Boucicaut / MG-AU

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

25 Social Housing Units / Zoomfactor Architectes

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Architects: Zoomfactor Architectes
Location: , France
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, France
Engineering: UBI, B.E.T. de Marne, Betelec
Client: Communaute de Moselle et Madon
Area: 1,565 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Cyrille Lallement

Familistere Guise / h2o architectes

© Stéphane Chalmeau

Architects: h2o architectes
Location: 2 Rue de Guise, 02720 , France
Area: 40000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau

The Eileen Gray Movie: E1027, Insidious Chauvinism, and “The Price of Desire”

In a public interview, director Mary McGuckian speaks with Shane O’Toole of DoCoMoMo Ireland about her soon-to-be-released film, “The Price of Desire,” a biopic about the influential Irish modernist Eileen Gray – narrated from the perspective of Le Corbusier, no less. McGuckian explains how the film and the extensive research behind it went far beyond the usual remit of a biopic. Indeed, not only did it spawn an accompanying documentary (“Gray Matters“, directed by Marco Orsini) and book, it even played a pivotal role in the restoration of E1027, Gray’s seminal house design, to a point where it was possible to film on location.

McGuckian explains how the film deals with “the universal female experience, particularly for creative women… the lifetime experience of was a combination of the time she lived in, the personality she was, and for want of a better expression, insidious chauvinism.” The film casts as Gray’s rival, who defaced E1027 with his infamous murals, but also uses a little cinematic license to present him as the admirer who tells “the story, from his point of view, of how came to be the most important, inspirational and innovative architect of their generation, and gives her back the right to be recognized for that work.”

NÜBA Restaurant – Club / Emmanuel Picault + Ludwig Godefroy + Nicolas Sisto

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Architects: Emmanuel Picault Ludwig Godefroy + Nicolas Sisto
Location: 36 Quai d’Austerlitz, , France
Area: 1,400 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Nicolas Sisto

House in Colmar / ideaa architectures

© Alain-Marc Oberlé

Architects: ideaa architectures
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Sandro De Pin, Laurent Dugo
Area: 170 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Alain-Marc Oberlé

Sou Fujimoto-Led Team Designs Tree-Inspired Housing Tower for Montpellier

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The City of Montpellier has chosen Sou Fujimoto Architects, Nicolas Laisné Associés and Manal Rachdi Oxo architects’ “White Tree (L’Arbre Blanc)” as winner of the “Architectural Folie of the 21st Century” competition. Inspired by the city’s tradition of outdoor living, and the efficient properties of a tree, the mixed-use residential tower will feed off locally available natural resources as it rises 17-stories and connects the new and old districts of Montpellier. 

Eiffel Tower’s 1st Floor Redevelopment / Moatti-Rivière

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Architects: Moatti-Rivière
Location: Eiffel Tower, Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole , 75007 , France
Area: 4586.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Moatti-Rivière

Casadelmar Hotel / Jean-François Bodin

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Architects: Jean-François Bodin
Location: , France
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Jean-François Bodin

La Queue du Lézard Community Center / Rue Royale Architectes

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Architects: Rue Royale Architectes
Location: Avenue des Grandes Varennes, La Rochelle,
Area: 2,390 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Philippe Maillot

LAN Chosen to Revamp Paris’ Grand Palais


After a nine-month long competition, LAN Architecture has been commissioned to restructure and extend the historic Grand Palais in . With the intent to “restore the building’s original coherence and sense of transparency,” LAN plans to revamp the 1900 World’s Fair building by resorting its unity and circulation, as well as the volume of its galleries around the Grand Nave and the addition of a new entrance court.

Review the plan in more detail, after the break…

11 Social Housing Units / Zoomfactor Architectes

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Architects: Zoomfactor Architectes
Location: , France
Cost: € 1,0 M excl. VAT
Area: 991.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Sa2t Grand-Angle-Photographie

Villa des Sciences / LOG Architectes

© Vincent Fillon

Architects: LOG Architectes
Location: ,
Project Management: LOG architects and Jean-Pierre Bouanha (former associate) for the SD et DD phases
Area: 1,319 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Vincent Fillon

Le Carré en Seine / PietriArchitectes

© Thierry Favatier

Architects: PietriArchitectes
Location: Seine River,
Area: 15,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Thierry Favatier, Vincent Fillon

The Carreau du Temple / studioMilou architecture

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Architects: studioMilou architecture
Location: 4 Rue Eugène Spuller, ,
Architect In Charge: Jean François Milou
Area: 9,045 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Fernando Javier Urquijo

Magasins Des Archives Departamentales Du Nord / zigzag architecture + de Alzua+

© Julien Lanoo

Architects: zigzag architecture, de Alzua+
Location: , France
Area: 13000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Julien Lanoo

Ginko Eco-Quarter / La Nouvelle Agence

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Architects: La Nouvelle Agence
Location: Bordeaux,
Architect In Charge: Aït‐Mehdi Samira & Latizeau Sylvain
Area: 2,150 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of La Nouvelle Agence