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AD Classics: Limoges Concert Hall / Bernard Tschumi Architects

07:00 - 11 May, 2015
AD Classics: Limoges Concert Hall / Bernard Tschumi Architects, Courtesy of Bernard Tschumi Architects
Courtesy of Bernard Tschumi Architects

For those familiar with the more canonical work of Bernard Tschumi, the Limoges Concert Hall may seem a puzzlingly conventional departure from the radical, intensively theoretical projects that introduced the world to the Swiss architect. In one sense, the visual clarity of the design doesn’t provoke the same complex discourses on architectural violence and eroticism that guided his early-career pursuits, and it is certainly a more functional evolution of his polemic on non-programmatic space that was famously exhibited at Parc de la Villete. In another sense, the concept and form of Limoges aren't anything novel, either, emerging almost in its entirety from a concert hall prototype Tschumi developed in the late 1990s for a similar venue at Rouen. But Limoges is important for other reasons: in addition to its thoughtful material and spatial choices, it is one of the more articulate illustrations of Tschumi’s explorations of movement and enclosure—“vectors and envelopes”—that inform much of his recent work. 

The mass of the auditorium is distributed onto thin columns that penetrate the foyer. Image Courtesy of Bernard Tschumi Architects Courtesy of Bernard Tschumi Architects Digital section model demonstrating structural systems and the multiple layers of enclosure. Image Courtesy of Bernard Tschumi Architects Courtesy of Bernard Tschumi Architects +8

Rue du Charolais / Eva Samuel

20:00 - 8 May, 2015
Rue du Charolais / Eva Samuel, © Clément Guillaume
© Clément Guillaume

© Clément Guillaume © Clément Guillaume © Clément Guillaume © Clément Guillaume +19

Passage de Melun / Gaëtan Le Penhuel Architecture

20:00 - 7 May, 2015
Passage de Melun / Gaëtan Le Penhuel Architecture, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +12

Mill Mavaleix / Piet Hein Eek

04:00 - 7 May, 2015
Mill Mavaleix / Piet Hein Eek, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer +40

Ensemble Pastoral Catholique / Atelier d’Architecture Brenac-Gonzalez

06:00 - 6 May, 2015
Ensemble Pastoral Catholique / Atelier d’Architecture Brenac-Gonzalez, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +52

Head Offices of Social Security for French Citizen Abroad / BVAU

04:00 - 6 May, 2015
Head Offices of Social Security for French Citizen Abroad / BVAU, © Clément Guillaume
© Clément Guillaume

© Clément Guillaume © Clément Guillaume © Clément Guillaume © Clément Guillaume +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    77 Rue des Meuniers, 77950 Rubelles, France
  • Area

    3900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Anne Démians Wins Competition to Renovate France's Nobel School

15:00 - 3 May, 2015
Anne Démians Wins Competition to Renovate France's Nobel School, © AAD
© AAD

French architect Anne Démians has been named the winner of a competition to renovate and expand the Paris Tech Higher School of Industrial Physics and Chemistry (ESPCI), the 120-year old Nobel School. The competition, which seeks to convert the university into a leading research center, garnered submissions from such designers as Rem Koolhaas and Renzo Piano. As part of a larger transformative campaign undertaken by the school, the ESPCI redesign aims to elevate the Ile de France area to a metropolis standing.

Read on after the break for more on the 176 million Euro proposal.

Maison D / Fouquet Architecture Urbanisme

14:00 - 3 May, 2015
Maison D / Fouquet Architecture Urbanisme, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault +16

INHAC / Atelier d’Architecture Brenac-Gonzalez

03:00 - 3 May, 2015
INHAC / Atelier d’Architecture Brenac-Gonzalez, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +22

50 Housing Units / Bruther

10:00 - 2 May, 2015
50 Housing Units / Bruther, © Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin +7

  • Architects

  • Location

    Limeil-Brévannes, France
  • Area

    4000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Sonia Delaunay School / ADEN architectes

18:00 - 1 May, 2015
Sonia Delaunay School / ADEN architectes, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia Courtesy of ADEN architectes +29

Mixed Use 107 Apartement Units / Nunc Architectes

04:00 - 1 May, 2015
Mixed Use 107 Apartement Units / Nunc Architectes, © Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    122 Rue des Poissonniers, 75018 Paris, France
  • Design Team

    Emilie Faivre, Adrienne Fabre, Guillaume Zilio, Pierre Beout, Julie Bourdin, Vincent Rey-Millet, Anne-Emanuelle Metivier, Melanie Passot, Julien Perrot, Marion Piot, Pauline Scherrer
  • Area

    7340.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

House in Crozon / Agence d'architecture Pierre-Yves Le Goaziou

16:00 - 30 April, 2015
House in Crozon / Agence d'architecture Pierre-Yves Le Goaziou, © Pascal Léopold
© Pascal Léopold

© Pascal Léopold © Pascal Léopold © Pascal Léopold © Pascal Léopold +38

Louise Michel and Louis Aragon High Schools / archi5

04:00 - 28 April, 2015
Louise Michel and Louis Aragon High Schools / archi5, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gisors, France
  • Area

    6400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

30m2 Flat in Paris / Richard Guilbault

21:00 - 26 April, 2015
30m2 Flat in Paris / Richard Guilbault, © Meero
© Meero

© Meero © Meero © Meero © Meero +18

A Rememberance Site - Parc des Glacis / 2/3/4/

09:00 - 25 April, 2015
A Rememberance Site - Parc des Glacis / 2/3/4/, © Nicolas Waltefaugle
© Nicolas Waltefaugle

© Nicolas Waltefaugle © Nicolas Waltefaugle © Nicolas Waltefaugle © Nicolas Waltefaugle +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Parc des Glacis, 25000 Besançon, France
  • Project Manager

    Agate Mordka
  • Area

    2500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Lac de Vioreau Leisure Center / Guinée et Potin Architects

23:00 - 24 April, 2015
Lac de Vioreau Leisure Center / Guinée et Potin Architects, © Nicolas Pineau
© Nicolas Pineau

© Nicolas Pineau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau +40

The Flow / atelier d’architecture King Kong

04:00 - 21 April, 2015
The Flow / atelier d’architecture King Kong, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe +15