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Exhibition: Renzo Piano Building Workshop. The Piano Method

18:00 - 20 July, 2015
Exhibition: Renzo Piano Building Workshop. The Piano Method, The Whitney Museum of American Art © Ed Lederman
The Whitney Museum of American Art © Ed Lederman

From November 11th, 2015, to February 29th, 2016, the Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine in Paris (FR) presents Renzo Piano Building Workshop. The Piano Method, an exhibition dedicated to the work of the Italian architect Renzo Piano.

The exhibition intends to reflect the collective approach of the architectural firm Renzo Piano Building Workshop, by showing the collaborative and experimental dimension of its projects, in term of technical innovation and design solutions on the urban scale. Exploiting the potential of different materials by pushing the limits of construction techniques is the idea.

FAKT Creates a Floating Metal “Cloudscape” in Montpellier

08:00 - 16 July, 2015
FAKT Creates a Floating Metal “Cloudscape” in Montpellier, Photograph of the Cloudscape's Front Elevation. Image © Giulio Boem
Photograph of the Cloudscape's Front Elevation. Image © Giulio Boem

FAKT, an up-and-coming studio based out of Berlin and Zurich, has created an architectural installation for the Festival des Architectures Vives, which uses perforated aluminum sheets to produce a cloudscape. Sponsored by metalworking companies Karl Dieringer and AMAG Austria Metall, the exhibition explores aluminum's material properties and its ability to create new forms.

Cloudscape Surface Contours. Image © Giulio Boem An Interior View of the Exhibition. Image © Giulio Boem Visitors Looking inside Cloudscape. Image © Giulio Boem Top of Cloudscape. Image © Giulio Boem +9

Honoré de Balzac High School / NBJ architectes

05:00 - 13 July, 2015
Honoré de Balzac High School / NBJ architectes, © Photoarchitecture
© Photoarchitecture

© Photoarchitecture © Photoarchitecture © Photoarchitecture © Photoarchitecture +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Castelnau-le-Lez, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Elodie Nourrigat, Jacques Brion, Romain Jamot
  • Area

    2200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Scape / NAS architecture

05:00 - 12 July, 2015
Scape / NAS architecture, © photoarchitecture
© photoarchitecture

© photoarchitecture © photoarchitecture © photoarchitecture © photoarchitecture +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Montpellier, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Hadrien BALALUD DE SAINT JEAN, Guillaume GIRAUD, Johan LAURE
  • Client

    Festival of Lively Architecture (FAV)
  • Area

    30.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Hachette Livre Headquarters / Jacques Ferrier Architectures

13:00 - 11 July, 2015
Hachette Livre Headquarters / Jacques Ferrier Architectures, © Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly +48

Villa Brash / JaK Studio

19:00 - 10 July, 2015
Villa Brash / JaK Studio, © Nick Kane
© Nick Kane

© Nick Kane © Nick Kane © Nick Kane © Nick Kane +30

Reconstruction Of Exhibition Center Hall 2 / Jean-François Schmit

02:00 - 10 July, 2015
Reconstruction Of Exhibition Center Hall 2 / Jean-François Schmit, Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit
Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit

Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Caen, France
  • Partners

    Sogeti Ingénierie (BET TCE), Cabinet Jaillet-Rouby (Steel Framing)
  • Area

    8700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit

Video: Louvre-Lens / SANAA

16:00 - 9 July, 2015

French architect and filmmaker Vincent Hecht has released the latest in his Japanese Collection series, this time featuring the SANAA-designed Louvre-Lens Museum. A sister gallery of the Musée du Louvre, the Louvre-Lens is a 360-meter-long, steel and glass museum built on a 20-hectare abandoned coal mine. 

Les Bassins à flot Housing / ANMA

05:00 - 9 July, 2015
Les Bassins à flot Housing / ANMA, © Cyrille Weiner
© Cyrille Weiner

© Cyrille Weiner © Cyrille Weiner © Cyrille Weiner © Cyrille Weiner +52

  • Architects

  • Location

    Maison du projet des Bassins à flot, Quai Armand Lalande, 33300 Bordeaux, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Nicolas Michelin, Michel Delplace, Cyril Trétout Studies
  • Area

    27363.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

AMO Designs Paris Pop-Up Club

08:00 - 8 July, 2015
AMO Designs Paris Pop-Up Club , ©  Agostino Osio, Courtesy of OMA
© Agostino Osio, Courtesy of OMA

On Saturday, July 4, designer Prada and AMO—a research studio subset of OMA architecture—hosted The Miu Miu Club, a pop-up event, featuring dinner, a fashion show, and several musical performances in Paris, France.

Inside of the 1937 art deco Palais d-Iena, Paris’ current CESE government offices, the one-night event was held in the Hypostyle, using a scaffolding ring to create a “room within a room.” Strip lighting, metal grids, PVC sheets, and arrangements of luxurious furniture were also used to enhance the space. 

©  Agostino Osio, Courtesy of OMA ©  Agostino Osio, Courtesy of OMA © Alberto Moncada, Courtesy of OMA ©  Agostino Osio, Courtesy of OMA +11

RSHP Wins Competition to Build Conservation Facility for Louvre

13:49 - 7 July, 2015
RSHP Wins Competition to Build Conservation Facility for Louvre, "...sensitively placed in its surroundings". Image © Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
"...sensitively placed in its surroundings". Image © Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

The Musée du Louvre and the Nord-Pas de Calais region has selected Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) to build a new conservation and storage facility for the Louvre in Liévin, northern France (Nord-Pas-de-Calais). Built primarily for study and research, the 20,000-square-meter "landscape building" will feature a series of vaulted light-filled conservation studios and storage spaces topped with a lush green roof.

“The consortium of architects, headed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, has succeeded in taking the specific needs of properly preserving and accessing the Louvre’s collections, and turning them into a first-class architectural creation," said Jean-Luc Martinez, President-Director of the Musée du Louvre.

Forty-Six Dwellings / Jean-François Schmit

02:00 - 5 July, 2015
Forty-Six Dwellings / Jean-François Schmit, Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit
Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit

Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit +6

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rue Gaston Lévy, 92330 Sceaux, France
  • Partners

    Havim (développeur), SLG paysage
  • Area

    4700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit

The Proudhon Secondary School in Besançon / Tectoniques + Architectures Adelfo Scaranello

05:00 - 4 July, 2015
The Proudhon Secondary School in Besançon / Tectoniques + Architectures Adelfo Scaranello, Courtesy of Tectoniques Architects
Courtesy of Tectoniques Architects

Courtesy of Tectoniques Architects Courtesy of Tectoniques Architects Courtesy of Tectoniques Architects Courtesy of Tectoniques Architects +49

New Leather Workshop in the Isère Department / Jean-François Schmit

02:00 - 3 July, 2015
New Leather Workshop in the Isère Department / Jean-François Schmit, Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit
Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit

Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Les Abrets, France
  • Partners

    Inex (Bet Fluides Et Environnemental), Ar-C (Bet Structure), Odc Economie, Peutz Acousticiens, Slg Paysage
  • Area

    5500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit

Paris Approves Plans to Build Herzog & de Meuron's "Triangle Tower"

13:54 - 1 July, 2015
Paris Approves Plans to Build Herzog & de Meuron's "Triangle Tower", © Herzog & de Meuron
© Herzog & de Meuron

Paris has approved its first tower in over 40 years; the city council has agreed to move forward with Herzog & de Meuron's 180-meter-tall "Triangle Tower" - or "Tour Triangle" - after initially rejecting the proposal last year. The controversial plans have been the center of an intense debate since its unveiling in 2008 on whether or not Paris should preserve its 19-century skyline. 

As Gizmodo reports, the Swiss architects sold the tower to the city by claiming its glass facade will "disappear" into the skyline.

“Almost everything the architects say has one message: This building is invisible,” as Foreign Policy pointed out last year. “As if to reinforce this strange duality, the renderings omit Paris’s one true existing skyscraper: the wildly unpopular Tour Montparnasse, built in 1973.”

PIM2 Jet Engine Maintenance Base / Jean-François Schmit

03:00 - 1 July, 2015
PIM2 Jet Engine Maintenance Base / Jean-François Schmit, Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit
Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit

Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Orly, France
  • Partners

    SNC Lavalin (BET TCE), Cabinet Jaillet-Rouby (BET charpente métallique), SLG paysage
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit

Housing in Limoges / BVL Architecture

03:00 - 30 June, 2015
Housing in Limoges / BVL Architecture, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +19

Community Hall in Saint Pierre des Bois / Boidot & Robin Architects

15:00 - 29 June, 2015
Community Hall in Saint Pierre des Bois / Boidot & Robin Architects, © Clement Guillaume
© Clement Guillaume

© Clement Guillaume © Clement Guillaume © Clement Guillaume © Clement Guillaume +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Saint-Pierre-des-Bois, France
  • Design Team

    Boidot & Robin architects full process & Economy, Sunsquare Energy, Peutz Acoustics
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs