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2013 BAHRAIN PAVILION

BAHRAIN PAVILION

55th Art Biennale, Venezia (Italy), 2013

 

with: Ludovico Centis, Michele Marchetti

status: built

tasks: preliminary design, final design, construction design, supervision of realization

place: Artiglierie dell’Arsenale, Venezia

program: temporary pavilion

surface: 121 sqm

client: Ministry of Culture – Kingdom of Bahrain

curator: Melissa Enders-Bhatia

collaborators: Yoichi Iwamoto

lighting consultant: Tinawork

construction and installation of artworks: Altofragile

photos: Giorgio De Vecchi

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Salottobuono

Corso Sempione, 33
20145 Milano, I
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Salottobuono is an architectural office run by Matteo Ghidoni in Milan. Salottobuono has served as editor of the “Instructions and Manuals” section of Abitare magazine (2007-10) and as creative director of Domus magazine (2011, 2012). The office has taken part in the Venice Biennale (2008, 2012, 2014), and designed the Italian Pavilion in 2010. Salottobuono published the “Manual of Decolonization” (2010) and “Fundamental Acts” (2016).

 

Matteo Ghidoni – architect – was a founding partner of the research agency Multiplicity from 2002 to 2006. His work with Multiplicity was exhibited at Kunstwerke in Berlin (2003), the Venice Biennale (2003), the Musée d’art moderne in Paris (2003), the ZKM in Karlsruhe (2004) and the Beijing Biennial (2004). Ghidoni founded the architectural office Salottobuono in 2005. He has been a guest professor at the Istituto Universitario d’Architettura di Venezia (Venice) in the Faculty of Architecture, the Politecnico in Milan, the Royal Danish Academy of Arts in Copenhagen and the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotà. He has given guest lectures at several schools and institutions including the Berlage Institute, Berkeley, and Columbia University. Ghidoni is co-founder and editor in chief of San Rocco, an independent international publication about architecture (www.sanrocco.info).