Community Centre in Billère / Bandapar architecture

15:00 - 1 October, 2015
Community Centre in Billère / Bandapar architecture, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +20

Nursery and Primary School in Saint-Denis / Paul Le Quernec

05:00 - 1 October, 2015
Nursery and Primary School in Saint-Denis / Paul Le Quernec, Courtesy of Paul Le Quernec
Courtesy of Paul Le Quernec
  • Architects

  • Location

    1 Chemin des Petits Cailloux, 93210 Saint-Denis, France
  • Area

    4800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Paul Le Quernec

Courtesy of Paul Le Quernec Courtesy of Paul Le Quernec Courtesy of Paul Le Quernec Courtesy of Paul Le Quernec +40

A Utopian Dream Stood Still: Ricardo Bofill's Postmodern Parisian Housing Estate of Noisy-le-Grand

04:00 - 1 October, 2015
A Utopian Dream Stood Still: Ricardo Bofill's Postmodern Parisian Housing Estate of Noisy-le-Grand, Les Espaces d'Abraxas, Noisy-le-Grand, 2014. Image ©  Laurent Kronental
Les Espaces d'Abraxas, Noisy-le-Grand, 2014. Image © Laurent Kronental

East of Paris, in Seine-Saint-Denis, sits a "Babel-like" housing estate. Its otherworldly atmosphere—existing somewhere between a 'new world' utopian dream and a postmodern, neoclassical housing estate—has set the scene for two Hollywood films including Brazil (1984) and, more recently, the upcoming second instalment of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (2015). Parisian photographer Laurent Kronental's photo series, Souvenir d'un Futur (Memory of a Future), is an homage to the senior citizens of the French capital's Grand Ensemble region — not only in Noisy-le-Grand but across the Parisian banlieue. His photographs capture a number of places and their people which, in spite of their often megalomaniacal architectural settings, have been comparatively overlooked.

See Laurent Kronental's photo series—the result of four years of visits—after the break.

Les Orgues de Flandre, 19e arrondissement Paris, 2014. Image ©  Laurent Kronental Le Pavé Neuf, Noisy-le-Grand, 2015. Image ©  Laurent Kronental Joseph, 88 ans, Les Espaces d'Abraxas, Noisy-le-Grand, 2014. Image ©  Laurent Kronental Les Tours Aillaud, Cité Pablo Picasso, Nanterre, 2014. Image ©  Laurent Kronental +20

Le Coruscant / Atelier d’Architecture Brenac-Gonzalez

02:00 - 1 October, 2015
Le Coruscant / Atelier d’Architecture Brenac-Gonzalez, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +38

Pavilion M / PPA architectures

02:00 - 30 September, 2015
Pavilion M / PPA architectures, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault
  • Architects

  • Location

    Seilh, France
  • Partner

    Olivier Companyo
  • Project Manager

    Amandine Hernandez
  • Area

    275.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault +21

Calberson Housing S2 / Atelier d’Architecture Brenac-Gonzalez

03:00 - 29 September, 2015

© Stefan Tuchila © Stefan Tuchila © Stefan Tuchila © Stefan Tuchila +49

Jean Nouvel Wins Approval for Leaning "Tours Duo" Project in Paris

13:15 - 25 September, 2015
Jean Nouvel Wins Approval for Leaning "Tours Duo" Project in Paris, © Ateliers Jean Nouvel
© Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Jean Nouvel has won approval for "Tours DUO" in Paris. The mixed-use project, planned to rise on a former industrial site on the edge of the Seine in the Paris Rive Gauche district, aims to become a "top business real estate destination" and neighborhood amenity. Its two towers will house an eight-story hotel, office space, retail, a top floor restaurant-bar, gardens and green terraces, as well as a "renewed access" to the Seine. 

Lille Métropole Commercial Court / PetitDidier Prioux Architectes

05:00 - 23 September, 2015
Lille Métropole Commercial Court / PetitDidier Prioux Architectes, © 11H45
© 11H45

© 11H45 © 11H45 © 11H45 © 11H45 +14

Cathedral of Créteil Extension / Architecture-Studio

02:00 - 22 September, 2015
Cathedral of Créteil Extension / Architecture-Studio, © Yves Mernier
© Yves Mernier

© Yves Mernier © Yves Mernier © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly +14

House B / YODA architecture

05:00 - 21 September, 2015
House B / YODA architecture, Courtesy of YODA architecture
Courtesy of YODA architecture

Courtesy of YODA architecture Courtesy of YODA architecture Courtesy of YODA architecture Courtesy of YODA architecture +22

Fietje Beer Bar / Bertrand Guillon Architecture

02:00 - 21 September, 2015
Fietje Beer Bar / Bertrand Guillon Architecture, © Julien Kerdraon
© Julien Kerdraon

© Julien Kerdraon © Julien Kerdraon © Julien Kerdraon © Julien Kerdraon +13

30 Social Logements / Bourbouze & Graindorge

02:00 - 19 September, 2015
30 Social Logements / Bourbouze & Graindorge, © Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © David Boureau © David Boureau © Filip Dujardin +29

CREIL Social Center Renovation / NOMADE architects

13:00 - 16 September, 2015
CREIL Social Center Renovation / NOMADE architects, © Mathieu Ducros Bd
© Mathieu Ducros Bd

© Mathieu Ducros Bd © Mathieu Ducros Bd © Mathieu Ducros Bd © Mathieu Ducros Bd +27

Student Residency - Maison du Mexique Rehabilitation / Atela Architectes

13:00 - 14 September, 2015
Student Residency - Maison du Mexique Rehabilitation / Atela Architectes, © Gerardo Custance
© Gerardo Custance

© Gerardo Custance © Gerardo Custance © Gerardo Custance © Gerardo Custance +25

Lycee François Truffaut Multi-purpose Hall / f.au

03:00 - 14 September, 2015
Lycee François Truffaut Multi-purpose Hall / f.au, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault
  • Architects

  • Location

    Challans, France
  • Area

    582.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault +23

Benfeld Aristide Briand Primary School / Lionel Debs Architectures

05:00 - 13 September, 2015
Benfeld Aristide Briand Primary School / Lionel Debs Architectures, Courtesy of Lionel Debs Architectures
Courtesy of Lionel Debs Architectures

© Emmanuel Kuhn Courtesy of Lionel Debs Architectures © Emmanuel Kuhn Courtesy of Lionel Debs Architectures +21

Restoration of a Farm in the French Alps / Pierre-Doucerain + Adrien Felix-Faure

05:00 - 12 September, 2015
Restoration of a Farm in the French Alps / Pierre-Doucerain + Adrien Felix-Faure, Courtesy of Pierre-Doucerain
Courtesy of Pierre-Doucerain

Courtesy of Pierre-Doucerain Courtesy of Pierre-Doucerain Courtesy of Pierre-Doucerain Courtesy of Pierre-Doucerain +32

Social Housing Residence / PetitDidier Prioux Architectes

03:00 - 11 September, 2015
Social Housing Residence / PetitDidier Prioux Architectes, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +17