Dominique Perrault’s Fukoku Tower in Osaka will provide a possible definition of sustainability. The French archistar sees architecture as a question of materials, of inventive composition and of relating to the landscape, elements which must co-exist to raise a work of architecture to the status of landmark.
A monumental project in the heart of Seoul for the campus of Ewha, the historic women’s university. Dominique Perrault translates the city’s need for symbolic reference points into a symbol surrounded by greenery which is not only a landmark but a reconciliation of internal comfort with conscious use of environmental resources.
In 1999 the French architect Dominique Perrault received an appointment to design the first supermarket for the new chain, M-Preis, with a specific request by the commissioning party to join the requirements of order and distribution with innovative design.
A "box" structure with clean lines and regular geometries: Dominique Perrault's Vénissieux Mediateque is based on the criterion of simplicity, clarity and comprehension. This "container for knowledge" seems to want to offer us an example of a universally understandable language.
Investigation of intentionally innovative forms of urban equilibrium, a desire to make a binding mark, capacity to apply technological innovation to doing architecture: the art of Dominique Perrault, confirming the French master's aspiration to alter existing constructions in order to modify the way we perceive them, appears once again in the expansion for St. Petersburg's Mariinskiy Theatre.
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