ArchDaily | Broadcasting Architecture Worldwidethe world's most visited architecture website

Zoetrope Cinema / ADH

01:00 - 4 February, 2015
Zoetrope Cinema / ADH, © Hervé Abbadie
© Hervé Abbadie
  • Architects

  • Location

    Blaye, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Benoîte Doazan, Elisabeth Salvado, Stéphane Hirschberger
  • Area

    1100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie +14

Professional & Technical High School - CFA / Hessamfar & Vérons

01:00 - 4 February, 2015
Professional & Technical High School - CFA / Hessamfar & Vérons, Courtesy of Hessamfar & Vérons
Courtesy of Hessamfar & Vérons
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mont-de-Marsan, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Marjan Hessamfar, Joe Vérons Associates
  • Area

    6404.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Hessamfar & Vérons

Courtesy of Hessamfar & Vérons Courtesy of Hessamfar & Vérons Courtesy of Hessamfar & Vérons Courtesy of Hessamfar & Vérons +23

Welfare Centre for Children and Teenagers / Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Vérons

01:00 - 3 February, 2015
Welfare Centre for Children and Teenagers / Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Vérons, © Vincent Fillon
© Vincent Fillon

© Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon +28

Circus Arts Conservatory / ADH Architects

01:00 - 3 February, 2015
Circus Arts Conservatory / ADH Architects, © Hervé Abbadie
© Hervé Abbadie
  • Architects

  • Location

    Auch, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Benoîte Doazan, Nicolas Novello, Stéphane Hirschberger
  • Area

    4100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie +22

16 Social Housing Units Urban Refurbishment / a/LTA

01:00 - 2 February, 2015
16 Social Housing Units Urban Refurbishment / a/LTA, © Fabrice Dehoche
© Fabrice Dehoche
  • Architects

  • Location

    Charleville-Mézières, France
  • Area

    1100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Fabrice Dehoche © Fabrice Dehoche © Fabrice Dehoche © Fabrice Dehoche +33

Amenagement Des Bureaux Ekimetrics / Estelle Vincent Architecture

01:00 - 31 January, 2015
Amenagement Des Bureaux Ekimetrics / Estelle Vincent Architecture, © Arnaud Schelstraete
© Arnaud Schelstraete

© Arnaud Schelstraete © Arnaud Schelstraete © Arnaud Schelstraete © Arnaud Schelstraete +25

Centre Pompidou Considers Libourne Outpost

00:00 - 30 January, 2015
Centre Pompidou Considers Libourne Outpost, © Francis Toussaint
© Francis Toussaint

The south west French city of Libourne may soon get its own pop-up Pompidou. Reports indicate that the Libourne satellite outpost would be similar to the one currently underway in Malaga, Spain (soon to open in March 2015). If the deal is passed, the city would host the museum outpost in a former 40,000-square-meter military academy, though renovation costs are excepted run high - nearing €6 million. The city's mayor Philippe Buisson is reaching out to regional and national authorities requesting financial assistance. 

141 housings / MDR Architectes

01:00 - 30 January, 2015
141 housings / MDR Architectes, © Mathieu Ducros
© Mathieu Ducros
  • Architects

  • Location

    Perpignan, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Sancie Matte, Arnaud Rousseau, Frédéric Devaux
  • Area

    9900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Mathieu Ducros © Mathieu Ducros © Mathieu Ducros © Mathieu Ducros +37

Community Centre CLEC Montreuil / CUT architectures

01:00 - 29 January, 2015
Community Centre CLEC Montreuil / CUT architectures, © David Foessel
© David Foessel
  • Architects

  • Location

    16 Rue des Grands Pêchers, 93100 Montreuil, France
  • Area

    230.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© David Foessel © David Foessel © David Foessel © David Foessel +24

The Ring Of Remembrance / Agence d’Architecture Philippe Prost

01:00 - 29 January, 2015
The Ring Of Remembrance / Agence d’Architecture Philippe Prost, © Aitor Ortiz
© Aitor Ortiz

© Aitor Ortiz © Aitor Ortiz © Aitor Ortiz © Aitor Ortiz +12

32 Housing / MDR Architectes

01:00 - 28 January, 2015
32 Housing  / MDR Architectes, © Mathieu Ducros
© Mathieu Ducros
  • Architects

  • Location

    Montpellier, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Sancie Matte, Arnaud Rousseau, Frédéric Devaux
  • Team Design

    Frédéric Ganichot, Géraldine Savelli
  • Area

    2800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Mathieu Ducros © Mathieu Ducros © Mathieu Ducros © Mathieu Ducros +29

Résidence Jouanicot - Truillet / Leibar Seigneurin Architectes

01:00 - 27 January, 2015
Résidence Jouanicot - Truillet / Leibar Seigneurin Architectes, © Patrick Miara
© Patrick Miara

© Patrick Miara © Patrick Miara © Patrick Miara © Patrick Miara +23

Evolution Ground Alfortville / NP2F

01:00 - 25 January, 2015
Evolution Ground Alfortville / NP2F, © Antoine Espinasseau
© Antoine Espinasseau
  • Architects

  • Location

    Alfortville, France
  • Area

    2050.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Antoine Espinasseau, Courtesy of NP2F

© Antoine Espinasseau © Antoine Espinasseau © Antoine Espinasseau © Antoine Espinasseau +15

Maison des Aires / Cabinet-Cabinet Architectures

01:00 - 23 January, 2015
Maison des Aires / Cabinet-Cabinet Architectures, © Yoan Claveau de Lima
© Yoan Claveau de Lima

© Yoan Claveau de Lima © Yoan Claveau de Lima © Yoan Claveau de Lima © Yoan Claveau de Lima +20

Illkirch-Graffenstaden City Hall / Atelier Filippini

01:00 - 16 January, 2015
Illkirch-Graffenstaden City Hall / Atelier Filippini, © Christian Creutz
© Christian Creutz
  • Architects

  • Location

    181 Route de Lyon, 67400 Illkirch-Graffenstaden, France
  • Agent Architect

    Renato Filippini architect
  • Engineering Consultant

    OTE Ingénierie
  • Environmental engineering Consultant

    OTELIO
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Christian Creutz © Christian Creutz © Christian Creutz © Christian Creutz +21

Snøhetta Chosen to Design Le Monde Headquarters in Paris

00:00 - 16 January, 2015
Snøhetta Chosen to Design Le Monde Headquarters in Paris, Courtesy of Snøhetta
Courtesy of Snøhetta

French media company Le Monde Group has chosen Snøhetta to design their new headquarters in Paris. Clad with a pixelated matrix of glass that offers varying degrees of transparency, the building’s distinct facade will be embedded with clusters of LEDs that project “abstracted levels of data,” symbolically representing the group’s continuous “flow of information.” 

“The intention is that the façade gives the building a homogenous character when viewed from distance, but at the same time reveals a greater level of complexity as the view approaches – like headlines and detailed content in a news story,” says Snøhetta. “The façade patterns are intended to represent the building as a complete volume, while the distorted pixel map creates a rich tapestry from inside and out.”

Jean Nouvel Boycotts Opening of the Philharmonie de Paris, Saying It Is "Not Finished"

00:00 - 15 January, 2015
Jean Nouvel Boycotts Opening of the Philharmonie de Paris, Saying It Is "Not Finished", The concert hall under construction. Image © Yves Chanoit
The concert hall under construction. Image © Yves Chanoit

Ateliers Jean Nouvel’s long awaited opening of the Philharmonie de Paris concert hall took place yesterday at a VIP event in which the French President, Francois Hollande, officiated the ceremony three years after it was scheduled to take place. Jean Nouvel, however, did not attend the event, instead writing an incendiary column for French Newspaper Le Monde, and releasing a statement saying he feels that the building has opened “too early” and it ”is not finished.” He argues that “there were no acoustic tests of the concert hall [as] the schedule did not allow the architectural and technical requirements to be respected, [...] despite all the warnings which I have been giving since 2013.”

SANAA's Plans For La Samaritaine in Paris Blocked Once Again

00:00 - 14 January, 2015
SANAA's Plans For La Samaritaine in Paris Blocked Once Again, Rendering (2011). Image © SANAA
Rendering (2011). Image © SANAA

An appeals court has revoked permission for SANAA's restoration of the landmark Art Deco La Samaritaine department store in . The plans, which would see a comprehensive overhaul of the 19th-century structure that finally shut its doors in 2005 following four decades in decline, would create an all-new shopping centre and luxury hotel as part of a 70,000m² mixed use development.

The project, commissioned by the LVMH conglomerate - which owns brands like Dom Pérignon, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton and BVLGARI - was halted because "the wavy, etched-glass facade proposed [SANAA] did not meet local planning requirements and was out of character with the surrounding buildings." It is understood that La Samaritaine will now appeal to the Council of State, France's highest administrative court. The city of Paris has mentioned in a separate statement that it would also support this latest appeal.