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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. 

School of Engineers in Bretagne / ANMA

01:00 - 1 July, 2014
School of Engineers in Bretagne / ANMA, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia
  • Architects

  • Location

    100 Lorient, 58120 Corancy, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Nicolas Michelin, Michel Delplace, Cyril Trétout
  • Project Director

    Etienne Chalet-Hayard
  • Project Manager

    Ronan Le Hyaric
  • Area

    5743.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +26

The House Between / Clément Bacle Architect

01:00 - 30 June, 2014
© Martin Argyroglo
© Martin Argyroglo

© Martin Argyroglo © Martin Argyroglo © Martin Argyroglo © Martin Argyroglo +14

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