The Enchanting Secrecy and Liberating Uselessness of Roofs « Landscape Architecture Platform

In terms of climate change, flat roofs are coming into the spotlight. At the moment, they are mostly still a part of the problem. By now, we are well aware of their potentially important role in mitigating pressing issues of biodiversity, stormwater and urban heat. But before we get into the world-saving mode in an … Read more

The CNIT, an enchanting brutalist building in Paris la Défense

The CNITformerly the french Center for New Industries and Ttechnics, has proudly displayed its brutalist concrete shell since 1958 in the La Défense district of Paris. Designed on the initiative of Emmanuel Pouvreau, president of the machine tool manufacturers’ union, by three Grand Prix de Rome architects, Jean de Mailly, Robert Camelot and Bernard Zehrfuss, … Read more