Welfare Centre for children and teenagers in Paris / Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Verons architectes associes

© Vincent Fillon

Architects: Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Verons architectes associes
Location: Porte des Lilas, 75019 ,
Area: 5211.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Vincent Fillon

Pavillon d’été / Noémie Meney

© Germain Ferey

Location: , France
Studies : January 2013 – June 2013
Area: 16.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Germain Ferey

Le Coiffeur / Margaux Keller Design Studio + Bertrand Guillon Architecture

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Architects: Margaux Keller Design Studio + 
Location: 9 Quai du Lazaret, Marseille,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Margaux Keller Design Studio

The Victor Gelez Community Centre / Dumont Legrand Architects

© Thomas Lannes

Architects: Dumont Legrand Architects
Location: , France
Area: 760 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Thomas Lannes

ZAC Boucicaut / Michel Guthmann

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Architects: Michel Guthmann
Location: 81 Rue des Cévennes, , France
Design Team: Michel Stéphanie Appert, Olivier Barthe, Valentin Bourdon, Bénédicte Caspar, Amélie Jonville, Céline Motte-Moitroux, Samuel Reist, Oona Savransky
Area: 6,500 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Michel Guthmann, Michel Denancé , Takuji Shimmura

Salle festive Succieu / Guillaume Girod Architecture

© Paul Kozlowski

Architects: Guillaume Girod Architecture
Location: Succieu,
Projet Manager: Succieu Town Council
Engennering Consultant: Soraetec
Area: 520.0 sqm
Photographs: Paul Kozlowski

The Architecture of Pompidou Metz: An Excerpt from “The Architecture of Art Museums – A Decade of Design: 2000 – 2010″

© Didier Boy De La Tour

In honor of International Museum Day, we’re taking a look back at the 21st century’s most exciting museums. The following is an excerpt from the recently released book, The Architecture of Art Museums – A Decade of Design: 2000 – 2010 (Routledge) by Ronnie Self, a Houston-based architect. Each chapter of the book provides technical, comprehensive coverage of a particular influential art museum. In total, eighteen of the most important art museums of the early twenty-first century - including works from Tadao Ando, Herzog & de Meuron, SANAA, Steven Holl, and many other high-profile architects - are explored. The following is a condensed version of the chapter detailing Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines’ 2010 classic, Centre Pompidou-Metz.

The Pompidou Center – was a first experiment in French cultural decentralization. In the late 1990’s, with the prospect of closing Piano and Roger’s building in Paris for renovations, the question arose of how to maintain some of the 60,000 works in the collection of the National Museum of Modern Art available for public viewing. A concept of “hors les murs” or “beyond the walls” was developed to exhibit works in other French cities. The temporary closing of the Pompidou Center – Paris spurred reflections on ways to present the national collection to a wider audience in general. Eventually a second Pompidou Center in another French city was imagined.

Antony-Multisports Complex / Archi5 + Tecnova architecture

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Architects: Archi5 + Tecnova architecture
Location: Rue de l’Annapurna, , France
Area: 3,989 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Archi5 associated with Tecnova architecture

Social Housing Rental “Le Bois Habité” / Pich-Aguilera Architects

© Stéphane Chalmeau

Architects: Pich-Aguilera Architects
Location: 12 Boulevard de Cleunay, , France
Architect In Charge: Felipe Pich-Aguilera, David Cras, Teresa Batlle
Area: 9,685 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau

Viviendas en Toulouse / Mateo Arquitectura

© Adrià Goula

Architects: Mateo Arquitectura
Location: , France
Architect In Charge: Josep Lluís Mateo
Area: 13,628 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Adrià Goula

Lille Offices / LAN Architecture

© Julien Lanoo

Architects: LAN Architecture
Location: Euralille, Boulevard de Turin, Lille,
Area: 3,486 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Julien Lanoo


© Linus Ricard

Architects: SEPTEMBRE
Location: Loire,
Project Manager: Lina Lagerstrom
Area: 240 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Linus Ricard

Nursery School / MDR

© Mathieu Ducros

Architects: MDR
Location: ,
Area: 2500.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Mathieu Ducros

Theater in Montreuil / Dominique Coulon et associés

© Jean Marie Monthiers

Architects: Dominique Coulon & associés
Location: ,
Project Director: Steve Letho Duclos
Project Architects: Sarah Brebbia, Arnaud Eloudyi, Olivier Nicollas
Area: 2600.0 sqm
Photographs: Martin Argyroglo, Jean Marie Monthiers

Herold – 100 Social Housing / Jakob + MacFarlane

© Nicolas Borel

Architects: Jakob + MacFarlane
Location: Paris,
Area: 6,600 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Nicolas Borel

La Grenouillère / Eva Samuel Architecte & Associés

© Clément Guillaume

Architects: Eva Samuel Architecte & Associés
Location: 37 Rue du père Goriot, ,
Architect In Charge: P. Amella, C. Julien assistants
Area: 3,400 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Clément Guillaume

Lucie Aubrac School / Saison Menu Architectes Urbanistes

© Julien Lanoo

Architects: Saison Menu Architectes Urbanistes
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: PassivHaus Conso Less than 15 KWHep / m² shon / year
Architect: Mathieu Martin
Area: 3200.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Julien Lanoo

Renovated Parisian flat / JKLN

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Architects: JKLN
Location: , France
Architect In Charge: Jasmine Kenniche Le Nouëne Feat. Gaël Le Nouëne
Construction: ASI
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of JKLN