Intelligent Architecture For Current Times

By Gonzalo Herraro Delicado and Maria Jose Marcos, domus
February 3, 2012

While European cities present very low demographic growth today, they have extraordinarily urban and even agriculturally built environments. Adding to these circumstances are certain environmental and social sustainable values, and bearing in mind the current economical situation, you can reach the conclusion that the re-use existing built patrimony – obsolete after new and continuous social, economic and technological changes – is a need. In this context, French architects Anne Lacaton & Jean Philippe Vassal have been developing an uncommon philosophy marked by their interest in preservation and social living improvement refurbishments, very far from the professional positioning of most reknown architects. More …

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