19.04.18  Event: International Architecture Award Wood

The first International Prize for Wood Architecture awarded by the press was presented as part of the 8e edition of the International Wood Construction Forum, in Dijon (21), the 12 last April. On this occasion, The Tallwood House built in Vancouver (CA) by the agency Acton Ostry Architects Inc. was awarded. Come discover it here!

18.04.18  Bar & Charbonnet: Refuge of the Ark

Created in 1974 by Christian Huchedé, philanthropist and animal lover, Refuge de l'Arche is a haven for wild animals that are cared for, pampered and especially not barricaded for the pleasure of tourists. A unique park, a victim of its success, so that it was soon necessary to imagine a new welcome area for all the curious who wish to discover this little piece of savanna in the heart of the Pays de la Loire.

16.04.18  Enota: Skorba Village Center

Near Ptuj, the oldest municipality in Slovenia, the small village of Skorba seems to have served as an airstrip for a mysterious UFO. It is actually an open-air 300 square-meter church designed by the local Enota agency, both a place of worship and gathering for locals.

16.04.18  Fokstrot: CPH-Ø1

Far from the imposing artificial islands created in the United Arab Emirates, the island designed by the Danish Fokstrot agency for the port of Copenhagen is disconcerting of simplicity: a tiny wooden pentagon uniquely decorated with a lime tree. A refined and enigmatic realization, yet full of meaning!

13.04.18  SPC Technocons: Residence 54

Cracked, dilapidated, dilapidated ... so many adjectives that could define this home of Bangkok (Thailand) dating from the 1980 years. It was not counting on the intervention of the agency SPC Technocons in 2016 offers a second life to this town house. The result ? A contemporary villa with an industrial style full of surprises.

13.04.18  Harris + Kurrle Architekten bda: City Library Rottenburg

In the medieval town of Rottenburg (Germany), a strange monolith with geometric openings rises above the cobblestones: the new five-level municipal library, designed by Harris + Kurrle Architekten bda. A new place of culture and sharing that fits brilliantly into the vernacular architecture of the fortified city.

12.04.18  Kader Attia: Roots also grow in Concrete

"The current architecture [...] drops the palates. This is a sign of the times, "said Le Corbusier. If he saw the future in collective and affordable housing, Kader Attia made this principle a spectacular exhibition to discover the MAC VAL Vitry-sur-Seine (94). Between politics and poetry, the visual artist questions the effects of postcolonialism and the place of this culture in French history, through large suburban ensembles. Uplifting.

10.04.18  Parenthesis Collective: Makein Mouchkil

On the occasion of the first Moroccan edition of the biennale of Agora architecture, focused on the "entre-deux" separating Rabat and Salé, the young French collective Parenthèse is associated with the School of Architecture of the International University of Rabat (UIR) to offer a set of wooden structures as playful as pedagogical.

09.04.18  Ana Rocha Architecture: Slim Fit

When minimalism comes to the rescue of urban densification. In Almere Poort, Ana Rocha Architecture's Slim Fit consists of a micro-residential concept that allows for the installation of a three-level house on a floor area of ​​only 16 square meters, ie two parking spaces!

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