The Best of the Week: Experimentation

DUS Architects, MVRDV,

DUS Architects,

Copenhagen, Denmark, Paris,

Bar, Hotel, Sport & Wellness,


A common thread runs through all the most interesting news articles we have reported in this week’s issue of Floornature: experimentation.

The Best of the Week: Experimentation

Experimentation with new shapes, with materials not normally used in the construction industry, or with new categories of building: these are just a few of the forms of experimentation featured in the news published in Floornature this week.
This week’s first news article focuses on the “Best Tall Buildings Worldwide” elected by the CTBUH (Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat), in which experimentation with materials and structures is combined with study of a new look for our cities responding to today’s environmental challenges.
Experimentation with new urban types in the form of highly flexible multifunctional buildings is represented by the multifunctional building on Rue Paul Meurice in Paris, designed by Scape, and the Markthal, designed by MVRDV.
Bâtiment B, a timber construction designed by Barré Lambot in Nantes, C.F.Møller’s plans for expansion of Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and the Aquavox Hydrothermal Center by Otxotorena Arquitectos in Pamplona represent experimentation with new urban forms designed on the basis of criteria of sustainability and energy conservation. Lastly, experimentation with unusual and recycled building materials is a key to DUS Architects’s project: a “nomadic” hotel built out of “China Bags”, rectangular bags which can easily be carried and filled with sand wherever they go.

(Agnese Bifulco)


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