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New Leather Workshop in the Isère Department / Jean-François Schmit

  • Architects: Jean-François Schmit
  • Location: Les Abrets, France
  • Partners: Inex (Bet Fluides Et Environnemental), Ar-C (Bet Structure), Odc Economie, Peutz Acousticiens, Slg Paysage
  • Area: 5500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit

Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit

Paris Approves Plans to Build Herzog & de Meuron's "Triangle Tower"

Paris has approved its first tower in over 40 years; the city council has agreed to move forward with Herzog & de Meuron's 180-meter-tall "Triangle Tower" - or "Tour Triangle" - after initially rejecting the proposal last year. The controversial plans have been the center of an intense debate since its unveiling in 2008 on whether or not Paris should preserve its 19-century skyline. 

As Gizmodo reports, the Swiss architects sold the tower to the city by claiming its glass facade will "disappear" into the skyline.

“Almost everything the architects say has one message: This building is invisible,” as Foreign Policy pointed out last year. “As if to reinforce this strange duality, the renderings omit Paris’s one true existing skyscraper: the wildly unpopular Tour Montparnasse, built in 1973.”

PIM2 Jet Engine Maintenance Base / Jean-François Schmit

  • Architects: Jean-François Schmit
  • Location: Orly, France
  • Partners: SNC Lavalin (BET TCE), Cabinet Jaillet-Rouby (BET charpente métallique), SLG paysage
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit

Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit

Housing in Limoges / BVL Architecture

  • Architects: BVL Architecture
  • Location: Avenue des Ruchoux, 87100 Limoges, France
  • Area: 1920.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia

Community Hall in Saint Pierre des Bois / Boidot & Robin Architects

  • Architects: Boidot & Robin Architects
  • Location: Saint-Pierre-des-Bois, France
  • Design Team: Boidot & Robin architects full process & Economy, Sunsquare Energy, Peutz Acoustics
  • Area: 250.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Clement Guillaume

© Clement Guillaume © Clement Guillaume © Clement Guillaume © Clement Guillaume

Festival: "Days of Architecture"

The 15th edition of the "Days of Architecture" is almost here! This festival will take place from 25 September 2015 to 24 October 2015, in the Upper Rhine Valley. Punctuated by nearly 200 events, the festival aims to bring the architecture to the largest population.

Nursery School and Municipal Workshops / Jean-François Schmit

  • Architects: Jean-François Schmit
  • Location: 19th arrondissement, Paris, France
  • Partners: Ingénierie Studio, SNC Lavalin (BET TCE)
  • Area: 6800.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit

Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit

Housing in Auvry Barbusse / Tectône

  • Architects: Tectône
  • Location: Aubervilliers, France
  • Architect in Charge: Pascal Chombart de Lauwe as Lead Architect, Etienne Chevreul-Demas as Projet Manager, and Audrey Alcindor as Assistant
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Christophe Demonfaucon, Courtesy of Tectône architectes, Lucile Chombart de Lauwe

Courtesy of Tectône architectes © Lucile Chombart de Lauwe © Lucile Chombart de Lauwe © Christophe Demonfaucon

Eco Nursery and Primary School / Jean-François Schmit

  • Architects: Jean-François Schmit
  • Location: Rue de la Saïda, 75015 Paris, France
  • Partners: SNC Lavalin (BET TCE), Tribu (BE environnemental), SLG paysage
  • Area: 5500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit

Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit

Pompidou Centre Hosts "Le Corbusier: The Measures of Man" Exhibition

To commemorate the architect 50 years after his death, from April 29 through August 3 the Pompidou center is hosting a retrospective on the life and works of Le Corbusier. The exhibition highlights Le Corbusier’s architecture and artwork, which is curated to trace his evolving understanding of the human body, and includes texts, paintings, drawings, sculptures, and models.

Creche des Orteaux / Avenier Cornejo Architectes

© David Foessel © David Foessel © David Foessel © Julien Lanoo

Au Bon Coin / Ramdam Architectes

  • Architects: Ramdam Architectes
  • Location: Saint-Denis, France
  • Area: 201.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Michèle Constantini

© Michèle Constantini © Michèle Constantini © Michèle Constantini © Michèle Constantini

Video: Stanton Williams Explain Their Design for the Nantes Musée des Beaux-Arts

In 2009 Stanton Williams won an international competition to transform the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Nantes, one of France's six largest Fine Art Museums outside of Paris. Their design for this, the London-based practice's first major project in France, connects a number of historic buildings through one new "monolithic extension, glazed with thin layers of Portuguese white marble and glass façade." The museum is slated to open to the public in 2016.

Atelier YokYok Designs an Enchanting String Installation in Cahors

Atelier YokYok has created an immersive experience of string and light for their "Shooting Vaults” installation at St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Cahors, France. Created in collaboration with Ulysse Lacoste and Laure Qaremy, the project will be on display through the month of June.

In the Center of the Volume. Image Courtesy of Atelier YokYok + Ulysse Lacoste Installation in Cloister. Image Courtesy of Atelier YokYok + Ulysse Lacoste Centroid of Courtyard. Image Courtesy of Atelier YokYok + Ulysse Lacoste Visitor within Installation. Image Courtesy of Atelier YokYok + Ulysse Lacoste

Shop and Exhibition Space in Marseille / Atelier M3a Architectes

  • Architects: Atelier M3a Architectes
  • Location: 5 Place de la Corderie Henry Bergasse, 13006 Marseille, France
  • Architect in Charge: Caroline Ménager + Mathieu Ménager
  • Area: 100.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Patricia Giudicelli

© Patricia Giudicelli © Patricia Giudicelli © Patricia Giudicelli © Patricia Giudicelli

The Roc / D’HOUNDT+BAJART architectes&associés

Courtesy of D’HOUNDT+BAJART architectes&associés Courtesy of D’HOUNDT+BAJART architectes&associés Courtesy of D’HOUNDT+BAJART architectes&associés Courtesy of D’HOUNDT+BAJART architectes&associés

Le Campus / Virserius Studio

© Eric Laignel © Eric Laignel © Eric Laignel © Eric Laignel