Articles on Culture

Conservatoire by Jakob+MacFarlane. Photo Judith Bormand.
 

Jakob+MacFarlane coordinates a love triangle between dance, music and architecture

NOISY-LE-SEC – The Conservatoire, in the vicinity of the media centre and the theatre, opens up to the city centre and starts a dialogue about the cultural future of the area.

Alliance-1892 Brandy Distillery Museum & Warehouse by Totement/Paper. Photos Gleb Leonov
 

Totement/Paper communicates a partnership of dancing forms

CHERNYAKHOVSK – The warehouse of a brandy distillery is able to accommodate meetings and receptions, as well as incorporating a small museum, tasting room and viewing platform.

Musee d'Arts de Nantes by Stanton Williams. Photos Hufton + Crow
 

A museum extension by Stanton Williams connects old and new in more ways than one

NANTES – A palace, a chapel and a cube have come together in a momentous renovation project in the west of France.

Megalithic Museum by CVDB Arquitectos. Photos Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
 

CVDB repurposes a train station as a home for stones

MORA – A disused train station and accompanying warehouse have been renovated into a museum for megaliths and prehistoric monuments in central Portugal.

Media Library by Jean-Pierre Lott. Photos Aldo Amoretti
 

Jean-Pierre Lott nurtures a diverse clientele with a contemporary library

VITROLLES – The prospect of visiting a city library can conjure up a variety of emotions for different users. La Passerelle aims to create a welcoming architectural symbol.

Caixaforum Seville by Vázquez Consuegra. Photos Jesus Granada
 

Two worlds inspire Vázquez Consuegra's subterranean cultural centre

SEVILLE – In March 2017, Seville became the eighth Spanish city to inaugurate a Caixaforum. The project repurposes a space that previously existed as a subterranean car park.

 

Join us for an inspirational architecture and design tour to Copenhagen

COPENHAGEN – Frame Publishers is organizing an architecture and design trip to Copenhagen. A packed itinerary offers exclusive access to the latest projects in the Danish capital.

 

Float around inside Studio Fuksas' the Cloud

ROME – The Rome Convention Centre and hotel, which opened to the public at the end of October 2016, now invites you to a 360-degrees experience of the interior.

Media Library [Third-Place] by Dominique Coulon et Associés. Photos Eugeni Pons
 

A collection of bubbles gives Dominique Coulon & Associés free movement

THIONVILLE – With a fluid façade wrapping around the building like an unfurling ribbon, Media Library [Third-Place] has recently opened in the north east of France.

Alesia Cinema by Manuelle Gautrand Architecture. Photos Luc Boegly / Guillame Guerin
 

Manuelle Gautrand uses steps and folds to immerse the audience with film

PARIS – Wedged between a seven-storey apartment building and a low-rise retail arcade the Gaumont Alésia Cinema has been through multiple changes since its opening in 1921.

Elbphilharmonie by Herzog & de Meuron Architekten
 

Drones take you inside Herzog and de Meuron's long-awaited concert hall

HAMBURG – Tonight, the second largest city in Germany will celebrate the official opening of the Elbphilharmonie with a festival of classical music.

The Mirrored Sight by Li Hao. Photos Kang Wei
 

Li Hao sets up a series of follies to represent the local stories of a cultural town

LONGLI – A collection of installations, set up on the outskirts of an old town in the south of China, relates directly to the stories of the local area.