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 […]

Banca Michelucci
Editor's Arch reviewInstitutional

In an area located near the historical center of Colle Val D’Elsa is one of the most original and controversial architectural interventions of the Italian architecture during XX century. Giovanni Michelucci’s Banca a Colle Val D’Elsa. In 1973, Monte dei Paschi di Siena instructs the italian architect to design a new company headquarters in the urban area […]

Editor's Arch reviewInstitutional

Grande Arche is an impressive building that has never been fully appreciated it from the French and international critics. The work of Johan Otto von Spreckelsen – a Danish Architect who has had practically this unique opportunity to show off himself besides its nation. Completed in 1989, it rises several kilometers away from the original Arc du […]

Library of Birmingham
Institutional

About from the Architect: Palazzos Centenary Square, the largest public square in the heart of Birmingham, currently lacks cohesion or a clear identity or atmosphere. Mecanoo’s design transforms the square into one with three distinct realms: monumental, cultural and entertainment. Continue reading: archdaily.com Architects – Mecanoo Location – Birmingham, West Midlands B1, United Kingdom Project Year – […]