Taobao Village · Smallacre City
- Drawing Architecture Studio
- Li Han, Hu Yan, Zhang Xintong, Ji Jiawei, Liu Liyuan, Yuan Ruizhe, Ye Zichen
Taobao Village · Smallacre City is a large panorama created by Drawing Architecture Studio (DAS) for the exhibition of Building A Future Countryside at the Chinese Pavilion of the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale. Inspired by Broadacre City proposed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1930s, DAS projects the realistic scenarios of Taobao Village in China onto the utopian plan of Broadacre City, combines the status quo of the very Chinese countryside and classic American avant-garde architectural design, and mixes the underlying folk wisdom with the top elite thinking. To DAS, Taobao Village is not only an irony and criticism to the impracticability of Broadacre City, but also an ultimate realization of the core concept of Wright’s utopia.