Copper – interpreted in many different forms and applications spanning architecture, design and technology – is the theme of a new exhibition at Milan’s Triennale Design Museum. Entitled ‘Copper Crossings, Copper Shapes in Contemporary Art, Design, Technology and Architecture’, the exhibition opens on 15 September at 19:00 and will be on display until 9 November
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An "object" building - It is a simple volume, compact, easily identifiable from a distance. The curved lines, inviting, refer to metal ribbons arranged and held in the space. The shift of these bands creates access and marks the entrance of the...
By its inclusion in a complex urban fabric, with residential buildings on one side and the strong presence of Hector Berlioz school the other, the new sports complex risks losing visibility. It is therefore necessary to find a way to ‘announce’...
The Conservatoire Claude Debussy, municipal conservatory of music, dance and dramatic arts in the 17th Arrondissement of the city of Paris, is inserted at the interface of a number of architectural styles related to the built heritage of the city. The...
Gathering around a single set of equipment, dedicated to culture and education functions, comes from the desire to create unifying public facilities to initiate urban renewal. The educational and cultural center consists of seven entities...
This new cultural and media centre in the rural Normandy town of Gournay en Bray in northern France takes its cue from the forms of local buildings transformed into modern interventions, characterised by slate surfaces and glazing veiled by expanded...
Home for young workers and migrants, 240 studios, a 66 place crèche and shared facilities
Completed in 2010, the Victor Hugo hub – a 9,615 m2 multiplex – is located in the Saint Raphaël town centre. The impetus for this project was the town’s desire to revitalise the railway district: a gamble that has now paid off! The hub – which houses seven cinema auditoria with 1,350 seats, a bus station and a two-level car park – has shown itself to be a key tool for urban regeneration.
Completed in 2010, the Tour des Arts des Herbiers in Vendée has the distinction of being entirely clad in golden copper. In addition to an art school, this creation by Forma 6 in Nantes hosts concerts, conferences and workshops concerning the history of the arts, and receives 2,000 visitors each year.
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Turenne Castle, located in the centre of Chameyrat, required renovation and modification having deteriorated during the passing years. The castle is made-up of two wings connected to a circular tower which has no roof.
This new, civic building in the southern French city of Lyon is characterised by rotating copper brise soleil shutters within its deep facades, controlling solar gain and optimising natural lighting.