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  • PORTRAIT : Tim Fu

    PORTRAIT : Tim Fu

    Artificial intelligence is conquering the world, and Canadian architect Tim Fu knows it. From his home in London, he has set up Studio Tim Fu Ltd and is developing projects using artificial intelligence tools. Opportunity or danger, Tim Fu talks to you about his experience and his vision for the future of architecture. This interview…

  • PORTRAIT : Shigeru Ban

    PORTRAIT : Shigeru Ban

    Shigeru Ban is certainly the first Pritzker Prize winner not to be a star architect. He works on normal commission work as well in disaster architecture. He likes to test all materials, he likes to look for their limits and believes that any material can be used in construction as long as safety is guaranteed.…

  • PORTRAIT : Eduardo Souto de Moura

    PORTRAIT : Eduardo Souto de Moura

    The winner of the Pritzker Prize in 2011 studied sculpture before turning to architecture at the University of Porto’s School of Fine Arts. He embodies the « Porto School », formed by the emblematic figures of Fernando Távora and Álvaro Siza, which combines rigour and freedom, two approaches to construction that are difficult to reconcile, yet which…

  • BOURSE, Brussels – Belgium

    BOURSE, Brussels – Belgium

    Mister Emma has conducted an investigation into the history of the Bourse: what is the origin of this iconic building in the heart of Brussels and what were the stages in its majestic renovation? Mister Emma provides the answers, thanks to interviews with Philippe Close, Mayor of the City of Brussels, and architects Nicolas Bouquelle…

  • FINSTRAAT, Brussels – Belgium

    FINSTRAAT, Brussels – Belgium

    Arian Schelstraete is an architect. He bought a former brewery warehouse on rue Fin in Molenbeek-Saint-Jean to build his home. He divided the building into 3 flats and a space on the ground floor available for quarters, for associations looking for extra space. To bring light into the heart of each flat, the architect designed…

  • VIGNETTE, Brussels – Belgium

    VIGNETTE, Brussels – Belgium

    Denis and Sandrine lived in rue de la Vignette in Auderghem, and were looking for a bigger house. A plot of land was available just opposite their home. They hired Karbon’ to design a house that would connect with the back garden. The architects proposed a wooden house and helped them to live in a…

  • GRANDE HALLE, Brussels – Belgium

    GRANDE HALLE, Brussels – Belgium

    Located in the heart of the Heyvaert district of Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, well known for the car trade to Africa, this flagship project of the « Petite Senne » sustainable neighbourhood contract is built on the site of a former industrial hall built in 1910 on the Quai de l’Industrie. The site, which extends into the interior of the…

  • MARNIX, Brussels – Belgium

    MARNIX, Brussels – Belgium

    The MARNIX building in the heart of Brussels was erected in 1964 by the American firm SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill). It was extended using the same architectural grammar in 1989 and has become an emblematic building for the European capital, but the task facing Brussels-based A2M today is much more important: to bring the…

  • CIDADE MATARAZZO, São Paulo – Brasil

    CIDADE MATARAZZO, São Paulo – Brasil

    Alexandre Allard is a French entrepreneur best known for the renovation of the Royal Monceau in Paris. Since 2011, he has been developing a real estate and cultural project in São Paulo, Brazil: the Cidade Matarazzo is a former hospital in the centre of São Paulo. After renovating the small chapel, Alexandre Allard called on…

  • VILLA 356, Bandol – France

    VILLA 356, Bandol – France

    One late summer afternoon, I received a phone call from the architect Rudy Ricciotti. He knew I was in the South of France. He asked me to visit his clients to see the house he had built for them in Bandol. At 10pm I found myself at David and Carole Warren’s, in a house tucked…