Books and cultural items about Architecture
The Architectures collection explores the most ambitious architectural achievements of the 19th and 20th centuries. This documentary, which can be viewed in English, French and German, features exceptional archival pictures, scale models and interviews with the greatest architects of our time.
The Dessau Bauhaus, built in 1926, remains Walter Gropius' most important work. This is one of the most famous buildings of the 20th century.
The Siza School: Alvaro Siza's school of architecture constantly played with the landscape, creating an incredibly subtle style.
Family lodgings in Guise, a dazzling 19th-century city, was built by Jean-Baptiste-André Godin, who, inspired by Charles Fourier's phalansteries, imagined a community dwelling designed like a real city.
Nemausus I: In the 1980s, Jean Nouvel invented social housing in Nîmes that looked like an ocean liner, creating an architectural utopia that flew in the face of stereotypes about public housing.
The Georges Pompidou Centre was, at the beginning, a contest for architects. Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers won with a design for an original building that would immediately mark the urban landscape of Paris.
The Vienna Savings Bank: At the turn of the century, Otto Wagner built a unique office building for 2,700 bank employees, thus initiating a dramatic shift in 20th-century architecture.