The 6e edition of the ADC Awards will be held on Thursday 21 February 2019 at the Grand Intercontinental Opera Hotel in Paris (9e). It will reward the architectural achievements delivered between the January 1er 2017 and the December 31 2018. Today, the editorial board of Muuuz magazine unveils the selection of projects that will be submitted to the vote of the professional community and the evaluation of a jury of experts.
At the heart of the subdivision of a town of Calvados, two architects expressed frankly a new interpretation of the house. Its architecture stands in opposition to the generic system organizing the surrounding plots. It formalizes along axes and biases own architectural site and the wishes of its future inhabitants.
The use of Mohat's Alphaton® cladding allows BRS architects to register the LCPC mixed island in an eco-responsible approach. The suspended clay facade isolates the building and helps to reduce the consumption of heating or air conditioning. The shingles adorn the facade with a natural, recyclable texture that gives character to the island.
At Saint-Denis Pleyel ZAC Lendit welcomes the office building The Coruscant designed by the architecture workshop Brenac + Gonzalez as the answer to a complex equation involving energy efficiency, ambiance workspaces and aesthetics contemporary.
Iconic works, self-inflated egos, criticisms and emotions, angles and subjects of architectural films abound. As we are all stuck at home, why not take the opportunity to increase your culture in this area? A time conducive to the dissemination of major architectural reports that the Muuuz editorial staff never ceases to delight. From the touching Sketches by Frank Gehry to the very informative ARTE “Architectures” series, including the UFO The Competition, find our selection of architectural films to watch and re-examine.
Like contemporary art, architecture also includes its share of debacles. Between avant-garde architects and the public, the discipline is sometimes tinged with scandal. This week, Muuuz offers a return in pictures of the most criticized works of recent years.
From Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dalí to American singer Pharrell Williams, artists have created subversive pieces of furniture, where form takes precedence over function. Bad taste, assumed vulgarity, free overload, useless chatter ... The kitsch object seduces some when it annoys others. Fascinated by the excesses of the trend, the editorial staff of Muuuz returns to the most kitsch objects in the history of design.
Founder of the now essential studio nendo, the Japanese Oki Sato never ceases to surprise us. From the age of 43, the designer and architect has created a world recognizable to all, between Japanese poetry and Western rationality. Back on the journey of a great name in the discipline.
In this exceptional period of confinement caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the window becomes the only opening to the outside, a symbolic exit, even an escape conducive to dreams. This week, the editorial staff of Muuuz suggest you travel without even leaving your sofa thanks to a selection of the most beautiful photographs taken from the artists' dormer windows. From Willy Ronis to Gail Albert Halaban, via Helmut Newton, here are eight shots of windows with a view.
"Making new with old", the new mantra of interior designers? Heathered furniture, reissues of big names in 1950s design, and the big comeback of wallpaper, it's hard to know if the trendy interiors are in fact those of our grandparents. A pioneer of this trend, the German brand Wallpaper from the 70s reinterprets the typical patterns of the 1970s to integrate them into contemporary interiors. Zoom on wall decorations that are not wallpaper!