Rural Studio Makes a Big Splash at the Venice Biennale


Elsewhere in Europe, as you know from seeing our various posts here and there, the Venice Architecture Biennale is still going strong. We were happy to learn that our friends at Rural Studio are over there right now, representing the US, and apparently becoming the big hit of the event with both their $20k Project, which helped build homes for low to modest income families for a small amount of money, and their work with the Hale County Animal Shelter in Greensboro, Alabama. Here’s some more info on what they’re doing over in Venice and see below for some links to our up close and personal visits with them. And if you’re itching to learn more about what’s going on with the rest of the Biennale, we highly recommend reading critic Johnathan Glancey‘s full review of the whole thing, from exhibit to exhibit. He’s a bit taken a back by it all, claiming that it’s certainly the weirdest in the history of the event, but overall really enjoyable and thought-provoking (and he also really digs Rural Studio’s work and calls their animal shelter, “a welcome reality check”).

Previously on UnBeige:

  • Alabama Paper In Rural Studio County Reports Residents Want No More “Non-Traditional” Homes to be Built
  • Project M Wants You To Buy a Meter
  • Project M Doing the Renga
  • A Rural Studio Tour
  • Project M at the Rural Studio Heats Up
  • Making Our Way to Project M Today
  • John Bielenberg’s Project M Returns to Its Roots
  • Subtraction Multiplies
  • Design Apparently Not Just For Dollars, Fame