“Japan-ness. Architecture and urbanism in Japan since 1945″ at Centre Pompidou-Metz

October 17, 2017

According to the architect Arata Isozaki, Japanese architecture sets itself apart by the immutability of certain values and by an identity that architects have constantly reinterpreted over the centuries. He characterises this distinctiveness, the common theme of the exhibition, with the expression “Japan-ness”.

 

Junya ISHIGAMI, Atelier KAIT, Institut de technologie de Kanagawa, 2008 © Junya ISHIGAMI © Shokokusha Photographer

Junya ISHIGAMI, Atelier KAIT, Institut de technologie de Kanagawa, 2008 © Junya ISHIGAMI © Shokokusha Photographer

 

The exhibition is based on Centre Pompidou collection, enriched with works and models from architects’ studios, designers, Japanese museums and private collections. This body of works, exhibited for the first time on this scale in Europe, provides a better understanding of the profusion and richness of Japanese architecture and urban design.  (more…)

“Metamorphosis of Tour Montparnasse” exhibition at Pavillon de l’Arsenal

October 13, 2017

Through models, 3D animation films, plans and perspective drawings the exhibition presents in great detail the 7 projects proposed in the international consultation for the transformation of Tour Montparnasse, one of Paris’ symbols of modernity and innovation.

 

Winner proposal by Nouvelle AOM (Franklin Azzi / Chartier Dalix / Hardel et Le Bihan) © Nouvelle AOM

Winner proposal by Nouvelle AOM (Franklin Azzi / Chartier Dalix / Hardel et Le Bihan) © Nouvelle AOM

 

From the start, Montparnasse Tower was conceived as a bold statement, a symbol of modernity and innovation. The 210-metre skyscraper in the Montparnasse district of Paris — for many years the tallest in Europe — is an impressive sight on the city’s skyline. This superstructure of concrete, steel and glass was a formidable challenge to build, both technologically and financially, on a par with the great Haussmann style developments of the previous century. The tower was the crowning architectural achievement of the newly developed Maine-Montparnasse district, completed in the 1970s.  (more…)

“Collection paysages 1987-2017″ at Arc en Rêve Bordeaux

September 28, 2017

The exhibition will be held in the Botanical Garden of Bordeaux, inside the inflatable structure created by Hans Walter Müller for ‘arc en rêve. “Collection Paysages 1987-2017″ offers the visitors an opportunity to discover points of view of various scales and natures to construct a transversal and critical landscape.

 

"Collection paysages 1987-2017" © Arc en Rêve

“Collection paysages 1987-2017″ © Arc en Rêve

 

Architects, landscapers, urban planners, designers -all of them have reflected on landscapes and have come to Bordeaux, thanks to Arc en Rêve Centre d’Architecture, to show and display their work from September 14 to October 1 at the exhibition “Collection Paysages” created for Agora 2017. (more…)

“Galerie Party” installation by Studio GGSV at Centre Pompidou

September 9, 2017

This artistic fiction has been dreamed up Studio GGSV, Gaëlle Gabillet and Stéphane Villard. In the heart of a fantastical garden, R & R take the children on an exploration of an eccentric house. Throughout the year, they choose various artists to transform this unusual house at the crossroads of the visual arts, architecture and design.

 

Gaëlle Gabillet & Stéphane Villard, Studio GGSV, Galerie Party, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2017  © Studio GGSV

Gaëlle Gabillet & Stéphane Villard, Studio GGSV, Galerie Party, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2017 © Studio GGSV

A workshop exhibition with Studio GGSV for children aged 4 and up. Since the creation of the Centre Pompidou, two little characters have lived in hiding in its pipes. R & R know the place by heart: they observe the visitors, play with the artists and sometimes have fun with the works. To celebrate the Centre Pompidou’s 40th anniversary, they invite children and their parents to explore the Galerie des Enfants: a place full of surprises! This artistic fiction has been dreamed up Studio GGSV, Gaëlle Gabillet and Stéphane Villard. In the heart of a fantastical garden, R & R take the children on an exploration of an eccentric house. Throughout the year, they choose various artists to transform this unusual house at the crossroads of the visual arts, architecture and design. (more…)

“Espaces Alimentaires” at WAAO Centre d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme in Lille

September 5, 2017

The exhibition tries to draw connections between the different spatial areas (seating area, cook’s area, etc) as well as compare the diverse approaches of the different architects whose work is showcased in the exhibition.

 

Cabins, Moustier-en-Fagne O Architecture ©O Architecture

Cabins, Moustier-en-Fagne O Architecture © O Architecture

 

The Centre d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme in Lille present its latest exhibition, “Espaces Alimentaires“, a collection of over thirty international projects showcasing the finest architecture related to gastronomy: restaurants, food courts, bars and cafés. The exhibition tries to draw connections between the different spatial areas (seating area, cook’s area, etc) as well as compare the diverse approaches of the different architects whose work is showcased in the exhibition.


 

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“Espaces Alimentaires”
September 19  – November 25, 2017
WAAO – Centre d’architecture et d’urbanisme
Place François Mitterrand, 59777 Euralille
France

 


Cuisine, as well as architecture, is a matter of color, form, taste, matter. The space surrounding us while we eat seems just as important as the food we fin on our plate: the sounds, the smell, the lighting… all of them are equally important element that affect our perception on our meals. “Espaces Alimentaires”, the latest exhibition at WAAO Lille, focuses on the relationship and connections between the gastronomical product, transmission, the chef and architectural space, presenting over thirty different projects of restaurants and gastronomical-related spaces from all around the world.

 

L’Architecte, Brussels Lhoas & Lhoas Architectes ©Maxime Delvaux

L’Architecte, Brussels, Lhoas & Lhoas Architectes © Maxime Delvaux

Chambre Séparée, Ghent Frederic Hooft ©Piet de Kiersgieter

Chambre Séparée, Ghent,  Frederic Hooft © Piet de Kiersgieter

Chambre Séparée, Ghent Frederic Hooft ©Piet de Kiersgieter

Chambre Séparée, Ghent Frederic Hooft ©Piet de Kiersgieter

Carcasse, Sint-Idesbald Dierendonck Blancke Architects ©Philip Dujardin

Carcasse, Sint-Idesbald Dierendonck Blancke Architects ©Philip Dujardin

 

Carcasse, Sint-Idesbald Dierendonck Blancke Architects ©Philip Dujardin

Carcasse, Sint-Idesbald Dierendonck Blancke Architects ©Philip Dujardin

La guinguette du Galon d’eau, Roubaix Snøhetta ©Snøhetta

La guinguette du Galon d’eau, Roubaix Snøhetta ©Snøhetta

L’Architecte, Brussels Lhoas & Lhoas Architectes ©Maxime Delvaux

L’Architecte, Brussels Lhoas & Lhoas Architectes  ©Maxime Delvaux

 

The exhibition focuses on projects related to a global-thinking philosophy, comprising works from all sorts of architectural practices.

– L’Architecte, Bruxelles – Lhoas & Lhoas / Damien Bouchery
– Bar botanique, Amsterdam – Studio Modijefsky
– Brasserie Champeaux, Paris – Cigüe / Alain Ducasse
– Bronte, Londres – Tom Dixon / Andrew Lassetter
– Cabanes, Moustier-en-Fagne – O Architecture / Gégory Delassus
– Carcasse, Koksjide – Alexander Dierendonck / Hendrik Dierendonck
– Chambre séparée, Gand – Coussée & Goris / Kobe Desramault
– Conquistador del Prado, Barranquilla – Colette Studio / Alvaro Clavijo & José Barbosa
– Disco Volante, Vienne – Madame Mohr + Lukas Galehr / Maria Fuchs
– Dos Palillos, Berlin – Frères Bouroullec / Alber Raurich

– Eclectic, Paris – Tom Dixon – Design Research Studio / Yannick Papin
– Enoteca de Salvatore, Athènes – 314 Architecture / Salvatore Andolina
– Ferme urbaine et circulaire, Roubaix
– Le grand restaurant, Paris – Gulla Jonsdottir Ar chitecture & Design / Jean-François Piège
– La Grenouillère, Montreuil-sur-Mer – Construire – Patrick Bouchain / Alexandre Gauthier
– La guinguette du Galon d’eau, Roubaix – Snøhetta
– Les halles gourmandes, Lille
– Hopla Geiss, Bruxelles – Lhoas & Lhoas / Nicolas Scheidt
– El Moro, Mexico – Cadena + Asociados Concept Design

– Nacree, Tokyo – Kengo Kuma / Hugo Desnoyer
– Oaxen Krog & Slip, Stockholm – Fahlander & Pettersson + Eid Al Fakir, Linda Lindstrand / Magnus Ek
– Raw, Taï Peï – Weijenberg / Andre Chiang
– Sketch, Londres – India Madhavi / Pierre Gagnaire
– Le sergent recruteur, Paris – Jaime Hayon / Antonin Bonnet
– Troll Wall, Trollveggen – Reiulf Ramstad Architects
– Visaandeschelde, Amsterdam – Studio Modijefsky + Studio Molen / Michiel Deenik
– Yam’Tcha, Paris – Fragos + Lacourtier / Adeline Grattard


 

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Learn all about BigMat’17 shortlisted projects for this year’s Architecture Award

July 27, 2017

Out of a total of almost nine hundred projects presented across the seven European countries taking part in the Award, 87 were shortlisted to participate in the online voting for the Public Prize. Learn more about the selected projects below!

 

BigMat International Architecture Award 2017 meeting room © photo: Pablo Tribello

BigMat International Architecture Award 2017 meeting room © photo: Pablo Tribello

 

Out of a total of almost nine hundred projects presented across the seven European countries taking part in the Award (Belgium, Spain, France, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Portugal), the panel of judges chaired by Jesús Aparicio and comprising Xaveer de Geyter (Belgium), Henrieta Moravčíková (Czech Republic + Slovakia), Marc Barani (France), Francesco Isidori (Italy), Paulo David (Portugal + Spain), and awards secretary Jesús Donaire, singled out 87  projects to be shortlisted.  (more…)

Inauguration of the Martell Pavillon by SelgasCano

July 3, 2017

The first project in France by the duo of José Selgas and Lucìa Cano, this exterior pavilion is comprised of modules constructed from hi-tech materials, which will house specific activities prefiguring the Foundation’s future schedule of events.

 

SelgasCano, Pavillon Martell, Fondation d’entreprise Martell, Cognac, 2017 ©  selgascano + fondation d’entreprise martell

SelgasCano, Pavillon Martell, Fondation d’entreprise Martell, Cognac, 2017 © selgascano + fondation d’entreprise martell

 

True to their aesthetic of transparency and openness to the outside world, SelgasCano constructed the pavilion from a metal framework covered by a translucent material developed by French brand Onduline. Strong and watertight, the material is permeated by a soft, changing light which creates intriguing iridescent effects. In 2018, the pavilion will be dismantled and rebuilt elsewhere in order to give it a second life.  (more…)

“Mégastructures” exhibition, celebrating Centre Pompidou’s 40th anniversary

April 8, 2017

In 2017, the Centre Pompidou is celebrating its 40th anniversary all over France. A completely new programme of exhibitions, exceptional loans, and events throughout the year will be presented to share this celebration with as many people as possible.

 

Jacques Rougerie - Village sous-marin, 1973 © Jacques Rougerie architecte

Jacques Rougerie – Village sous-marin, 1973 © Jacques Rougerie architecte

 

Exhibitions, shows and get-togethers will be presented in forty French cities, in partnership with a museum, a contemporary art centre, a theatre or a festival. On this occasion, Le Lieu unique and the Center Pompidou designed Megastructures, a new look on more than sixty years of architecture. (more…)

Jean-Christophe Quinton exhibition at La Galerie d’Architecture

March 25, 2017

The exhibition, entitled “Vers l’immédiate étrangeté des formes” (Towards the immediate strangeness of forms) shares his architectural projects culture from the last fifteen years of architectural experimentation within Jean-Christophe Quinton’s office.

 

"Vers l’immédiate étrangeté des formes" © Jean-Christophe Quinton Architecte

“Vers l’immédiate étrangeté des formes” © Jean-Christophe Quinton Architecte

 

Every architect develops a unique culture, the product of the tension between a general culture shared by all architects and a project culture specific to each. The project culture’s most important effect is to liberate the architect from set expressions, from stereotypical and conventional thought, and thereby open the way for a personal approach to design. The project culture shapes this approach, provides a bulwark against preconceptions, against modish influences, and allows the architect to develop his or her conceptual independence and a personal set of tools. (more…)

“Mission Île de la Cité: the heart of the heart” by Dominic Perrault Architecture

February 14, 2017

Discover the exhibition on the proposals from the “Île de la Cité” project report by the French architect and former member of the jury for the BigMat International Architecture Award.

 

"Mission Île de la Cité: the heart of the heart" © Dominic Perrault Architecture

“Mission Île de la Cité: the heart of the heart” © Dominic Perrault Architecture

 

What is the future of the Île de la Cité? La Conciergerie will host the panels showing the 35 proposals included in the report made by Philippe Belaval, President of the French National Monuments Center and architect Dominique Perrault, which was handed in to Mr. François Hollande, President of France. The report, named “Mission Île de la Citè”, present s a possible future for the city island by 2040.


 

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“Mission Île de la Cité: the heart of the heart”
February 15- April 17, 2017
La Conciergerie
2 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris
France

 


In the heart of the Île de la Cité, the Conciergerie’s Hall of Gens d’Armes welcomes 20 backlit, large-format panels presenting the project, its objectives and its proposals. Between the century-old columns of this magnificent Gothic hall, maps, projections and videos will allow visitors to immerse themselves in what could be the Island of the City by 2040.

 

"Mission Île de la Cité: the heart of the heart" © Dominic Perrault Architecture

“Mission Île de la Cité: the heart of the heart” © Dominic Perrault Architecture

"Mission Île de la Cité: the heart of the heart" © Dominic Perrault Architecture

“Mission Île de la Cité: the heart of the heart” © Dominic Perrault Architecture

 

Some of the proposals that have been developed and illustrated by the team are the redesign of the central square of Lutèce, the reunification of the Sainte-Chapelle and the Conciergerie in a unique space, a landscaped promenade to the South of the Island, an embankment area serving the square of Notre-Dame de Paris and a series of  covered boardwalks.

 

"Mission Île de la Cité: the heart of the heart" © Dominic Perrault Architecture

“Mission Île de la Cité: the heart of the heart” © Dominic Perrault Architecture

"Mission Île de la Cité: the heart of the heart" © Dominic Perrault Architecture

“Mission Île de la Cité: the heart of the heart” © Dominic Perrault Architecture

 

A brochure was created specifically for the exhibition in order to accompany the visitor in his discovery of the proposals, allowing him or her to discover more about the contents displayed. “Mission Île de la Cité”, a smartphone app which can be downloaded free of charge, also offers to extend the exhibition’s scope by walking through the Île de la Cité.

Thanks to the creation of virtual models, accessible through 360 ° augmented reality views in a dozen points of the island, the public will be able to imagine themselves on the Island in 2040.

 

"Mission Île de la Cité: the heart of the heart" © Dominic Perrault Architecture

“Mission Île de la Cité: the heart of the heart” © Dominic Perrault Architecture

"Mission Île de la Cité: the heart of the heart" © Dominic Perrault Architecture

“Mission Île de la Cité: the heart of the heart” © Dominic Perrault Architecture

 

Finally, the public will also have the opportunity to contribute to the reflection on the Future of the Island through an interactive system.

The exhibition “Mission Island of the City, the heart of the heart” will be open to the public, with free admission from February 15 to 19 and March 5. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, until 17 April, the entry fee for the Conciergerie will be free of charge.

 

"Mission Île de la Cité: the heart of the heart" © Dominic Perrault Architecture

“Mission Île de la Cité: the heart of the heart” © Dominic Perrault Architecture

 

Located in the very heart of Paris, the Île de la Cité is one of the most iconic and renowned places of the capital, a showcase of its historic layers built over centuries. Yet its current urban condition could hardly be considered as satisfactory. Limited by poor touristic facilities and pedestrian planning, foreigners often visit Notre Dame in a hurry while Parisians simply prefer to avoid the place. With the upcoming relocation of several major institutions located on the Île de la Cité, namely the Paris Court of Justice and the Police headquarters for which new buildings are under construction in the north of Paris, now is the time to think and imagine better urban qualities for this UNESCO-listed heritage site.

In December 2015, the French President François Hollande decided to address this challenge by entrusting Dominique Perrault, architect and urbanist, along with Philippe Bélaval, President of the French Center for National Monuments, to carry out a prospective study on the future of the Île de la Cité over the next 25 years.

The report was presented by Philippe Bélaval and Dominique Perrault to French President François Hollande, in attendance of French Minister of Home Affairs Bruno Le Roux, French Culture Minister Audrey Azoulay and Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo.


 

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