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AD Classics: Palais des Papes / Pierre Poisson & Jean de Louvres

04:00 - 9 March, 2017
AD Classics: Palais des Papes / Pierre Poisson & Jean de Louvres, An elevation of the palace’s eastern façade by Eugène Viollet Le-Duc. ImageCourtesy of Wikimedia user Ampon (Public Domain)
An elevation of the palace’s eastern façade by Eugène Viollet Le-Duc. ImageCourtesy of Wikimedia user Ampon (Public Domain)

While the Roman Catholic Church is synonymous with the Eternal City (and Italian capital), the greatest monument from its medieval heyday actually stands in southern France. The relic of the Papacy’s brief departure from Rome, the Palais des Papes (“Palace of the Popes”) in Avignon is the largest Gothic palace ever built. Constructed in two main phases by two of its residents, the Palais des Papes is a grandiose  architectural expression of the wealth and power of the eleven popes who called Avignon their home and base of power.

Photo by Jean-Marc Rosier; courtesy of Wikimedia user Ampon (licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0) Bounded by the papal apartments and the two wings of the New Palace, the Cour d’Honneur is substantially larger than the courtyard defined by the cloisters of the Old Palace. ImagePhoto by Jean-Marc Rosier; courtesy of Wikimedia user Ampon (licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0) A 15th Century drawing of Avignon by Étienne Matellange; the Palais des Papes dominates the skyline at the top right. ImageCourtesy of Wikimedia user Aa77zz (Public Domain) A plan of the Palais des Papes drawn in 1921. The Palais Vieux, or Old Palace, is at the left, while the Palais Neuf, or New Palace, is on the right. ImageCourtesy of Wikimedia user François GOGLINS (Public Domain) +19

Halle du Conservatoire des Mécaniques / Patrick Arotcharen architecte

13:00 - 8 March, 2017
Halle du Conservatoire des Mécaniques / Patrick Arotcharen architecte, © Mathieu Choiselat
© Mathieu Choiselat

Kiss Kiss Bank Bank's HQ / Agence Vincent & Gloria Architectes

13:00 - 7 March, 2017
Kiss Kiss Bank Bank's HQ / Agence Vincent & Gloria Architectes, © Arnaud Schelstraete 
© Arnaud Schelstraete 

© Arnaud Schelstraete   © Arnaud Schelstraete   © Arnaud Schelstraete   © Arnaud Schelstraete   +23

Tennis Club in Strasbourg / Paul Le Quernec

10:00 - 6 March, 2017
Tennis Club in Strasbourg  / Paul Le Quernec, © 11h45
© 11h45

© 11h45 © 11h45 © 11h45 © 11h45 +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Strasbourg, France
  • Area

    2500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

The Rivesaltes Memorial / Rudy Ricciotti + Passelac & Roques

02:00 - 6 March, 2017
The Rivesaltes Memorial  / Rudy Ricciotti + Passelac & Roques, © M. Hédelin / Région Languedoc-Roussillon
© M. Hédelin / Région Languedoc-Roussillon

© Kevin Dolmaire © Kevin Dolmaire © Kevin Dolmaire © Kevin Dolmaire +33

House in Challex / Zoomfactor Architectes

02:00 - 4 March, 2017
House in Challex / Zoomfactor Architectes, © Lotfi Dakhli
© Lotfi Dakhli

Jean Nouvel, Foster + Partners Among 7 Architects to Design Towers for Paris' La Défense District

12:00 - 1 March, 2017
Jean Nouvel, Foster + Partners Among 7 Architects to Design Towers for Paris' La Défense District, Courtesy of Paris La Défense
Courtesy of Paris La Défense

The La Défense district of Paris has announced the proposal of seven new skyscrapers by top architects including Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Foster + Partners and Christian de Portzamparc in an attempt to lure business to the city during a time of economic upheaval in the European markets.

All planned for completion no later than 2022, the new buildings would target international businessmen and researchers, especially those displaced following the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union.

Bibliothèque Nationale de France Refurbishment / Atelier Bruno Gaudin + Virginie Bréga

09:00 - 26 February, 2017
Bibliothèque Nationale de France Refurbishment  / Atelier Bruno Gaudin + Virginie Bréga, © Takuji Shimmura
© Takuji Shimmura

© Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura +27

La Maison Noire / agence anArchitecte

13:00 - 25 February, 2017
La Maison Noire / agence anArchitecte, © Pascal Leopold
© Pascal Leopold

© Pascal Leopold © Pascal Leopold © Pascal Leopold © Pascal Leopold +38

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kerénoc, 22560 Pleumeur-Bodou, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Anaïs Nicolas
  • Area

    145.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Seegmuller Tower / Weber + Keiling Architects

19:00 - 24 February, 2017
Seegmuller Tower / Weber + Keiling Architects, © Florian Tiedje
© Florian Tiedje

© Florian Tiedje © Dorian Rollin © Florian Tiedje © Dorian Rollin +29

Site de Thales / LCR ARCHITECTES

03:00 - 23 February, 2017
Site de Thales / LCR ARCHITECTES, © Mathieu Ducros / Opictures
© Mathieu Ducros / Opictures

© Mathieu Ducros / Opictures © Mathieu Ducros / Opictures © Mathieu Ducros / Opictures © Mathieu Ducros / Opictures +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Labège, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Xavier Ratynski, Philippe Lapeyre, Keyvan Esna
  • Owner

    MIDI2I
  • User

    THALES
  • Engineering

    FERRER, 3J TECHNOLOGIES, G2 INGENIERIE, EXECO
  • Landscaping

    Julie Poirel
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

La Part des Anges / BUPA Architectures

13:00 - 20 February, 2017
La Part des Anges / BUPA Architectures, © Denis Lacharme
© Denis Lacharme

© Denis Lacharme © Denis Lacharme © Denis Lacharme © Denis Lacharme +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    33140 Villenave-d'Ornon, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Frantz Buhler, Florent Pasquier
  • Area

    10029.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Jeu de curseurs / Wild Architecture

17:00 - 17 February, 2017
Jeu de curseurs / Wild Architecture, © Jérôme Ricolleau
© Jérôme Ricolleau

© Jérôme Ricolleau             © Jérôme Ricolleau             © Jérôme Ricolleau             © Jérôme Ricolleau             +12

The Marly House / L’agence KARAWITZ

03:00 - 17 February, 2017
The Marly House / L’agence KARAWITZ, © Schnepp Renou
© Schnepp Renou

© Schnepp Renou © Schnepp Renou © Schnepp Renou © Schnepp Renou +31

5 Finalists Selected for the 2017 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award

08:15 - 15 February, 2017
5 Finalists Selected for the 2017 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award

Five European projects have been selected as finalists for the 2017 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award. Chosen from a shortlist of 40 projects, the five finalists were lauded by the jury for their ability to “respond to the concerns of today’s European society.”

“Our instincts could be summed up by the words of Peter Smithson: ‘things need to be ordinary and heroic at the same time,’” said Jury Chairman Stephen Bates. “We were looking for an ordinariness whose understated lyricism is full of potential’.”

Through April, the jury members will visit each finalist project to evaluate the buildings firsthand and to see how they are used by the public. The Prize Winner will be announced in Brussels on May 16.

The five finalists are:

Radar Tower / Barthélémy Griño Architectes

03:00 - 15 February, 2017
Radar Tower / Barthélémy Griño Architectes, © Hélène Binet
© Hélène Binet

© Hélène Binet © Hélène Binet © Hélène Binet © Hélène Binet +11

Les Patios Erdre Porterie / Jacques Boucheton Architectes

11:00 - 13 February, 2017
Les Patios Erdre Porterie  / Jacques Boucheton Architectes, Courtesy of Jacques Boucheton Architectes
Courtesy of Jacques Boucheton Architectes

Courtesy of Jacques Boucheton Architectes Courtesy of Jacques Boucheton Architectes Courtesy of Jacques Boucheton Architectes Courtesy of Jacques Boucheton Architectes +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    13 Rue Claude et Simone Millot, 44300 Nantes, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Jacques Boucheton, Anthony Fourrier
  • Area

    2748.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

Tip-Box Balances Vertigo and Nature in Montpellier’s Mountains

06:00 - 13 February, 2017
Tip-Box Balances Vertigo and Nature in Montpellier’s Mountains , © Christophe Benichou
© Christophe Benichou

Have you ever felt yourself teetering on the edge of insanity? Or how about being this close to your tipping point? No? Well, it seems that architect Christophe Benichou has, and the result is a cubic small scale structure balancing upon the precipice of Pic-Saint-Loup.

Aptly named Tip-Box, the fictional project was originally conceived for a soon-to-be 30-year-old friend of Benichou’s. Perhaps realizing that presents should be restricted to more traditional boxes, the space is intended to serve as an outpost for contemplation and rest for hikers in the mountains of Montpellier.

© Christophe Benichou © Christophe Benichou © Christophe Benichou © Christophe Benichou +9