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School Complex Les Perséides / Atelier REC architecture

03:00 - 4 January, 2016
School Complex Les Perséides / Atelier REC architecture, Courtesy of Atelier REC architecture
Courtesy of Atelier REC architecture
  • Architects

  • Location

    Blagnac, France
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Atelier REC architecture

Courtesy of Atelier REC architecture Courtesy of Atelier REC architecture Courtesy of Atelier REC architecture Courtesy of Atelier REC architecture +26

Duplex in Saint-Mande / CAIROS Architecture et Paysage

15:00 - 30 December, 2015
Duplex in Saint-Mande / CAIROS Architecture et Paysage, © Clément Guillaume
© Clément Guillaume
  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenue Gallieni, 94160 Saint-Mandé, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Hélène Reinhard architect from CAIROS Architecture et Paysage
  • Construction firm

    Batimailan
  • Area

    80.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Clément Guillaume © Clément Guillaume © Clément Guillaume © Clément Guillaume +32

Aluminium Tip / Babin+Renaud

03:00 - 28 December, 2015
Aluminium Tip / Babin+Renaud, © Cécile Septet
© Cécile Septet
  • Architects

  • Location

    4 Rue Louis Bonnet, 75011 Paris, France
  • Area

    1592.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet +26

Social Housing in Nice / COMTE et VOLLENWEIDER Architectes

05:00 - 26 December, 2015
Social Housing in Nice / COMTE et VOLLENWEIDER Architectes, © Milèle Servelle
© Milèle Servelle

© Milèle Servelle © Milèle Servelle © Milèle Servelle © Milèle Servelle +54

Office Interior in Strasbourg / Nicola Spinetto + Stephane Raza

15:00 - 25 December, 2015
Office Interior in Strasbourg / Nicola Spinetto + Stephane Raza, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +26

Earth, Air, Water and Blurred Boundaries at La Festival des Architectures Vives 2015

06:00 - 25 December, 2015
Earth, Air, Water and Blurred Boundaries at La Festival des Architectures Vives 2015, Embruns. Image © Paul Kozlowski / photoarchitecture / Festival des Architectures Vives
Embruns. Image © Paul Kozlowski / photoarchitecture / Festival des Architectures Vives

The south of France is known for its endless beaches, nineteenth century architecture, lush greenery, and monuments to its storied history. For nearly a decade, Le Festival des Architectures Vives (Festival of Lively Architecture) has been infusing contemporary architecture into the staid Southern French landscape through the creation of an array of artful temporary pavilions. Beginning in 2006 and 2013 respectively, the towns of Montpellier and La Grande Motte have played host to a series of structures designed to animate historical segments of the two cities. Founded with a mission to celebrate the seminal work of burgeoning architects, the festival aims to produce meaningful and interactive works designed to activate the historic centres of the two ageing cities. 

Explore the bizarre and inspired installations of Le Festival des Architectures Vives after the break.

Promenade D'envolees. Image © Paul Kozlowski / photoarchitecture / Festival des Architectures Vives The Porthole. Image © Paul Kozlowski / photoarchitecture / Festival des Architectures Vives Photo Souvenir. Image © Paul Kozlowski / photoarchitecture / Festival des Architectures Vives Les Arbres dans L'eau. Image © Paul Kozlowski / photoarchitecture / Festival des Architectures Vives +16

Social Housing + Shops in Mouans Sartoux / COMTE et VOLLENWEIDER Architectes

15:00 - 24 December, 2015
Social Housing + Shops in Mouans Sartoux / COMTE et VOLLENWEIDER Architectes, © Milèle Servelle
© Milèle Servelle

© Milèle Servelle © Milèle Servelle © Milèle Servelle © Milèle Servelle +46

Tommaso Bernabò Silorata’s “Skyframe” Wins Super Skyscrapers Competition With its Dizzying Rooftop Pool

08:00 - 24 December, 2015
Tommaso Bernabò Silorata’s “Skyframe” Wins Super Skyscrapers Competition With its Dizzying Rooftop Pool , Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Tommaso Bernabò Silorata
Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Tommaso Bernabò Silorata

Winner of the annual Super Skyscrapers competition, Tommaso Bernabò Silorata’s “Skyframe” is a proposal for a skyscraper in Paris featuring a hotel, business areas and rooftop pool. Despite its status as one of the world’s fastest changing cities, Paris has severe restrictions on its skyline to preserve its existing landscape. Skyscrapers are discouraged in its urban core, an issue addressed in this year’s Super Skyscraper competition. The first place winner, Skyframe, creates a void between the two towers, framing the Parisian skyline, and creating an ethereal swimming experience for occupants on the roof-level pool.

Cultural Center in Baud / Studio 02

02:00 - 24 December, 2015
Cultural Center in Baud / Studio 02, © Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly
  • Architects

  • Location

    Baud, France
  • Partners

    Anthracite 2.0 / Studio Joran Briand / Cdlp / Egis
  • Area

    1500.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly +22

Henri Dutilleux Conservatoire / Dominique Coulon & associés

06:00 - 23 December, 2015
Henri Dutilleux Conservatoire / Dominique Coulon & associés, © Eugeni Pons
© Eugeni Pons
  • Architects

  • Location

    1 Rue Paul Koepfler, 90000 Belfort, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Dominique Coulon, Steve Letho Duclos
  • Architects Assistants

    Guillaume Wittmann, Lukas Unbekandt
  • Area

    3895.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Eugeni Pons © Eugeni Pons © Eugeni Pons © Eugeni Pons +50

Nanterre Co-Housing / MaO architectes + Tectône

15:00 - 22 December, 2015
Nanterre Co-Housing / MaO architectes + Tectône, © Arnaud Schelstraete
© Arnaud Schelstraete

© Arnaud Schelstraete © Arnaud Schelstraete © Arnaud Schelstraete © Arnaud Schelstraete +26

Video: Musée des Confluences / Coop Himmelb(l)au

14:00 - 21 December, 2015

"If you only think in architectural terms, only architecture will come out." - Wolf Prix

Inspired by space suits, Formula One circuits, and many other "mind expanding machines," Wolf D. Prix of Coop Himmelb(l)au explains the thought process that went behind their design of the Musée des Confluences in Lyon, France. With spiraling ramps and bridges throughout, the museum allows visitors to explore the space "freely," despite the constraints of gravity, and, in a sense, "conquer space." Read on for Spirit of Space's full interview with Prix. 

The Circular Pavilion / Encore Heureux Architects

05:00 - 21 December, 2015
The Circular Pavilion / Encore Heureux Architects, © Cyrus Cornut
© Cyrus Cornut

© Cyrus Cornut © Cyrus Cornut Courtesy of Encore Heureux © Cyrille Weiner +17

Community Center Saint-Blaise / Bruno Rollet Architect

13:00 - 18 December, 2015
Community Center Saint-Blaise / Bruno Rollet Architect, © Nicolas Borel
© Nicolas Borel
  • Architects

  • Location

    St Blaise, 75020 Paris, France
  • Architect

    Bruno Rollet
  • Architectural research assistant

    Adrien Cuny
  • Architectural site assistant

    Océane Schroeder
  • Area

    334.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Nicolas Borel © Nicolas Borel © Nicolas Borel © Nicolas Borel +26

School Group Paulette-Deblock / zigzag architecture

11:00 - 15 December, 2015
School Group Paulette-Deblock / zigzag architecture, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sin-le-Noble, France
  • Collaborators

    Etr Ingenierie
 Etac
Arpayge
  • Area

    4600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo +20

Rosalind Franklin School Complex and Student Dormitory / Chartier Dalix Architectes

11:00 - 14 December, 2015
Rosalind Franklin School Complex and Student Dormitory / Chartier Dalix Architectes, © Takuji Shimmura
© Takuji Shimmura

© David Foessel © David Foessel © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura +19

Ecole des Bartelottes à la Ville-du-Bois / NOMADE Architects

02:00 - 13 December, 2015
Ecole des Bartelottes à la Ville-du-Bois / NOMADE Architects, © Patrick Müller
© Patrick Müller

© Patrick Müller © Patrick Müller © Patrick Müller © Patrick Müller +38

Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Headquarters / AZC

10:00 - 12 December, 2015
Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Headquarters / AZC, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia
  • Architects

  • Location

    21 Quai Gallieni, 92150 Suresnes, France
  • Area

    5074.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +28