“The Living Room Collective” to Represent Canada at the 2025 Venice Biennale

The “Living Room Collective”, a team comprised of architects, scientists, designers, and educators, will be representing Canada at the 2025 Venice Architecture Biennale, presenting their ambitious, large-scale living pavilion project!

Their design utilizes materials embedded with biologically active, living cells in an architectural context, using innovative fabrication techniques. In the face of climate collapse, the Living Room Collective proposes a new model of architecture that places regenerative processes and care at its core. The project seeks to upend an architectural legacy of a human-centred built environment, imagining a radically transformed future for both Canadian and global architecture.

Team members include Andrea Ling of designGUILD and ETH Zurich, Nicholas Hoban of John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto, Vincent Hui of the Department of Architectural Science at Toronto Metropolitan University, and Clayton Lee of Fierce Festival. Learn more about their work by clicking here.

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