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Update: National Library of France / Dominique Perrault

08:30 - 9 June, 2011
© Franck Bohbot
© Franck Bohbot

Previously featured here on ArchDaily as one of our AD Classics, the National Library of France by Dominique Perrault was built in hopes to be the most modern library in the world. The competition of 1989 that included projects from 244 internationally renowned architects was won by Dominique Perrault, who was only 36 years old. Photographer Franck Bohbot recently shared with us an extremely rare glimpse of the National Library, with a completely empty interior.

© Franck Bohbot © Franck Bohbot © Franck Bohbot © Franck Bohbot + 9

New Furniture Designs for Sawaya & Moroni / Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind, Dominique Perrault

20:00 - 26 April, 2011
Z-Chair Chair  / Zaha Hadid
Z-Chair Chair / Zaha Hadid

Revealed earlier this month in Milan, Sawaya & Moroni‘s New Collection 2011 includes pieces from high profile architects Daniel Libeskind, Zaha Hadid, and Dominique Perrault. William Sawaya and Paolo Moroni, founding partners of Sawaya & Moroni, focus the production of their furniture on contemporary designs intertwined with differing cultural backgrounds, resulting in unique pieces and a selective group of architects and artists.

Ben van Berkel of UNStudio also presented new furniture this month in Milan.

More about the chairs after the break.

French Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

12:30 - 2 September, 2010
© Patricia Parinejad
© Patricia Parinejad

Photographer Patricia Parinejad shared with us some photos of the French Pavilion at the Venice Biennale designed by Dominique Perrault Architecture. You can see more images after the break.

Ewha Univeristy's Campus Center / Dominique Perrault

12:41 - 3 June, 2009

This past April, Dominique Perrault completed the campus center for Ewha University in Seoul, Korea. The new ‘campus valley’ provides both Ewhaians and prospective female students with much-needed space for continuing education and student services.

Further project description after the break.