“Patrick Bouchain” exhibition at Frac Centre-Val de Loire

On the occasion of the donation of his archives to the Frac Centre- Val de Loire, a retrospective exhibition will retrace 4 decades of creation, pay tribute to his methodology, showcase years of learning and teaching, and highlight his political commitment to architecture.


Patrick Bouchain, Accadémie Fratelleni, 2002. Photographie : Michel Denancé

Patrick Bouchain, Accadémie Fratelleni, 2002. Photographie : Michel Denancé


The exhibition will seek to describe the process behind his work as an “architectural director”, resulting in interpretational and experimental buildings with “high human qualities”. Special attention will be paid to his drawings, and an exhaustive presentation of the scale models of his projects will showcase the full extent of his work. (more…)

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

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…)