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Townhouse / Les Ateliers Tristan & Sagitta

09:00 - 7 January, 2017
Townhouse / Les Ateliers Tristan & Sagitta, ©  Giaime Meloni
© Giaime Meloni

©  Giaime Meloni        ©  Giaime Meloni        ©  Giaime Meloni        ©  Giaime Meloni        +27

Plein Ciel / MGAU

15:00 - 4 January, 2017
Plein Ciel  / MGAU, © Michel Denancé
© Michel Denancé

© Takuji Shimmura  © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé © Takuji Shimmura  +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Clichy, France
  • Design Team

    Michel Guthmann, Stéphanie Appert, Olivier Barthe, Mauro Palamini, Samuel Reist, Oona Savransky, Nicolas Zaegel
  • Area

    3400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

School Jean-Monnet / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architects + CDA Architectes

03:00 - 4 January, 2017
School Jean-Monnet / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architects + CDA Architectes, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo +14

Agora / Brenac + Gonzalez et associés

13:00 - 28 December, 2016
Agora / Brenac + Gonzalez et associés, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia              © Stefan Tuchila © Sergio Grazia              © Sergio Grazia              +35

World’s First Solar Panel Road Debuts in France

14:00 - 26 December, 2016
World’s First Solar Panel Road Debuts in France

The world’s first solar panel road has officially opened in a small village in Normandy, France.

Built in the small village of Tourouvre-au-Perche, the 1 kilometer route, dubbed the “Wattway,” is covered in 2,800 square meters of photovoltaic panels. It is designed to be used by up to 2,000 motorists per day, while providing an average of 767 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per day, enough energy to power all of the street lighting in the 3,400-resident village.

Convention Centre Strasbourg / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architects + Rey-Lucquet et associés

03:00 - 23 December, 2016
 Convention Centre Strasbourg  / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architects + Rey-Lucquet et associés, © Bruno Klomfar
© Bruno Klomfar

© Bruno Klomfar © Bruno Klomfar © Bruno Klomfar © Bruno Klomfar +15

Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville / OMA

08:30 - 22 December, 2016
Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville / OMA, © Philippe Ruault, Courtesy of OMA
© Philippe Ruault, Courtesy of OMA

© Philippe Ruault, Courtesy of OMA © Philippe Ruault, Courtesy of OMA © Philippe Ruault, Courtesy of OMA © Philippe Ruault, Courtesy of OMA +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Quai François Mitterand, 14000 Caen, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Chris van Duijn
  • Collaborating Architects

    Barcode Architects, Clement Blanchet Architecture
  • Area

    12700.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

ZAC Bassins à Flot / Hamonic + Masson & Associés

11:00 - 21 December, 2016
ZAC Bassins à Flot / Hamonic + Masson & Associés, © Takuji Shimmura
© Takuji Shimmura

© Takuji Shimmura © Atelier Positif © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura +30

Marignane Development Center Airbus Helicopters / Michel Rémon & Associés

05:00 - 18 December, 2016
Marignane Development Center Airbus Helicopters / Michel Rémon & Associés, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +13

I.M. Pei's Le Grande Louvre Wins AIA 25 Year Award

12:00 - 16 December, 2016
I.M. Pei's Le Grande Louvre Wins AIA 25 Year Award, © Koji Horiuchi. Courtesy of AIA
© Koji Horiuchi. Courtesy of AIA

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected The Grand Louvre – Phase I as the recipient of the 2017 AIA Twenty-five Year Award. Designed by I.M. Pei with his firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, the project is notable for its 71-foot-tall glass and stainless steel pyramid, which according to the AIA, “now rivals the Eiffel Tower as one of France’s most recognizable architectural icons.”

The award is presented annually to a project that has "stood the test of time by embodying architectural excellence for 25 to 35 years."

© Benoit Perrin. Courtesy of AIA © Koji Horiuchi. Courtesy of AIA © Koji Horiuchi. Courtesy of AIA © Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. Courtesy of AIA +5

10 Things You Didn't Know About Modern Icon Pierre Chareau

06:00 - 16 December, 2016
10 Things You Didn't Know About Modern Icon Pierre Chareau, Pierre Chareau, Maison de Verre interior, 1928–32, Paris. Image © Mark Lyon. From the 2016 Organizational Grant to The Jewish Museum for "Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design."
Pierre Chareau, Maison de Verre interior, 1928–32, Paris. Image © Mark Lyon. From the 2016 Organizational Grant to The Jewish Museum for "Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design."

Known for his collaboration on the legendary Maison de Verre, French architect, and interior designer Pierre Chareau is a celebrated artist cited by Richard Rogers, Jean Nouvel, and more as a major influence on their work.

Completed in 1932, Maison de Verre—or “House of Glass”—has become a prime example of modern architecture, despite the fact that not many people have actually seen the hidden treasure, located on Paris’ Left Bank.

Although his work is currently viewed in high regard, Chareau had a tumultuous career, with large variances between his successes and his failures.

Drawing from a Cultured Magazine spotlight article on the designer, we have compiled a list of facts about Chareau’s life and career that showcase the rollercoaster of his success.

Continue reading for the 10 things you didn’t know about Pierre Chareau.

145 Housing Units + FAM + PMI / Avenier Cornejo Architectes + Gausa Raveau Actarquitectura

11:00 - 15 December, 2016
145 Housing Units + FAM + PMI / Avenier Cornejo Architectes + Gausa Raveau Actarquitectura, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +25

56 Apartments in Nantes / PHD Architectes

13:00 - 14 December, 2016
56 Apartments in Nantes / PHD Architectes, © Michel Denancé
© Michel Denancé

© Sergio Grazia © Michel Denancé © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +23

45 BBC Housing / a-LTA

05:00 - 12 December, 2016
45 BBC Housing / a-LTA, © Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

© Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    ZAC du Moulin Hérel - Îlot 6, Boulevard François Mitterrand, 44800 Saint-Herblain, France
  • Project Team

    Le Trionnaire (x2) - Tassot - The Chapelain - a / LTA  architects + TPFi  + Paysage de l’Ouest
  • Label

    BBC EFFINERGIE RT 2012
  • Area

    3091.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Physical Education Ground of Saint-Paul Gardens / NP2F

05:00 - 10 December, 2016
Physical Education Ground of Saint-Paul Gardens / NP2F, © Antoine Espinasseau
© Antoine Espinasseau

© Antoine Espinasseau © Antoine Espinasseau © Antoine Espinasseau © Antoine Espinasseau +10

Goh Lanno School / Studio 02

13:00 - 9 December, 2016
Goh Lanno School  / Studio 02, © Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

© Luc Boegly            © Luc Boegly            © Luc Boegly            © Luc Boegly            +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    56330 Pluvigner, France
  • Area

    600.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

The Attic / f+f architectes

11:00 - 9 December, 2016
The Attic / f+f architectes, © Johan Fritzell
© Johan Fritzell

© Johan Fritzell         © Johan Fritzell         © Johan Fritzell         © Johan Fritzell         +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Strasbourg, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Aurélie Fechter, Johan Fritzell
  • Area

    240.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

François Pompon High School Refurbishment / Charles-Henri Tachon

03:00 - 9 December, 2016
François Pompon High School Refurbishment / Charles-Henri Tachon, © Nicolas Waltefaugle
© Nicolas Waltefaugle

© Nicolas Waltefaugle © Nicolas Waltefaugle © Nicolas Waltefaugle © Nicolas Waltefaugle +24