution to a difficult problem in a single daring leap toward increasing the body of knowledge and technique that the entire field can continue to develop. Though remaining at the level of a provocation rather than a prototype, the recycled-toy furniture advances the digital-form problem to a new level that intrinsically engages traditional architectural concerns such as meaning, aesthetics, and advancing fabrication technology with the recycling, an issue of broad, immediate and pressing concern.

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