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 […]

Editor's Arch reviewMuseums

Foundation Louis Vuitton in  Paris is an awesome project inaugurated last year and designed by Frank Gehry. Daniel Buren, Architect and Artist has recently realized the colorful art installation “L’Observatoire de la lumière”, work in situ. Now, the white glassy curved sails of the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris have been stained with 13 vibrant colors.  “It […]

Office La Serenissima
Editor's Arch reviewOfficesRenovation/Reuse

The office La Serenissima was designed in 1962 for the Campari company by the Soncini Brothers in the heart of Milan – next to the historic building “Cà Brutta” by Giovanni Muzio. Park Associati, an architecture firm based in Milan, have dealt with the refurbishment of this LEED Gold Certified Building in 2012. “The aim of the new scheme […]

Arthur Sackler Museum
Editor's Arch reviewMuseums

Opened in 1985, the Arthur Sackler Museum is part of the Harvard Art Museums, together with the Fogg Museum and the Busch-Reisinger Museum. The museum, designed by British architect James Stirling – well known internationally for its postmodern works – is well placed in the context of Boston, and except for the two cylindrical elements […]

Editor's Arch reviewMuseums

Opened on May 9th, Fondazione Prada Milano is a great complex of buildings and public spaces that you have to visit if you pass around here. It is located in Largo Isarco, Milano and it is restored and designed by OMA.   The project takes place on a former gin distillery, comprising warehouses, laboratories, brewing silos. The intervention, led […]

Ferrari Fuksas
Editor's Arch reviewIndustrial

In the Ferrari Headquarters there are all together the most beautiful cars in the world, one of the most prestigious factories and a number of buildings designed by architects such as Renzo Piano and Massimiliano Fuksas … Hardly you are still able to contain your emotions and remain impassive. If we then add also the Formula 1, […]

Editor's Arch reviewPublic Space

Several years have passed since the end of the international design competition launched by the Municipality of Milan. The final purpose was the redevelopment of the urban area “Darsena dei Navigli” of Milan. Fortunately, after years of labor, the winning project of Jean-Francois Bodin, Edoardo Guazzoni, Paolo Rizzatto and Sandro Rossi succeeded to be realized. The main actor […]