Business Incubator / h2o architectes

© Stéphane Chalmeau

Architects: h2o architectes
Location: 67 Rue du Canal, 27500 ,
Area: 1500.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau, Julien Attard

Social Housing / Vous Êtes Ici Architectes

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Architects: Vous Êtes Ici Architectes
Location: Passage des Patriarches, 75005 ,
Architect In Charge: A. Becker, J. Paulré, P. Pflughaupt
Area: 1500.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: 11H45

Venice Biennale 2014: French Pavilion to Debate Modernism’s Successes and Failures

Though his Unite d’Habitation remains popular, many other mass housing projects inspired by Le Corbusier were less successful. Image © Vincent Desjardins

With Le Corbusier casting a long shadow over the last century of France‘s architectural history, it is not surprising that, faced with Rem Koolhaas‘s theme of ‘absorbing modernity’ at the 2014 Venice Biennale, the country might have a unique reaction.

Jean-Louis Cohen‘s initial proposal for the French Pavilion, titled “Modernity: Promise or Menace?” reflects this history: “since 1914 has not so much ‘absorbed’ modernity as it has shaped it with significant contributions made by French architects and engineers in order to meet the requirements of different segments of society. As is the case in many countries, modernity has had to come face to face with social reform and by doing so it has made great dreams such as quality housing and community services for all partially come to fruition. But this encounter has come about in a original way, also generating considerable anxiety.”

Read on after the break for more about the themes explored by the French Pavilion

Primary School J.Jaurès II / YOONSEUX Architectes

© Fabrice Dunou

Architects: YOONSEUX Architectes
Location: ,
Design Team: Kyunglan Yoon, Philippe Seux
Area: 530.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Fabrice Dunou

Centre Pompidou-Metz / Shigeru Ban Architects

© Didier Boy De La Tour

Architects: Shigeru Ban Architects
Location: Metz,
Area: 11,330 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Didier Boy De La Tour

Reconstruction of the the Ederly People Association / Nicolas San Architecte

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Architects: Nicolas San Architecte
Location: , France
Area: 90 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Nicolas San Architecte

Espace Monestie / PPA

© Philippe Ruault

Architects: PPA
Location: ,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Philippe Ruault

“Architects I Met”: Interviewing Architects Around the Globe

Cover: San Francisco City Book. Image Courtesy of Architects I Met

We’re architects. We travel the world to meet the women and men who build our world.

The team from Architects I Met (AIM) collect and document a wealth of stories, encounters and discussions (in English, French, and Portuguese) with architects from Los Angeles, Hawaii, Madrid, , Lisbon, Lausanne, and more. At the core of their project is the belief that the transfer and exchange of knowledge epitomises contemporary architectural design. Watch their  here.

Rue des Poissonniers Housing / MAAST

© Cecile Septet

Architects: MAAST
Location: 18th arrondissement of , , France
Architect In Charge: François Marzelle, Isabelle Manescau
Project Managers: Arnaud Boyer, Philippe Rivat
Area: 495.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Cecile Septet

Passerelle de la Paix / Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

© Michael Zimmermann

Architects: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
Location: Passerelle de la Paix, 69300 , France
Design Team First Competition: Claire Bodénez, Silviu Aldea, Simone Breitkopf, Benni Eder, Teresa Krenn, José Luis Fuentes
Design Team Second Competition: José Luis Fuentes, An Vranken
Project Team Leader Planning : José Luis Fuentes
Team Planning: José Luis Fuentes, An Vranken, Arne Speiser, Vincent Chalot, Mathias Neveling. Manuela Certan
Year: 2014
Photographs: Michael Zimmermann, Jose Luis Fuentes

Pop-Up House / Multipod Studio

© Elisabeth Montagnier

Architects: Multipod Studio
Location: Aix-en-Provence,
Area: 150 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Elisabeth Montagnier

Francisco Mangado-Led Team Wins Thermal Bath Competition in Southern France

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The Spanish office of Francisco Mangado in collaboration with French offices V2S architectes, Terrell, SACET, Alayrac, and GAMBA Acoustique Architecturale & Urbaine, has won an international competition to convert the old Thermal Hospital of the municipality of Amélie-les-Bains in southern France into a spa.

Compiègne Univeristy of Technology / Ameller Dubois & Associés

© Frédéric Allinne

Architects: Ameller Dubois & Associés
Location: 66 Avenue de Landshut, U.T.C., UTC : Université de Technologie de – Centre Pierre Guillaumat, 60200 ,
Architect In Charge: Philippe Ameller, Jacques Dubois
Design Team: Laurent Machet, Christiaan Weiler, Arne von Seidlitz, Haithem Oueriemmi, Pascal Bardi, Stéphane Vedrenne
Area: 5200.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Frédéric Allinne, Noëlle Hoeppe, Jean-Christophe Hecquet

Exhibition: Jarmund / Vigsnæs Architects, Constructing Views 2011-2014

Dune House / © Nils Petter Dale

On view at La Galerie D’Architecture until April 9, Jarmund / Vigsnæs Architects, Constructing Views 2011-2014, will exhibit 16 projects completed by the Norwegian architects in the last three years.

From private houses to temporary installations, the exhibition focuses on completed buildings, presented as architectural constructions in themselves, juxtaposing different views and attitudes towards architecture.

The practice, founded in 1996 by Einar Jarmund and Håkon Vigsnæs, with Alessandra Kosberg joining as a partner in 2004, was the first Nordic office we featured in ArchDaily. Almost a year ago, we had the chance of interviewing Einar and Håkon, who discussed their wide range of projects with us. For more information on the exhibition, please click here.

Title: Exhibition: Jarmund / Vigsnæs Architects, Constructing Views 2011-2014
From: Tue, 11 Mar 2014
Until: Wed, 09 Apr 2014
Venue: La Galerie D’Architecture
Address: 11 Rue des Blancs Manteaux, , France

3 Social Houses / Zoomfactor Architectes + JB Poulain

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Architects: Zoomfactor Architectes ,
Location: Saint-Martin du Fresne, France
Area: 270.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Zoomfactor Architectes

Boucicaut / MG-AU

© Michel Denancé

Architects: MG-AU
Location: 81 Rue des Cévennes, Paris,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Michel Denancé , Takuji Shimmura

25 Social Housing Units / Zoomfactor Architectes

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Architects: Zoomfactor Architectes
Location: Villeneuve-sur-Yonne,
Area: 2160.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Zoomfactor Architectes

School Gymnasium in Neuves Maisons / Giovanni PACE architecte + abc-studio

© Cyrille Lallement

Architects: Giovanni PACE architecte, abc-studio
Location: Rue des Fourrières, Neuves-Maisons,
Engineering: UBI, B.E.T. de Marne, Betelec
Client: Communaute de Moselle et Madon
Area: 1,565 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Cyrille Lallement