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Drawing on the Road: The Story of a Young Le Corbusier's Travels Through Europe

07:00 - 6 October, 2018
Drawing on the Road: The Story of a Young Le Corbusier's Travels Through Europe, © F.L.C. / ADAGP, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2016
© F.L.C. / ADAGP, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2016

Voyage Le Corbusier, by Jacob Brillhart, collects for the first time a compendium of sketchbook drawings and watercolors of Charles-Edouard Jeanneret—a young student who would go onto become the singularly influential modernist architect, Le Corbusier. Between 1907 and 1911, he traveled throughout Europe and the Mediterranean carrying an array of drawing supplies and documenting all that he saw: classical ruins, details of interiors, vibrant landscapes, and the people and objects that populated them.

Le Corbusier was a deeply radical progressive architect, a futurist who was equally and fundamentally rooted in history and tradition. He was intensely curious, constantly traveling, drawing, painting, and writing, all in the pursuit of becoming a better designer. As a result, he found intellectual ways to connect his historical foundations with what he learned from his contemporaries. He grew from drawing nature to copying fourteenth-century Italian painting to leading the Purist movement that greatly influenced French painting and architecture in the early 1920s. All the while, he was making connections between nature, art, culture, and architecture that eventually gave him a foundation for thinking about design.

© F.L.C. / ADAGP, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2016 © F.L.C. / ADAGP, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2016 © F.L.C. / ADAGP, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2016 © F.L.C. / ADAGP, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2016 + 15

Collector's Nook / mf+arquitetos

09:00 - 26 October, 2017
Collector's Nook / mf+arquitetos, © Felipe Araujo
© Felipe Araujo

© Felipe Araujo © Felipe Araujo © Felipe Araujo © Felipe Araujo + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Franca, Brazil
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Filipi Oliveira
  • Authors

    Filipi Oliveira, Mariana Oliveira, Lucas Gonçalves
  • Area

    130.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

House of the Stones / mf+arquitetos

09:17 - 28 September, 2017
House of the Stones  / mf+arquitetos, © Renato Moura
© Renato Moura

© Renato Moura © Renato Moura © Renato Moura © Renato Moura + 65

  • Architects

  • Location

    Franca, Brazil
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Filipi Oliveira
  • Area

    630.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Populous and Egis to Develop Plans for 38 Olympic Venues at 2024 Paris Games

16:15 - 14 September, 2017
Populous and Egis to Develop Plans for 38 Olympic Venues at 2024 Paris Games, aris 2024 Eiffel Tower at Night . Image © Paris 2024 (Populous-Luxigon)
aris 2024 Eiffel Tower at Night . Image © Paris 2024 (Populous-Luxigon)

Clarification Update 10/4/17: Populous and Egis were selected in 2016 to collaborate on the Paris 2024 bid; this news piece reflects the bid’s approval by the International Olympic Committee. However, the team to lead the next planning phase for Paris 2024 has yet to be decided. Stay tuned for further information.

The Paris 2024 Olympic bid, featuring planning for 38 Olympics and Paralympic venues across the city by the team of Populous and engineering consultants Egis, has received approval as part of the International Olympic Committee’s naming of the 2024 host city.

How a Novel Saved Notre-Dame and Changed Perceptions of Gothic Architecture

09:30 - 5 September, 2017
How a Novel Saved Notre-Dame and Changed Perceptions of Gothic Architecture, © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/kosalabandara/17395160431/'>Flickr user kosalabandara</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a>
© Flickr user kosalabandara licensed under CC BY 2.0

This article was originally published by Common Edge as "It’s a Book. It’s a Building. It’s a Behavioral Intervention!"

A few years ago, while visiting, or rather exploring, Notre-Dame, the author of this book found, in an obscure corner of one of the towers, this word carved upon the wall:

'ANÁΓKH

These Greek characters, black with age, and cut deep into the stone with the peculiarities of form and arrangement common to Gothic calligraphy that marked them the work of some hand in the Middle Ages, and above all the sad and mournful meaning which they expressed, forcibly impressed the author.

Look Inside a Collection of Parisian Architecture Offices, Photographed by Marc Goodwin and Mathieu Fiol

03:00 - 22 May, 2017
Look Inside a Collection of Parisian Architecture Offices, Photographed by Marc Goodwin and Mathieu Fiol, Richez Associates. Image © Marc Goodwin
Richez Associates. Image © Marc Goodwin

Architectural photographer Marc Goodwin, alongside Mathieu Fiol, has recently completed the fifth collection of his "ultra-marathon of photoshoots" – this time in la Ville Lumière, Paris. Following Goodwin's insight into the spaces occupied by Nordic architectural offices, his look at studios both large and small lived in by London-based practices, his lens on a collection of Beijing-based studios and, most recently, his and Felix Nybergh's study of studios in Seoul, the project has now focused on the French capital.

Architecture-Studio. Image © Marc Goodwin Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW). Image © Marc Goodwin Richez Associates. Image © Marc Goodwin LAN. Image © Marc Goodwin + 32

Clément Blanchet Reveals Proposal for PEX Bordeaux Extension

08:00 - 12 November, 2016
Clément Blanchet Reveals Proposal for PEX Bordeaux Extension, © Luxigon
© Luxigon

Clément Blanchet Architecture, PPA and Taillandier Architectes Associés have released their competition entry for the extension of Parc des Expositions (PEX) Bordeaux.

Having found success in their winning competition entry for PEX Toulouse (currently under construction), the partnership has rejoined forces to take on PEX Bordeux. The architects designed their proposed addition with the goal of embedding architectural fragments to capture the essence of the original building.

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