Between 1966 and 1974, a European protest movement developed, which claimed an opening of architecture to conceptual and artistic practices, free of any constructivist aim.
With his book Green Architecture (2000), the architect and theorist James Wines calls the attention of his peers to the ecological disasters related to the building industry. Going beyond a mere environmentalist criticism, he formulates the need to produce a universal message, a “green” aesthetic that presents itself as a true communicative iconography.
Catalogue of the first Orleans Biennale of Architecture: introduced by a series of texts on Guy Rottier, Demas Nwoko and Patrick Bouchain, the publication offers an intersecting vision from over forty contemporary architects working on building a shared world. The concluding part presents a mapping of the research in architecture.
This limited edition book set gathers two catalogues of the Frac Centre collection (experimental architectures 1950-2012 and Art & Architecture) and offers an exceptional exploration-both historical and critical-of the relations between art and architecture in creation from the 1950's until today.
Collector object, it contains as well a DVD of the film "Les Visionnaires, une autre histoire de l'architecture" (2013) a documentary by Julien Donada produced in collaboration with Frac Centre-Val de Loire and about the architectural utopias of the 1960's and 1970's.
Exhibition catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition "La ville au loin".
This book is a psychological cartography that returns to the exhibition eILe Pr_FAIRE FICTION (flashback 1993-2050) presented at Frac Center-Val de Loire in 2016-2017.
This book retraces the origins of a novel architecture, deciphering the conception of the project and its digital modelling; the construction phases, from factory to on-site assembly; the contextual challenge of the building; and the intervention of Electronic Shadow's mediafacade.
In 2011, Gramazio & Kohler and Raffaello d'Andrea presented at the FRAC Centre, Orléans, a pioneer project: Flight Assembled Architecture, the first architectural installation to be built entirely by flying machines.
This book recounts the story of this original approach and reveals a radically new way of thinking about and materialising architecture.