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See inside the British pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale - video

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First impressions of this year's British pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale were of a beautifully designed, very sober, quite stark, black and white exhibition using wooden models, graphs comparing space standards across Europe and magnificent photographs by David Grandorge and John Davies.

Curated by Ellis Woodman, the exhibition, called 'Home/ Away: Five British Architects Build Housing in Europe' examines work by Sergison Bates in Switzerland, Witherford Watson Mann in Belgium, de Rijke Marsh Morgan in Norway, Tony Fretton in Denmark and Maccreanor Lavington in the Netherlands, plus projects by all five in the UK.

An elegant installation, it reaches no conclusions, and is not a comprehensive overview of the state of British housing. But the main conclusion of visitors was 'It's not as boring as I expected it to be'.

See more coverage of the Venice Biennale.

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