Issue No.109 // 21 September 2007
Architecture rules...

French President seeks advice from "dream team" to develop new vision for Paris...

In a surprise move, the French President, Nicolas Sarkozy summoned 15 of the world’s top architects to lunch at the Élysée Palace this week to discuss visions for the French capital. The meeting was timed to coincide with the opening of the new City of Architecture Museum in the Palace of Chaillot. Until now, Sarkozy had had not been known for his interest in architecture. Dominique Perrault, famous for his Bibliotheque National library designed under the reign of former French president Francoise Mitterrand talks exclusively to WAN about Sarkozy’s ..........more

Fundamental architecture
Hezbollah, the radical group supported by Iran and Syria and labeled a terrorist organization by the US Government has grabbed the initiative and is driving forward the redevelopment plans for southern Beirut. Waad, roughly translated as ...........more

A Parisian in New York - Exclusive images!
These are the first published images of Jean Nouvel’s Soho residential project in Manhattan. The neighborhood’s once-derelict cast iron-frame buildings are now prized real estate. Images specially commissioned by WAN ..........more

What a smoothie
Jorge Hernandez Architects design the Smooth Building in Nuevo León, México. The Smooth Building is located in a private residential area in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The plot faces to the South with an amazing sight of ...........more

On red alert
The Capricorn House Medienhafen Düsseldorf forms the new entrance at the southern point of Düsseldorf harbour. The special feature of this eye-catching new building with its red glass panels is the so-called i-modulFassade, which was ...........more

Retentive architecture
UArchitects' design concept of a detention centre in the Netherlands aims at an open, transparent building between the closed prison and the outside world. Visitors can throw a glance at the prison life and the youngsters can look at ...........more

From around the world
Dominique Perrault meets the President
Strange but true
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