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Prendre Place / MG-AU / Michel Guthmann Architecture et Urbanisme

15:00 - 10 January, 2017
Prendre Place  / MG-AU / Michel Guthmann Architecture et Urbanisme, © Takuji Shimmura
© Takuji Shimmura

© Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura +28

P.E.M Vitré / TETRARC Architectes

05:00 - 10 January, 2017
P.E.M Vitré  / TETRARC Architectes, Courtesy of TETRARC
Courtesy of TETRARC

© Stéphane Chalmeau Courtesy of TETRARC      © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    35500 Vitré, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Jean-Pierre Macé, Olivier Perocheau & Julie Goislot
  • Area

    17664.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

Public Condenser / MUOTO

02:00 - 10 January, 2017
Public Condenser / MUOTO, © Maxime Delvaux
© Maxime Delvaux

Courtesy of MUOTO © Maxime Delvaux © Maxime Delvaux © Maxime Delvaux +53

  • Architects

  • Location

    Saclay University Campus, Paris, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Gilles Delalex, Yves Moreau, Paulo Neves, Anne Gerard, Andra Stanciu
  • Area

    4097.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Poissy Galore / AWP + HHF

03:00 - 9 January, 2017
Poissy Galore / AWP +  HHF, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo +40

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrières-sous-Poissy, France
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Townhouse / Les Ateliers Tristan & Sagitta

09:00 - 7 January, 2017
Townhouse / Les Ateliers Tristan & Sagitta, ©  Giaime Meloni
© Giaime Meloni

©  Giaime Meloni        ©  Giaime Meloni        ©  Giaime Meloni        ©  Giaime Meloni        +27

Plein Ciel / MG-AU / Michel Guthmann Architecture et Urbanisme

15:00 - 4 January, 2017
Plein Ciel  / MG-AU / Michel Guthmann Architecture et Urbanisme, © Michel Denancé
© Michel Denancé

© Takuji Shimmura  © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé © Takuji Shimmura  +27

School Jean-Monnet / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architects + CDA Architectes

03:00 - 4 January, 2017
School Jean-Monnet / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architects + CDA Architectes, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo +14

Agora / Brenac + Gonzalez et associés

13:00 - 28 December, 2016
Agora / Brenac + Gonzalez et associés, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia              © Stefan Tuchila © Sergio Grazia              © Sergio Grazia              +35

World’s First Solar Panel Road Debuts in France

14:00 - 26 December, 2016
World’s First Solar Panel Road Debuts in France

The world’s first solar panel road has officially opened in a small village in Normandy, France.

Built in the small village of Tourouvre-au-Perche, the 1 kilometer route, dubbed the “Wattway,” is covered in 2,800 square meters of photovoltaic panels. It is designed to be used by up to 2,000 motorists per day, while providing an average of 767 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per day, enough energy to power all of the street lighting in the 3,400-resident village.

Convention Centre Strasbourg / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architects + Rey-Lucquet et associés

03:00 - 23 December, 2016
 Convention Centre Strasbourg  / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architects + Rey-Lucquet et associés, © Bruno Klomfar
© Bruno Klomfar

© Bruno Klomfar © Bruno Klomfar © Bruno Klomfar © Bruno Klomfar +15

ZAC Bassins à Flot / Hamonic + Masson & Associés

11:00 - 21 December, 2016
ZAC Bassins à Flot / Hamonic + Masson & Associés, © Takuji Shimmura
© Takuji Shimmura

© Takuji Shimmura © Atelier Positif © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura +30

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

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