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Video: Louvre-Lens / SANAA

French architect and filmmaker Vincent Hecht has released the latest in his Japanese Collection series, this time featuring the SANAA-designed Louvre-Lens Museum. A sister gallery of the Musée du Louvre, the Louvre-Lens is a 360-meter-long, steel and glass museum built on a 20-hectare abandoned coal mine. 

AMO Designs Paris Pop-Up Club

On Saturday, July 4, designer Prada and AMO—a research studio subset of OMA architecture—hosted The Miu Miu Club, a pop-up event, featuring dinner, a fashion show, and several musical performances in Paris, France.

Inside of the 1937 art deco Palais d-Iena, Paris’ current CESE government offices, the one-night event was held in the Hypostyle, using a scaffolding ring to create a “room within a room.” Strip lighting, metal grids, PVC sheets, and arrangements of luxurious furniture were also used to enhance the space. 

©  Agostino Osio, Courtesy of OMA ©  Agostino Osio, Courtesy of OMA © Alberto Moncada, Courtesy of OMA ©  Agostino Osio, Courtesy of OMA

RSHP Wins Competition to Build Conservation Facility for Louvre

The Musée du Louvre and the Nord-Pas de Calais region has selected Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) to build a new conservation and storage facility for the Louvre in Liévin, northern France (Nord-Pas-de-Calais). Built primarily for study and research, the 20,000-square-meter "landscape building" will feature a series of vaulted light-filled conservation studios and storage spaces topped with a lush green roof.

“The consortium of architects, headed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, has succeeded in taking the specific needs of properly preserving and accessing the Louvre’s collections, and turning them into a first-class architectural creation," said Jean-Luc Martinez, President-Director of the Musée du Louvre.

Forty-Six Dwellings / Jean-François Schmit

  • Architects: Jean-François Schmit
  • Location: Rue Gaston Lévy, 92330 Sceaux, France
  • Partners: Havim (développeur), SLG paysage
  • Area: 4700.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit

Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit

New Leather Workshop in the Isère Department / Jean-François Schmit

  • Architects: Jean-François Schmit
  • Location: Les Abrets, France
  • Partners: Inex (Bet Fluides Et Environnemental), Ar-C (Bet Structure), Odc Economie, Peutz Acousticiens, Slg Paysage
  • Area: 5500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit

Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit

Paris Approves Plans to Build Herzog & de Meuron's "Triangle Tower"

Paris has approved its first tower in over 40 years; the city council has agreed to move forward with Herzog & de Meuron's 180-meter-tall "Triangle Tower" - or "Tour Triangle" - after initially rejecting the proposal last year. The controversial plans have been the center of an intense debate since its unveiling in 2008 on whether or not Paris should preserve its 19-century skyline. 

As Gizmodo reports, the Swiss architects sold the tower to the city by claiming its glass facade will "disappear" into the skyline.

“Almost everything the architects say has one message: This building is invisible,” as Foreign Policy pointed out last year. “As if to reinforce this strange duality, the renderings omit Paris’s one true existing skyscraper: the wildly unpopular Tour Montparnasse, built in 1973.”

PIM2 Jet Engine Maintenance Base / Jean-François Schmit

  • Architects: Jean-François Schmit
  • Location: Orly, France
  • Partners: SNC Lavalin (BET TCE), Cabinet Jaillet-Rouby (BET charpente métallique), SLG paysage
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit

Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit

Housing in Limoges / BVL Architecture

  • Architects: BVL Architecture
  • Location: Avenue des Ruchoux, 87100 Limoges, France
  • Area: 1920.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia

Community Hall in Saint Pierre des Bois / Boidot & Robin Architects

  • Architects: Boidot & Robin Architects
  • Location: Saint-Pierre-des-Bois, France
  • Design Team: Boidot & Robin architects full process & Economy, Sunsquare Energy, Peutz Acoustics
  • Area: 250.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Clement Guillaume

© Clement Guillaume © Clement Guillaume © Clement Guillaume © Clement Guillaume

Festival: "Days of Architecture"

The 15th edition of the "Days of Architecture" is almost here! This festival will take place from 25 September 2015 to 24 October 2015, in the Upper Rhine Valley. Punctuated by nearly 200 events, the festival aims to bring the architecture to the largest population.

Nursery School and Municipal Workshops / Jean-François Schmit

  • Architects: Jean-François Schmit
  • Location: 19th arrondissement, Paris, France
  • Partners: Ingénierie Studio, SNC Lavalin (BET TCE)
  • Area: 6800.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit

Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit

Housing in Auvry Barbusse / Tectône

  • Architects: Tectône
  • Location: Aubervilliers, France
  • Architect In Charge: Pascal Chombart de Lauwe as Lead Architect, Etienne Chevreul-Demas as Projet Manager, and Audrey Alcindor as Assistant
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Christophe Demonfaucon, Courtesy of Tectône architectes, Lucile Chombart de Lauwe

Courtesy of Tectône architectes © Lucile Chombart de Lauwe © Lucile Chombart de Lauwe © Christophe Demonfaucon

Eco Nursery and Primary School / Jean-François Schmit

  • Architects: Jean-François Schmit
  • Location: Rue de la Saïda, 75015 Paris, France
  • Partners: SNC Lavalin (BET TCE), Tribu (BE environnemental), SLG paysage
  • Area: 5500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit

Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit

Pompidou Centre Hosts "Le Corbusier: The Measures of Man" Exhibition

To commemorate the architect 50 years after his death, from April 29 through August 3 the Pompidou center is hosting a retrospective on the life and works of Le Corbusier. The exhibition highlights Le Corbusier’s architecture and artwork, which is curated to trace his evolving understanding of the human body, and includes texts, paintings, drawings, sculptures, and models.

Creche des Orteaux / Avenier Cornejo Architectes

© David Foessel © David Foessel © David Foessel © Julien Lanoo

Au Bon Coin / Ramdam Architectes

  • Architects: Ramdam Architectes
  • Location: Saint-Denis, France
  • Area: 201.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Michèle Constantini

© Michèle Constantini © Michèle Constantini © Michèle Constantini © Michèle Constantini