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Maverick architects are breaking the mould

The London Royal Academy of Arts recently launched a new exhibition. “Mavericks: Breaking the Mould of British Architecture” (26 January — 20 April 2016) features the works of architects who refuse to conform to the norms of mainstream architectural culture, architects who can also be maverick in other ways, such as in their relationship to the […]
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Knol Ontwerp: Skinning Architecture

A few years ago, they were experimenting with “technofood“. The Knol Ontwerp studio members now have architecture under their skin, manufacturing memories of buildings with the help of latex, molded directly onto the architectural elements they choose to replicate. Shape, dirt, rust and various traces from the original place help re-create and building a new […]
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Emmanuelle Moureaux: 100 colors, Shinjuku Creators Festa

Yet another colorful project from the French architect and designer Emmanuelle Moureaux who settled down in Tokyo in 1996. For the Shinjuku Creators Festa 2013, the architect selected 100 colors from the Japanese paper manufacturer Takeo. 840 pieces of paper were hung from the ceiling creating a floating volume of color. “When I first arrived […]
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Toyo Ito, Pritzker Prize 2013

L’architecte japonais Toyo Ito vient de se voir attribuer le prestigieux prix Pritzker 2013. L’architecte âgé de 71 ans, né à Séoul, sera récompensé à l’occasion d’une cérémonie officielle au sein de la John F. Kennedy Library, à Boston. Japanese architect Toyo Ito is awarded the prestigious 2013 Pritzker Prize. The 71 years old Seoul-born architect will […]
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Ugly Belgian Houses (& a bit of sarcasm)

Vous vous sentez d’humeur morose, englués dans un hiver sans fin ?  Voilà qui devrait vous sauver : Hannes Coudenys a compilé quelques-unes des maisons les plus laides inattendues de Belgique. A l’hérésie, il ajoute le sarcasme. L’essayer, c’est l’adopter (j’en ricane encore). Yes, this is a long and tiring winter, and we all need […]
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Connaître ses fondamentaux

Créé par un groupe d’architectes et de designers ayant fait leurs armes au sein de grands cabinets (David Chipperfield, Jürgen Mayer H. et Graft), The Fundamental Group doit son nom à la théorie de Poincaré. Une passion commune pour les mathématiques lie les membres du collectif Fundamental, installé à Berlin. Une fascination qui trouve écho […]
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Hill House (and it’s not Mackintosh’s)

Non, il ne s’agit pas de la fameuse “Hill House” imaginée par Charles Rennie Mackintosh en 1902. Cette audacieuse “maison sur la colline” est l’oeuvre de l’architecte australien Andrew Maynard, à Melbourne. Though the name “Hill House” might ring a bell, this building has nothing to do with Charles Rennie Mackintos’s famous  1902 work. The […]
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Maison & Objet, maison du futur

De quoi sera faite la “maison du futur” ? Architecture, design numérique, technologies actuelles et objets de demain, environnements sensibles…  A l’occasion du salon Maison & Objet, une table ronde  sera consacrée au sujet. Avec la participation de Jean-Louis Fréchin (agence No design, ENSCI – Les Ateliers), Tomas Erel (Saazs, Quantum Glass / Glass House), […]
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