Carlsberg Innovation, Research And Development Centre / S&AA

01:00 - 17 June, 2014
Carlsberg Innovation, Research And Development Centre / S&AA, © Pierre Pommereau
© Pierre Pommereau
  • Architects

  • Location

    Boulevard de l'Europe, 67210 Obernai, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Benoît RAUX
  • Area

    9400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Pierre Pommereau © Pierre Pommereau © Pierre Pommereau © Pierre Pommereau +21

Warehouse transformation into Visual Arts School / Matthieu Place + Thomas Raynaud

01:00 - 16 June, 2014
Courtesy of Thomas Raynaud
Courtesy of Thomas Raynaud

Courtesy of Thomas Raynaud Courtesy of Thomas Raynaud Courtesy of Thomas Raynaud Courtesy of Thomas Raynaud +11

Internat Montceau Les Mines / X'TO Architectes

01:00 - 16 June, 2014
Internat Montceau Les Mines / X'TO Architectes, © Jérôme Beg
© Jérôme Beg
  • Architects

  • Location

    Montceau-les-Mines, France
  • Architects in Charge

    JY Godot, Jean Delacroix, Pierre Dumas
  • Area

    2213.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Jérôme Beg © Jérôme Beg © Jérôme Beg © Jérôme Beg +14

8 Housing in Patin / Benjamin Fleury

01:00 - 14 June, 2014
8 Housing in Patin / Benjamin Fleury, © David Boureau
© David Boureau
  • Architects

  • Location

    Quatre Chemins, 31360 Mancioux, France
  • Architects/Project management

    Benjamin Fleury
  • Area

    574.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© David Boureau © David Boureau © David Boureau © David Boureau +22

Inside France's "Modernity, Promise or Menace?" - Special Mention Winner at the Venice Biennale 2014

01:00 - 11 June, 2014
Inside France's "Modernity, Promise or Menace?" - Special Mention Winner at the Venice Biennale 2014 , © Luc Boegly / Pavillon français pour l'Institut français et le Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication
© Luc Boegly / Pavillon français pour l'Institut français et le Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication

This year's French Pavilion stood out as one of the best pavilions in the Giardini, communicating a clear, engaging thesis and receiving a Special Mention from the jury.

Curator Jean-Louis Cohen poses four questions throughout four galleries, demonstrating the contradictions that fill the story of modernity and architecture in France. The ambivalent responses of architecture to the original promise of modernity is shown through the juxtaposition of a continuous cinematographic montage (playing simultaneously throughout all four galleries) and large-scale objects. 

Watch an excerpt from Teri Wehn Damisch's film and read the curator's statement after the break. For a virtual tour of the space designed by Paris-based firm Projectiles, follow this link. And make sure to keep an eye out for our video interview with curator Jean-Louis Cohen (coming soon). 

Grands ensembles: healing heterotopias or places of seclusion?. Image © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh Jean Prouvé: constructive imagination or utopia?. Image © Nico Saieh © Luc Boegly / Pavillon français pour l'Institut français et le Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication +28

La Cabotte / H20 Architectes

01:00 - 11 June, 2014
© Julien Attard
© Julien Attard
  • Architects

  • Location

    Barrage de Donzère-Mondragon, 84500 Bollène, France
  • Area

    58.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Julien Attard © Julien Attard © Julien Attard © Julien Attard +21

24 Housings in Argenton Sur Creuse / Atelier Alassoeur

01:00 - 10 June, 2014
24 Housings in Argenton Sur Creuse / Atelier Alassoeur, © Brice Desrez
© Brice Desrez
  • Architects

  • Location

    Argenton-sur-Creuse, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Emmanuel Alassoeur
  • Area

    1614.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Brice Desrez © Brice Desrez © Brice Desrez © Brice Desrez +23

House in the Alberes / INCA Architects

01:00 - 10 June, 2014
House in the Alberes / INCA Architects, © N.Pianfetti
© N.Pianfetti

© N.Pianfetti © N.Pianfetti © N.Pianfetti © N.Pianfetti +20

Le Clos Y / Dai Sugasawa

01:00 - 8 June, 2014
Le Clos Y / Dai Sugasawa, © Antoine DUHAMEL
© Antoine DUHAMEL
  • Interior Designers

  • Location

    27 Avenue du Maine, 75015 Paris, France
  • Project Chief

    Simon Gasquet
  • Architects Chief

    Pierre Millet
  • General Construction

    Adriano de Sousa (CREADS)
  • Area

    100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Antoine DUHAMEL © Antoine DUHAMEL © Antoine DUHAMEL © Antoine DUHAMEL +15

L’Orange de Ris / Edouard Francois

01:00 - 7 June, 2014
L’Orange de Ris / Edouard Francois, © Paul Raftery
© Paul Raftery
  • Architects

  • Location

    Chemin de Montlhéry, 91130 Ris-Orangis, France
  • Design Team

    Maison Edouard François, CET Ingénierie (BET TCE)
  • Area

    4350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Paul Raftery © Paul Raftery © Paul Raftery © Paul Raftery +23

Welfare Centre for children and teenagers in Paris / Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Verons architectes associes

01:00 - 5 June, 2014
Welfare Centre for children and teenagers in Paris / Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Verons architectes associes, © Vincent Fillon
© Vincent Fillon

© Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon +28

Pavillon d'été / Noémie Meney

01:00 - 3 June, 2014
Pavillon d'été / Noémie Meney , © Germain Ferey
© Germain Ferey
  • Architects

  • Location

    Toulon, France
  • Studies

    January 2013 – June 2013
  • Area

    16.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Germain Ferey © Germain Ferey © Germain Ferey © Germain Ferey +26

Le Coiffeur / Margaux Keller Design Studio + Bertrand Guillon Architecture

01:00 - 31 May, 2014
Le Coiffeur  / Margaux Keller Design Studio + Bertrand Guillon Architecture, © Margaux Keller Design Studio
© Margaux Keller Design Studio

© Margaux Keller Design Studio © Margaux Keller Design Studio © Margaux Keller Design Studio © Margaux Keller Design Studio +16

The Victor Gelez Community Centre / Dumont Legrand Architects

01:00 - 25 May, 2014
The Victor Gelez Community Centre  / Dumont Legrand Architects, © Thomas Lannes
© Thomas Lannes

© Thomas Lannes © Thomas Lannes © Thomas Lannes © Thomas Lannes +20

ZAC Boucicaut / Michel Guthmann

01:00 - 22 May, 2014
ZAC Boucicaut / Michel Guthmann, Courtesy of Michel Guthmann
Courtesy of Michel Guthmann
  • Architects

  • Location

    81 Rue des Cévennes, 75015 Paris, France
  • Design Team

    Michel Stéphanie Appert, Olivier Barthe, Valentin Bourdon, Bénédicte Caspar, Amélie Jonville, Céline Motte-Moitroux, Samuel Reist, Oona Savransky
  • Area

    6500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Michel Guthmann, Michel Denancé , Takuji Shimmura

© Michel Denancé © Takuji Shimmura © Michel Denancé © Takuji Shimmura +29

Salle festive Succieu / Guillaume Girod Architecture

01:00 - 21 May, 2014
© Paul Kozlowski
© Paul Kozlowski

© Paul Kozlowski © Paul Kozlowski © Paul Kozlowski © Paul Kozlowski +29

The Architecture of Pompidou Metz: An Excerpt from "The Architecture of Art Museums – A Decade of Design: 2000 – 2010"

01:00 - 18 May, 2014
© Didier Boy De La Tour
© Didier Boy De La Tour

In honor of International Museum Day, we're taking a look back at the 21st century's most exciting museums. The following is an excerpt from the recently released book, The Architecture of Art Museums – A Decade of Design: 2000 – 2010 (Routledge) by Ronnie Self, a Houston-based architect. Each chapter of the book provides technical, comprehensive coverage of a particular influential art museum. In total, eighteen of the most important art museums of the early twenty-first century - including works from Tadao Ando, Herzog & de Meuron, SANAA, Steven Holl, and many other high-profile architects - are explored. The following is a condensed version of the chapter detailing Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines' 2010 classic, Centre Pompidou-Metz.

The Pompidou Center – Metz was a first experiment in French cultural decentralization. In the late 1990’s, with the prospect of closing Piano and Roger’s building in Paris for renovations, the question arose of how to maintain some of the 60,000 works in the collection of the National Museum of Modern Art available for public viewing. A concept of “hors les murs” or “beyond the walls” was developed to exhibit works in other French cities. The temporary closing of the Pompidou Center – Paris spurred reflections on ways to present the national collection to a wider audience in general. Eventually a second Pompidou Center in another French city was imagined.

© Didier Boy De La Tour Courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects © Didier Boy De La Tour Courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects +11

Antony-Multisports Complex / Archi5 associated with Tecnova architecture

01:00 - 16 May, 2014
Antony-Multisports Complex / Archi5 associated with Tecnova architecture, Courtesy of Archi5 associated with Tecnova architecture
Courtesy of Archi5 associated with Tecnova architecture

Courtesy of Archi5 associated with Tecnova architecture Courtesy of Archi5 associated with Tecnova architecture Courtesy of Archi5 associated with Tecnova architecture Courtesy of Archi5 associated with Tecnova architecture +13