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AD Classics: Café l'Aubette / Theo van Doesburg

04:00 - 20 July, 2016
AD Classics: Café l'Aubette / Theo van Doesburg, Courtesy of Wikimedia user Claude Truong-Ngoc
Courtesy of Wikimedia user Claude Truong-Ngoc

Concealed behind an 18th century Baroque façade in Strasbourg’s Place Kléber, the Café L’Aubette is a dazzlingly incongruous expression of the 1920s De Stijl movement. Designed by Theo van Doesburg, one of the movement’s founders and leading lights, the Aubette’s minimalist, geometric aesthetic was heavily influenced by the work of contemporary artists such as Piet Mondrian. In designing the café’s interiors, Van Doesburg sought to do more than simply place viewers before a painting; he wanted to envelop them in it.

Vigneux-Sur-Seine Housing / Margot-Duclot architectes associés

09:00 - 19 July, 2016
Vigneux-Sur-Seine Housing / Margot-Duclot architectes associés, © 11H45
© 11H45

© 11H45 © 11H45 © 11H45 © 11H45 +20

See the 17 Le Corbusier Projects Named as UNESCO World Heritage Sites

12:05 - 18 July, 2016
See the 17 Le Corbusier Projects Named as UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (commonly referred to as UNESCO) has named 17 projects in 7 countries by revolutionary Modernist architect Le Corbusier to their list of World Heritage Sites. Given to places of special cultural or physical significance, the designation will help to protect and preserve the buildings for future generations. Citing Le Corbusier’s inventive architectural language, UNESCO praised the collection of projects for “[reflecting] the solutions that the Modern Movement sought to apply during the 20th century to the challenges of inventing new architectural techniques to respond to the needs of society.”

“The inscription on the World Heritage List of 17 buildings of sites by Le Corbusier represents a strong encouragement to continue all along Le Corbusier's built work to maintain this living heritage and to hand it down to future generations,” said Fondation Le Corbusier President Antoine Picon in a statement. “It also contributes to the understanding of that complex and fragile legacy and helps its dissemination to the widest audience.”

Continue after the break for the full list of projects and images.

Overpass on the Loing / DVVD Engineers Architects Designers

02:00 - 16 July, 2016
Overpass on the Loing  / DVVD Engineers Architects Designers, © D.Rousselot - DVVD
© D.Rousselot - DVVD

© D.Rousselot - DVVD © D.Rousselot - DVVD © D.Rousselot - DVVD © D.Rousselot - DVVD +15

Avenue Leclerc Office Building / AZC

05:00 - 14 July, 2016
Avenue Leclerc Office Building / AZC, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    122 Avenue du Général Leclerc, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France
  • Team

    Grégoire Zündel, Irina Cristea
  • Area

    10544.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Le Vialenc Residential Block / Atelier du Rouget Simon Teyssou & Associés

02:00 - 14 July, 2016
Le Vialenc Residential Block  / Atelier du Rouget Simon Teyssou & Associés, © Christophe Camus
© Christophe Camus

© Benoit Alazard © Benoit Alazard © Benoit Alazard © Christophe Camus +38

Maison D'education De La Legion D'honneur / Belus & Hénocq Architectes

02:00 - 13 July, 2016
Maison D'education De La Legion D'honneur / Belus & Hénocq Architectes, © Raphaël Chipault
© Raphaël Chipault

© Raphaël Chipault © Raphaël Chipault © Raphaël Chipault © Raphaël Chipault +23

School of Arts Calaisis / ARC.AME

03:00 - 12 July, 2016
School of Arts Calaisis / ARC.AME, Courtesy of ARC.AME
Courtesy of ARC.AME

Courtesy of ARC.AME Courtesy of ARC.AME Courtesy of ARC.AME Courtesy of ARC.AME +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calais, France
  • GENERAL ENTERPRISE

    Rabot Dutilleul Construction
  • Area

    4584.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of ARC.AME

Repossi Place Vendome / OMA

10:30 - 6 July, 2016
Repossi Place Vendome / OMA, © Cyrille Weiner, Courtesy of Repossi
© Cyrille Weiner, Courtesy of Repossi

© Cyrille Weiner, Courtesy of Repossi © Cyrille Weiner, Courtesy of Repossi © Cyrille Weiner, Courtesy of Repossi © Cyrille Weiner, Courtesy of Repossi +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Place Vendôme, Paris, France
  • Partner

    Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli
  • Team

    Antonio Barone, Paul Cornet, Leonardos Katsaros, Francesca Lantieri, Kate Lee, Francesco Moncada, Silvia Sandor
  • Area

    90.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

The Claude Bernard Overpass / DVVD Engineers Architects Designers

15:00 - 4 July, 2016
The Claude Bernard Overpass / DVVD Engineers Architects Designers, © Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    19th arrondissement, Paris, France
  • Team

    Paula Castro, Céline Cerisier, Vincent Dominguez, Toma Dryjski, Bertrand Potel, Louis Ratajczak, Daniel Vaniche
  • Project Manager

    Clément Carrière, Nicolas Didier
  • Area

    392.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Hardelot Theatre / Studio Andrew Todd

09:00 - 4 July, 2016
Hardelot Theatre  / Studio Andrew Todd, © Martin Argyroglo
© Martin Argyroglo

© Martin Argyroglo © Martin Argyroglo © Martin Argyroglo © Martin Argyroglo +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pas-de-Calais, France
  • Client

    Conseil Départemental du Pas de Calais
  • Partner in charge

    Andrew Todd Niclas Dünnebacke
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Pompidou Metz Restaurant Extension / Studiolada Architects

13:00 - 1 July, 2016
Pompidou Metz Restaurant Extension  / Studiolada Architects, © Luis Diaz Diaz
© Luis Diaz Diaz

© Luis Diaz Diaz © Luis Diaz Diaz © Luis Diaz Diaz © Luis Diaz Diaz +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    1 Parvis des Droits de l'Homme, 57000 Metz, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Christophe Aubertin
  • Partner architect

    Benoît Sindt ―   Studiolada Architects
  • Area

    100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

The Accorhotels Arena / DVVD Engineers Architects Designers

03:00 - 1 July, 2016
The Accorhotels Arena / DVVD Engineers Architects Designers, Courtesy of DVVD Engineers Architects Designers
Courtesy of DVVD Engineers Architects Designers

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +36

  • Architects

  • Location

    12th arrondissement, 75012 Paris, France
  • Project Directors

    Vincent Dominguez and Daniel Vaniche
  • Team

    Paula Castro, Céline Cerisier, Vincent Dominguez, Toma Dryjski, Bertrand Potel, Louis Ratajczak, Daniel Vaniche
  • Area

    62000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of DVVD Engineers Architects Designers, Sergio Grazia

Drawing on the Road: The Story of a Young Le Corbusier's Travels Through Europe

04:00 - 29 June, 2016
Drawing on the Road: The Story of a Young Le Corbusier's Travels Through Europe, © F.L.C. / ADAGP, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2016
© F.L.C. / ADAGP, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2016

Voyage Le Corbusier, by Jacob Brillhartcollects for the first time a compendium of sketchbook drawings and watercolors of Charles-Edouard Jeanneret—a young student who would go onto become the singularly influential modernist architect, Le Corbusier. Between 1907 and 1911, he traveled throughout Europe and the Mediterranean carrying an array of drawing supplies and documenting all that he saw: classical ruins, details of interiors, vibrant landscapes, and the people and objects that populated them. 

Le Corbusier was a deeply radical progressive architect, a futurist who was equally and fundamentally rooted in history and tradition. He was intensely curious, constantly traveling, drawing, painting, and writing, all in the pursuit of becoming a better designer. As a result, he found intellectual ways to connect his historical foundations with what he learned from his contemporaries. He grew from drawing nature to copying fourteenth-century Italian painting to leading the Purist movement that greatly influenced French painting and architecture in the early 1920s. All the while, he was making connections between nature, art, culture, and architecture that eventually gave him a foundation for thinking about design. 

© F.L.C. / ADAGP, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2016 © F.L.C. / ADAGP, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2016 © F.L.C. / ADAGP, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2016 © F.L.C. / ADAGP, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2016 +15

Refurbishment of the Pavilion Dufour Château De Versailles / Dominique Perrault Architecte

03:00 - 29 June, 2016
Refurbishment of the Pavilion Dufour Château De Versailles / Dominique Perrault Architecte, © Andre Morin
© Andre Morin

© Andre Morin © Andre Morin © Andre Morin Courtesy of Dominique ADAGP +31

Hipark Hotel / Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

03:00 - 24 June, 2016
Hipark Hotel  / Manuelle Gautrand Architecture, © Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly +25

Theatre Maurice Novarina Renovation/ WIMM

03:00 - 21 June, 2016
Theatre Maurice Novarina Renovation/ WIMM, Courtesy of WIMM
Courtesy of WIMM

Courtesy of WIMM Courtesy of WIMM Courtesy of WIMM Courtesy of WIMM +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Route d'Evian, 74200 Thonon-les-Bains, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Arrighetti Patrick, William Tenet, Ana-Luisa Gouveia de Freitas Gonçalves
  • Design Team

    KEOPS, Structure engineering, BRIERE, energy, fluids and thermic
  • Area

    3650.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of WIMM

Soar Through a Neo-Byzantine Church in This Dramatic Drone Video

16:00 - 20 June, 2016

Set to a soundtrack suitable for the most climactic moment of an episode of Game of Thrones, this drone footage from filmmaking duo BigFly takes viewers inside the St. Louis Church in Paimboeuf, France. As it carefully navigates around the church’s arches and pendentives, the drone captures the space in a distinctly golden light, giving viewers up-close looks at the bold colors and flamboyant ornamentation for which the neo-Byzantine style is recognized.