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Maison Edouard François Transforms Sports Stadium Into Residential and Commercial Green Space

12:00 - 4 September, 2016
Maison Edouard François Transforms Sports Stadium Into Residential and Commercial Green Space, © LMNB
© LMNB

Maison Edouard François, in partnership with ABC Architectes, has won the competition for the requalification of the former Ray Stadium into housing, landscaped gardens, shops, sports facilities, and parking, beating other competing firms like Herzog & de Meuron and Rudy Riciotti

Located in Nice, France, the project aims to provide its swiftly growing neighborhood with a “new green lung” by mimicking the form of a vegetated hill and incorporating elements of classic Niçois architecture like white stone and wood. The reinvented stadium becomes a bridge between the urban and natural landscapes, linking new constructions of the Boulevard Gorbella with the new Ray Park.

© LMNB © LMNB © LMNB Courtesy of Maison Edouard Francois +6

Publilettre / Fabre-DeMarien Architectes

15:00 - 2 September, 2016
Publilettre  / Fabre-DeMarien Architectes, © Julien Fernandez
© Julien Fernandez

© Julien Fernandez © Julien Fernandez © Julien Fernandez © Julien Fernandez +21

Cloys Apartment / Atelier 56S

15:00 - 1 September, 2016
Cloys Apartment / Atelier 56S, © Jeremias Gonzalez
© Jeremias Gonzalez

© Jeremias Gonzalez © Jeremias Gonzalez © Jeremias Gonzalez © Jeremias Gonzalez +15

Secrétan Covered Market / Architecture Patrick Mauger

11:00 - 31 August, 2016
Secrétan Covered Market / 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 +16

AD Classics: Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes

04:00 - 19 August, 2016
AD Classics: Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, The Exposition’s poster, designed by Robert Bonfils. ImageCourtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum
The Exposition’s poster, designed by Robert Bonfils. ImageCourtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum

The end of the First World War did not mark the end of struggle in Europe. France, as the primary location of the conflict’s Western Front, suffered heavy losses in both manpower and industrial productivity; the resulting economic instability would plague the country well into the 1920s.[1] It was in the midst of these uncertain times that the French would signal their intention to look not to their recent troubled past, but to a brighter and more optimistic future. This signal came in the form of the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes (International Exposition of Decorative Arts and Modern Industries) of 1925 – a landmark exhibition which both gave rise to a new international style and, ultimately, provided its name: Art Deco.

Courtesy of Wikimedia user François GOGLINS (Public Domain) Courtesy of Wikimedia user François GOGLINS (Public Domain) Horta’s Belgian Pavilion was a radical departure from his typically curvilinear Art Nouveau style. ImageCourtesy of Wikimedia user François GOGLINS (Public Domain) Courtesy of Wikimedia user François GOGLINS (Public Domain) +14

Rehabilitation and Extension of the Thorens-Glières Presbytery / Gbau

05:00 - 13 August, 2016
Rehabilitation and Extension of the Thorens-Glières Presbytery  / Gbau, Courtesy of Gbau
Courtesy of Gbau

Courtesy of Gbau © Emmanuelle Blanc Courtesy of Gbau © Emmanuelle Blanc +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    74570 Thorens-Glières, France
  • Area

    710.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Gbau, Emmanuelle Blanc , Beatrice Cafieri , Courtesy of Maire de Thorens Glieres

New Law Courts / Baumschlager Eberle Architectes + Atelier Pierre Champenois

03:00 - 11 August, 2016
New Law Courts / Baumschlager Eberle Architectes + Atelier Pierre Champenois, archphoto, inc. © baumschlager eberle
archphoto, inc. © baumschlager eberle

archphoto, inc. © baumschlager eberle archphoto, inc. © baumschlager eberle © Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon +16

Monery Gymnasium / Gbau

15:00 - 9 August, 2016
Monery Gymnasium / Gbau, © Pierre Vallet
© Pierre Vallet

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault +20

Training Center in Carvin / Atelier 2+1 Architectes

02:00 - 7 August, 2016
Training Center in Carvin  / Atelier 2+1 Architectes, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +11

Mountain-Top Restaurant / Gbau

20:00 - 6 August, 2016
Mountain-Top Restaurant / Gbau, Courtesy of Gbau
Courtesy of Gbau

© Pierre Vallet © Pierre Vallet Courtesy of Gbau Courtesy of Gbau +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    38410 Chamrousse, France
  • Area

    861.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Gbau , Pierre Vallet

Video: Frédéric Bonnet and Grichka Martinetti Explain "Nouvelles Richesses", the French Contribution to the 2016 Venice Biennale

12:00 - 3 August, 2016

In this interview, presented in collaboration with PLANE—SITE, Frédéric Bonnet of Obras Architecture and Grichka Martinetti of PNG, curators of the French contribution to the 2016 Venice Biennale, discuss their commitment to celebrating meaningful architecture in various contexts, and the ways in which this passion was translated into their exhibition. The duo explains the concepts driving the exhibition design, including their choice to exhibit small-scale work from throughout France rather than focusing on the large, high-profile architecture found in the major cities.  

‘Simone Veil’ Group of Schools in Colombes / Dominique Coulon & associés

01:00 - 3 August, 2016
‘Simone Veil’ Group of Schools in Colombes / Dominique Coulon & associés, © Eugeni Pons
© Eugeni Pons

© Eugeni Pons Courtesy of Dominique Coulon & associés © Eugeni Pons © Eugeni Pons +32

This Speculative Project Imagines A Mixed-Use Building Wrapped Around the Arc de Triomphe

16:45 - 29 July, 2016
This Speculative Project Imagines A Mixed-Use Building Wrapped Around the Arc de Triomphe, © Patterlini Benoit
© Patterlini Benoit

French architect Patterlini Benoit has imagined a mixed-use building to be wrapped around one half of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Completed in 1836 as a memorial to the victories of the French armies under Napoleon, Paris’ triumphal arch is one of the most iconic and visited landmarks in France and the world over. But Benoit argues that its status as a tourist destination has removed it from the authentic cityscape that is used by everyday Parisians. His proposal attempts to reclaim the monument for the city by dividing the arch with an enormous mirrored plane – visually competing the monument from one perspective and providing new function from another. In this way, Benoit claims, the structure can be “brought into modernity without denying history.”

© Patterlini Benoit © Patterlini Benoit © Patterlini Benoit © Patterlini Benoit +10

Tomas Ghisellini Architects Propose Shimmering Extension to the Italian Institute of Culture in Paris

06:00 - 29 July, 2016
Tomas Ghisellini Architects Propose Shimmering Extension to the Italian Institute of Culture in Paris, Courtesy of Tomas Ghisellini Architects
Courtesy of Tomas Ghisellini Architects

As part of an experimental ideas exhibition, Tomas Ghisellini Architects (TGA) have designed an extension to the Italian Institute of Culture in Paris. Nine Italian practices were engaged by a consortium of French and Italian institutions, and this cohesive union of cultures is mirrored in TGA's design. TGA's proposal plays with transparency and layering, with two large volumes of glass and steel referencing the "Parisian architectures of transparency," whilst displaying the excellence of Italian materiality and craftsmanship. The exhibition is being shown at the historical complex of the Hotel de Galliffet in Paris until December this year.  

Courtesy of Tomas Ghisellini Architects Courtesy of Tomas Ghisellini Architects Courtesy of Tomas Ghisellini Architects Courtesy of Tomas Ghisellini Architects +14

Secondary School, Sport Hall and Cultural Center / Chartier Dalix Architectes

05:00 - 27 July, 2016
Secondary School, Sport Hall and Cultural Center  / Chartier Dalix Architectes, © Takuji Shimmura
© Takuji Shimmura

© Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura +33

Ginko / Hessamfar & Vérons

02:00 - 26 July, 2016
Ginko / Hessamfar & Vérons, © Arthur Péquin
© Arthur Péquin

© Arthur Péquin © Arthur Péquin © Arthur Péquin © Arthur Péquin +17

Macdonald Public Facility Complex / Kengo Kuma & Associates

02:00 - 25 July, 2016
Macdonald Public Facility Complex  / Kengo Kuma & Associates, © Guillaume Satre
© Guillaume Satre

© Guillaume Satre © Guillaume Satre © Guillaume Satre © Guillaume Satre +30

Hospital Complex Broussais / a+ samueldelmas

05:00 - 24 July, 2016
Hospital Complex Broussais  / a+ samueldelmas, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

© Julien Lanoo © Frédéric Gémonet © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo +20