Honoré de Balzac High School / NBJ architectes

05:00 - 13 July, 2015
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Scape / NAS architecture

05:00 - 12 July, 2015
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Hachette Livre Headquarters / Jacques Ferrier Architectures

13:00 - 11 July, 2015
© Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

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Villa Brash / JaK Studio

19:00 - 10 July, 2015
© Nick Kane
© Nick Kane

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Reconstruction Of Exhibition Center Hall 2 / Jean-François Schmit

02:00 - 10 July, 2015
Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit
Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit
  • Architects

  • Location

    Caen, France
  • Partners

    Sogeti Ingénierie (BET TCE), Cabinet Jaillet-Rouby (Steel Framing)
  • Area

    8700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit

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Video: Louvre-Lens / SANAA

16:00 - 9 July, 2015

French architect and filmmaker Vincent Hecht has released the latest in his Japanese Collection series, this time featuring the SANAA-designed Louvre-Lens Museum. A sister gallery of the Musée du Louvre, the Louvre-Lens is a 360-meter-long, steel and glass museum built on a 20-hectare abandoned coal mine. 

Les Bassins à flot Housing / ANMA

05:00 - 9 July, 2015
© Cyrille Weiner
© Cyrille Weiner

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AMO Designs Paris Pop-Up Club

08:00 - 8 July, 2015
©  Agostino Osio, Courtesy of OMA
© Agostino Osio, Courtesy of OMA

On Saturday, July 4, designer Prada and AMO—a research studio subset of OMA architecture—hosted The Miu Miu Club, a pop-up event, featuring dinner, a fashion show, and several musical performances in Paris, France.

Inside of the 1937 art deco Palais d-Iena, Paris’ current CESE government offices, the one-night event was held in the Hypostyle, using a scaffolding ring to create a “room within a room.” Strip lighting, metal grids, PVC sheets, and arrangements of luxurious furniture were also used to enhance the space. 

©  Agostino Osio, Courtesy of OMA ©  Agostino Osio, Courtesy of OMA © Alberto Moncada, Courtesy of OMA ©  Agostino Osio, Courtesy of OMA +11

RSHP Wins Competition to Build Conservation Facility for Louvre

13:49 - 7 July, 2015
"...sensitively placed in its surroundings". Image © Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
"...sensitively placed in its surroundings". Image © Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

The Musée du Louvre and the Nord-Pas de Calais region has selected Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) to build a new conservation and storage facility for the Louvre in Liévin, northern France (Nord-Pas-de-Calais). Built primarily for study and research, the 20,000-square-meter "landscape building" will feature a series of vaulted light-filled conservation studios and storage spaces topped with a lush green roof.

“The consortium of architects, headed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, has succeeded in taking the specific needs of properly preserving and accessing the Louvre’s collections, and turning them into a first-class architectural creation," said Jean-Luc Martinez, President-Director of the Musée du Louvre.

Forty-Six Dwellings / Jean-François Schmit

02:00 - 5 July, 2015
Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit
Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rue Gaston Lévy, 92330 Sceaux, France
  • Partners

    Havim (développeur), SLG paysage
  • Area

    4700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit

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The Proudhon Secondary School in Besançon / Tectoniques + Architectures Adelfo Scaranello

05:00 - 4 July, 2015
Courtesy of Tectoniques Architects
Courtesy of Tectoniques Architects
  • Architects

    Tectoniques · Office Profile, Architectures Adelfo Scaranello
  • Location

    Besançon, France
  • Area

    10116.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Tectoniques Architects

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New Leather Workshop in the Isère Department / Jean-François Schmit

02:00 - 3 July, 2015
Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit
Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit
  • Architects

  • Location

    Les Abrets, France
  • Partners

    Inex (Bet Fluides Et Environnemental), Ar-C (Bet Structure), Odc Economie, Peutz Acousticiens, Slg Paysage
  • Area

    5500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit

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Paris Approves Plans to Build Herzog & de Meuron's "Triangle Tower"

13:54 - 1 July, 2015
© Herzog & de Meuron
© Herzog & de Meuron

Paris has approved its first tower in over 40 years; the city council has agreed to move forward with Herzog & de Meuron's 180-meter-tall "Triangle Tower" - or "Tour Triangle" - after initially rejecting the proposal last year. The controversial plans have been the center of an intense debate since its unveiling in 2008 on whether or not Paris should preserve its 19-century skyline. 

As Gizmodo reports, the Swiss architects sold the tower to the city by claiming its glass facade will "disappear" into the skyline.

“Almost everything the architects say has one message: This building is invisible,” as Foreign Policy pointed out last year. “As if to reinforce this strange duality, the renderings omit Paris’s one true existing skyscraper: the wildly unpopular Tour Montparnasse, built in 1973.”

PIM2 Jet Engine Maintenance Base / Jean-François Schmit

03:00 - 1 July, 2015
Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit
Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit
  • Architects

  • Location

    Orly, France
  • Partners

    SNC Lavalin (BET TCE), Cabinet Jaillet-Rouby (BET charpente métallique), SLG paysage
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit

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Housing in Limoges / BVL Architecture

03:00 - 30 June, 2015
© Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

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Community Hall in Saint Pierre des Bois / Boidot & Robin Architects

15:00 - 29 June, 2015
© Clement Guillaume
© Clement Guillaume

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Festival: "Days of Architecture"

02:30 - 29 June, 2015

The 15th edition of the "Days of Architecture" is almost here! This festival will take place from 25 September 2015 to 24 October 2015, in the Upper Rhine Valley. Punctuated by nearly 200 events, the festival aims to bring the architecture to the largest population.

Nursery School and Municipal Workshops / Jean-François Schmit

02:00 - 29 June, 2015
Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit
Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit
  • Architects

  • Location

    19th arrondissement, Paris, France
  • Partners

    Ingénierie Studio, SNC Lavalin (BET TCE)
  • Area

    6800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit

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