This project was entered into a competition for a pavilion in Venice to coincide with the 2014 Venice Biennale titled ‘Fundamentals.’
The Foundations Pavilion interprets and blends the typical architectural and urban elements found within the historic city. This interpretation manifests at an urban level within its maze-like structure.
It is constructed entirely out of locally sourced timber that is returned at the end of the pavilion’s life with a maximum of 20% being damaged.
Unaware of the piles beneath your feet, you walk across the mosaic floor to leave your bedroom and enter the Salone (Central Corridor). Outside, surely, you will walk through narrow streets and climb slanted bridges until you eventually enter a campo; here you are embraced with light and space. In Venice, a single journey allows you to experience a multitude of level changes, dense and open spaces, a unique urban realm…
The Foundations Pavilion was inspired by a combination of fundamental Venetian elements, an interpretation of the Venetian experience.