Early Venice Standouts Build a Brighter Future

A full-scale prototype of the Droneport by Norman Foster Foundation will be built for the Venice exhibition. Image courtesy of Norman Foster Foundation.

A full-scale prototype of the Droneport by Norman Foster Foundation will be built for the Venice exhibition. Image courtesy of Norman Foster Foundation.

A full-scale prototype of the Droneport by Norman Foster Foundation will be built for the Venice exhibition. Photography courtesy of Norman Foster Foundation.

The Australian Pavilion shows "The Pool" by Aileen Sage Architects (Amelia Holliday and Isabelle Toland with Michelle Tabet). Photography by Brett Boardman.

The Australian Pavilion shows "The Pool" by Aileen Sage Architects (Amelia Holliday and Isabelle Toland with Michelle Tabet). Photography by Brett Boardman.

The Australian Pavilion shows "The Pool" by Aileen Sage Architects (Amelia Holliday and Isabelle Toland with Michelle Tabet). Photography by Brett Boardman.

The Råå Daycare Center in Dorte Mandrup, Kustgaten, Sweden, is included in "In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face"—the Nordic Pavilion exhibition at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Photography by Adam Mørk.

The Seinajoki City Library by JKMM in Seinäjoki, Finland, is included in "In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face"—the Nordic Pavilion exhibition at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Photography by Tuomas Uusheimo.

The Finnish Nature Center by Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects in Haltia, Finland, is part of the Nordic Pavilion exhibition. Photography by Mika Huisman.

The Tree Hotel by Tham & Videgård in Harads, Sweden, is part of the Nordic Pavilion exhibition. Photography by Lindman Photography.

The Victoria and Albert Museum brings “A World of Fragile Parts”, an exhibition that puts a positive spin on the much stigmatized idea of copies. Photography by Andrea Avezzu?/La Biennale di Venezia.

Singapore-based firm WOHA presents, as part of the GAA Foundation’s collateral exhibition "Time Space Existence", a selection of its most recent work showing how the firm’s vertical ecosystems transform challenges into inspiring models for sustainable building. Shown is the firm's Parkroyal on Pickering in Singapore. Photography by Patrick Bingham-Hall.

The Turkish Pavilion is titled Darzanà, and features a massive sculpture taking the form of a boat, titled Batarda, and constructed of reused materials found in the abandoned dockyard of Istanbul.

The Turkish Pavilion is titled Darzanà, and features a massive sculpture taking the form of a boat, titled Batarda, and constructed of reused materials found in the abandoned dockyard of Istanbul. Photography by Cemal Emden.

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