Nelson Mandela School / AR+TE Architectes

01:00 - 20 December, 2014
Nelson Mandela School / AR+TE Architectes, © Carlos Barba
© Carlos Barba

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House Pegasus / Frédéric Saint-Cricq

01:00 - 20 December, 2014
House Pegasus / Frédéric Saint-Cricq, © Patrice Menconi
© Patrice Menconi

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Maison l'Estelle / François Primault architecte

01:00 - 19 December, 2014
Maison l'Estelle / François Primault architecte, Courtesy of François Primault architecte
Courtesy of François Primault architecte
  • Architects

  • Location

    Moirax, France
  • Area

    200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of François Primault architecte

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Restructuring and Safety Works of Saint-Jean’s Schools / Dominique Coulon & associés

01:00 - 17 December, 2014
Restructuring and Safety Works of Saint-Jean’s Schools / Dominique Coulon & associés, © David Romero-Uzeda
© David Romero-Uzeda
  • Architects

  • Location

    13 Rue des Bonnes Gens, 67000 Strasbourg, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Dominique Coulon, Benjamin Rocchi, Architects Sarah Brebbia, Olivier Nicollas, Delphine George, Guillaume Wittmann, Architects assistants.
  • Area

    8731.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© David Romero-Uzeda © David Romero-Uzeda © David Romero-Uzeda © David Romero-Uzeda +38

The Restoration of Chartres Cathedral is a "Scandalous Desecration"

00:00 - 16 December, 2014
The Restoration of Chartres Cathedral is a "Scandalous Desecration", On the left, an as-yet unrestored section of the cathedral can be compared to a restored section, right. Image © Flickr CC User Lawrence OP
On the left, an as-yet unrestored section of the cathedral can be compared to a restored section, right. Image © Flickr CC User Lawrence OP

Throughout its eight-century-long history, Chartres Cathedral has been consistently cited as one of the world's greatest religious spaces, charming countless architects thanks to its dramatic interior combining brooding stone vaults and delicate stained glass windows. But this legacy is severely threatened, argues Martin Filler for the New York Review of Books, by a "foolhardy" restoration in its zeal for recapturing the past "makes authentic artifacts look fake."

© Flickr CC User Lawrence OP The stark difference between the original and the restored sections. Image © Flickr CC User Sarah Karlson © Flickr CC User Connie Ma A gilded boss at the top of a vault. Image © Flickr CC User Klaus Wagensonner +6

Eiffel Tower’s First Floor Refurbishment / Agence Moatti-Rivière

01:00 - 16 December, 2014
Eiffel Tower’s First Floor Refurbishment / Agence Moatti-Rivière, © Michel Denancé
© Michel Denancé

© Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé +28

Mining and Metallurgy Heritage Centre & Café In Banca / V2S architectes

01:00 - 14 December, 2014
Mining and Metallurgy Heritage Centre & Café In Banca / V2S architectes, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

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In Progress: Quimper Cornouaille Exhibition Center / Philippe Brulé Architectes

01:00 - 14 December, 2014
In Progress: Quimper Cornouaille Exhibition Center / Philippe Brulé Architectes, © Pascal Léopold
© Pascal Léopold

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Villa T / Boyer Percheron Assus

01:00 - 13 December, 2014
Villa T / Boyer Percheron Assus, Courtesy of Boyer Percheron Assus
Courtesy of Boyer Percheron Assus
  • Architects

  • Location

    Saint-Gély-du-Fesc, France
  • Main Contractor

    Agency Architecture Boyer-Percheron-Assus and Associates
  • Area

    270.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Boyer Percheron Assus

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Village Hall in HUNSPACH / Heintz-Kehr & associés

01:00 - 13 December, 2014
Village Hall in HUNSPACH / Heintz-Kehr & associés, © Alain Villa
© Alain Villa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hunspach, France
  • Design Team

    Georges Heintz et Anne-Sophie Kehr, FF Muller - Michele Farano et Pascal Philbert
  • Area

    800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Alain Villa © Alain Villa © Alain Villa © Alain Villa +19

MenoMenoPiu Proposes Capsule Hotel for Short-Term Housing in Paris

00:00 - 12 December, 2014
MenoMenoPiu Proposes Capsule Hotel for Short-Term Housing in Paris, © MenoMenoPiu Architects
© MenoMenoPiu Architects

With nearly 120 museums, Paris has the largest concentration of museums in the world. This, as MenoMenoPiu Architects believes, puts the city at risk of becoming a living conservatory. Therefore the Parisian practice has proposed the “EauBerge Paris Capsule Hotel” as a way to mitigate the need for short-term housing for tourists and preserve the quality of everyday life for residents. 

"Just like the other European capitals such as Rome, Venice, or Barcelona, Paris risks to become a city museum,” says MenoMenoPiu. “The increase of tourists in the French Capital causes panic and also leads to a gradual decentralization from the Parisians.”

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Social and Cultural Center in Landsberg / Heintz-Kehr architectes

01:00 - 10 December, 2014
Social and Cultural Center in Landsberg  / Heintz-Kehr architectes, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault +46

Tour Carpe Diem / Robert A.M. Stern Architects

01:00 - 9 December, 2014
Tour Carpe Diem / Robert A.M. Stern Architects, © Peter Aaron / OTTO
© Peter Aaron / OTTO
  • Architects

  • Location

    La Défense, France
  • Associate Architect

    SRA Architectes (Herve Metge, Partner / Laurence Gorgiard / Pierre-Michel Desgrange)
  • Client/Owner

    Aviva France / Bois-Colombes, France / Joëlle Chauvin, Directeur Immobilier
  • Area

    45500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Peter Aaron / OTTO © Peter Aaron / OTTO © Peter Aaron / OTTO © Peter Aaron / OTTO +19

KILO Pitches Woven Tent Outside of Jean Novel’s Arab World Institute

00:00 - 6 December, 2014
KILO Pitches Woven Tent Outside of Jean Novel’s Arab World Institute , © IMA
© IMA

In conjunction with the Contemporary Morocco exhibit (Le Maroc Contemporain) at the Jean Nouvel-designed Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, a giant tent has been constructed on the plaza in front of the building. Designed by Tarik Oualalou and Linna Choi of KILO, the tent harmonizes contemporary design and technical innovation with traditional fabrication methods. Constructed from more than 650-square-meters of camel and goat wool woven by female cooperatives in the Saharan desert, the tent serves as an urban landmark and a symbol for the Contemporary Morocco exhibit. The rhythm and scale of the tent’s silhouette renders a topographic dimension to the structure which pays homage to the nomadic traditions of southern Morocco.

“La Cité des Loisirs” / 2/3/4/

01:00 - 4 December, 2014
“La Cité des Loisirs” / 2/3/4/, © Vincent Fillon
© Vincent Fillon
  • Architects

  • Location

    Courbevoie, France
  • Area

    16000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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Swimming Pool Extension in Bagneux / Dominique Coulon & associés

01:00 - 3 December, 2014
Swimming Pool Extension in Bagneux / Dominique Coulon & associés, © David Romero-Uzeda
© David Romero-Uzeda
  • Architects

  • Location

    1 Avenue de Stalingrad, 92220 Bagneux, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Dominique Coulon, Benjamin Rocchi, Architects, Arnaud Eloudyi, Sarah Brebbia, Gautier Duthoit, Architects assistants
  • Area

    3431.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    David Romero-Uzeda, Clément Guillaume, Courtesy of Dominique Coulon Architecture

© Clément Guillaume © David Romero-Uzeda © David Romero-Uzeda © Clément Guillaume +43

Uncovering Viollet-le-Duc's "Unexpected" Career

00:00 - 2 December, 2014
Half of a rhombohedron. Remains of a crystal system separating the glacier of Envers Blaitière Vallée Blanche (Viollet-le-Duc). Image © Médiathèque de l’architecture & du patrimoine
Half of a rhombohedron. Remains of a crystal system separating the glacier of Envers Blaitière Vallée Blanche (Viollet-le-Duc). Image © Médiathèque de l’architecture & du patrimoine

Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, the French architect most famous for the 'restoration' of Notre-Dame de Paris, is a person we unequivocally associate with 19th century Gothic Revival. Although there is no doubt that his interpretive restorations of medieval French monuments were some of his greatest achievements, a new exhibition at Paris' Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine seeks to uncover a "well-connected character who pursued an uninterrupted career drawing, building, teaching, restoring, and many other things."

In a review for DomusLéa-Catherine Szacka examines this first major retrospective dedicated to the designer, theorist and artist since 1980 in celebration of the bicentennial of his birth. According to Szacka curator Jean-Michel Leniaud has, in this exhibition, shifted focus to Viollet-le-Duc's artistic output, thereby presenting "the less known and the more unexpected aspect" of his career.

Pushed Slab / MVRDV

01:00 - 1 December, 2014
Pushed Slab / MVRDV, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault
  • Architects

  • Location

    Paris, France
  • Design Team

    Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries with Frans de Witte, Bertrand Schippan, Catherine Drieux, Victor Perez, Delphine Borg, Billy Guidoni
  • Co-Architect

    North by North West, Paris, FR
  • Area

    19000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault +10