Architects: Hondelatte Laporte Architectes
Location: Paris, France
Project Manager: Charlotte Fagart
Project Team: Pierre Aubertin
General Contractor: Léon Grosse
Area: 1445.0 sqm
Photographs: Ronan Lacroix
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The Architecture of the City
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Le BONHEUR comme indice d'épanouissement social et économique.
Design participatif : méthodes, théories, approches multimédia.
Les moyens de sondage alternatif : comment "extraire" l'opinion de supports multimédias ?
Le contexte socio-politique de la démocratie participative : la question de "accountability", entre l’évaluation et la transparence.
Modèles et typologies du débat. La médiation de conflits
Entre bonheur et bien-être : quels critères pour mesurer le progrès et la productivité ?
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Another world class public building will be constructed in the Hungarian capital within the framework of the Liget Budapest Project. Based on the submitted competitive projects and the negotiations held in the past few months with architecture studios, the New National Gallery will be built in the Vársoliget (City Park) according to the design made by the internationally renowned Japanese SANAA (Sejima and Nishizawa and Associates) architects studio.
The new, state-of-the-art museum will satisfy 21st-century requirements all around and it is planned that its doors will open in summer 2019
The significance of people in architectural rendering is nothing new – the added realism, and addition of narrative elements can make or break whether a render successfully sells its project. With sites like Skalgubbar, architects and architecture students have easier access than ever before to “Render People”: PNG cut-outs of people, ready to be photoshopped into buildings.
A team of architects and designers have used a huge robot to construct a 130-square-metre building inside a former industrial machine hall in Rotterdam (+ movie).
The team, called Studio RAP, described the structure as the "first robotically fabricated building in the Netherlands".
Kenji Ekuan (1929 - 2015) was an industrial designer and a central figure in Japan's Metabolist movement. The shock provoked by the sight of Hiroshima bombings (where he lost his father and his sister) persuaded him to become a creator of things...
With a mixture of heroism and spirituality (arguably inherited from his late father, a Buddhist monk), Ekuan accomplished his life mission by designing “democratic” objects like public telephone booths, capsules, musical instruments and, – the one which he became famous for -, the Kikkoman soy sauce bottle. Less internationally known but equally as important are his contributions to the Metabolist project, (Kenji joined the group since the beginnings, at the 1960 World Design Conference), a series of interiors-, housing and mass produced designs and realisations questioning human inhabitation and ways of living. Determining to his education was the participation in Konrad Wachsmann’s Tokyo seminar in 1955, a decisive turning point in the younger architects’ awareness of technological possibilities, and the Buddha-like teachings of professor Iwataro Koike, to whom Ekuan and his fellows dedicated the name of their 1952-born design collective (GK – Group Koike).
Since 1975, the Rotterdam-based Office for Metropolitan Architecture has produced some of the world's most provocative buildings. Led by Rem Koolhaas and his nine partners, the firm's most notable built projects include seminal works such as the CCTV Headquarters in Beijing, the Seattle Central Library, and Casa da Musica in Porto, Portugal. Known as one of the world's leading creators of boundary-pushing design, OMA's influence on the global architectural landscape is undeniable.
Malaysian architect Eleena Jamil has built a bamboo pavilion in Kuala Lumpur's botanical gardens, featuring tree-like columns and a floor made up of 31 elevated platforms (+ slideshow).
Here at Untapped Cities, we have strong ties to both New York City and Paris. As the founder of Untapped Cities, I was born in New York but lived in Paris in 2010, and my husband Augustin Pasquet, who manages partnerships and advertising for Untapped Cities, moved to New York City from Paris in 2012. Many of our contributors live in Paris and for many years we ran a subsite, Untapped Paris as well. This year, part of our team spent all of April and May living and working in Paris, and a large portion of August.
There is a kinship between New York City and Paris – so different physically, even culturally, but similar in spirit. When I was married, I thought long and hard about whether to change my last name. In the end, I kept both, and I’m glad because today I also feel French. It is with sadness that I see what people are willing to do to the places that so many call home, places that have such rich history and culture, whether New York City or Paris, or elsewhere. But we cannot succumb to fear. Cities like New York City and Paris must continue to be melting pots, to welcome the world to its doorsteps and to invite them in – porte ouverte.
In recent years, the ever-increasing profile of Bjarke Ingels and his firm BIG have been hard to miss. For an office that is barely 10 years old, the number and scope of their projects is astonishing; to cope with demand, the firm has grown to employ almost 300 people. This growth, though, did not happen by accident. In this article, originally published on DesignIntelligence as "The Secret to BIG Success," Bob Fisher speaks to the firm's CEO and Partner Sheela Maini Søgaard in order to uncover the business plan behind the BIG phenomenon.
New York-based SHoP Architects is designing Brooklyn's first super-tall skyscraper – a spindly structure that will rise 1,000 feet over the downtown district.
In the mid-1980s, after literature had long been held hostage by postmodernist irony and cynicism, a new wave of authors called for an end to negativity, promoting a "new sincerity" for fiction. Gaining momentum into the 1990s, the movement reached a pinnacle in 1993 when, in his essay E Unibus Pluram: Television and U.S. Fiction, pop-culture seer David Foster Wallace, a proponent of this "new sincerity," made the following call to action: “The next real literary ‘rebels’ in this country might well emerge as some weird bunch of anti-rebels, born oglers who dare somehow to back away from ironic watching, who have the childish gall actually to endorse and instantiate single-entendre principles... These anti-rebels would be outdated, of course, before they even started. Dead on the page. Too sincere. Clearly repressed. Backward, quaint, naive, anachronistic. Maybe that’ll be the point. Maybe that’s why they’ll be the next real rebels. Real rebels, as far as I can see, risk disapproval. The old postmodern insurgents risked the gasp and squeal: shock, disgust, outrage, censorship, accusations of socialism, anarchism, nihilism. Today’s risks are different. The new rebels might be artists willing to risk the yawn, the rolled eyes, the cool smile, the nudged ribs, the parody of gifted ironists, the ‘Oh how banal.'"
A pair of large terraces channel through one side of this white house in Tokyo by Takuro Yamamoto Architects, providing residents with an outdoor yoga space and a sheltered parking area (+ slideshow).
One side of Little House Big Terrace abuts a residential block, while the other borders a carpark.
To ensure privacy on the overlooked plot, Tokyo-based Takuro Yamamoto Architects made all street-facing walls windowless. Instead, all glazing faces the two openings that cut through the volume of the three-storey building.
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L’exposition organisée à la Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine jusqu’au 20 février 2016 se pose la question du « devenir indien » de cette ville à nulle autre pareille, conçue par Le Corbusier il y un peu plus de cinquante ans. Comment Chandigarh s’adapte-t-elle aux défis posés par une urbanisation toujours croissante ? Voici quelques pistes de réponses.
tham & videgård arkitekter . + malcolm reading
The building concept treat interior and outdoor spaces as an inter-locked, integral and continuous whole offering intermediate places around the museum in a scale between the city and the art spaces inside.
Apple's new Foster + Partners-designed flagship store in Chicago is said to have been inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie Style Homes outside the city. Unveiled first by the Chicago Tribune, the store will feature a 14-foot entry pavilion that will usher visitors from Michigan Avenue down into the sales floor backdropped with views of the Chicago River. A "grand flight of stairs" will offer pedestrians an alternative route to the riverside walkway that flanks the bank.
Tadao Ando: Ichigoni 152
Architects: Olivier Ottevaere & John Lin , The University of Hong Kong
THE WARP is a rest area and roadside market built as part of a post-earthquake reconstruction in Ludian town, Yunnan, China. Situated in an ethnically diverse region with a Muslim majority population, the project serves as a meeting point and look out along the main entry road to this mountain village. The project provides three key spaces, stepped seating area for selling fruit and produce, a wooden deck for viewing and a covered resting and eating area. Formally, the deck extends toward the scenic valley, transforming from a straight line into a sine curve. Its peaks and valleys mimic the landscape while providing two mirrored spaces (above and below) for viewing and resting.
L’art de construire et d’assembler est la marque de fabrique de Renzo Piano, né d’une famille de constructeur, dont les projets sont des champs d’expérimentation dans le domaine technique comme à l’échelle urbaine. Car, s’il est un fil conducteur dans son travail, c’est la relation à la ville.
Concevoir la plus haute tour d’Europe sur une gare londonienne comme insérer un petit bâtiment dans un îlot haussmannien à Paris ou bien développer un écoquartier dans le nord de l’Italie à Trento, ou encore inscrire le nouveau parlement maltais dans la cité des chevaliers à La Valette sont autant de défis que Renzo Piano et son équipe aiment à relever. Précisément, il s’agit bien d’un travail d’équipe avec ses associés du Building Workshop.
ls aimaient sans doute se retrouver autour d’un verre dans ce quartier animé de Paris, pour y parler de tout et de rien, d’architecture aussi. Ils ne pouvaient pas imaginer qu’ils y laisseraient leur vie. La folie criminelle de quelques-uns les a fauchés au printemps de leur jeune existence. Nous nous associons par la pensée à la peine de leurs proches et leur rendons ici hommage.
Quentin Mourier, 29 ans, architecte, diplômé de l’Ensa de Versailles en 2011;
Amine Ibnolmobarak, 29 ans, architecte diplômé de l’Ensa de Paris-Malaquais, enseignant-chercheur;
Vincent Detoc, architecte, 38 ans;
L’agence Chartier-Dalix a également perdu une jeune collaboratrice de 30 ans, Emilie Meaud, architecte diplômée de l’Ensa de Paris-La Villette. Sa sœur jumelle, Charlotte, est morte à ses côtés;
L’agence Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) déplore enfin le décès de Raphael Hilz, architecte de 28 ans. Deux autres collaborateurs de RPBW ont été blessés et se trouvent aujourd’hui dans un état stationnaire.
Dans des disciplines connexes, signalons la disparition d’Alban Denuit, plasticien de 36 ans, enseignant à l’université Bordeaux-Montaigne et de Matthieu Giroud, maître de conférences en géographie à l’université Paris-Est-Marne-la-Vallée, dont les recherches se focalisaient sur l’analyse de la ville.
Used as a location for 'The Hunger Games,' the hulking apartment complexes outside of Paris are part of a once-grand utopian ideal.
THE COLOSSAL CONCRETE buildings in Laurent Kronental’s series Souvenir d’un Futur look like something out of a futuristic sci-fi blockbuster. To some degree, they are—a few of them will appear in the upcoming Hunger Gamesmovie—but they are more than 60 years old and sit just beyond Paris.
These modernist buildings, known as grand ensembles, were France’s response to a severe post-war housing shortage. Between 1954 and 1973, the country erected public housing in the suburbs surrounding the City of Light. These towering structures, which included some six million units, embodied the prevailing idea that modernist architecture could help foster a utopian state by improving people’s lives. “They were praised as places where men could blossom away from the agitation of big cities,” Kronentalsays.
Kronenthal lives in the Parisian suburb of Courbevoie, home to a grand ensemble called Les Damiers. He often passed its towers on his way to the subway, and found their hulking, Lego-like form fascinating. “The buildings appear retro-futuristic, as if they were lost between past and future,” he says.
Kengo Kuma & Associates has unveiled its latest project for the Galerie Philippe Gravier in Paris. Entitled Yure, a Japanese expression for a nomadic habitat moving in the wind, the project is made from identical wooden pieces, seeking to blur the lines between art and architecture with its organic structural geometry.
With the ability to manipulate every interaction players have in a game, video game designers have boundless opportunity to shape the way players experience space. Because of this, game designers often look to architecture to enhance gameplay and provide inspiration for the appearances of their virtual worlds.
On 117 rue de Ménilmontant in one of Paris’s busy northern neighborhoods, VIB Architecture took possession of a long and narrow plot to construct and rehabilitate several buildings for a mixed-use program: a residence with 89 student housing and a nursery for 66 children.
The vast majority of contemporary architectural practice today is service industry based, where a fee-paying client commissions a firm for a defined scope of services. Master of self-effacing cynicism Philip Johnson wryly accepted this structure, calling architects “high-class whores.” The recent surge of interest in designing for traditionally underserved communities, from groups such as Architecture for Humanity, MASS Design, Project H andPublic Architecture challenges the traditional firm model. The Prizker Prize jury’s recognition of Shigeru Ban’shumanitarian designs highlights that high design and a socially conscious practice are not mutually exclusive.
Via Habitat sin Fronteras