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Green Cascade / Atelier de la Passerelle

01:00 - 29 June, 2014
Green Cascade / Atelier de la Passerelle, © Jérôme Ricolleau
© Jérôme Ricolleau

© Jérôme Ricolleau © Jérôme Ricolleau © Jérôme Ricolleau Courtesy of Atelier de la Passerelle +15

Le Quai des Arts in Argentan / Architecture Patrick Mauger

01:00 - 27 June, 2014
© 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 +20

Imagine Institute / Valero Gadan Architectes + Ateliers Jean Nouvel

01:00 - 24 June, 2014
© Christophe Valtin
© Christophe Valtin
  • Architects

  • Location

    123 Rue du Cherche-Midi, 75015 Paris, France
  • Project Leaders

    Project: Gaston TOLILA et Élodie VADEPIED | Competition: Gaston TOLILA
  • Project Team

    Project: Delphine ALTIER, Léa CHARRAT, Yseult DE DIEULEVEULT, Marie-Charlotte PROSPERI | Competition: Chen CHEN, Nathalie DIEBOLD, Damien FARAUT, Samuel LACAILLE, Fabrice LAGARDE, Sophie LAROMIGUIERE, Marie-Charlotte PROSPERI
  • Area

    18992.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Christophe Valtin © Patrick H. Muller © Patrick H. Muller © Patrick H. Muller +43

Sardine_ Community Center / Gayet-Roger Architects

01:00 - 20 June, 2014
Sardine_ Community Center  / Gayet-Roger Architects, © Julien Fernandez
© Julien Fernandez

© Julien Fernandez © Julien Fernandez © Julien Fernandez © Julien Fernandez +14

Manuelle Gautrand to Revamp Paris' Alésia Cinema with Hundreds of LED "Pixels"

01:00 - 18 June, 2014
Facade Closeup. Image © KDSL
Facade Closeup. Image © KDSL

Renovated numerous times during its history, Gaumont-Alésia, a Parisian cinema housed in a structure that is over 80 years old, will now be revamped by firm Manuelle Gautrand Architecture. With a design that emphasizes filmography’s presence in modern culture, the Gaumont-Alésia is set to become an inviting cultural hub for the surrounding city, showcasing cinema’s influence on both the interior and exterior.

Both street facades will be composed of glass curtain walls shaded by pleated metal panels. These panels will be perforated by hundreds of LED “pixels” which will create an image across the pleats. Both entrances to the building become animated walls, broadcasting film stills, movie trailers, and advertisements, all meant to entice passersby.  The LEDS are spaced fewer and farther apart toward the edges of the building, creating a stippling effect around the border of the images. At the entrances these animated panels will peel upwards, creating a canopy under which patrons can walk.

The Facade at Night. Image © KDSL Exterior Facade. Image © KDSL Seating Outside the Movie Theater Proper. Image © KDSL Upper Floors of the Atrium. Image © KDSL +25

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

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

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

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