XTU’s French Wine Civilizations Museum Set to Open in 2016

06:00 - 5 June, 2015
Wooden Structure. Image Courtesy of XTU Architects
Wooden Structure. Image Courtesy of XTU Architects

The Bordeaux Wine Museum’s wooden structure has been completed, the first step in an ambitious project slated to open in 2016. Designed by XTU Architects, and situated along the coast of the river Garonne in Bordeaux, France, the museum aims to stand as a beacon and “guardian angel” against the skyline of the riverbank. Inspired by the timeless spirit of French wine, the building forms flow in a continuous space without corners, evoking the circular motion that awakens a wine before tasting.

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Dior Men Paris / Antonio Virga Architecte + Dior Men Architecture Department

05:00 - 5 June, 2015
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© Olivier Helbert

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Auneau Cultural Center / Architecture Patrick Mauger

22:00 - 3 June, 2015
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© Michel Denance

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Gallery: Inside Herzog & de Meuron's Bordeaux Stadium During Its Inaugural Match

16:30 - 2 June, 2015
© Philippe Caumes
© Philippe Caumes

Architectural photographer Philippe Caumes has sent us images from the open match at Herzog & de Meuron's newly completed Bordeaux Stadium in France. Sometimes compared to a classical temple, the all-white, rectangular stadium is distinct with a forest of slender columns touching down on an inviting grand staircase that ushers fans into its 42,000-seat "bowl." Take a look inside, after the break. 

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MGA Proposes World's Tallest Wood Building in Paris

16:00 - 1 June, 2015
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© MGA

Michael Green Architecture (MGA) and DVVD has teamed up with REI France developments to propose the world's tallest wood building in Paris. The carbon-neutral proposal, developed as part of the city’s innovative Réinventer Paris competition, aims to alleviate the city's urban housing challenges.

“Our goal is that through innovation, youthful social contact and overall community building, we have created a design that becomes uniquely important to Paris,” said Michael Green, Principal of MGA. “Just as Gustave Eiffel shattered our conception of what was possible a century and a half ago, this project can push the envelope of wood innovation with France in the forefront. The Pershing Site is the perfect moment for Paris to embrace the next era of architecture.” 

Day Care Center / Rh+ Architecture

11:00 - 30 May, 2015
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© Luc Boegly

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Carnuta / Daniel Cléris & Jean-Michel Daubourg

05:00 - 30 May, 2015
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© Cleris+Daubourg

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Moucharabieh New-School / Y.Architectes + Gautier+Conquet

05:00 - 29 May, 2015
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© Brice Robert

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La Grande Passerelle / AS.Architecture-Studio

05:00 - 28 May, 2015

Cannes Airport / COMTE et VOLLENWEIDER Architectes

22:00 - 27 May, 2015
Courtesy of Comte & Vollenweider Architectes
Courtesy of Comte & Vollenweider Architectes
  • Architects

  • Location

    245 Avenue Francis Tonner, 06150 Cannes, France
  • Project Architect

    Pierre-André Comte, Stéphane Vollenweider, Régis Roudil, Marion Grégoire, Marrit Veenstra / SUD EQUIP bureau d'études t.c.e.
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Cortesia de Comte & Vollenweider Architectes

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The New Bordeaux Stadium / Herzog & de Meuron

06:00 - 21 May, 2015
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© Iwan Baan

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Housing and Shops Complex / Ameller, Dubois & Associés

03:00 - 20 May, 2015
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© Sergio Grazia

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Parking Building in Grenoble / GaP Grudzinski & Poisay Architectes

16:00 - 19 May, 2015
© Baptiste ROBIN
© Baptiste ROBIN
  • Architects

    GaP Grudzinski & Poisay Architectes
  • Location

    38100 Grenoble, France
  • Design Team

    Hugues GRUDZINSKI architect, Baptiste ROBIN project manager
  • Area

    9450.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Baptiste ROBIN

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Elderly Residential Home / Atelier Zündel Cristea

03:00 - 19 May, 2015
© Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia
  • Architects

  • Location

    Notre-Dame De Bon Secours, 68 Rue des Plantes, 75674 Paris, France
  • Design Team

    Nicolas Souchko and Mario Russo,
Elena Melzoba,
Célia Horn,
Alberto Gatti,
Consultants
Igrec Ingénierie, Atelier Villes et Paysages, VS-A, Acoustique & Conseil
  • Area

    29000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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Maison Le Cap / Pascal Grasso Architectures

02:00 - 13 May, 2015

AD Classics: Limoges Concert Hall / Bernard Tschumi Architects

07:00 - 11 May, 2015
Courtesy of Bernard Tschumi Architects
Courtesy of Bernard Tschumi Architects

For those familiar with the more canonical work of Bernard Tschumi, the Limoges Concert Hall may seem a puzzlingly conventional departure from the radical, intensively theoretical projects that introduced the world to the Swiss architect. In one sense, the visual clarity of the design doesn’t provoke the same complex discourses on architectural violence and eroticism that guided his early-career pursuits, and it is certainly a more functional evolution of his polemic on non-programmatic space that was famously exhibited at Parc de la Villete. In another sense, the concept and form of Limoges aren't anything novel, either, emerging almost in its entirety from a concert hall prototype Tschumi developed in the late 1990s for a similar venue at Rouen. But Limoges is important for other reasons: in addition to its thoughtful material and spatial choices, it is one of the more articulate illustrations of Tschumi’s explorations of movement and enclosure—“vectors and envelopes”—that inform much of his recent work. 

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Rue du Charolais / Eva Samuel

20:00 - 8 May, 2015
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© Clément Guillaume

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Passage de Melun / Gaëtan Le Penhuel Architecture

20:00 - 7 May, 2015
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© Sergio Grazia

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