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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

Lacaton & Vassal's Lesson in Building Modestly

10:30 - 20 April, 2015
Lacaton & Vassal's Lesson in Building Modestly, FRAC Dunkerque / Lacaton & Vassal. Image © Philippe Ruault
FRAC Dunkerque / Lacaton & Vassal. Image © Philippe Ruault

The French duo of Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal are known for their delicate interventions, repurposing neglected structures with apparent effortlessness. Originally published on the Harvard Gazette website entitled "They Build, But Modestly," this article recounts the lessons which they offered students in a recent lecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Around 1980, two young architects finished their training in Bordeaux, France, and moved to Nigeria. In that African nation’s remote regions, they were inspired by the simple structures they saw amid the stark, stunning desert landscapes. The houses were open to the air, had utilitarian thatched roofs, and were made with bits of local wood. Modesty prevailed in structures that also invited beauty.

The lessons of building in Africa stayed with Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal in their Paris-based practice, Lacaton & Vassal: use what is there, stay simple, embrace open air, and honor light, freedom, and grace. They practice social architecture based on economy, modesty, and the found beauty of environments.

Palais de Tokyo Expansion / Lacaton & Vassal. Image © 11h45 Nantes School of Architecture / Lacaton & Vassal. Image © Philippe Ruault Palais de Tokyo Expansion / Lacaton & Vassal. Image © 11h45 23 Semi-collective Housing Units / Lacaton & Vassal. Image © Philippe Ruault +8

Media Library in Bourg-la-Reine / Pascale Guédot Architecte

14:00 - 19 April, 2015
Media Library in Bourg-la-Reine / Pascale Guédot Architecte, © Hervé Abbadie
© Hervé Abbadie

© Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bourg-la-Reine, France
  • Design Team

    Pascale Guédot Architecte ; Loïc Levisalles, chef de projet ; Luca Antognoli, assistant ; FORR, Carolina Fois, paysagiste ; Speeg + Michel, concepteurs lumière ; Batiserf, BET structure ; Alto, BET fluides et HQE ; Ayda, acousticien ; Forgue, économiste ; CL Infra, BET VRD ; Global, OPC ; Ateliers 59, signalétique
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Two New Books Claim Le Corbusier was a "Militant Fascist"

13:00 - 19 April, 2015
Two New Books Claim Le Corbusier was a "Militant Fascist", Le Corbusier, by Willy Rizzo. Photos via Le Journal de la Photographie. Image © Willy Rizzo
Le Corbusier, by Willy Rizzo. Photos via Le Journal de la Photographie. Image © Willy Rizzo

Shocking allegations have surfaced in two new books that claim Le Corbusier was a “militant fascist.” Although the architect’s connections with a collaborationist regime in France have been known for some time, the authors claim new evidence reveals the depths of his sympathy toward Nazi activity.

Group Exhibition at the Frac Centre to Explore the History of the Relief

09:00 - 18 April, 2015
Group Exhibition at the Frac Centre to Explore the History of the Relief, Peaks, « Terminal de ferry, Geiranger, Norvège / Premier prix, concours international 120H, en collaboration avec Hugo Enlart », 2013 © Peaks
Peaks, « Terminal de ferry, Geiranger, Norvège / Premier prix, concours international 120H, en collaboration avec Hugo Enlart », 2013 © Peaks

From April 10, the Frac Centre will host "Relief(s)— Designing the Horizon", a series of exhibitions, workshops, and meetings exploring the place of the relief in the timeline of modern art. Over five months the work of Yasuaki Onishi, Gérard Singer, and Aurélie Pétrel will be on display alongside a host of  supplementary cultural and educational programs. Hoping to "[shed] new light on the way in which contemporary art can renew our reading of the landscape and, more broadly the environment", the exhibition will run until September 19. Learn more about the artists involved and view selected works after the break.

"Reverse of volume FC", Yasuaki Onishi Installation View — Gerard Singer "Reverse of volume RG", Yasuaki Onishi Installation View — Gerard Singer +10

The ‘Hippodrome De La Baie” / NOMADE Architects

06:00 - 18 April, 2015
The ‘Hippodrome De La Baie” / NOMADE Architects, © Patrick Miara
© Patrick Miara

© Patrick Miara © Patrick Miara © Patrick Miara © Patrick Miara +16

Dock En Seine Offices / Franklin Azzi Architecture

04:00 - 17 April, 2015
Dock En Seine Offices / Franklin Azzi Architecture, Courtesy of Franklin Azzi Architecture
Courtesy of Franklin Azzi Architecture

Courtesy of Franklin Azzi Architecture Courtesy of Franklin Azzi Architecture Courtesy of Franklin Azzi Architecture Courtesy of Franklin Azzi Architecture +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rue Paulin Talabot, 93400 Saint-Ouen, France
  • Project Management

    Neximmo 62
  • Area

    16200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Franklin Azzi Architecture

Neker Enfants Malades Hospital / Philippe Gazeau

03:00 - 15 April, 2015
Neker Enfants Malades Hospital / Philippe Gazeau, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    149 Rue de Sèvres, 75015 Paris, France
  • Commissioned architect

    Philippe Gazeau
  • Project director

    Jacques Forté
  • Work director

    Michel Delamotte
  • Area

    60000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Anne de Bretagne Secondary School / Philippe Gazeau

03:00 - 13 April, 2015
Anne de Bretagne Secondary School / Philippe Gazeau, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    36 Allée de la Bourgonnière, 44800 Saint-Herblain, France
  • Area

    6443.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Lycée Neslon Mandela Secondary School / Philippe Gazeau

03:00 - 11 April, 2015
Lycée Neslon Mandela Secondary School / Philippe Gazeau, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

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

Odontology Teaching and Research Center / Philippe Gazeau

14:00 - 9 April, 2015
Odontology Teaching and Research Center / Philippe Gazeau, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Christophe Camus © Philippe Ruault +19

Information Centre for the Parc Naturel Régional Du Gâtinais / JOLY&LOIRET

04:00 - 9 April, 2015
Information Centre for the Parc Naturel Régional Du Gâtinais / JOLY&LOIRET, Courtesy of JOLY&LOIRET
Courtesy of JOLY&LOIRET

Courtesy of JOLY&LOIRET Courtesy of JOLY&LOIRET Courtesy of JOLY&LOIRET Courtesy of JOLY&LOIRET +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Milly-la-Forêt, France
  • Design Team

    Cferm Mep And Environmental Consultant, Evp Structural Engineer, V. Pourtau Quantity Surveyor
  • Area

    1000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of JOLY&LOIRET

Early Childhood Center / a+ samueldelmas architects urbanistes

04:00 - 8 April, 2015
Early Childhood Center / a+ samueldelmas architects urbanistes, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo +12

Sou Fujimoto-Led Team Selected to Design Ecole Polytechnique Learning Centre in Paris

15:00 - 7 April, 2015
Sou Fujimoto-Led Team Selected to Design Ecole Polytechnique Learning Centre in Paris, Courtesy of Sou Fujimoto Architects, Manal Rachdi OXO Architects and Nicolas Laisné Associates
Courtesy of Sou Fujimoto Architects, Manal Rachdi OXO Architects and Nicolas Laisné Associates

With an idea based on "flexibility, mingling and openness," Sou Fujimoto Architects, Manal Rachdi OXO Architects and Nicolas Laisné Associates have been announced as winners of a restricted competition to design a new Ecole Polytechnique learning center at Paris-Saclay University. The winning scheme, chosen over four finalists, will consolidate six institutions under one roof: Ecole Polytechnique, Institut Mines-Telecom, AgroParisTech, ENSTA ParisTech, ENSAE ParisTech and Institut d'Optique (IOGS).

Courtesy of Sou Fujimoto Architects, Manal Rachdi OXO Architects and Nicolas Laisné Associates Courtesy of Sou Fujimoto Architects, Manal Rachdi OXO Architects and Nicolas Laisné Associates Courtesy of Sou Fujimoto Architects, Manal Rachdi OXO Architects and Nicolas Laisné Associates Courtesy of Sou Fujimoto Architects, Manal Rachdi OXO Architects and Nicolas Laisné Associates +16

ECOPOLE / ENO architectes

03:00 - 7 April, 2015
ECOPOLE / ENO architectes, © Pascal Leopold
© Pascal Leopold

© Pascal Leopold © Pascal Leopold © Pascal Leopold © Pascal Leopold +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zone d'activité du Colguen, 29900 Concarneau, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Claire du Crest and Xavier Stocq
  • Construction Management

    OPC
  • Area

    770.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs