British Pavilion at Venice 2014

Wouter Vanstiphout and his office Crimson Architectural Historians have been selected together with FAT Architecture and writer Owen Hatherley, to curate next years British Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. The ‘super group’ had to compete with a team consisting out of architect David Knight, journalist Oliver Wainwright and planner Finn Williams to the job, which will see them put together an exhibition relating to Rem Koolhaas’ call on national pavilions to respond to the theme Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014. Crimson, FAT and Hatherley proposed a project titled ‘A Clockwork Jerusalem’ with an exhibition concept that critically responds to Koolhaas’… Read More


“Restoring architecture and urban planning to a position where they can have a real and positive impact on society, may demand destroying the mythology of the architect as a visionary.” This quote is an excerpt from the essay ‘Maakbaarheid – Reinventing the Urban Project in Rotterdam’. The essay was written by Crimson (Wouter Vanstiphout and Michelle Provoost) and appears in the ‘Open City’ Biennale Rotterdam (IABR 2009/2010) catalogue. Download the essay here: Maakbaarheid – Reinventing the Urban Project in Rotterdam