Emilio Pemjean
 

Emilio Pemjean

The focus of a research that goes back to the etymological roots of the word,  Palimpsestos by Emilio Pemjean are the result of a structured process exploring the complexity of the picture’s construction.

 

Art / Giaime Meloni

MVRDV: Pushed Slab
 

MVRDV: Pushed Slab

MVRDV completed the Pushed Slab office building: this seven storey building is the first realisation of Paris’ first eco-quarter with a low energy consumption.

 

Architecture

Louis Aragon medialibrary

Completed by Brenac+Gonzalez & Associés, the new media library in Choisy-le-Roi (Paris suburb) recalls in its volumes the site’s port past by playing on the metaphor of a ship moored on the river.

 

Architecture

Fulton Center

Although Fulton Center station eases a lot of commuter pain and presents the city of New York with a grand new standard in subway station design, it seems that the station needs more time to grow into its superlatives.

 

Op-ed / Jordan Hruska

Venice 2014: social ranking
 

Venice 2014: social ranking

Analising 60,000 posts and articles published online between June and November, Maria Novozhilova analyses the production of “spontaneous” bottom-up placings on the Koolhaas’s Biennale.

 

Architecture / Maria Novozhilova

Brasilia Superquadra

Francesco Marini looks at the Brasilia’s residential areas where the space is methodically proportionate to the human figure. In this space the local population has grown accustomed to an ideal lifestyle in relationship with wide public spaces and nature.

 

Photo-essays / Francesco Marini

30 public housing units
 

30 public housing units

The project by LAN Architecture in Paris has pursued a dual goal: to reconstruct the older urban fabric through small interventions within an overall framework of sustainable development.

 

Architecture

Governance by double-take
 

Governance by double-take

At the 13th annual Urban Age conference organised by LSE Cities and the Alfred Herrhausen Society of Deutsche Bank, urbanists, academics, economists, development practitioners and politicians faced on the question of urban governance of contemporary cities.

 

Architecture / Philippa Nicole Barr

Preschool of Aknaibich

The preschool of Aknaibich in Morocco has only one classroom, nevertheless is a holistic architectural design, incorporating community dynamics, bioclimatics and a new vernacular style.

 

Architecture

Best of #restaurants
 

Best of #restaurants

With this week’s Best of  we propose you ten restaurants’ projects + 1, following a path from the northern landscape in front of a restaurant in Copenhagen to a space inspired by a photo series of the misty Death Valley.

 

News

Väven Cultural Centre
 

Väven Cultural Centre

November 21st 2014, Väven opens to the public: the cultural center, designed by Snøhetta and White Arkitekter and visually inspired by the birch trees typical of the city of Umeå, weaves multiple cultural programs and activities together.

 

Architecture

Self-effacement for enhanced contemplation

The “musing” envisaged by Diller Scofidio + Renfro forces the spectator into the installation, stretched out beneath a suspended ceiling like a mechanic on a trolley-jack under a car.

 

Architecture / Jean-Michel Landecy