The Paris firm Tracks Architectes, headed by Moïse Boucherie y Jérémy Griffon, designed this kindergarten as an orderly succession of timber constructions with gabled forms, reinterpreting the simple geometry of local architecture in Perthes-en-Gatinais, a village in the Ìle-de-France region. Named La Ruche (the beehive), the preschool presents volumes varying in height and width to adapt to internal requirements, including open structures with translucent roofs like the one giving out onto the playground. The wooden boards – inclined and vertical – liven up the rhythm of fronts and sides, respectively. The building is in an area that is part of the Gatinais Regional Natural Park, so the windows optimize views and the entrance of natural light.
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.