Coalesce Design Studio Completes Pakistan’s First National Pavilion at the Venice Biennale
Cooperation is key… it’s a reality of life in Karachi, a densely packed metropolis where the narrow corridors between buildings can be the only outdoor spaces available. It’s also the birthplace of all six designers of Pakistan’s first ever National Pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture. Inside a fifteen-foot cube of lacquered steel bars are four swings, made of a Pakistani wood called sheesham, arranged in such a way that visitors must coordinate their movements carefully so as not to collide. It’s a state of delicate coexistence that references life in Karachi’s urban sprawl.