“Globes. Architecture and science explore the world” exhibition at Citè de l’Architecture

December 6, 2017

The exhibition focus on how architects have participated, alongside geographers, astronomers, mathematicians, artists… to discover the Globe and the cosmos, as well as their representation. And how, in return, this major discovery has haunted and still haunts architecture, from Adam Olearius (xvııe) to Rem Koolhaas to Buckminster Fuller.

 

National Monument to Newton à Londres, Thomas Ennis Steele, 1829-1834 Image 3D : © Guillaume Coupez / Graphisme affiche : © agent M

National Monument to Newton à Londres, Thomas Ennis Steele, 1829-1834 Image 3D : © Guillaume Coupez / Graphisme affiche : © agent M

 

This is the architecture presented in a very beautiful posture: a knowledge and a trade at the crossroads of arts and sciences. “Globes. Architecture and science explore the world” shows how architects were actors in the discovery of the world, bearers of universal aspirations, designers of monuments of knowledge. How they invented the first observatories or planetariums, adjusting their knowledge to that of scientists to meet a constructive challenge: to build large spherical volumes. In 90 major pieces, the exhibition tells the epic of spectacular buildings, carrying a humanist project of conquest and transmission of knowledge, and the adventures of architects with an exceptional destiny, in turn companions of scientists, utopians to their account, as CN Ledoux, directors of the Power as also sometimes inventors-jugglers of the Universal Expositions. (more…)

“An architecture of dialogue” exhibition by Atelier Arcau

November 15, 2017

In its forthcoming exhibition at Paris’ galerie d’architecture, atelier arcau will present its architectural philosophy and its approach centered round openness and dialogue. The exhibition, from November 2 to December 2, 2017, will explore the firm’s DNA through three sections highlighting major landmarks in the firm’s evolution, exploring both its history and what it could become tomorrow.

 

Immeuble Steelband, Vannes © Hervé Le Reste

Immeuble Steelband, Vannes © Hervé Le Reste

 

French architecture firm atelier arcau was founded in Vannes, on the shores of the Gulf of Morbihan, in 1979. Now one of the largest architecture firms on France’s Atlantic coast, atelier arcau’s attachment to its native Brittany has helped give it the strength to pursue its creative freedom. Run by architects Julien Veyron, Xavier Fraud and Marc Monnier, atelier arcau’s mission is to create unique spaces which are both modern and in harmony with their setting and the local culture. (more…)

“Guy Rottier, Architecture Libre” within Biennial of Architecture of Orleans

November 10, 2017

This tribute exhibition will retrace Guy Rottier’s career and major projects, which are as many manifestos for an architecture that strays from the beaten track, like “tangible poetry” (Pierre Pinoncelli), always combining humour and wittiness with the ingenuity of technical solutions to bring genuine answers to issues faced by housing and to the needs of its users.

 

Guy Rottier's macrocephale architecture

Guy Rottier’s macrocephale architecture © Guy Rottier

 

For its first edition, the Biennial of Architecture of Orleans pays homage to one of the most original artistic and architectural figures of the second half of the 20th century: Guy Rottier. Bringing together more than one hundred and fifty drawings, photographs and models preserved by the Frac Center-Val de Loire, this exhibition is the largest retrospective ever devoted to the architect. (more…)

“Cité de l’architecture et du Patrimoine” in Paris pays hommage to its donors in a 10th anniversary exhibition

November 1, 2017

Since the opening of the “City of Architecture and Heritage” in 2007, this institution has grown to be a reference for the dissemination of French architecture. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the Cité has organized an exhibition, an open forum discussion and many other events and activities to bring the institution closer to the general public.

 

Jean Faugeron (1915 – 1983), architecte - Pavillon de la France à l'Exposition universelle de Montréal, 1967 © Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine / musée des Monuments français / Gaston Bergeret

Jean Faugeron (1915 – 1983), architecte – Pavillon de la France à l’Exposition universelle de Montréal, 1967 © Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine / musée des Monuments français / Gaston Bergeret

 

The Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine in Paris is celebrating a 10-year retrospective exhibition featuring the collection’s highilghts acquisited over the last decade. This important museum, dedicated to the archiving and dissemination of architectural knowledge, is proud to present a selection of projects and assets that have enriched the City’s collection over the last ten years: contemporary models, drawings, digital persepctives stand side by side with antique models, drawings and preliminary sketches of nineteenth and twentieth century architecture.

The exhibition, called “10 ans d’acquisitions (2007 – 2017)” is both a celebration of the diversity of French architecture and an opportunity to rediscover some of it most relevant projects.  (more…)

“Réinventer Paris” exhibition within Tandem Paris-Madrid events

October 25, 2017

How will Paris be in the next decades? The exhibition “Reinventer Paris” (Reinventing Paris) showcases 23 winning designs, 74 finalists and all 358 entries submitted by multidisciplinary teams – formed by architects, urban designers, engineers, farmers, young entrepreneurs, philosophers, and artists – who entered an innovative urban design competition organized by the Municipality of Paris.

 

Sou Fujimoto Architects “Reinventing Paris” site winning project © Sou Fujimoto Architects

Sou Fujimoto Architects “Reinventing Paris” site winning project © Sou Fujimoto Architects

 

The 23 sites, many of them emblematic of Paris’ history, are located in nine of Paris’ twenty arrondissements and they are all very different in terms of their layout and characteristics, thereby enabling a multitude of possible responses from candidates.

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“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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