Biblioteque_Nationale_de_France _Dominique_Perrault
Editor's Arch reviewInstitutional

A controversial architecture, not much loved by the residents, but who knows how to surprise the visitor. Probably because of the non-human scale, it reminds the authoritarian architectures of science fiction films. And somehow the inner park – strictly closed to the public – reminds us that we are not free. Bibliotheque Nationale de France […]

vulcania park hans hollein
Editor's Arch reviewMuseums

As reported on the official Hans Hollein Site, Vulcania Park is “Situated within extinct volcanoes on an altitude of 1.000 m this complex serves to inform about, educate on and experience the primeval forces of nature and the creation of our planet. It is highly symbolically charged, with an aura of mystery, the descent into […]

Feltrinelli Milano
Editor's Arch reviewMuseums

Milan has been enriched by a new building, it is the new architecture of the Feltrinelli Milano. A simple building, which recalls the values of other Milanese buildings, designed by architects Herzog & De Meuron. The new headquarters will house the Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Foundation, a library, archives, multi-purpose rooms, a library, as well as shops […]

Armani Silos Milano
Editor's Arch reviewMuseums

In the heart of Tortona, in one of the streets that explodes during the Milan Furniture Fair in Milan, precisaly in via Bergognone 40, rises the Armani Silos, in the place where originally was located a Nestle deposit. “I chose to call it silos,” says Armani, “because that’s where the grain, material for living, were […]

House for Trees
CultureResidential

About from the Architect: Under rapid urbanization, cities in Vietnam have diverged far from their origins as sprawling tropical forests. In Ho Chi Minh City, for example, only 0.25% area of the entire city is covered with greenery. An over-abundance of motorbikes causes daily traffic congestion as well as serious air pollution. As a result, […]