Archinect - News 2015-03-01T06:22:02-05:00 Winning team chosen to build 2nd “Architectural Folie of the 21st century” in Montpellier Justine Testado 2014-03-06T21:22:00-05:00 >2014-03-31T02:53:38-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="678" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The "folie" continues with the winning team that will build a new "Architectural Folie of the 21st Century" for Montpellier, France. The team -- which includes Sou Fujimoto Architects, Nicolas Laisn&eacute; Associates, and Manal Rachdi Oxo Architects as the architects -- won the closed competition with their project, "Arbre Blanc" (White Tree), a 10,000 m&sup2; mixed-use tower...</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>Drawings:</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br><br><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>Find out more on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p><em>Copyright image + plans + documents: SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS + NICOLAS LAISNE ASSOCIES + MANAL RACHDI OXO ARCHITECTS + FRANCK BOUTTE CONSULTANTS + Rendering by RSI-STUDIO</em></p> The architecture of London 2012 official Olympic sponsorship Nam Henderson 2012-08-14T19:31:00-04:00 >2012-08-14T19:41:22-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Give Coca-Cola points for architectural originality. It has built what looks like a series of red and white plastic blocks that have just been hit with buckshot and are exploding into shards. What is this thing? It is the Coca-Cola Beat Box, a &ldquo;building that you can play,&rdquo; as the company&rsquo;s many young docents will exuberantly explain.</p></em><br /><br /><p> David Segal took readers on a tour of the corporate&nbsp;sponsorship&nbsp; pavilions at London's Olympic Park. Mr. Segal found&nbsp;corporate self-promotion run amok. Along with a range of architectural follies.</p> Moravia's architectural landscape Nam Henderson 2011-09-26T00:49:00-04:00 >2011-09-26T10:30:10-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>But what most attracted me was the architectural landscape of South Moravia &mdash; its surprising profusion of castles and chateaus, built between the 12th and the 19th centuries, many of them designated by Unesco as sites of cultural significance.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Evan Rail visits the region of&nbsp;Moravia the lesser known cousin of Bohemia, in the Czech Republic. Along the way he encounters the 19th century architectural follies of the&nbsp;Liechtenstein family, discovers&nbsp;Moravia&rsquo;s Baroque castles and manages to reference&nbsp;the philosopher Gaston Bachelard.</p>