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Charvot House / Hérard & da Costa

01:00 - 13 September, 2014
Charvot House / Hérard & da Costa, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault +27

Academy Of Art Crafts (ESMA) / LCR Architectes

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
Academy Of Art Crafts (ESMA) / LCR Architectes, © Mathieu Ducros
© Mathieu Ducros

© Mathieu Ducros © Mathieu Ducros © Mathieu Ducros © Mathieu Ducros +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    50 Route de Narbonne, 31320 Auzeville-Tolosane, France
  • Area

    78792.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Nautical Base Sunken Under a Dune / THE architectes

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
Nautical Base Sunken Under a Dune / THE architectes, © S.Chalmeau
© S.Chalmeau

© S.Chalmeau © S.Chalmeau © S.Chalmeau © S.Chalmeau +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, France
  • Architect in Charge

    David Juhel, Joachim Seyer
  • Area

    225.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Boa Canteen / D’HOUNDT+BAJART Architects & Associates

01:00 - 10 September, 2014
Boa Canteen / D’HOUNDT+BAJART Architects & Associates, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo +23

AD Classics: Cenotaph for Newton / Etienne-Louis Boullée

01:00 - 10 September, 2014
Exterior view
Exterior view

Section, during the day with interior night effect Exterior view Split plan showing interior and from above Exterior elevation +6

Minuscule clusters of visitors ascend a monumental stairway at the base of a spherical monument rising higher than the Great Pyramid of Giza.  An arc of waning sunlight catches a small portion of the sphere, leaving the excavated entry portal and much of the mass in deep shadow.  Bringing together the emotional affects of romanticism, the severe rationality of neoclassicism and grandeur of antiquity, Etienne-Louis Boullée’s sublime vision for a cenotaph honoring Sir Isaac Newton is both emblematic of the particular historical precipice and an artistic feat that foreshadowed the modern conception of architectural design.  Rendered through a series of ink and wash drawings, the memorial was one of numerous provocative designs he created at the end of the eighteenth century and included in his treatise, Architecture, essai sur l’art.  The cenotaph is a poetic homage to scientist Sir Isaac Newton who 150 years after his death had become a revered symbol of Enlightenment ideals.  

Beyond representing his individual creative genius, Boullée’s approach to design signaled the schism of architecture as a pure art from the science of building. He rejected the Vitruvian notion of architecture as the art of building, writing “In order to execute, it is first necessary to conceive… It is this product of the mind, this process of creation, that constitutes architecture…” (1).  The purpose of design is to envision, to inspire, to make manifest a conceptual idea though spatial forms. Boullee’s search was for an immutable and totalizing architecture. 

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

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

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

  • Architects

  • Location

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

    800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Paris, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Maria Enescu, Simon El Hage
  • Area

    32.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Breath Box / NAS Architecture

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

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

  • 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

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

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    387 Rue de Vaugirard, 75015 Paris, France
  • Area

    2910.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes