BNL Bibliothèque Nationale de Luxembourg / BOLLES+WILSON

Wood model interior. Image © Tomasz Samek

In 2003, BOLLES + WILSON won a national competition that gained them commission of the new Luxemburg National (BnL Bibliothèque Nationale de ). After years of hibernation, the 39,000 square meter library will break ground in 2014.

Follow us after the break for more analysis on the library…


© Olaf Mahlstedt

Location: Göttinger Straße 16, 30449 , Germany
Area: 7300.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Olaf Mahlstedt

St. Sebastian Kindergarten / BOLLES+WILSON

© Markus Hauschild

Location: Münster,
Design Team: Anne Elshof, Christoph Lammers, Christoph Macholz
Construction Supervision: Klaus Kuchenbuch
Area: 1,120 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Markus Hauschild, Ahlbrand–Dornseif + Wakonigg, Christian Richters

Peter Wilson Awarded 2013 AIA (Australian Institute of Architects) Gold Medal

New City by BOLLES+WILSON / © Christian Richters

Peter Wilson, partner in the based office of BOLLES+WILSON, was recently awarded the AIA‘s (Australian Institute of Architects) highest honor, its 2013 Gold Medal. The recognition acknowledges Peter Wilson’s role as remarkable statesman for Australia as well as an outstanding body of architectural works of great distinction, widely published and exhibited over more than thirty years. The Gold Medal also cites Wilson’s longstanding contribution to the development of architectural drawing as a tool of representation and research. More information on Wilson’s award after the break.

BOLLES+WILSON Receive ‘Brick Award 2012′

© Christian Richters

Awarded by the Brick Development Association (BDA), BOLLES+WILSON recently received the ‘Brick Award 2012′ for their Raakspoort – City Hall and Bioscoop project in , Netherlands. The jury headed by BDA-Chairman Bob Allies commended a wealth of innovation in brickwork details throughout the building’s intelligent design and its character, which is clearly responding to its contextual surroundings. Out of about 300 projects from across the globe, with 84 shortlisted, this project won the international category ‘Worldwide Brick’. More information after the break.

Bolles + Wilson / Moleskine

The collection of Inspiration And Process In Architecture is a new series of illustrated monographs dedicated to key figures in contemporary architecture. This new collection features Zaha Hadid, , Bolles+Wilson and whose stories are told through notes and drawings never before seen.

Facebook 500,000 Fans Giveaway: Moleskine – Inspiration and Process in Architecture Winners

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Last week, we partnered with Moleskine to celebrate our 500,000 in Facebook! We asked you which architect would you like to see featured in Moleskine’s ‘Inspiration and Process in Architecture’ collection. We received more than 1,500 comments with great proposals for Moleskine to pick up. Here are the winners:

Moleskine: Suk Ho Lee
BOLLES+WILSON Moleskine: Dan Selden
Alberto Kalach Moleskine: Kartik Shah
Zaha Hadid Moleskine: Alejandra Cortes

The winners will be contacted at their emails. If you haven’t become a registered user yet, you can do so by clicking here. And follow us through Facebook and Twitter for many more features!

Facebook 500,000 Fans Giveaway: Moleskine – Inspiration and Process in Architecture

Moleskine® - Inspiration and Process in Architecture

Our Facebook Fan Page has finally reached 500,000 fans, making it the largest architecture community in Facebook! To celebrate it, we partnered with Moleskine to host a fantastic giveaway.

Moleskine, the legendary manufacturer of tools for creativity, introduces “Inspiration and Process in Architecture”, a collection of cloth-bound monographs, curated and edited by Francesca Serrazanetti and Matteo Schubert, exploring the design process of architects. The first four books of the series feature interviews, writings, drawings and notes from four international architects: Zaha Hadid, Giancarlo De Carlo, BOLLES+WILSON, and Alberto Kalach.

All you have to do is become a registered user (for free!), and answer this question in the comments: Which architect would you like to see featured in this Moleskine collection? Among all the comments by registered users we will giveaway four books (one of each). You have until next Monday 16 to comment! Good luck!

Raakspoort Haarlem / BOLLES+WILSON

© Christian Richters

Location: Raaks Kwartier, Zijlvest 39, NL-2011 VB Haarlem,
Client: MAB Development Nederland B.V
Deisgn Team: Prof. Julia B. Bolles-Wilson, Peter L. Wilson
Size: 18,500 sqm
Costs: 18.3 Mio Euro
Completion: October 2011
Photographs: Christian Richters

Bolles+Wilson / A Handbook Of Productive Paradigms

“Established initially in London in 1980 and based in since 1988 the architectural office of Bolles + Wilson has firmly established itself as an international practice underpinned by thorough research and theoretical discourse. This monograph chronicles a variety of projects alongside more than 25 recent buildings that are surveyed through different chapters that cover such areas as urban planning, projects in different foreign countries, architecture and specific designs for the Dutch city of Rotterdam. Accompanied by texts from Julia Bolles-Wilson and Peter Wilson, the survey is generously laid out with colour photographs, technical drawings, models and sketches. Works and projects featured include: the Suzuki House, Tokyo; the Masterplan Falkenried, Hamburg; the Spuimarkt Block, The Hague; DGM Quartier, Magdeburg; the Kaldewei Kompetenz Center, Ahlen; the Münster City ; and the New Luxor Theatre, Rotterdam.”

Summary of contents, credits, and more photos after the break.