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Maison A3 / Vincent Coste

01:00 - 17 July, 2014
Maison A3 / Vincent Coste, © Toulon Azur
© Toulon Azur

© Toulon Azur © Toulon Azur © Toulon Azur © Toulon Azur +53

Epée de Bois - Nursery / h2o architectes

01:00 - 16 July, 2014
© Julien Attard
© Julien Attard
  • Architects

  • Location

    5 Rue de l'Épée de Bois, 75005 Paris, France
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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

Solar Decathlon Europe Announces Winners of its 2014 Contest

01:00 - 16 July, 2014
Solar Decathlon Europe Announces Winners of its 2014 Contest, Rhome for Dencity / Rhome (Rome, Italy). Image © Solar Decathlon Europe / jflakes.com
Rhome for Dencity / Rhome (Rome, Italy). Image © Solar Decathlon Europe / jflakes.com

On Saturday night, the awards were announced in the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe, which is currently ongoing in the grounds of the Versailles Palace in France. The competition challenges university teams to build and run a full scale solar powered house, with awards being judged on a range of requirements including sustainability factors, architecture and comfort, with a different jury of three experts judging each requirement.

The overall winner, based on a combination of all the factors, was "Rhome for Dencity", by the team from Roma Tre University, with a proposal that seeks to "re-densify and re-qualify the boundaries of Rome" by applying principles of density and sustainability to this area where "housing, country, archaeology and illegal buildings are interwoven."

Read on after the break for images of all the winners

La Fromagerie / Vincent Coste

01:00 - 14 July, 2014
La Fromagerie / Vincent Coste, © Toulon Azur
© Toulon Azur

© Toulon Azur © Toulon Azur © Toulon Azur © Toulon Azur +17

AD Round Up: Happy Bastille Day!

00:00 - 14 July, 2014
Nova Green / Agence Bernard Bühler. Image © Vincent Monthiers
Nova Green / Agence Bernard Bühler. Image © Vincent Monthiers

The fourteenth of July is Bastille Day, a day that commemorates the start of the French Revolution.  Named for the fortress prison that was stormed by revolutionaries on July 14th, 1789, Bastille Day is celebrated globally both by France and her former colonies, as well as many cities in the US.  In honor of this historic date, we’ve compiled some of our favorite French projects from the past few years.  In this round up you’ll find classics such as the Villa dall’Ava by OMA, as well as fantastic works like Nova Green by Agence Bernard Bühler, Pontivy Media Library and Louviers Music school by Opus 5 architectes, Platform Architecture’s Aquitanis Headquarters, L’Atoll Angers by Antonio Virga Architecte and AAVP Architecture, a Parking Attendant’s Pavilion by Jean-Luc Fugier, Kengo Kuma’s Aix en Provence Conservatory of Music, and Origami by Manuelle Gautrand ArchitectureJoyeux quatorze juillet!

Auditorium Of Bondy & Radio France Choral Singing Conservatory / PARC Architectes

01:00 - 14 July, 2014
Auditorium Of Bondy & Radio France Choral Singing Conservatory / PARC Architectes, © 11h45
© 11h45
  • Architects

  • Location

    75 Avenue Henri Barbusse, 93140 Bondy, France
  • Area

    1800.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© 11h45 © 11h45 © 11h45 © 11h45 +26

Aix en Provence Conservatory of Music / Kengo Kuma and Associates

01:00 - 11 July, 2014
Aix en Provence Conservatory of Music / Kengo Kuma and Associates, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe
  • Architects

  • Location

    Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Design Team

    Kengo Kuma, Diego Lopez Arahuetes, Miruna Constantinescu, Natalia Sanz, Elise Fauquenbergue, Miguel Orellana, Junki Wakuda, Tristan Zelic, Magnus Casselbrant, Ioanna Angelidou, Yuki Ito, Emilie Bret, Majid Katir, Roman Martin, Dennis Cheung, Chao Chen
  • Area

    1796.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe +21

GL Events Headquarters / Studio Odile Decq

01:00 - 11 July, 2014
GL Events Headquarters / Studio Odile Decq, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Studio Odile Decq © Studio Odile Decq © Roland Halbe © Studio Odile Decq +34

Block 32 / Tectoniques Architects

01:00 - 10 July, 2014
Block 32 / Tectoniques Architects , © On Stage
© On Stage

© On Stage © On Stage © On Stage © On Stage +23

Maison L2 / Vincent Coste

01:00 - 9 July, 2014
Maison L2 / Vincent Coste, © Florent Joliot
© Florent Joliot
  • Architects

  • Location

    Saint-Tropez, France
  • Chef de projet

    Estelle Hondier
  • Area

    200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Florent Joliot © Florent Joliot © Florent Joliot © Florent Joliot +41

The Paris Debate: Must Preservation Inhibit Urban Renewal?

09:30 - 7 July, 2014
The Paris Debate: Must Preservation Inhibit Urban Renewal?, La Samaritaine was once Paris’ most famous department store. Image via Wikipedia
La Samaritaine was once Paris’ most famous department store. Image via Wikipedia

What is the preservationist's role in our modernizing world? According to Michael Allen of Next City, preservationists exist to ensure that redevelopment meets both cultural heritage and economic demands. Read his entire article, originally published on Next City, below.  

Médiathèque du Bourget / Randja - Farid Azib Architects

01:00 - 7 July, 2014
Médiathèque du Bourget / Randja - Farid Azib Architects, © Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly
  • Architects

  • Location

    Le Bourget, France
  • Design Team

    Farid Azib, Amélie Lengrand, Emilie Forget, Mélanie Surjon
  • Area

    750.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly +13

Terrasson's Library / Architecture Patrick Mauger

01:00 - 7 July, 2014
Terrasson's Library / Architecture Patrick Mauger, © Michel Denancé
© Michel Denancé

© Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé +19

University Cancer Institute Toulouse Oncopole / Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés

01:00 - 4 July, 2014
© Takuji Shimmura
© Takuji Shimmura

© Javier Ortega © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura +29

Maison H3 / Vincent Coste

01:00 - 4 July, 2014
Maison H3 / Vincent Coste, © Florent Joliot
© Florent Joliot
  • Architects

  • Location

    Saint-Tropez, France
  • Project Designer

    Estelle Hondier
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Florent Joliot © Florent Joliot © Florent Joliot © Florent Joliot +40

Villa B / Atelier Delphine Carrère

00:00 - 4 July, 2014
Villa B / Atelier Delphine Carrère, © Antoine Huot
© Antoine Huot

© Antoine Huot © Antoine Huot © Antoine Huot © Antoine Huot +27

Nievre's Departmental Archives / Architecture Patrick Mauger

01:00 - 4 July, 2014
Nievre's Departmental Archives / Architecture Patrick Mauger, © Didier Boy de la Tour
© Didier Boy de la Tour

© Didier Boy de la Tour © Didier Boy de la Tour © Didier Boy de la Tour © Didier Boy de la Tour +19

Interview with Jean-Louis Cohen, Curator of the French Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale

00:00 - 3 July, 2014

On the morning that France accepted a Special Mention for its exhibition "Modernity: Promise or Menace?" at the Venice Biennale, Curator Jean-Louis Cohen spoke to us about the questions raised within, on, and around the walls of the French Pavilion. Standing in front of a model of the farcical Villa Arpel from Jacques Tati's famous film "Mon Oncle," Cohen explained that France didn't just absorb modernity (as Rem Koolhaas proposed) but that France inspired modernity, providing different expectations, promises and, as the title suggests, menaces.