Maison De Retraite / Philippe Dubus Architecte

01:00 - 10 September, 2014
Maison De Retraite / Philippe Dubus Architecte, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

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

Maison + Agence / Hérard & da Costa

01:00 - 9 September, 2014
Maison + Agence / Hérard & da Costa, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

© Philippe Ruault © Julien Sage-Thomas © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault +26

Le Havre – Cote Docks Vauban / Philippe Dubus Architecte

01:00 - 7 September, 2014
Le Havre – Cote Docks Vauban / Philippe Dubus Architecte, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +41

Serge Baranx School Refurbishment / Pierre Marsan

01:00 - 6 September, 2014
Serge Baranx School Refurbishment / Pierre Marsan, © Arthur Pequin
© Arthur Pequin

© Arthur Pequin © Arthur Pequin © Arthur Pequin © Arthur Pequin +23

Le Marais Social Housing and Offices / Atelier du Pont

01:00 - 5 September, 2014
Le Marais Social Housing and Offices / Atelier du Pont, © Frédéric Delangle
© Frédéric Delangle
  • Architects

  • Location

    25 Rue Michel le Comte, 75003 Paris, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Anne-Cécile Comar, Philippe Croisier, Stéphane Pertusier
  • Design Team

    Alice Berthelon, Aline Defert, Ariane Rouveyrol
  • Area

    4500.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Frédéric Delangle © Frédéric Delangle © Frédéric Delangle © Frédéric Delangle +21

Grand Synthe - Place Du Courghain / Philippe Dubus Architecte

01:00 - 4 September, 2014
Grand Synthe - Place Du Courghain / Philippe Dubus Architecte, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +34

UNIQLO Le Marais / Wonderwall

01:00 - 1 September, 2014
UNIQLO Le Marais / Wonderwall, © Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow
  • Architects

  • Location

    39 Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, 75004 Paris, France
  • Area

    800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow +12

Offices Business Incubato / bureau faceB

01:00 - 30 August, 2014
Offices Business Incubato / bureau faceB, © Vincent Fillon
© Vincent Fillon

© Vincent Fillon © Jonathan Alexandre © Vincent Fillon © Jonathan Alexandre +20

Lycée Louis Barthou / Pierre Marsan

01:00 - 30 August, 2014
Lycée Louis Barthou / Pierre Marsan, © Arthur Pequin
© Arthur Pequin

© Arthur Pequin © Arthur Pequin © Arthur Pequin © Arthur Pequin +34

Alzheimer residence for the “Foyer la Grange” / Mabire Reich

01:00 - 23 August, 2014
Alzheimer residence for the “Foyer la Grange”  / Mabire Reich, © Sylvain Bonniol
© Sylvain Bonniol

© Sylvain Bonniol © Sylvain Bonniol © Sylvain Bonniol © Sylvain Bonniol +32

City As A Vision: Tribute to Michel Ragon

01:00 - 18 August, 2014
City As A Vision: Tribute to Michel Ragon, Sou Fujimoto Architects Souk Mirage, 2013 © Sou Fujimoto Architects. Image Courtesy of FRAC Centre
Sou Fujimoto Architects Souk Mirage, 2013 © Sou Fujimoto Architects. Image Courtesy of FRAC Centre

Architects have always questioned what the cities of the future will look like. In the 1960s and 70s, one of the most prominent advocates of this field of "futurology" within architecture was historian and critic Michel Ragon. In an upcoming exhibition entitled City As A Vision, the FRAC Centre pays tribute to Ragon by presenting both historical and prospective urban concepts by architects throughout the last fifty years.

Superstudio Monumento Continuo, New New York, 1969 © Archive Superstudio, Florence. Image Courtesy of FRAC Centre Jozef Jankovic Železničná stanica Kúty, zvlášť pre českú a slovenskú dráhu, 1974 Collection Frac Centre, Orléans. Image Courtesy of FRAC Centre Günther Domenig et Eilfried Huth Ragnitz, 1969 - 2001 Collection Frac Centre, Orléans. Image Courtesy of FRAC Centre OMA Qianhai Port City, Concept of masterplan, 2010 © OMA. Image Courtesy of FRAC Centre +13

Apartment in Paris / Schemaa

01:00 - 16 August, 2014
Apartment in Paris / Schemaa, © Fred Toulet
© Fred Toulet
  • Architects

  • Location

    Paris, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Maria Enescu, Simon El Hage
  • Area

    32.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Fred Toulet © Fred Toulet © Fred Toulet © Fred Toulet +22

Breath Box / NAS Architecture

01:00 - 15 August, 2014
Breath Box / NAS Architecture, © Paul Kozlowski
© Paul Kozlowski
  • Architects

  • Location

    4 Esplanade Maurice Justin, 34280 La Grande-Motte, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Hadrien Balalud De Saint Jean, Guillaume Giraud, Johan Laure
  • Client

    Festival of Lively Architecture (FAV)
  • Area

    20.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Paul Kozlowski © Paul Kozlowski © Paul Kozlowski © Paul Kozlowski +25

Student Hall of Residence + Family Homes / Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes

01:00 - 9 August, 2014
Student Hall of Residence + Family Homes / Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes, Courtesy of Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes
Courtesy of Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes
  • Architects

  • Location

    387 Rue de Vaugirard, 75015 Paris, France
  • Area

    2910.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes

Courtesy of Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes Courtesy of Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes Courtesy of Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes Courtesy of Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes +30

Establishment for Dependent Elderly / PARALLELE

01:00 - 8 August, 2014
Establishment for Dependent Elderly  / PARALLELE , © Laurent Dequick
© Laurent Dequick
  • Architects

  • Location

    Carvin, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Antonio Pedro De Sousa, Pascal Hory, Grégoire Noyer
  • Area

    7400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Laurent Dequick © Laurent Dequick © Laurent Dequick © Laurent Dequick +19

Housing in Le Havre / PHD Architectes

01:00 - 6 August, 2014
Housing in Le Havre / PHD Architectes, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +28

15 Social Housings in Riaillé / Mabire Reich

01:00 - 5 August, 2014
15 Social Housings in Riaillé / Mabire Reich, © 11h45
© 11h45
  • Architects

  • Location

    Riaillé, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Régis Pioche
  • Area

    987.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© 11h45 © 11h45 © 11h45 © 11h45 +54

Mirrored Seafront Pavilion Among Seven Installations at Festival Des Architectures Vives

01:00 - 5 August, 2014
Mirrored Seafront Pavilion Among Seven Installations at Festival Des Architectures Vives, NAS Architecture's Breath Box- La Grande Motte. Image © photoarchitecture, Courtesy of Paul Kozlowski
NAS Architecture's Breath Box- La Grande Motte. Image © photoarchitecture, Courtesy of Paul Kozlowski

Each summer, the French cities of Montpellier and La Grande Motte host Le Festival Des Architectures Vives (Festival of Lively Architecture). These twin festivals seek to raise awareness about architecture among the public, and to give needed exposure to the work of up-and-coming designers. In the process, they also draw attention to previously unknown places in the two cities—in Montpellier, many of the private courtyards in the city are opened to the public specifically for the festival. In La Grande Motte, the exhibition weaves its way through the city center, a site designated as “Heritage of the 20th Century” due to the prevalence of works designed by architect Jean Balladur. This year’s festivals featured a total of 18 temporary installations. Read more about the festivals, and view photos, after the break.

Marion Moustey and Alex Arcens Onde Sensuelle- La Grande Motte. Image © photoarchitecture, Courtesy of Paul Kozlowski NAS Architecture's Breath Box- La Grande Motte. Image © photoarchitecture, Courtesy of Paul Kozlowski Lea Corba and Nicolas Baudru's Sensualite Invisible- La Grande Motte. Image © photoarchitecture, Courtesy of Paul Kozlowski Fakir's Sens Dessous Sen Dessous- La Grande Motte. Image © photoarchitecture, Courtesy of Paul Kozlowski +33