Villa C / Studio Guilhem

© Olivier Amsellem

Architects: Studio Guilhem
Location: Cannes,
Architect in Charge: Denis Bodino
Structural Engineering: Daniel Manguin
Landscape Architects: Atelier François Navarro
Area: 480 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Olivier Amsellem

‘Porous City – Open the Tower’ Exhibition

© Frans Parthesius

The Innovation Forum MIPIM recently announced that it will feature the “Porous city – Open the tower” exhibition presented at last year’s Venice Biennale for the first time. Held in , from March 12-15, the exhibition uses Lego towers to explore futuristic concepts of urban design imagined by the professor and architect Winy Maas, founder and director of the MVRDV architectural practice in Rotterdam and director of The Why Factory, a research institute for the city of the future. Nine three-meter high skyscrapers will rise up during the four days of the show, acting as visual support to debates on the new processes and the role of research in Europe’s urban future. For more information, including a complete program, please visit here. More images after the break.

Kanye West’s seven-screen pavilion / OMA

Courtesy of ; Photography by Philippe Ruault

An OMA-designed temporary pavilion at the 2012 Film Festival was inaugurated today with a screening of Kanye West’s debut short film Cruel Summer. The pavilion, with a design led by Shohei Shigematsu, is a raised pyramid containing a seven-screen cinema invented by West’s creative team, Donda.

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AD Classics: Palais Bulles / Antti Lovag

© Ken Sparkes

Fittingly named , or “Palace of Bubbles,” this residence represents the fundamental ideas of architect , who views architecture as a “form of play- spontaneous, joyful, full of surprise.” Built in 1989, it rests on a rocky cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

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