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Flower Market / Atelier Didier Dalmas

05:00 - 16 August, 2017
Flower Market / Atelier Didier Dalmas, © Jérôme Ricolleau
© Jérôme Ricolleau

© Jérôme Ricolleau © Jérôme Ricolleau © Jérôme Ricolleau © Jérôme Ricolleau + 19

AD Classics: Paris Métro Entrance / Hector Guimard

04:00 - 10 August, 2017
A typical station entrance in the Paris Métro. ImageVia <a href=“https://pixabay.com/”>Pixabay</a> licensed under <a href=“https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.en“>CC0 1.0 (Public Domain)</a>
A typical station entrance in the Paris Métro. ImageVia Pixabay licensed under CC0 1.0 (Public Domain)

Scattered throughout the streets of Paris, the elegant Art Nouveau entrances to the Métropolitain (Métro) subway system stand as a collective monument to the city’s Belle Époque of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. With their sinuous ironwork patterned after stylized plants, the Métro entrances now count among the most celebrated architectural emblems of the city; however, due to the city’s wariness in the face of industrialization and architect Hector Guimard’s decision to utilize a then-novel architectural aesthetic, it would take decades before the entrances would earn the illustrious reputation that they now enjoy.

During the first construction phases, tracks were dug just below street level. Via <a href=“https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paris_Metro_construction_03300288-3.jpg”>National Library of France</a> licensed under Public Domain. Image Courtesy of National Library of France Replica Métro Station entrance in Chicago, USA © <a href=“https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2012-07-21_7000x4912_chicago_art_nouveau_metra.jpg”>Wikimedia Commons user J. Crocker</a> (2012) licensed under Public Domain. Image Courtesy of J. Crocker Place du Bastille (Carte postale ancienne éditée par les Magasins Réunis). © <a href=“https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Magasins_R%C3%A9unis_171_-_PARIS_-_Station_du_M%C3%A9tropolitain_-_Place_de_la_Bastille.JPG”>Claude_Villetaneuse</a> (1908) licensed under Public Domain. Image Courtesy of Claude Villetaneuse Place du Bastille (Carte postale ancienne éditée par les Magasins Réunis). © <a href=“https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Magasins_R%C3%A9unis_171_-_PARIS_-_Station_du_M%C3%A9tropolitain_-_Place_de_la_Bastille.JPG”>Claude_Villetaneuse</a> (1908) licensed under Public Domain. Image Courtesy of Claude Villetaneuse + 10

Cour et Jardin / Atelier Fernandez & Serres

03:00 - 8 August, 2017
Cour et Jardin / Atelier Fernandez & Serres, © Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

© Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau + 15

Tour Lumière / Jacques Ferrier Architecture

02:00 - 3 August, 2017
Tour Lumière / Jacques Ferrier Architecture, © Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

© Mathieu Ducros © Luc Boegly © Mathieu Ducros © Mathieu Ducros + 48

Architectural Adventures: Along the Rhine River

16:00 - 1 August, 2017
Architectural Adventures: Along the Rhine River, Strasbourg | France
Strasbourg | France

Discover the beauty of the Rhine and enjoy as you cruise along this scenic ribbon of river through Germany, France and The Netherlands on an eight-day journey with Architectural Adventures.

Triptyk / whyarchitecture

13:00 - 1 August, 2017
Triptyk / whyarchitecture, © Benoit Bost
© Benoit Bost

© Benoit Bost © Benoit Bost © Benoit Bost © Benoit Bost + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    45 Rue Carpenteyre, 33800 Bordeaux, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Julien Vincent, Diane Cholley, Fabienne Lagarrigue
  • Area

    1010.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

House Cylinder / Town and Concrete

03:00 - 31 July, 2017
House Cylinder / Town and Concrete, Courtesy of Town and Concrete
Courtesy of Town and Concrete

Courtesy of Town and Concrete Courtesy of Town and Concrete Courtesy of Town and Concrete Courtesy of Town and Concrete + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lyon, France
  • Lead Architect

    Cyril Lancelin
  • Area

    270.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2019

Cap Canal / Rue Royale Architectes

02:00 - 29 July, 2017
Cap Canal / Rue Royale Architectes, © Kevin Dolmaire
© Kevin Dolmaire

© Kevin Dolmaire © Kevin Dolmaire © Kevin Dolmaire © Kevin Dolmaire + 15

Bon Lait Sports Hall / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten

11:00 - 28 July, 2017
Bon Lait Sports Hall  / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

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

Quai Ouest / Brenac & Gonzalez & Associés

11:00 - 27 July, 2017
Quai Ouest / Brenac & Gonzalez & Associés, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Stefan Tuchila © Stefan Tuchila © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia + 59

Bussy Saint George 77 / Antonini + Darmon Architectes & Rmdm Architects

00:00 - 27 July, 2017
Bussy Saint George 77 / Antonini + Darmon Architectes & Rmdm Architects, © Pierre l'excellent
© Pierre l'excellent

© Julien Lanoo © Pierre l'excellent © Julien Lanoo © Pierre l'excellent + 53

Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Art / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten

05:00 - 26 July, 2017
Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Art / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten, © Bruno Klomfar
© Bruno Klomfar

© Bruno Klomfar © Bruno Klomfar © Bruno Klomfar © Bruno Klomfar + 12

House V / Stéphane Nikolas

02:00 - 26 July, 2017
House V  / Stéphane Nikolas, Courtesy of Stéphane Nikolas
Courtesy of Stéphane Nikolas

Courtesy of Stéphane Nikolas Courtesy of Stéphane Nikolas Courtesy of Stéphane Nikolas Courtesy of Stéphane Nikolas + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Saint-Aunès, France
  • Area

    275.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

Le Haut Perché / Studio Weave

05:00 - 22 July, 2017
Le Haut Perché / Studio Weave, © Yvan Detraz
© Yvan Detraz

© Yvan Detraz © Yvan Detraz © Yvan Detraz © Yvan Detraz + 10

Catacombs of Paris Entrance / YOONSEUXarchitectes

13:00 - 21 July, 2017
Catacombs of Paris Entrance / YOONSEUXarchitectes, © Pierre L'Excellent
© Pierre L'Excellent

© Pierre L'Excellent © Pierre L'Excellent © Pierre L'Excellent © Pierre L'Excellent + 26

When Architecture and Tourism Meet: La Grande Motte's Pyramids by the Seaside

09:30 - 21 July, 2017
When Architecture and Tourism Meet: La Grande Motte's Pyramids by the Seaside, © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ville-architecturale-de-la-Grande-Motte.JPG'>Wikimedia user Jjoulie</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a>
© Wikimedia user Jjoulie licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Given a chance to realize the architect’s dream of creating his own utopian city from a blank slate, French architect Jean Balladur was inspired by lost civilizations of the past. His designs recall the architecture of grand Mayan ruins with some added flair from the 1960s, all in the form of a seaside resort village in southern France, La Grande Motte. Balladur devoted nearly 30 years to his life’s work, which today welcomes over 2 million tourists annually.

"La Grande Pyramide". Image © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Grande_motte_02.jpg'>Wikimedia user Alain Caraco</a> licensed under <a href='http://https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a> "Le Temple du Soleil". Image © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Temple_du_soleil_Grande-Motte_059.jpg'>Wikimedia user Dinkley</a> licensed under <a href='http://https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a> © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/alexbaranov/5231503058/'>Flickr user alexbaranov</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a> Public domain image <a href='https://pixabay.com/en/modern-architecture-france-beach-620035/'>via Pixabay user Jackmac34</a> + 16

Open Source House / studiolada architects

09:00 - 20 July, 2017
Open Source House / studiolada architects, © Olivier Mathiotte
© Olivier Mathiotte

© Olivier Mathiotte © Olivier Mathiotte © Olivier Mathiotte © Olivier Mathiotte + 42

SO-IL + laisné roussel Win Competition for Innovative Riverfront Development in Paris

12:00 - 19 July, 2017
SO-IL + laisné roussel Win Competition for Innovative Riverfront Development in Paris, Aerial view from the Pont d’Austerlitz. In the foreground, the housing building and temporary pavilion. Image © SO – IL and laisné roussel (Weiss Images)
Aerial view from the Pont d’Austerlitz. In the foreground, the housing building and temporary pavilion. Image © SO – IL and laisné roussel (Weiss Images)

SO-IL and Laisné Roussel architects have been selected as the winners of an international competition to design a new masterplan for Place Mazas in Paris. Titled L’Atelier de l’Arsenal, the proposal seeks to integrate the historic fabric of the site into a new, flexible urban strategy organized around a variety of new buildings and public spaces. 

Aerial view from the Pont d’Austerlitz. In the foreground, the housing building and temporary pavilion. Image © SO – IL and laisné roussel (Weiss Images) View of the subway plaza from the Quai de la Rapée. On the left, the residential building, on the right, the temporary pavilion. Image © SO – IL and laisné roussel (Weiss Images) View from the Arsenal Basin. In the foreground, the public plaza overlooking the swimming pool. Image © SO – IL and laisné roussel (Weiss Images) Axonometric view from the  Arsenal Basin. Image © SO – IL and laisné roussel + 4