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The Kayserguet Villa a Space of Europeanness / Weber + Keiling + IOWE Architectures

© Florian TJEDJE © Florian TJEDJE © Florian TJEDJE © Florian TJEDJE

Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY Installations Transform INRIA

Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY has realized two permanent installations - “Under Stress” and “Sous Tension” - in the public areas of the Department of Computer Science at the French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (INRIA). Both structures “utilize programming techniques inherent in computer science to optimize the form and creating a pattern on the surface.”  

“The structures engage the spaces with their intricate and gestural movements that effortlessly travel over the areas,” says the practice. “They provide visitors with iconic hubs for informal and spontaneous social gatherings while expressing the tension between the dynamic interactions from the multi-directional and converging paths within the public spaces. More than a signal for the school, they become elements of enhancement for the school's identity.”

© Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY - Under Stress © Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY - Under Stress © Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY - Sous Tension © Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY - Sous Tension

Coop Himmelb(l)au’s Musée des Confluences Through the Lens of Edmund Sumner

© Edmund Sumner
© Edmund Sumner

Edmund Sumner has shared with us images from his recent visit to Lyon, France, where he photographed Coop Himmelb(l)au’s newly completed Musée des Confluences. Perched on a century-old artificial peninsula at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers, the “museum of knowledge,” as Coop Himmelb(l)au affectionately refers to it, is distinct for its “iconic gateway” - an openly traversable “Crystal” that provides multi-level access to the museum’s exhibition spaces and views of the building's unique context. Step inside, after the break. 

© Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner

Wooden Housing Building / JTB.architecture

© Luc Boegly © Cyrille Lallement © Cyrille Lallement © Luc Boegly

40 Housing Units / LAN Architecture

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

Radiant / Z Architecture

© Jonathan Letoublon © Jonathan Letoublon © Jonathan Letoublon © Jonathan Letoublon

Art School – Carcassonne / Jacques Ripault Architecture

© Patrick Müller © Patrick Müller © Patrick Müller © Patrick Müller

Sport Centre Jules Ladoumegue / Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

© David Boureau © David Boureau © David Boureau © David Boureau

La Sucriere / Z Architecture

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

SO – IL and FREAKS Win Competition to Modernize France's Site Verrier

SO-IL, in collaboration with FREAKS freearchitects, has been selected as the first-prize winner of a competition to reinvent the historic Site Verrier in France. Located in the Northern Vosges Natural Park, the updated plan addresses three elements of the site's industrial past while providing a dynamic space for cultural interaction and historic exploration of Site Verrier's glass factory days.

Visitor Center. Image Courtesy of SO-IL Model. Image Courtesy of SO-IL Gallery. Image Courtesy of SO-IL Public Space. Image Courtesy of SO-IL

City of Paris Approves MVRDV's Restructuring of Montparnasse Superblock

The City of Paris has approved MVRDV’s plans to overhaul a 1970s urban block in Montparnasse. The ambitious plan aims to “reintroduce the human scale” and improve “accessibility and programmatic identity” to the aging mixed-use development. As part of the restructuring, the building’s existing public library, hotel, commercial and office space will be expanded and a new kindergarten, conference center and social housing units will be added. 

Comedie de Bethune - National Drama Theater / Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

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

Montmatre Mixed Use / Babin+Renaud

  • Architects: Babin+Renaud
  • Location: 24 Avenue de la Porte de Montmartre, 75018 Paris, France
  • Area: 10296.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Cecile Septet

© Cecile Septet © Cecile Septet © Cecile Septet © Cecile Septet

Flat Renovation for a Photographer / Alia Bengana

  • Architects: Alia Bengana
  • Location: 75002 Paris, France
  • Area: 86.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: V.Vincenzo

© V.Vincenzo © V.Vincenzo © V.Vincenzo © V.Vincenzo

Espace Bienvenüe / Jean-Philippe Pargade

  • Architects: Jean-Philippe Pargade
  • Location: 77420 Marne-la-Vallée, France
  • Architect In Charge: Caroline Rigaldiès
  • Partner: Jean-Pierre Lamache
  • Studies Leader : Christophe Aubergeon, Malika Benzemra, Marco Carvalho, Joana César, Paolo Correia, Jean-Patrick Degrave, Emmanuèle Fiquet, Emilie Guyot, Antoine Hermanowicz, Joon-Ho Lee, Aline Marthon, Natacha Nass, Lucy Niney, Audrey Oster, Maxime Parin, Anne-Sophie Richard, Samuel Rimbault, Vincent Sengel, Ji Yeon Song, Marie Suvéran, Arthur Tanner, Van Hai Vu
  • Area: 35300.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Sergio Grazia, Luc Boegly

© Luc Boegly © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Luc Boegly