Paris’ City Council Rejects Herzog & de Meuron’s 180-Meter “Triangle Tower”

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Widening the debate on whether or not Paris should preserve its 19-century skyline or “embrace innovation,” Parisian city council members have rejected the controversial, 180-meter “Triangle Tower” designed by Herzog & de Meuron. Despite the 83-78 vote, the fight carries on; Mayor has declared the veto to be invalid and hopes a new round of balloting will rule in favor of the tower. Though, in a city that fears of loosing its “existing urban fabric to skyscrapers,” it seems unlikely that the tower will be built. 

Secondary School / Hubert & Roy Architectes

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Architects: Hubert & Roy Architectes
Location: , France
Area: 8400.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Hubert & Roy Architectes, Abbadie

Viravent / Debarre Duplantiers Associés Architecture & Paysage

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Architects: Debarre Duplantiers Associés Architecture & Paysage
Location: Henri Descot Street, 33150 ,
Architect In Charge: Martin Duplantier Architectes, Laurent Duplantier Architect
Project Manager: Jean-Baptiste Monthiers
Area: 7280.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Yohan Zerdoun, Arthur Pequin

Léon Blum Viaduct Bridge / RFR

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Architects: RFR
Location: , France
Architect In Charge: Jean-François Blassel / RFR
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of RFR

Canopia Park Housing / BABIN+RENAUD

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Architects: BABIN+RENAUD
Location: Mail Haroun Tazieff, 44300 ,
Area: 4185.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Cécile Septet

Reims Archives / Hamonic + Masson & Associés

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Architects: Hamonic + Masson & Associés
Location: 129 Yser Avenue, 51100 ,
Structural Engineer: SIBAT
Area: 5154.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Sergio Grazia

EURALIS Headquarters / LCR Architectes

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Architects: LCR Architectes
Location: ,
Associated Architect: Laporte Konikoff
Technical Office: OTCE Aquitaine
Area: 86455.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Sylvain Mille, Courtesy of LCR Architectes

Cachan Covered Market / Croixmariebourdon Architectures

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Architects: Croixmariebourdon Architectures
Location: 5 Léon Eyrolles Avenue, 94230 Cachan,
Collaborators: Thomas Bourdon, Nicolas Croixmarie, Cédric Goury, Pierre Mouton
Area: 1800.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Luc Boegly

Anglet South Coastline / Debarre Duplantier Associés Architecture & Paysage

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Architects: Debarre Duplantier Associés Architecture & Paysage
Location: ,
Area: 38000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Arthur Pequin, Yohan Zerdoun

Dojo / de Alzua+

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Architects: de Alzua+
Location: Villeneuve-d’Ascq,
Area: 840.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Sergio Grazia

52 Social Housing Units in Nanterre / Colboc Franzen & Associés

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Architects: Colboc Franzen & Associés
Location: Hoche Avenue, 92000 ,
Architects In Charge: Benjamin Colboc, Manuela Franzen, Arnaud Sachet
Area: 3800.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Cécile Septet

Individual House / Elodie Nourrigat & Jacques Brion Architects

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Architects: Elodie Nourrigat & Jacques Brion Architects
Location: ,
Area: 170.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Photoarchitecture

Tiny Apartment In Paris / Kitoko Studio

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Architects: Kitoko Studio
Location: Paris,
Area: 8.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Fabienne Delafraye

Centre Pompidou To Open Design and Architecture Gallery

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Yesterday, during the opening of a new photography gallery, president Alain Seban announced the contemporary art museum will soon open a new design and architecture gallery inside the famed Renzo Piano- and Richard Rogers-designed building. “Eventually, there should be almost no offices in the building, and we’ll keep only the technical facilities that are strictly indispensable,” said Seban. “When allocating the spaces, the works and the visitors have to take precedence.”

“Surprise Us!” City of Paris Invites Architects To Propose Innovative Urban Projects

Site: Sous-station Voltaire (11e). Image Courtesy of Reinventer

The City of Paris has called upon the architects of the world to propose “innovative urban projects” to reimagine the city’s urban future. As the first competition of its kind in the world, Mayor Anne Hidalgo and her Deputy, Jean-Louis Missika, will ”select and implement the new forms of buildings that will shape the future of Paris,” putting innovation at the top of the criteria. Offering 23 sites, located in the centre of Paris and on the peripheries, the City is convinced that “the challenges faced by the world can be addressed through local answers.” According to the Mayor, “from today, world creators are given carte blanche to reinvent the ways of living, working and trading in Paris.” “Surprise us!”

Albi Grand Theater / Dominique Perrault Architecture

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Architects: Dominique Perrault Architecture
Location: Grand Théâtre, 81000 Albi,
Area: 34000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Georges Fessy, Vincent Boutin

Chipperfield’s Musée des Beaux-Arts Nixed for Being too Costly

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The French government has cancelled its £8 million contribution towards the £43 million Musée des Beaux-arts by David Chipperfield Architects, causing the ’ mayor to “shelve” the museum for being too costly. As reported by the Architects’ Journal, the funds will be reallocated towards the redevelopment of a recently closed sports complex. The museum, originally awarded to Chipperfield following an international competition, was intended to be built on an excavation area and display mediaeval relics. You can review the design, here

Regional Court and Industrial Tribunal at Montmorency / Dominique Coulon & Associés

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Architects: Dominique Coulon & Associés
Location: 143 Charles de Gaulle Avenue, 95160 ,
Area: 2110.0 sqm
Photographs: David Romero-Uzeda, Patrick Miara