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MenoMenoPiu Proposes Capsule Hotel for Short-Term Housing in Paris

00:00 - 12 December, 2014
MenoMenoPiu Proposes Capsule Hotel for Short-Term Housing in Paris, © MenoMenoPiu Architects
© MenoMenoPiu Architects

With nearly 120 museums, Paris has the largest concentration of museums in the world. This, as MenoMenoPiu Architects believes, puts the city at risk of becoming a living conservatory. Therefore the Parisian practice has proposed the “EauBerge Paris Capsule Hotel” as a way to mitigate the need for short-term housing for tourists and preserve the quality of everyday life for residents. 

"Just like the other European capitals such as Rome, Venice, or Barcelona, Paris risks to become a city museum,” says MenoMenoPiu. “The increase of tourists in the French Capital causes panic and also leads to a gradual decentralization from the Parisians.”

© MenoMenoPiu Architects © MenoMenoPiu Architects © MenoMenoPiu Architects Section. Image © MenoMenoPiu Architects +10

Social and Cultural Center in Landsberg / Heintz-Kehr architectes

01:00 - 10 December, 2014
Social and Cultural Center in Landsberg  / Heintz-Kehr architectes, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault +46

Tour Carpe Diem / Robert A.M. Stern Architects

01:00 - 9 December, 2014
Tour Carpe Diem / Robert A.M. Stern Architects, © Peter Aaron / OTTO
© Peter Aaron / OTTO

© Peter Aaron / OTTO © Peter Aaron / OTTO © Peter Aaron / OTTO © Peter Aaron / OTTO +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    La Défense, France
  • Associate Architect

    SRA Architectes (Herve Metge, Partner / Laurence Gorgiard / Pierre-Michel Desgrange)
  • Client/Owner

    Aviva France / Bois-Colombes, France / Joëlle Chauvin, Directeur Immobilier
  • Area

    45500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

KILO Pitches Woven Tent Outside of Jean Novel’s Arab World Institute

00:00 - 6 December, 2014
KILO Pitches Woven Tent Outside of Jean Novel’s Arab World Institute , © IMA
© IMA

In conjunction with the Contemporary Morocco exhibit (Le Maroc Contemporain) at the Jean Nouvel-designed Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, a giant tent has been constructed on the plaza in front of the building. Designed by Tarik Oualalou and Linna Choi of KILO, the tent harmonizes contemporary design and technical innovation with traditional fabrication methods. Constructed from more than 650-square-meters of camel and goat wool woven by female cooperatives in the Saharan desert, the tent serves as an urban landmark and a symbol for the Contemporary Morocco exhibit. The rhythm and scale of the tent’s silhouette renders a topographic dimension to the structure which pays homage to the nomadic traditions of southern Morocco.

“La Cité des Loisirs” / 2/3/4/

01:00 - 4 December, 2014
“La Cité des Loisirs” / 2/3/4/, © Vincent Fillon
© Vincent Fillon

© Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon +54

  • Architects

  • Location

    Courbevoie, France
  • Area

    16000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Swimming Pool Extension in Bagneux / Dominique Coulon & associés

01:00 - 3 December, 2014
Swimming Pool Extension in Bagneux / Dominique Coulon & associés, © David Romero-Uzeda
© David Romero-Uzeda

© Clément Guillaume © David Romero-Uzeda © David Romero-Uzeda © Clément Guillaume +43

  • Architects

  • Location

    1 Avenue de Stalingrad, 92220 Bagneux, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Dominique Coulon, Benjamin Rocchi, Architects, Arnaud Eloudyi, Sarah Brebbia, Gautier Duthoit, Architects assistants
  • Area

    3431.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    David Romero-Uzeda, Clément Guillaume, Courtesy of Dominique Coulon Architecture

Uncovering Viollet-le-Duc's "Unexpected" Career

00:00 - 2 December, 2014
Half of a rhombohedron. Remains of a crystal system separating the glacier of Envers Blaitière Vallée Blanche (Viollet-le-Duc). Image © Médiathèque de l’architecture & du patrimoine
Half of a rhombohedron. Remains of a crystal system separating the glacier of Envers Blaitière Vallée Blanche (Viollet-le-Duc). Image © Médiathèque de l’architecture & du patrimoine

Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, the French architect most famous for the 'restoration' of Notre-Dame de Paris, is a person we unequivocally associate with 19th century Gothic Revival. Although there is no doubt that his interpretive restorations of medieval French monuments were some of his greatest achievements, a new exhibition at Paris' Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine seeks to uncover a "well-connected character who pursued an uninterrupted career drawing, building, teaching, restoring, and many other things."

In a review for DomusLéa-Catherine Szacka examines this first major retrospective dedicated to the designer, theorist and artist since 1980 in celebration of the bicentennial of his birth. According to Szacka curator Jean-Michel Leniaud has, in this exhibition, shifted focus to Viollet-le-Duc's artistic output, thereby presenting "the less known and the more unexpected aspect" of his career.

Pushed Slab / MVRDV

01:00 - 1 December, 2014
Pushed Slab / MVRDV, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Paris, France
  • Design Team

    Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries with Frans de Witte, Bertrand Schippan, Catherine Drieux, Victor Perez, Delphine Borg, Billy Guidoni
  • Co-Architect

    North by North West, Paris, FR
  • Area

    19000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Thibaudeau Architecte & Agence d'Architecture Guiraud-Manenc Design Sculptural Tourism Office in France

00:00 - 29 November, 2014
Thibaudeau Architecte & Agence d'Architecture Guiraud-Manenc Design Sculptural Tourism Office in France, © Thibaudeau Architecte & Agence d’Architecture Guiraud-Manenc
© Thibaudeau Architecte & Agence d’Architecture Guiraud-Manenc

French firm Thibaudeau Architecte & Agence d'Architecture Guiraud-Manenc has earned second place for a competition to design the new tourism office for "Les Pays de Fontenay le Compte France." Designed to encourage tourism in South Vendée, the design merges a contemporary style with a consideration for the historic and artistic identity of the area.

© Thibaudeau Architecte & Agence d’Architecture Guiraud-Manenc © Thibaudeau Architecte & Agence d’Architecture Guiraud-Manenc Section Master Plan +7

ZAC del Lilas Multi-Purpose Building / SCAPE

01:00 - 28 November, 2014
ZAC del Lilas Multi-Purpose Building / SCAPE, © Francesco Mattuzzi
© Francesco Mattuzzi

© Francesco Mattuzzi © Francesco Mattuzzi © Francesco Mattuzzi © Francesco Mattuzzi +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Porte des Lilas, 75019 Paris, France
  • Area

    3800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Building a Campus Integration of Embedded Systems / Christophe Bidaud Architecture

01:00 - 28 November, 2014
Building a Campus Integration of Embedded Systems / Christophe Bidaud Architecture, Courtesy of Christophe Bidaud Architecture
Courtesy of Christophe Bidaud Architecture

Courtesy of Christophe Bidaud Architecture Courtesy of Christophe Bidaud Architecture Courtesy of Christophe Bidaud Architecture Courtesy of Christophe Bidaud Architecture +14

Zac Boucicaut In Paris / Ameller, Dubois & Associés Architectes

01:00 - 27 November, 2014
Zac Boucicaut In Paris / Ameller, Dubois & Associés  Architectes, © Takuji Shimmura
© Takuji Shimmura

© Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura +24

Community House of Lorient / Jean de Giacinto Architecture + Duncan Lewis Scape Architecture

01:00 - 26 November, 2014
Community House of Lorient / Jean de Giacinto Architecture + Duncan Lewis Scape Architecture, © Stéphane Cuisset
© Stéphane Cuisset

© Philippe Amoros © Stéphane Cuisset © Stéphane Cuisset © Stéphane Cuisset +28

Les Océanides Mall / Atelier REC

01:00 - 23 November, 2014
Les Océanides Mall / Atelier REC, Courtesy of Atelier REC
Courtesy of Atelier REC

Courtesy of Atelier REC Courtesy of Atelier REC Courtesy of Atelier REC Courtesy of Atelier REC +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Arcachon, France
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Atelier REC

Reflections on the 2014 Venice Biennale

01:00 - 18 November, 2014
Reflections on the 2014 Venice Biennale, Fundamentals (Central Pavilion): Ceiling. Image © David Levene
Fundamentals (Central Pavilion): Ceiling. Image © David Levene

Fundamentals, the title of the 2014 Venice Biennale, will close its doors in a matter of days (on the 23rd November). From the moment Rem Koolhaas revealed the title for this year’s Biennale in January 2013, asking national curators to respond directly to the theme of ‘Absorbing Modernity 1914-2014’, there was an inkling that this Biennale would be in some way special. Having rejected offers to direct the Biennale in the past, the fact that Koolhaas chose to act not only as curator but also thematic co-ordinator of the complete international effort, was significant. This announcement led Peter Eisenman (one of Koolhaas' earliest tutors and advocates) to state in one interview that “[Rem is] stating his end: the end of [his] career, the end of [his] hegemony, the end of [his] mythology, the end of everything, the end of architecture.”

Paris' City Council Rejects Herzog & de Meuron's 180-Meter "Triangle Tower"

00:00 - 17 November, 2014
Paris' City Council Rejects Herzog & de Meuron's 180-Meter "Triangle Tower", Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron
Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron

Widening the debate on whether or not Paris should preserve its 19-century skyline or “embrace innovation,” Parisian city council members have rejected the controversial, 180-meter “Triangle Tower” designed by Herzog & de Meuron. Despite the 83-78 vote, the fight carries on; Mayor Anne Hidalgo has declared the veto to be invalid and hopes a new round of balloting will rule in favor of the tower. Though, in a city that fears of loosing its “existing urban fabric to skyscrapers,” it seems unlikely that the tower will be built. 

Secondary School / Hubert & Roy Architectes

01:00 - 16 November, 2014
Secondary School / Hubert & Roy Architectes, Courtesy of Hubert & Roy Architectes
Courtesy of Hubert & Roy Architectes

© Abbadie © Abbadie © Abbadie © Abbadie +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Le Bourget, France
  • Area

    8400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Hubert & Roy Architectes, Abbadie

Viravent / Debarre Duplantiers Associés Architecture & Paysage

01:00 - 14 November, 2014
Viravent / Debarre Duplantiers Associés Architecture & Paysage, © Yohan Zerdoun
© Yohan Zerdoun

© Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun +29