Inside the Corderie: HY William Chan

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The ever-changing loop of digital projections called <em>Gateway</em> directed by Sir Norman Foster.

The ever-changing loop of digital projections called Gateway directed by Sir Norman Foster. Image: HY William Chan

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Aluminum pieces were modelled and pre-fabricated by robots to create Zaha Hadid’s sculpture.

Aluminum pieces were modelled and pre-fabricated by robots to create Zaha Hadid’s sculpture. Image: HY William Chan

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Arum shell designed by Zaha Hadid pays tribute to German structural engineer Frei Otto.

Arum shell designed by Zaha Hadid pays tribute to German structural engineer Frei Otto. Image: HY William Chan

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Elongated human sculptures by Peter Märkli of Märkli Architekt of Switzerland.

Elongated human sculptures by Peter Märkli of Märkli Architekt of Switzerland. Image: HY William Chan

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Irish practice O’Donnell + Tuomey showcases their timber installation <em>Vessel</em>.

Irish practice O’Donnell + Tuomey showcases their timber installation Vessel. Image: HY William Chan

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Architectural studies and models by O’Donnell + Tuomey.

Architectural studies and models by O’Donnell + Tuomey. Image: HY William Chan

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Scaled plaster study as part of FAT’s response.

Scaled plaster study as part of FAT’s response. Image: HY William Chan

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Cino Zucchi Architetti designs multi-media installation with suspended woven screens.

Cino Zucchi Architetti designs multi-media installation with suspended woven screens. Image: HY William Chan

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Presentation models of competition and completed Hans Kollhoff projects.

Presentation models of competition and completed Hans Kollhoff projects. Image: Tanya Parsons

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Herzog & de Meuron’s exhibition space dedicated to the nearly-completed Elphilharmonie in Hamburg.

Herzog & de Meuron’s exhibition space dedicated to the nearly-completed Elphilharmonie in Hamburg. Image: HY William Chan

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Newspaper clippings of the controversial Herzog & de Meuron project fill the walls.

Newspaper clippings of the controversial Herzog & de Meuron project fill the walls. Image: HY William Chan

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Suspended models explore the Elphilharmonie theatre space by Herzog & de Meuron.

Suspended models explore the Elphilharmonie theatre space by Herzog & de Meuron. Image: HY William Chan

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British architect Kenneth Frampton’s documented videos of architecture.

British architect Kenneth Frampton’s documented videos of architecture.

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Hexagonal viewing enclosures scattered inside the exhibition at the Corderie.

Hexagonal viewing enclosures scattered inside the exhibition at the Corderie. Image: HY William Chan

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Massing of Zaha Hadid built works formed by white polymer paint.

Massing of Zaha Hadid built works formed by white polymer paint. Image: HY William Chan

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Anupama Kundoo’s one to one scale model of her Wall House in Auroville, India.

Anupama Kundoo’s one to one scale model of her Wall House in Auroville, India. Image: HY William Chan

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Pop-up restaurant constructed by Urban – Think Tank displaying Justin McGuirk’s urban photography.

Pop-up restaurant constructed by Urban – Think Tank displaying Justin McGuirk’s urban photography. Image: HY William Chan

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Collaborative display of Eric Parry Architects, Haworth Tompkins and Lynch Architects.

Collaborative display of Eric Parry Architects, Haworth Tompkins and Lynch Architects.

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Venice correspondent HY William Chan gained night access to the ceiling lofts of the 900-year-old heritage Corderie at the Arsenale in Venice to bring us this slideshow of selected exhibits before the 2012 Vernissage opens.

HY William Chan is in Venice as part of the Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship. He was involved with the installation of Anupama Kundoo’s Wall House One to One international exhibition. Read his account of the project here.

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