The five residential blocks that make up the Ville Verdi in Vienna, Austria’s capital city, lean back almost lazily in a way that makes one imagine that the apartments might have sloping floors, with furniture sliding inexorably towards the rear elevation. Of course this is not the case, but that sense of fantasy is enhanced by their extraordinary location.
Architect Albert Wimmer Location Vienna - Austria Company involved ThyssenKrupp Steel Website http://www.thyssenkrupp-steel-europe.com
As the first regional offshoot of France’s biggest modern art space and a national cultural institution, the new Centre Pompidou-Metz is already helping to boost the economy of a struggling region. It has already become, according to several reports, France’s most visited cultural venue outside Paris.
Images courtesy of Centre Pompidou Metz - Photos by Didier Boy de la Tour
Architect Shigeru Ban - Jean de Gastines Location Metz - France Company involved 3A Composites (ALUCOBOND®) Website http://www.alucobond.com
INP Gymnasium complex
Taking architecture “further than a mere building” is how architect Marc Laurens, from Toulouse-based practice Laurens & Loustau Architects, describes the recently completed INP gymnasium complex at the new Toulouse-Labège university campus in southwest France.
Architect Marc Laurens, Pierre Loustau Location Toulouse - France Company involved ArcelorMittal Website http://www.arcelormittal.com/construction