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Marignane Development Center Airbus Helicopters / Michel Rémon & Associés

05:00 - 18 December, 2016
Marignane Development Center Airbus Helicopters / Michel Rémon & Associés, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +13

I.M. Pei's Le Grande Louvre Wins AIA 25 Year Award

12:00 - 16 December, 2016
I.M. Pei's Le Grande Louvre Wins AIA 25 Year Award, © Koji Horiuchi. Courtesy of AIA
© Koji Horiuchi. Courtesy of AIA

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected The Grand Louvre – Phase I as the recipient of the 2017 AIA Twenty-five Year Award. Designed by I.M. Pei with his firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, the project is notable for its 71-foot-tall glass and stainless steel pyramid, which according to the AIA, “now rivals the Eiffel Tower as one of France’s most recognizable architectural icons.”

The award is presented annually to a project that has "stood the test of time by embodying architectural excellence for 25 to 35 years."

© Benoit Perrin. Courtesy of AIA © Koji Horiuchi. Courtesy of AIA © Koji Horiuchi. Courtesy of AIA © Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. Courtesy of AIA +5

10 Things You Didn't Know About Modern Icon Pierre Chareau

06:00 - 16 December, 2016
10 Things You Didn't Know About Modern Icon Pierre Chareau, Pierre Chareau, Maison de Verre interior, 1928–32, Paris. Image © Mark Lyon. From the 2016 Organizational Grant to The Jewish Museum for "Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design."
Pierre Chareau, Maison de Verre interior, 1928–32, Paris. Image © Mark Lyon. From the 2016 Organizational Grant to The Jewish Museum for "Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design."

Known for his collaboration on the legendary Maison de Verre, French architect, and interior designer Pierre Chareau is a celebrated artist cited by Richard Rogers, Jean Nouvel, and more as a major influence on their work.

Completed in 1932, Maison de Verre—or “House of Glass”—has become a prime example of modern architecture, despite the fact that not many people have actually seen the hidden treasure, located on Paris’ Left Bank.

Although his work is currently viewed in high regard, Chareau had a tumultuous career, with large variances between his successes and his failures.

Drawing from a Cultured Magazine spotlight article on the designer, we have compiled a list of facts about Chareau’s life and career that showcase the rollercoaster of his success.

Continue reading for the 10 things you didn’t know about Pierre Chareau.

145 Housing Units + FAM + PMI / Avenier Cornejo Architectes + Gausa Raveau Actarquitectura

11:00 - 15 December, 2016
145 Housing Units + FAM + PMI / Avenier Cornejo Architectes + Gausa Raveau Actarquitectura, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +25

56 Apartments in Nantes / PHD Architectes

13:00 - 14 December, 2016
56 Apartments in Nantes / PHD Architectes, © Michel Denancé
© Michel Denancé

© Sergio Grazia © Michel Denancé © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +23

45 BBC Housing / a-LTA

05:00 - 12 December, 2016
45 BBC Housing / a-LTA, © Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    ZAC du Moulin Hérel - Îlot 6, Boulevard François Mitterrand, 44800 Saint-Herblain, France
  • Project Team

    Le Trionnaire (x2) - Tassot - The Chapelain - a / LTA  architects + TPFi  + Paysage de l’Ouest
  • Label

    BBC EFFINERGIE RT 2012
  • Area

    3091.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Physical Education Ground of Saint-Paul Gardens / NP2F

05:00 - 10 December, 2016
Physical Education Ground of Saint-Paul Gardens / NP2F, © Antoine Espinasseau
© Antoine Espinasseau

© Antoine Espinasseau © Antoine Espinasseau © Antoine Espinasseau © Antoine Espinasseau +10

Goh Lanno School / Studio 02

13:00 - 9 December, 2016
Goh Lanno School  / Studio 02, © Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

© Luc Boegly            © Luc Boegly            © Luc Boegly            © Luc Boegly            +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    56330 Pluvigner, France
  • Area

    600.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

The Attic / f+f architectes

11:00 - 9 December, 2016
The Attic / f+f architectes, © Johan Fritzell
© Johan Fritzell

© Johan Fritzell         © Johan Fritzell         © Johan Fritzell         © Johan Fritzell         +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Strasbourg, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Aurélie Fechter, Johan Fritzell
  • Area

    240.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

François Pompon High School Refurbishment / Charles-Henri Tachon

03:00 - 9 December, 2016
François Pompon High School Refurbishment / Charles-Henri Tachon, © Nicolas Waltefaugle
© Nicolas Waltefaugle

© Nicolas Waltefaugle © Nicolas Waltefaugle © Nicolas Waltefaugle © Nicolas Waltefaugle +24

Villa Tempérée / ARTELABO

13:00 - 6 December, 2016
Villa Tempérée / ARTELABO, © Marie-Caroline Lucat
© Marie-Caroline Lucat

© Marie-Caroline Lucat            © Marie-Caroline Lucat            © Marie-Caroline Lucat            © Marie-Caroline Lucat            +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hérault, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Nadine and Laurent Fayard
  • Area

    120.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Les Closiaux / Dominique Coulon & associés

09:00 - 5 December, 2016
Les Closiaux  / Dominique Coulon & associés, © Eugeni Pons
© Eugeni Pons

© Eugeni Pons © Eugeni Pons © Eugeni Pons © Eugeni Pons +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    28 Rue des Closiaux, 92140 Clamart, France
  • Architect in charge

    Dominique Coulon
  • Assistants Architects

    David Romero-Uzeda, Olivier Poulat, Chang Zhang, Steve Letho Duclos
  • Area

    2596.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Transformation of Office Building To 90 Apartments / MOATTI-RIVIERE

11:00 - 2 December, 2016
Transformation of Office Building To 90 Apartments / MOATTI-RIVIERE, © Michel Denancé
© Michel Denancé

© Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    94220 Charenton-le-Pont, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Alain Moatti
  • Area

    3884.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

AD Classics: Eiffel Tower / Gustave Eiffel

06:15 - 2 December, 2016
AD Classics: Eiffel Tower / Gustave Eiffel, © Wikimedia user Jebulon (Public Domain)
© Wikimedia user Jebulon (Public Domain)

The world had never seen anything like the graceful iron form that rose from Paris’ Champ de Mars in the late 1880s. The “Eiffel Tower,” built as a temporary installation for the Exposition Universelle de 1889, became an immediate sensation for its unprecedented appearance and extraordinary height. It has long outlasted its intended lifespan and become not only one of Paris’ most popular landmarks, but one of the most recognizable structures in human history.

AD Classics: Eiffel Tower / Gustave Eiffel Public Domain. ImageAugust 211888 Public Domain. ImageDecember 7 1887 AD Classics: Eiffel Tower / Gustave Eiffel +11

AD Classics: Royal Basilica of Saint-Denis / Abbot Suger

04:00 - 2 December, 2016
AD Classics: Royal Basilica of Saint-Denis / Abbot Suger, West Façade. Image © Wikimedia user Thomas Clouet (licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0)
West Façade. Image © Wikimedia user Thomas Clouet (licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0)

The origin of Gothic architecture, a style which defined Europe in the later Middle Ages, can be traced to a single abbey church in the northern suburbs of Paris. The Basilique royale de Saint-Denis (Royal Basilica of Saint-Denis), constructed on the site of an abbey and reliquary established in Carolingian (800-888 CE) times, was partially rebuilt under the administration of Abbot Suger in the early 12th Century; these additions—utilizing a variety of structural and stylistic techniques developed in the construction of Romanesque churches in the preceding centuries—would set medieval architecture on a new course that would carry it through the rest of the epoch.

Félix Benoist (Public Domain). ImageEngraving (1861) Rose Window. Image © Wikimedia user Diliff (licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0) Tomb. Image © Wikimedia user Myrabella (licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0) West Façade Portal Detail. Image © Wikimedia user Myrabella (licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0) +9

The Music Conservatory of Versailles Grand Parc / Joly&Loiret

02:00 - 2 December, 2016
The Music Conservatory of Versailles Grand Parc / Joly&Loiret, © Schnepp Renou
© Schnepp Renou

© Schnepp Renou © Schnepp Renou © Schnepp Renou © Schnepp Renou +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Versailles, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Paul-Emmanuel Loiret, Serge Joly
  • Area

    787.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Jules Verne School / archi5

03:00 - 1 December, 2016
Jules Verne School / archi5, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rue Jules Verne, 92290 Châtenay-Malabry, France
  • Area

    10063.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Exhibition: Corinne Vezzoni & Associés - Archimediterranean

00:10 - 1 December, 2016
Exhibition: Corinne Vezzoni & Associés - Archimediterranean, © Lisa Ricciotti et Corinne Vezzoni & Associés
© Lisa Ricciotti et Corinne Vezzoni & Associés

How can we use what is already here, what came before, what can be found nowhere else? How can we perpetuate traces of previous lives, heed the clues the site provides, incorporate the emotions it arouses, its singularity, its materiality? Each locality requires its own solution.