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Cultural Centers: 50 Examples in Plan and Section

How many times have you been faced with the challenge of designing a cultural center? While this may seem like quite a feat, many architects have had to design a program that blends a community center with culture.

Among the projects published on our site, we have found numerous examples that highlight different responses, from flexible configurations to sites that prioritize central gathering areas for citizens and activities. See our series of 50 community centers and their plans and sections below.

L’ATALANTE / KOZ architectes

© Cécile SEPTET © Cécile SEPTET © Cécile SEPTET © Cécile SEPTET + 30

Paris, France
  • Architects: KOZ architectes
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 3545.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016

11 Houses With Incredible Cantilevers

© Cécile Septet
© Cécile Septet

© Juan Solano © Ivan Hunter © Sergio Pirrone © Satoshi Asawaka + 12

Cantilevers, structures that protrude from a building without the need for supports, are highly popular not only for their dramatic aesthetic effect, but also for the demonstration of technical mastery involved in their development. But we rarely see cantilevers in housing. For this reason, in this installment of our Photos of the Week, we have made a selection of 11 houses that seem to defy the physical laws of construction. Keep reading to see photos of renowned photographers such as Cécile Septet, Ema Peter, and Juan Solano.

House of Ile-de-France / ANMA

© Cécile Septet
© Cécile Septet

© Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet + 68

Paris, France
  • Architects: ANMA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 3114.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017

New Ministry of Defense in Paris / ANMA

© Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet + 46

  • Architects: ANMA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 17000.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2015

Winners of Day 1 World Architecture Festival Awards 2016 Announced

Fourteen projects have been announced as category winners of the The World Architecture Festival’s (WAF) 2016 awards on Day 1 of the festival. Winners in 32 categories will be named over the first two days of the conference, and will then go on to compete for the title of the World Building of the Year 2016, to be announced on Friday.

The world’s largest architectural awards program, the 2016 WAF Awards consisted of 343 projects from 58 countries around the world. Finalists projects will be invited to present their project live at the festival to a "super jury" that includes Kai-Uwe Bergmann (BIG), Louisa Hutton (Sauerbruch Hutton), David Chipperfield, Ole Scheeren, and ArchDaily's co-founder and Editor-in-Chief David Basulto, who will determine the grand prize winner.

You can check out the full shortlist here, and see which built and future projects took home awards after the break.

Halle Aux Farines / KOZ architectes

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Paris-13E-Arrondissement, France
  • Architects: KOZ architectes
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 630.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2014

L’ODE / Babin+Renaud

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Vanves, France
  • Architects: Babin+Renaud
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 3198.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016

TOTORO / KOZ Architectes

© Hervé Abbadie © Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet + 30

Paris-13E-Arrondissement, France
  • Architects: KOZ Architectes
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 4954.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016

Aluminium Tip / Babin+Renaud

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  • Architects: Babin+Renaud
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1592.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2015

Macrolot E10 / MAAST + aasb + toa | architectes associés + David Besson-Girard

© Cécile Septet © Frédéric Delangle © Frédéric Delangle © Cécile Septet + 21

Paris, France
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 24800.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2015

The Versatility of Corian, from Countertops to Railings

If there was a most radical decade of the last century, few would come close to topping the 1960s. From the Bay of Pigs to the Beatles, Marilyn Monroe to the moon landing, there was rarely a dull moment. The world of materials was also involved, seeing the invention of a polymer surface of acrylic resin and natural minerals that was easy to clean, scratch resistant, seamless, and hygienic. Better known as Corian, the surface developed by DuPont chemist Donald Slocum in 1967 was a material that met the tough challenges of modern living.

Montmatre Mixed Use / Babin+Renaud

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  • Architects: Babin+Renaud
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 10296.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2014

Canopia Park Housing / BABIN+RENAUD

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Nantes, France
  • Architects: BABIN+RENAUD
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 4185.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2014

52 Social Housing Units in Nanterre / Colboc Franzen & Associés

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Nanterre, France
  • Architects: Colboc Franzen & Associés
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 3800.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2014

Les Quinconces Cultural Center / Babin+Renaud

© Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet + 30

Le Mans, France
  • Architects: Babin+Renaud
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 28198.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2014

Rue des Poissonniers Housing / MAAST

© Cecile Septet © Cecile Septet © Cecile Septet © Cecile Septet + 14

Paris, France
  • Architects: MAAST
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 495.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2013