InterviewsMore

Cécile Beau

2'36", French, 2014

Emeka Ogboh

13'42", Englih, French subtitles, 2016

Ant Farm

7'46'', English, 2007

Jordi Colomer

10'18'', French, 2014

Bloom Games - Jose Sanchez

5'45'', English, 2013

Julien Prévieux

4'32", French, 2014


Thematic exploration More

Radical architecture

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.

Architecture and nature

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.


Thematic publicationsMore

Walking through someone else’s dream

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.

Coffret Collection du Frac Centre

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.

The City, Faraway

The book was published for the occasion of La ville au loin [The City from Afar] presented in 2015 and makes an account of this exhibition, devised like a story in four acts in multiple geographies and temporalities: Rouen, Montpellier, Marseille, and Orléans.
An artwork in each of the collections of the 22 other Fracs had been selected, entering into conversation with the collection of Frac Centre-Val de Loire and the invited artists’ works.
Here, it was a question of discussing our systems of distanciation, our systems of vision. “The city is distancing itself,” Jean-Luc Nancy tells us, “it has now retreated by a distance that tendentiously covers the entire territory.”


Publications - MonographsMore

Patrick Bouchain

Patrick Bouchain has become a master of the art of understanding, federating, and revealing the insights, knowledge, and skills for inhabiting the world differently. Applying a retrospective view to the last five decades of creation, this book presents an original inventory of some one hundred and fifty projects devised by Patrick Bouchain from 1967 to 2017.
It follows the donation of archives to the Frac Centre-Val de Loire, whose collection is one of the largest in the world for architecture, then the solo exhibition that was presented at the first edition of the Biennale d’Architecture. Designed like an atlas, the book revealed the contents of the many notebooks created as each project developed, in which the circumvolutions of drawing are combined with collage and writing, the rebounds of thinking out loud, unfailingly stimulated by social dialogue.

s/he would rather do FICTION MAKER

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.

Les Turbulences - Frac Centre

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.