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SO – IL and FREAKS Win Competition to Modernize France's Site Verrier

00:00 - 24 February, 2015
SO – IL and FREAKS Win Competition to Modernize France's Site Verrier, Visitor Center. Image Courtesy of SO-IL
Visitor Center. Image Courtesy of SO-IL

SO-IL, in collaboration with FREAKS freearchitects, has been selected as the first-prize winner of a competition to reinvent the historic Site Verrier in France. Located in the Northern Vosges Natural Park, the updated plan addresses three elements of the site's industrial past while providing a dynamic space for cultural interaction and historic exploration of Site Verrier's glass factory days.

Visitor Center. Image Courtesy of SO-IL Model. Image Courtesy of SO-IL Gallery. Image Courtesy of SO-IL Public Space. Image Courtesy of SO-IL +7

City of Paris Approves MVRDV's Restructuring of Montparnasse Superblock

01:00 - 23 February, 2015
City of Paris Approves MVRDV's Restructuring of Montparnasse Superblock, © l'autre image
© l'autre image

The City of Paris has approved MVRDV’s plans to overhaul a 1970s urban block in Montparnasse. The ambitious plan aims to “reintroduce the human scale” and improve “accessibility and programmatic identity” to the aging mixed-use development. As part of the restructuring, the building’s existing public library, hotel, commercial and office space will be expanded and a new kindergarten, conference center and social housing units will be added. 

Comedie de Bethune - National Drama Theater / Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

01:00 - 23 February, 2015
Comedie de Bethune - National Drama Theater / Manuelle Gautrand Architecture, © Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

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

Montmatre Mixed Use / Babin+Renaud

01:00 - 21 February, 2015
Montmatre Mixed Use  / Babin+Renaud, © Cecile Septet
© Cecile Septet
  • Architects

  • Location

    24 Avenue de la Porte de Montmartre, 75018 Paris, France
  • Area

    10296.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Cecile Septet © Cecile Septet © Cecile Septet © Cecile Septet +19

Flat Renovation for a Photographer / Alia Bengana

01:00 - 20 February, 2015
Flat Renovation for a Photographer / Alia Bengana, © V.Vincenzo
© V.Vincenzo

© V.Vincenzo © V.Vincenzo © V.Vincenzo © V.Vincenzo +22

Espace Bienvenüe / Jean-Philippe Pargade

01:00 - 19 February, 2015
Espace Bienvenüe / Jean-Philippe Pargade, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia
  • Architects

  • Location

    77420 Marne-la-Vallée, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Caroline Rigaldiès
  • Partner

    Jean-Pierre Lamache
  • Studies Leader

    Christophe Aubergeon, Malika Benzemra, Marco Carvalho, Joana César, Paolo Correia, Jean-Patrick Degrave, Emmanuèle Fiquet, Emilie Guyot, Antoine Hermanowicz, Joon-Ho Lee, Aline Marthon, Natacha Nass, Lucy Niney, Audrey Oster, Maxime Parin, Anne-Sophie Richard, Samuel Rimbault, Vincent Sengel, Ji Yeon Song, Marie Suvéran, Arthur Tanner, Van Hai Vu
  • Area

    35300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Luc Boegly © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Luc Boegly +25

The Paper Nursery / Wild Rabbits Architects

01:00 - 17 February, 2015
The Paper Nursery / Wild Rabbits Architects, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +18

"Tournesol" Swimming Pool Refurbishment / Urbane Kultur

01:00 - 15 February, 2015
"Tournesol"  Swimming Pool Refurbishment / Urbane Kultur, © Jean Baptiste Dorner
© Jean Baptiste Dorner

© Jean Baptiste Dorner © Jean Baptiste Dorner © Communauté Urbaine de Strasbourg © Jean Baptiste Dorner +17

Planning Korea Turns to the Microbial World to Inspire the Future of Paris

01:00 - 13 February, 2015
Planning Korea Turns to the Microbial World to Inspire the Future of Paris, Courtesy of Planning Korea
Courtesy of Planning Korea

When asked by the City of Paris to envision its future, Planning Korea turned to the uncharted microbial world of the city’s parks. Their observations lead them to an unusual proposal: shape the future “Greater Paris” by infilling voids within the urban landscape (in this case, between two bridges in the heart of Porte Maillot) with a floating, “organism-like” complex of mixed-use pods designed to coexist with the “macro world of artificial structures.”

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Maison Des Danses / ADH

01:00 - 12 February, 2015
Courtesy of ADH
Courtesy of ADH
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bordeaux, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Benoîte Doazan, Nicolas Novello, Stéphane Hirschberger
  • Area

    1000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

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Light Matters: Le Corbusier and the Trinity of Light

01:00 - 11 February, 2015
Light Matters: Le Corbusier and the Trinity of Light, View looking south to “upwardly springing” waves of light. Church of Saint-Pierre, Firminy, France. Image © Henry Plummer 2011
View looking south to “upwardly springing” waves of light. Church of Saint-Pierre, Firminy, France. Image © Henry Plummer 2011

For his three sacred buildings, Le Corbusier has played masterfully with orientation, openings and textures to create kinetic architecture with daylight. His pilgrimage chapel at Ronchamp, the monastery of Sainte Marie de La Tourette, and the parish church of Saint-Pierre in Firminy reveal distinctive and individual approaches that each render contemplative spaces with light. In his book “Cosmos of Light: The Sacred Architecture of Le Corbusier,” Henry Plummer, Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has analysed these projects with outstanding photographs taken over 40 years and brilliant writing.

Read on for more about how Le Corbusier created his cosmos of light.

Corridor to atrium cadenced with sunshine in late morning. Monastery of Sainte Marie de la Tourette, Éveux-sur-l’Arbresle, France. Image © Henry Plummer 2011 Upward view into scoop at sunrise. Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp, France. Image © Henry Plummer 2011 Golden light on altar wall. Church of Saint-Pierre, Firminy, France. Image © Henry Plummer 2011 Upward view of fissure and brise-soleil, on overcast day. Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp, France. Image © Henry Plummer 2011 +9

65 Rooms for Student Housing / Jacques Ripault Architecture

01:00 - 10 February, 2015
65 Rooms for Student Housing / Jacques Ripault Architecture, © Patrick Müller , Hervé Abbadie
© Patrick Müller , Hervé Abbadie

© Patrick Müller , Hervé Abbadie © Patrick Müller , Hervé Abbadie © Patrick Müller , Hervé Abbadie © Patrick Müller , Hervé Abbadie +21

Museum Of The Sea In Sete / C+D Architecture

01:00 - 8 February, 2015
Museum Of The Sea In Sete / C+D Architecture, © Marie-Caroline LUCAT
© Marie-Caroline LUCAT

© Marie-Caroline LUCAT © Marie-Caroline LUCAT © Marie-Caroline LUCAT © Marie-Caroline LUCAT +32

Childhood House / Heams et Michel

01:00 - 8 February, 2015
Childhood House / Heams et Michel, © Aldo Amoretti
© Aldo Amoretti

© Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti +20

Lycée GeorGes-cormier Highschool Extension / Ateliers O-S architectes

01:00 - 7 February, 2015
Lycée GeorGes-cormier Highschool Extension / Ateliers O-S architectes, © Vincent Baur
© Vincent Baur
  • Architects

  • Location

    Île-de-France, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Vincent Baur, Guillaume Colboc, Gaël Le Nouëne
  • Design Team

    Vincent Baur, Guillaume Colboc, Gaël Le Nouëne, Aurelie Louesdon (phase étude )
  • Area

    4300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Vincent Baur © Vincent Baur © Vincent Baur © Vincent Baur +24

Community Arts Center and Youth Club / Mas Architecture

01:00 - 7 February, 2015
Community Arts Center and Youth Club / Mas Architecture, Courtesy of Mas Architecture
Courtesy of Mas Architecture
  • Architects

  • Location

    7 Avenue de la Monta, 38120 Saint-Egrève, France
  • Area

    740.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Mas Architecture

Courtesy of Mas Architecture Courtesy of Mas Architecture Courtesy of Mas Architecture Courtesy of Mas Architecture +19

Monticello / Bona-Lemercier

01:00 - 6 February, 2015
Monticello / Bona-Lemercier, © Florian Kleinefenn
© Florian Kleinefenn

© François Bergeret © Florian Kleinefenn © François Bergeret © Florian Kleinefenn +18

Marly-le-Roi Market / Ameller Dubois & Associés

01:00 - 6 February, 2015
Marly-le-Roi Market / Ameller Dubois & Associés , Courtesy of Ameller Dubois & Associés
Courtesy of Ameller Dubois & Associés

Courtesy of Ameller Dubois & Associés Courtesy of Ameller Dubois & Associés Courtesy of Ameller Dubois & Associés Courtesy of Ameller Dubois & Associés +26