NEWS REVIEW
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Issue 476
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19th century Parisian covered market given new lease of life by studioMilou architecture
One of the last surviving examples of metal-framed architecture in Paris reopened to the public last month following an elegant transformation by studioMilou architecture. The Carreau du Temple opened in 1868 as
a covered marketplace selling everything from carpets to fashion accessories and was a regular
stop for ‘ordinary clothes for regular budgets and for the well dressed’. After many decades hosting major events such as the inaugural Paris Fair in 1904 alongside hundreds of market stalls aimed at the working classes, the structure was marked for demolition in 1976. Fortunately, a petition of 5,000 names saved the building from destruction and six years later it was awarded protection by the inventaire supplementaire des monuments historiques. studioMilou architecture was brought in through an invited competition in 2007 to transform the aged structure into a graceful public facility capable of meeting the needs of modern users and, following a period of consultation with local residents, it was decided that The Carreau du Temple would be adapted into a centre for... Read more
Top stories this week
1 V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa
"How do you turn forty-two vertical concrete tubes into a place to experience contemporary culture?" asks Thomas Heatherwick, Founder of Heatherwick Studio, a London-based firm that has just scooped the commission to transform the Grain Silo Complex at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town into a 'cathedral-like' arts space. Heatherwick... Read more
2 Arbre Blanc, Montpellier, France
Sou Fujimoto Architects + Nicolas Laisne Associates + Manal Rachdi Oxo Architects have been awarded first place in a competition to design the 'second architectural Folie of the XXIth century' in Montpellier. Working with developers Promeo Patrimoine and Evolis promotions, the trio has conceptualised a 17-storey high rise tower... Read more
3 Vitrvm, Bogota, Colombia
Richard Meier & Partners has released details of its first scheme in Bogota, Colombia. Vitrvm is a residential development comprised of two towers connected by a pedestrian walkway with a total of 36 apartments across the development. The towers will be located on Septima Avenue in the north of Bogota, enjoying city views from within the apartment units and from a public terrace... Read more
4 View Terrace and Pavilion, The Garden of Destiny, Koknese, Latvia
In 2018 Latvia will celebrate its 100th anniversary as a parliamentary republic and, in recognition of this milestone, the country will receive a new public space: The Garden of Destiny. The first completed building at this site has now been revealed as the View Terrace and Pavilion by Didzis Jaunzems and Laura Laudere in collaboration... Read more
5 Malbaie VIII Residence, La Grange, Cap-à-l'Aigle, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada
Last summer, MU Architecture completed an inviting home at the top of a ridge in the Charlevoix region of Quebec. With extensive views over the St. Lawrence River and raw, undulating landscape, the two-storey residence draws on its close proximity to a forest and reinterprets the traditional barn structure often found in... Read more
Dine in style at this year's
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg to
design 22 July Memorial on Utøya
Two weeks ago WAN featured a concept design released by HASSELL in preparation for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (MFWF) which used reclaimed and recycled materials to create an interactive space on the city's Southbank for the duration of the festival. This scheme is now complete. The Immersery: Festival Kitchen, Bar and Raingarden is a three-stage installation
In July 2011, Norwegian right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik launched attacks on government officials in Oslo and attendees of a summer camp organised by the Norwegian Labour Party on the island of Utøya, taking the lives of 77 people and injuring at least 319 more. He was sentenced to 21 years of preventative detention for his crimes in 2012. A design competition
more than double the size of the Urban Coffee Farm, created by HASSELL for MFWF in 2013. On the lowest level is a barge donated by the City of Melbourne which the team has transformed into a floating bar. The barge is moored to the wharf and now offers a variety of exceptional wines, cocktails and beverages. At concourse level visitors are greeted by an open-kitchen eatery with lunch and dinner menus handpicked by local chefs... Read more was launched in recognition of all who lost their lives or were affected by the atrocities in Oslo and Utøya, challenging entrants to devise a fitting tribute in their honour. The competition has been won by Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg who has suggested removing a 3.5m-wide slice of land at Søbråten (opposite Utøya) and reusing it in the construction of a second memorial at the Government Quarter in Oslo... Read more
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enhance the learning experience
Architectural Digest - This week Architectural Digest India celebrated its second anniversary with a lavish event at the Four Seasons Hotel in Mumbai. Architectural Digest was established in the United States in 1920 and has since expanded internationally through Condé Nast, launching in India two years ago. In recognition of this achievement, the magazine has published AD50: a comprehensive list of the 50 most influential figures in Indian Architecture and
A welcome shift in design for higher education has been the move from providing an environment where students are taught, to a focus on creating spaces that facilitate how students learn. For example, in designing the Academic Center at Georgia Gwinnett College, the architects were specifically asked to emphasize 'students first' and design for the way students learn today. From the round form that fosters community and sharing,
Design for 2014. Gracing the cover of the second anniversary issue are Nisha Mathew Ghosh and Soumitro Ghosh of Mathew & Ghosh Architects, Sunita Kohli, Ambrish Arora, Abha Narain Lambah and Gurjit Singh Matharoo, all of whom feature in the AD50.
New York Times - After a small area of the World Trade Center Transit Hub opened to the public last week, The New York Times published a frank and detailed account by David W. Dunlap in which the author scrutinised the reality of this supposedly ethereal scheme... Read more
to the more than 20 small, medium and large spaces dedicated to student group study, this building is designed to facilitate collaborative, interactive learning. Like more and more higher education facilities today, the building accommodates multiple functions and must serve the needs of a variety of audiences. The design solution supports a flexible environment where the classrooms, laboratories and faculty offices encircle the three-story central space that contains student support functions. The design fosters student-teacher interaction to its maximum... Read more
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