The Turbulences FRAC Centre / Jakob + Macfarlane Architects

© Nicolas Borel

Architects: Jakob + Macfarlane Architects
Location: Boulevard Rocheplatte, 45000 Orleans,
Area: 3,400 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Nicolas Borel,

Flight Assembled Architecture Exhibition is Open to the Public

The Flight Assembled Architecture exhibit in , opened Friday. The exhibit is the first of its kind as flying drones construct architectural structures. The installation addresses radical new ways of thinking and materializing architecture as a physical process of dynamic formation. The exhibit will take place at the Frac Center. It is designed by Gramazio & Kohler and Raffaello D’Andrea in collaboration with ETH Zurich.

If you are able to attend, please share your experience with us! The exhibit will conclude on February 19th, 2012.

Flight Assembled Architecture Exhibition

Courtesy of ETH Zurich

From December 2nd to February 19th, Flight Assembled Architecture, the first installation to be built by flying machines, will be conceived as an architectural structure at a scale of a 600 m high “vertical village”, the installation addresses radical new ways of thinking and materializing architecture as a physical process of dynamic formation. The exhibition is put on in Orleans, France at the Frac Center by Gramazio & Kohler and Raffaello D’Andrea in collaboration with ETH Zurich. More information on the event after the break.

nonLin/Lin Pavilion / Marc Fornes

© Francois Lauginie

Designed by Marc Fornes (THEVERYMANY), nonLin/Lin Pavilion is a prototype which engages in a series of architectural experiments referred to as text based morphologies. Part of the FRAC Centre permanent collection in Orleans, the prototypes, beyond their visual perception of sculptural and formal qualities, are built forms developed through custom computational protocols. The parameters of these protocols are based on form finding (surface relaxation), form description (composition of developable linear elements), information modeling (re-assembly data), generational hierarchy (distributed networks), and digital fabrication (logistic of production).

A complete project description, photographs and drawings following the break.

Research and Training Centre in the Construction Trades / ACDF*

© Marc Cramer

Architects: ACDF* Architectes
Location: Orléans, ,
Client: Cité Collégiale
Project Area: 57,000 sq ft
Project Year: 2009-2010
Photographs: Marc Cramer