B – Monuments and instruments

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Architecture has always been used to make statements about what science is and how it should be done, and consequently the architecture of buildings influences the fruit of researchers’ work. From the concept of the “dry” or “wet” lab to the openness of spaces and the use of glass, the article offers a landscape of architectural studies, obsessions and fashions in the field laboratory and research buildings construction and restructuring.