HABITAT III is an international conference held every 20 years. The world’s national governments, NGOs and Civil Society meet to cope with key issues such as housing, urbanisation and social equity.
Surprising news about the demolition of bright new buildings to protect Istanbul’s skyline.
As everything in life depends directly on how you look at it, a building or a place is interacting with its context.
Giancarlo Mazzanti, one of the winners of the Global Award for sustainable architecture, talks at the Cité de l’architecture in Paris and answers the questions “How do you work?” and “What do you do?”.
A misadventure with the SNCF got me stuck in the middle of Burgundy for a few hours. The first attraction I bumped into was the Musée de la faïence. What a chance, the museum appeared to be beautiful!
The exhibition, going on through june 1st, is called Franck Lloyd Wright and the city: Density vs. Dispersal and explore the ambiguity of FLW’s standing about the future of the city.
See Paris’ urbanization over the past two centuries.
The exhibition En mode(s) béton was inaugurated this week-end at the Maison de l’Architecture of Paris.
Giuseppe Penone in Versailles and Tzuri Gueta in the Grandes Serres du jardin des plantes of Paris explore the same ideal of making art from/in/like nature.
In 1942, Madame de Florian fled to the South of France during the WW2 and left her apartment as is for over 70 years.
The fountainhead is a movie you want to see if you’re interested in architecture and in the role of the architect figure in society.
A Chinese doctor gets a villa built on the very top of his tower building.
The stage design of Nine Inch Nails summer tour is literally breathtaking.
Here are interesting graphics and pictures showing the reshaping of NYC during the past few years, an animation from the NY Times.
Between the architect, the client and the construction firm, a harsh battle is engaged to face reality while dreaming of beauty.
Is the roller coaster a cruel giant machine? a dangerous animal? an empowered living structure? This Centrifuge Brain Project is pretty awesome! I wonder how much is real… not sure I want to know ;)
Here is an interesting study about the recurrent elements that make Paris look like Paris. Here is the official link to the study
An extract from the article Architectural Theories /// Impetus from the Funambulist blog.
An interesting paper about the key role of hand drawing in architecture.