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 […]

House for Trees
CultureResidential

About from Vo Trong Nghia Architects: 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 […]

Building on the Water
Multifunctional

About from the Architect: The inauguration of “The Building On the Water” of the Shihlien Chemical plant in Huai’An City, Jiangsu Province, will be held on August 30, 2014. This will be the first work unveiled in China by celebrated architect and 1992 Pritzker Prize winner Álvaro Siza. Located in the New Salt Industrial Park […]