Hernan Diaz Alonso

15'09", english, French subtitles, 2019

Davide Sacconi

17'30", English, French Subtitles 2019

Cornelia Escher

17'53'', French, 2019

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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.

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The collection of works by artists related to architecture and architectural projects of the Frac Centre-Val de Loire, as story of the origins: a rereading of the foundations on which architectural experimentation has been built since the beginning of the 1950s.

years of solitude

Catalog of the second edition of the Biennale d'Architecture d'Orléans.
Six guest curators has been invited to tell tales of solitude from around the world, in places where architecture is still a form of engagement with reality and a “promise” for freedom

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.

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Guy Rottier

Guy Rottier is the man behind a multifaceted, unclassifiable body of work in which art and architecture, poetry and technology, are in constant interaction. Dazzlingly uncompromising, Rottier set out to to radically renew both the language of architecture and the discipline’s standardised lifestyles. Mischievous, whimsical and free-spirited, he stood out all his life for an architecture more playful than entertaining, more childlike than childish, breaking all the rules – from tradition to the law of gravity – so as to redynamise a sclerotically ordered world. This catalogue retraces the career and the major projects of one of the most original “arTchitects” of the second half of the 20th century.

279 pages
Co-edition Frac Centre-Val de Loire & Lienart éditions


First French publication about Superstudio
300 pages
Co-edition Frac Centre-Val de Loire & Lienart éditions

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.