BIG to Design Champs-Élysées Flagship for Galeries Lafayette

11:50 - 10 February, 2016
BIG to Design Champs-Élysées Flagship for Galeries Lafayette, Inside the future Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées. Image © Galeries Lafayette
Inside the future Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées. Image © Galeries Lafayette

French department chain Galeries Lafayette has commissioned BIG to design its new flagship on Paris' historic Avenue des Champs-Élysées. BIG's first retail client, Galeries Lafayette hopes to position the project "as an upmarket department store for the 21st century" that will "endow the legendary boulevard with renewed cachet," according to a report on Business of Fashion.

Sited for 52 Champs-Élysées, the 7000-square-meter space will take its inspiration from the historic Art Deco building its housed in. As BIG described, they hope to enhance that space and respect the existing architecture, rather than radically transform it. 

Buttes Chaumont / Glenn Medioni

05:00 - 9 February, 2016
Buttes Chaumont / Glenn Medioni, © Pascal Otlinghaus
© Pascal Otlinghaus

© Pascal Otlinghaus © Pascal Otlinghaus © Pascal Otlinghaus © Pascal Otlinghaus +26

MVRDV Releases New Images of 600 Hectare "La Grande Mosaïque" Masterplan in Caen

10:45 - 8 February, 2016
MVRDV Releases New Images of 600 Hectare "La Grande Mosaïque" Masterplan in Caen, © MVRDV
© MVRDV

After two years of further development, MVRDV has released new images of their masterplan for Caen in Normandy, "La Grande Mosaïque." The masterplan, which was first revealed in May 2013, re-envisions a 600 hectare area of the center of Caen and the Caen Peninsula, connecting the city to the neighboring towns of Hérouville Saint-Clair and Mondeville.

The design attempts to counter the effects of the area's de-industrialization, integrating historic and environmental elements of the area into the new masterplan. The release of these new images also marks the opening of an exhibition of the design, which will be on public display in "Le Pavillon" in the old city port until the 13th March 2016 in an attempt to engage local residents.

© MVRDV © MVRDV © MVRDV © MVRDV +23

25 rue Michel le Comte Social Housing / Atelier du Pont

03:00 - 8 February, 2016
25 rue Michel le Comte Social Housing / Atelier du Pont, © Frédéric Delangle
© Frédéric Delangle

© Frédéric Delangle © Frédéric Delangle © Frédéric Delangle © Frédéric Delangle +25

Apartments in Avenue de Saxe / ECDM

05:00 - 5 February, 2016
Apartments in Avenue de Saxe / ECDM, © Benoit Fougeirol
© Benoit Fougeirol
  • Architects

  • Location

    75 Avenue de Saxe, 75007 Paris, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Emmanuel Combarel, Dominique Marrec
  • Area

    2189.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Benoit Fougeirol © Benoit Fougeirol © Benoit Fougeirol © Benoit Fougeirol +20

Les Dada East / Joshua Florquin Architects

06:00 - 4 February, 2016
Les Dada East / Joshua Florquin Architects, © Matteo Rossi
© Matteo Rossi

© Matteo Rossi © Matteo Rossi © Matteo Rossi © Matteo Rossi +17

SeARCH Wins Housing Block Competition in Paris

16:00 - 3 February, 2016
SeARCH Wins Housing Block Competition in Paris, © SeARCH
© SeARCH

Amsterdam-based SeARCH has won a competition in collaboration with Atelier Phileas and LA architectures to design a housing block in the new Paris Rive Gauche district. With each practice focused on one building, the project resulted in the combining of three interconnected high-rises united by a "green ribbon," "cut skyline" and a common expression of function projected onto the facades. Together, they offer 55 family apartments, 180 student flats, 75 middle income apartments, offices, a commercial area and underground public parking. 

Organic Vegetables Transformation Plant / Mabire Reich

03:00 - 3 February, 2016
Organic Vegetables Transformation Plant / Mabire Reich, © Guillaume Satre
© Guillaume Satre
  • Architects

  • Location

    Saint-Herblain, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Samuel Fruchard
  • Area

    425.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

© Guillaume Satre © Guillaume Satre © Guillaume Satre © Guillaume Satre +59

Plateforme de la Création Architecturale / FREAKS freearchitects

05:00 - 1 February, 2016
Plateforme de la Création Architecturale / FREAKS freearchitects, © David Foessel
© David Foessel

© David Foessel © David Foessel © David Foessel © David Foessel +11

151 dwellings in ZAC du Pré Gauchet / a/LTA

02:00 - 31 January, 2016
151 dwellings in ZAC du Pré Gauchet / a/LTA, © S. Chalmeau
© S. Chalmeau
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nantes, France
  • Design Team

    CETRAC + LALU
  • Area

    11635.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© S. Chalmeau © S. Chalmeau © S. Chalmeau © S. Chalmeau +30

House for a Photographer / Studio Razavi architecture

02:00 - 28 January, 2016
House for a Photographer / Studio Razavi architecture, © Olivier-Martin Gambier
© Olivier-Martin Gambier

© Olivier-Martin Gambier © Olivier-Martin Gambier © Olivier-Martin Gambier © Olivier-Martin Gambier +32

Chalet SOLEYÂ / Chevallier Architectes

15:00 - 19 January, 2016
Chalet SOLEYÂ / Chevallier Architectes, © Alexandre Mermillod
© Alexandre Mermillod

City Life / Atelier Du Pont

03:00 - 19 January, 2016
City Life / Atelier Du Pont, © Frédéric Delangle
© Frédéric Delangle

© Frédéric Delangle © Frédéric Delangle © Frédéric Delangle © Frédéric Delangle +12

Epilepsy Residential Care Home / atelier Martel

09:00 - 17 January, 2016
Epilepsy Residential Care Home / atelier Martel, © Mayanna von Ledebur
© Mayanna von Ledebur

© Mayanna von Ledebur © Mayanna von Ledebur © Mayanna von Ledebur © Mayanna von Ledebur +24

Tourist House in Tardets / V2S architectes

11:00 - 15 January, 2016
Tourist House in Tardets / V2S architectes, © Sylvain Mille
© Sylvain Mille
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tardets-Sorholus, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Vincent Candau, Sylvain Marty, Vincent Prunonosa
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Sylvain Mille © Sylvain Mille © Sylvain Mille © Sylvain Mille +21

Call for Entries: Charlie Hebdo Portable Pavilion

16:00 - 14 January, 2016
Call for Entries: Charlie Hebdo Portable Pavilion, via Bee Breeders
via Bee Breeders

An international architecture competition has been launched, asking for ideas to build a traveling Charlie Hebdo Portable Pavilion that exhibits the company's works in the name of free speech. Up to $10,000 in prizes will be awarded to three winning proposals and six honorable mentions. All are welcome to participate. Registration will close March 9. You can read on for more information. 

Tirepois / FABRE/deMARIEN architectes

03:00 - 14 January, 2016
Tirepois / FABRE/deMARIEN architectes, © Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

© Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau +21

The Students House at Université Paris Sud / AIR

03:00 - 7 January, 2016
The Students House at Université Paris Sud / AIR, © David Boureau Photographer
© David Boureau Photographer
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bures-sur-Yvette, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Cyrille Hanappe & Olivier Leclercq (AIR)
  • Collaborators

    Camille Bianchi and Frederic Meurisse
  • Area

    1381.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© David Boureau Photographer © David Boureau Photographer © David Boureau Photographer © David Boureau Photographer +24