• Paraboloïde hyperbolique, SNBR/NFRG, 2016. © Gaz Blanco

  • Vo Trong Nghia Architects, Stone House, 2012. © Hiroyuki Oki

  • Carl Fredrik Svenstedt architect, Maison, 2011. © CFS

  • Perraudin Architecture, Musée du vin, 2011. © Serge Demailly

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Stone Architecture

If one had to choose an environment-friendly material, it should be stone! Stone is plentiful beneath our feet and its carbon footprint is highly enviable. Stone stands out as a material of constructive intelligence. As many reasons to encourage its revival and, for L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui to dedicate its March 2017 issue to stone architecture.

NEWS
News.
 Call for tenders « Réinventer la Seine », 2017 Pritzker Prize, the île Seguin’s rebirth, Volume bookshop’s selection…
Profile. Liz Diller’s symphonies, by Andrew Ayers

REPORT – Stone architecture
Introduction. The perspective of stone, by Emmanuelle Borne
Heritage. “Using stone is a moral an ethical choice”. Fernand Pouillon by Gilles Perraudin, interview by Laurie Picout
Survey. Stone age renaissance, by Catherine Sabbah
Case study. Stereotomy 2.0, by Cécile Brunengo
Buildings
• Renzo Piano Building Workshop + Architecture Project, La Valletta City Gate, Malta, 2015
• Perraudin Architecture + Jean-Louis Vannucci, Wine Museum, Patrimonio, Haute-Corse, France, 2011
• Rudy Ricciotti Architecte, La Capitelle, 83 social housing units, Le Crès, Hérault, France, 2014
• Heneghan Peng Architects, Giant’s Causeway Visitors’ Centre, Antrim, Northern Ireland, 2012

• Barrault & Pressacco, 17 social housing units, Paris, France, 2017
• David Chipperfield Architects + TAAU + Oscar Rodríguez, Jumex Museum, Mexico, 2013
• Max Dudler, Schwabinger Tor N10, Munich, Germany, 2016
• Skene Catling de la Peña, Flint House, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom, 2015
• Vo Trong Nghia Architects, Stone House, Dong Trieu, Quang Ninh, Vietnam, 2012

• Carl Fredrik Svenstedt Architect, House, Vaucluse (2011), Wine storehouse of the Château de Selle des Domaines Ott, Vaucluse (2014), Wine storehouse and house, Drôme (en cours)

VIEW POINTS
Back from. Bygone Architecture, by Joana Lazarova with a reportage by Julien Lanoo
Players. Amos Gitai: “Architects do not stand up enough to dominant thinking”, interview by Catherine Sabbah
Opinion. Vile city of Paris, by Cyril Aouizerate
Design. Normal Studio transcends trends, by Oscar Duboÿ
Art. State art, new players, by Alexandra Fau

TRENDS
Envelopes: the skin whe live in, by Pauline Malras and Kaoru Urata

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