Albi Grand Theater / Dominique Perrault Architecture

01:00 - 5 November, 2014
Albi Grand Theater / Dominique Perrault Architecture, © Georges Fessy
© Georges Fessy

© Vincent Boutin © Georges Fessy © Georges Fessy © Vincent Boutin +48

Chipperfield's Musée des Beaux-Arts Nixed for Being too Costly

00:00 - 3 November, 2014
Chipperfield's Musée des Beaux-Arts Nixed for Being too Costly, Courtesy of David Chipperfield Architects
Courtesy of David Chipperfield Architects

The French government has cancelled its £8 million contribution towards the £43 million Musée des Beaux-arts by David Chipperfield Architects, causing the Reims’ mayor to “shelve” the museum for being too costly. As reported by the Architects’ Journal, the funds will be reallocated towards the redevelopment of a recently closed sports complex. The museum, originally awarded to Chipperfield following an international competition, was intended to be built on an excavation area and display mediaeval relics. You can review the design, here

Regional Court and Industrial Tribunal at Montmorency / Dominique Coulon & Associés

01:00 - 3 November, 2014
Regional Court and Industrial Tribunal at Montmorency / Dominique Coulon & Associés, © David Romero-Uzeda
© David Romero-Uzeda

© Patrick Miara © Patrick Miara © David Romero-Uzeda © Patrick Miara +34

Cultural and Sports Center / BRUTHER

01:00 - 2 November, 2014
Cultural and Sports Center / BRUTHER, Courtesy of BRUTHER
Courtesy of BRUTHER
  • Architects

  • Location

    Saint Blaise, 75020 Paris, France
  • Partenaires

    Altia, Batiserf, Michel Forgue, Louis Choulet
  • Area

    1300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of BRUTHER

Courtesy of BRUTHER Courtesy of BRUTHER Courtesy of BRUTHER Courtesy of BRUTHER +24

Video: French Cities Come to Life in Mayeul Akpovi's Time-Lapse Movies

00:00 - 1 November, 2014

These mesmerizing time-lapse videos by photographer Mayeul Akpovi allow you to see several French cities like never before. Combined with captivating soundtracks, the videos show the architecture of ParisMarseille and Lyon throughout the day with changing light and varying levels of activity. Above, Part I of Paris in Motion displays shots of clouds moving across the sky, reflections on the Le Grande LouvreLa Grande Arche. Check out the remaining six videos after the break.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro's "Musings on a Glass Box" Opens in Paris

00:00 - 1 November, 2014
Diller Scofidio + Renfro's "Musings on a Glass Box" Opens in Paris, © Diller Scofidio + Renfro
© Diller Scofidio + Renfro

In celebration of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain’s 30th anniversary, Diller Scofidio + Renfro has installed an immersive exhibition that encourages visitors to experience the Jean Nouvel-designed, glass and steel museum building in an entirely new way. 

“The Fondation Cartier building designed by Jean Nouvel will be used as raw material for their work, a first in the history of the institution. Musings on a Glass Box is a complex work occupying the entire ground floor of the Fondation Cartier, where a disturbance in the ceiling will trigger a surprising reaction. The result is an immersive environment, including an integral acoustic component by American composer David Lang and sound designer Jody Elff, that works with the building’s architecture to raise questions about transparency, perception, and one’s relation to space.”

A statement from Diller Scofidio + Renfro, after the break.

Paris- Quai de l'Oise / Agence VEA – Architects

01:00 - 31 October, 2014
Paris- Quai de l'Oise / Agence VEA – Architects, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia
  • Architects

  • Location

    19th arrondissement, Paris, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Julien FORTIER-DURAND
  • Design Team

    Antoine CASANOVA, Pauline CHASLES and Bertrand EMGOUE
  • Technical Design Office

    CTH
  • Area

    1100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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

P.A.T.H. Houses / Philippe Starck + Riko

01:00 - 28 October, 2014
P.A.T.H. Houses / Philippe Starck + Riko, Courtesy of Philippe Starck
Courtesy of Philippe Starck
  • Architects

  • Location

    Montfort-l'Amaury, France
  • Collaboration

    Riko
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Philippe Starck

Courtesy of Philippe Starck Courtesy of Philippe Starck Courtesy of Philippe Starck Courtesy of Philippe Starck +12

Sou Fujimoto Constructs Inhabitable Nomadic Structure for Parisian Art Fair

00:00 - 27 October, 2014
Sou Fujimoto Constructs Inhabitable Nomadic Structure for Parisian Art Fair, © Marc Domage
© Marc Domage

Over the weekend, Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto exhibited an inhabitable sculpture of stacked and suspended aluminum cubes as part of the FIAC art fair in the Parisian Jardins des Tuileries’ gardens. The installation, “Many Small Cubes” is his first project in Paris and was commissioned by the Philippe Gravier art gallery as an exploration of nomadic structures and Sou Fujimoto’s concept of bringing architecture closer to nature. 

"The floating masses of Many Small Cubes creates a new experience of space, a rhythm of flickering shadows and lights like the sun filtering through leafy trees,” described Sou Fujimoto.

IDF Habitat Headquarters / Piuarch + Stefano Sbarbati Architecte

01:00 - 27 October, 2014
IDF Habitat Headquarters / Piuarch + Stefano Sbarbati Architecte, Courtesy of Piuarch
Courtesy of Piuarch

Piuarch and Stefano Sbarbati Architecte have won an international design contest to design the new headquarters of the French housing company IDF Habitat in Champigny-sur-Marne. Designed in collaboration with Stefano Sbarbati, the new building is described as "linear and efficient," but it also acts as a defining building in a new public square, offering "an example of how architecture can contribute to defining empty spaces, transforming them into social areas," according to the architects.

Strato Office Block / Hardel et Le Bihan Architectes

01:00 - 25 October, 2014
Strato Office Block / Hardel et Le Bihan Architectes, © Vincent Fillon
© Vincent Fillon

© Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon +10

Swimming Pool Kibitzenau / Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

01:00 - 25 October, 2014
Swimming Pool Kibitzenau / Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes, © David Boureau
© David Boureau
  • Architects

  • Location

    1 Rue de la Kibitzenau, 67100 Strasbourg, France
  • Design Team

    Claire Bodenez, Jennifer Goletz
  • Project Leader

    Robert Grimm
  • Area

    6501.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© David Boureau © David Boureau © David Boureau © David Boureau +13

Médiatheque de Monterblanc / Studio 02

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
Médiatheque de Monterblanc / Studio 02, © Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly +15

Gehry's Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris: The Critics Respond

00:00 - 22 October, 2014
Gehry's Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris: The Critics Respond, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris. Image © Iwan Baan
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris. Image © Iwan Baan

The people behind Frank Gehry's Fondation Louis Vuitton (FLV) in Paris, which is set to officially open on the 27th October 2014, recently invited a band of architecture critics to take a look around and pen their thoughts. Gehry's bold approach to architectural form, most evident in buildings like the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA, matches the foundation's aim to "promote and support contemporary and artistic creation" in France. According to their website, they in particular embody "a passion for artistic freedom." How, then, has the enormous sailed structure, challenged by local opposition from the outset, settled into its Parisian parkland surroundings?

See what The Guardian's Oliver Wainwright, The Observer's Rowan Moore, Vanity Fair's Paul Goldberger, The LA Times' Christopher Hawthorne, as well as the Architectural Digests' Mayer Rus, had to say about Gehry's latest completed building after the break.

© Todd Eberle © Todd Eberle © Todd Eberle © Todd Eberle +6

Salle Polyvalente de Plumergat / Studio 02

01:00 - 21 October, 2014
Salle Polyvalente de Plumergat / Studio 02, © Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly +21

Old House in Douvaine / Frei Rezakhanlou Architects

01:00 - 18 October, 2014
Old House in Douvaine / Frei Rezakhanlou Architects, © Romain Blanchi
© Romain Blanchi
  • Architects

  • Location

    74140 Douvaine, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Eric Frei, Kaveh Rezakhanlou
  • Project management

    Michel Desvallées
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Romain Blanchi © Romain Blanchi © Romain Blanchi © Romain Blanchi +25

Entre Deux Rives / PHILIPPON - KALT Architects

01:00 - 16 October, 2014
Entre Deux Rives / PHILIPPON - KALT Architects, © Hervé Abbadie
© Hervé Abbadie

© Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie +17

Kindergarden in Grenade Sur L'Adour / Gadrat Architecture et associée

01:00 - 15 October, 2014
Kindergarden in Grenade Sur L'Adour / Gadrat Architecture et associée, © Maïtetxu Etcheverria
© Maïtetxu Etcheverria
  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenue de Villeneuve, 40270 Grenade-sur-l'Adour, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Julien Gadrat, Sylvie Dugasse
  • Collaborators

    Camille Astruc, Mathias Cisnal
  • Area

    1050.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Maïtetxu Etcheverria © Maïtetxu Etcheverria © Maïtetxu Etcheverria © Maïtetxu Etcheverria +24