“Architects I Met”: Interviewing Architects Around the Globe

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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

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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

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Architects: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
Location: Passerelle de la Paix, 69300 ,
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

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Architects: Multipod Studio
Location: ,
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

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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: , Constructing Views 2011-2014
Website: http://www.galerie-architecture.fr/en/exposition.php?ID=143
From: Tue, 11 Mar 2014
Until: Wed, 09 Apr 2014
Venue: La Galerie D’Architecture
Address: 11 Rue des Blancs Manteaux, Paris, France

3 Social Houses / Zoomfactor Architectes + JB Poulain

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

Boucicaut / MG-AU

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Architects: MG-AU
Location: 81 Rue des Cévennes, , France
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

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Architects: Giovanni PACE architecte, abc-studio
Location: Rue des Fourrières, ,
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

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Architects: h2o architectes
Location: 2 Rue de Guise, 02720 ,
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

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Architects: ideaa architectures
Location: Colmar,
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 Paris,
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: Porto-Vecchio,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Jean-François Bodin