These are images of the Nantes School of Architecture designed by Lacaton & Vassal. There’s something murky about all the gray concrete and steel in this building. I’m not sure how, or even if, the physical confines of an architecture school can effect the work of its students, but I know they’ll be there for many hours looking around trying to come up with solutions for their projects.
And that’s why I say this project is a bit murky: it doesn’t seem very inspiring. Rather, the project seems interesting in a way that’s more complicated, which may only appeal to architects. Maybe all the sloping concrete and steel mesh make this school better suited to the task of churning out architects, but it seems a bit too sterile to me.
Found through ArchDaily