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Le Campus / Virserius Studio

© Eric Laignel © Eric Laignel © Eric Laignel © Eric Laignel

Leisure and Services Center / Link architectes

  • Architects: Link architectes
  • Location: Saint-Victor sur Loire, Saint-Étienne, France
  • Design Team: Guillaume Benier, Romain Chazalon, Jerome Glairoux
  • Area: 210.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: François Maisonnasse

© François Maisonnasse © François Maisonnasse © François Maisonnasse © François Maisonnasse

Simplement / OVERCODE

  • Architects: OVERCODE
  • Location: Auvers-sur-Oise, France
  • Design Team: Alejandro GARCIA MARTA & Claire GARCIA
  • Area: 24.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: David Foessel

© David Foessel © David Foessel © David Foessel © David Foessel

Generator Paris / DesignAgency

  • Designers: DesignAgency
  • Location: 11 Place du Colonel Fabien, 75010 Paris, France
  • Area: 9328.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Nikolas Koenig

© Nikolas Koenig © Nikolas Koenig © Nikolas Koenig © Nikolas Koenig

ArchitecTravel: Paris & South of France

Escorted tour for a small group in Paris and the South of France. Guided by architects, you will see the latest architectural projects as well as explore historic favorites.

CERGY-PONTOISE: Forms and Fictions of a New City

50 years after the adoption of the new cities program, the Pavillon de l’Arsenal recounts the history of Cergy-Pontoise, emblematic of this unique urban and human adventure.

How can we build a landscape city in the 20th century? Who are the founding fathers and the pioneers of this planning policy? What transports for the satellite city? What urban strategies shall be adopted to invent a city of 200,000? How can we encourage citizen participation from the start? How do we continue developing urban planning, with the environmental ambitions of today? What are the conurbation’s future challenges?

Huge Fire Damages Basilica of Saint-Donatien in Nantes

The Basilica of Saint-Donatien in Nantes has been significantly damaged by a huge fire. As reported by the BBC, the fire started at around 10:30 am local time, and is believed to have broken out on the roof of the building in connection with waterproofing work.

IGN and Meteo France Geosciences Center / Architecture Patrick Mauger

© Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé

Images from the Much-Anticipated Restoration of Eileen Gray's E-1027

At long last, after over a decade of project mismanagement and controversial repairs that ignited concerns over historical integrity, restorations have been completed on E-1027, Eileen Gray’s 1929 masterpiece on France’s Côte d’Azur. The house, which heavily influenced the work of Le Corbusier and became an object of his jealous fixation, has a traumatic past that nearly resulted in its loss to history.

Housing in Rue de Lourmel / TVK

  • Architects: TVK
  • Location: Rue de Lourmel, 75015 Paris, France
  • Area: 11000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Julien Lanoo

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo

XTU’s French Wine Civilizations Museum Set to Open in 2016

The Bordeaux Wine Museum’s wooden structure has been completed, the first step in an ambitious project slated to open in 2016. Designed by XTU Architects, and situated along the coast of the river Garonne in Bordeaux, France, the museum aims to stand as a beacon and “guardian angel” against the skyline of the riverbank. Inspired by the timeless spirit of French wine, the building forms flow in a continuous space without corners, evoking the circular motion that awakens a wine before tasting.

Rendered Exterior View. Image Courtesy of XTU Architects Rendered Interior View. Image Courtesy of XTU Architects Rendered Interior View. Image Courtesy of XTU Architects Exterior Diagram. Image Courtesy of XTU Architects

Dior Men Paris / Antonio Virga Architecte + Dior Men Architecture Department

  • Architects: Antonio Virga Architecte, Dior Men Architecture Department
  • Location: 3 Rue de Marignan, 75008 Paris, France
  • Area: 16145.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Olivier Helbert

© Olivier Helbert © Olivier Helbert © Olivier Helbert © Olivier Helbert

Auneau Cultural Center / Architecture Patrick Mauger

© Michel Denance © Michel Denance © Michel Denance © Michel Denance

Gallery: Inside Herzog & de Meuron's Bordeaux Stadium During Its Inaugural Match

© Philippe Caumes
© Philippe Caumes

Architectural photographer Philippe Caumes has sent us images from the open match at Herzog & de Meuron's newly completed Bordeaux Stadium in France. Sometimes compared to a classical temple, the all-white, rectangular stadium is distinct with a forest of slender columns touching down on an inviting grand staircase that ushers fans into its 42,000-seat "bowl." Take a look inside, after the break. 

© Philippe Caumes © Philippe Caumes © Philippe Caumes © Philippe Caumes

MGA Proposes World's Tallest Wood Building in Paris

Michael Green Architecture (MGA) and DVVD has teamed up with REI France developments to propose the world's tallest wood building in Paris. The carbon-neutral proposal, developed as part of the city’s innovative Réinventer Paris competition, aims to alleviate the city's urban housing challenges.

“Our goal is that through innovation, youthful social contact and overall community building, we have created a design that becomes uniquely important to Paris,” said Michael Green, Principal of MGA. “Just as Gustave Eiffel shattered our conception of what was possible a century and a half ago, this project can push the envelope of wood innovation with France in the forefront. The Pershing Site is the perfect moment for Paris to embrace the next era of architecture.” 

Day Care Center / Rh+ Architecture

  • Architects: Rh+ Architecture
  • Location: 17 Rue Gustave Geffroy, 75013 Paris, France
  • Area: 1800.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Luc Boegly

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly

Carnuta / Daniel Cléris & Jean-Michel Daubourg

  • Architects: Daniel Cléris & Jean-Michel Daubourg
  • Location: Jupilles, France
  • Museographe : Museographe
  • Scenographic Design : Klapisch & Claisse
  • Structural Engineering : Brizot-Masse Ingénierie
  • Elec & Hvac Engineering : Louis Choulet, Clermont-Ferrand
  • Quantity Surveyors : Maurice Virtz
  • Area: 700.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Cleris+Daubourg , Klapisch+Claisse

© Cleris+Daubourg © Klapisch+Claisse © Klapisch+Claisse © Cleris+Daubourg