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Chemist Michael Braungart tending garden, gnomes escaping typ. toxic interior for his wholistic Building Like a Tree http://ow.ly/F5O6300V2X6 http://ow.ly/i/k0IEOIMG_2827

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IMG_2811Inhabited grids like this one by MOSS in US Pavilion are basically adaptive reuse strategies, even if building the grid. http://ow.ly/i/k0IBr

Anupama Kundoo carries torch of Indian modernism. Such beautiful inventive simplicity in her architecture http://ow.ly/XVTx300V2Xc http://ow.ly/i/k0ItL http://ow.ly/i/k0Iu8 http://ow.ly/i/k0Iun

15th-venice-architecture-biennale-Ireland-pavilion-04Ireland-pavilion-Losing-my-Mind-15th-Venice-architecture-biennale-inexhibit-05Ireland displays a project by Niall McLaughlin sensitive to the needs of the elderly with dementia and alzheimers. http://ow.ly/HMbJ300V2Xb http://ow.ly/i/k0Ir4 http://ow.ly/i/k0Irg

IMG_2687 (1).jpgFinland’s Satoshi Ohtaki project starts with literally ‘putting a roof over one’s head’ and then letting people build under it. http://ow.ly/i/k0ImS

austrian_pavilion_places_for_people.jpg-webAustria displays deep understanding of migrant groups in temporary housing community projects. http://ow.ly/i/k0IlG

Poland really accounted for the abuse of construction labor in the process of building.. http://ow.ly/Dt8R300V2Xa http://ow.ly/i/k0HFx http://ow.ly/i/k0HFC