In the commune of the northern French commune of Champigny-sur-Marne, the Urban Collage project of the Parisian studio of Edouard François proposes to stack 114 social housing units of three different types. The base of the structure is formed by rows of narrow three-story houses whose facades are clad with panels of copper and zinc or terracotta tiles; the middle section is taken up by apartment blocks; the complex is crowned by sheds with pitched roofs. The result is a reinterpretation and reorganization, one on top of the other, of the different kinds of housing typologies that coexist in the city.
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an
architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works
and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English
texts placed side by side.
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story,
works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013
on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed
on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details),
heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.