Salle festive Succieu / Guillaume Girod Architecture

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Architects: Guillaume Girod Architecture
Location: , France
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, ,
Area: 3,989 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Archi5 associated with Tecnova architecture

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

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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

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Architects: Mateo Arquitectura
Location: Toulouse,
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, ,
Area: 3,486 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Julien Lanoo

Sereine / SEPTEMBRE

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

Nursery School / MDR

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

Theater in Montreuil / Dominique Coulon Architecte

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Architects: Dominique Coulon Architecte
Location: Montreuil,
Project Director: Steve Letho Duclos
Project Architects: Sarah Brebbia, Arnaud Eloudyi, Olivier Nicollas
Area: 2,600 sqm
Photographs: Jean Marie Monthiers

Herold – 100 Social Housing / Jakob + MacFarlane

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

La Grenouillère / Eva Samuel Architecte & Associés

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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

241 Sports Center Hector Berlioz / Dietmar Feichtinger Architects

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Architects: Dietmar Feichtinger Architects
Location: 2 Bis Avenue de Paris, Vincennes,
Area: 13,256 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Dietmar Feichtinger Architects

Villa Chiberta / Atelier Delphine Carrere

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Interior Architects: Atelier Delphine Carrere
Location: Anglet,
Landscape : Atelier10, Saint Jean De Luz- FRANCE
Year: 2013
Photographs: Antoine Huot

Pontivy Media Library / Opus 5 architectes

© Luc Boegly

Architects: Opus 5 architectes
Location: Pontivy,
Area: 2700.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Luc Boegly, Bruno Decaris

Université de Provence in Aix-en-Provence Entension / Dietmar Feichtinger Architects

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Architects: Dietmar Feichtinger Architects
Location: 29 Avenue Robert Schuman, 13100 Aix-en-Provence,
Project Leader: José Luis Fuentes, Peter Mitterer
Planning Team: Ralitsa Kafova, Sabine Kopp, Zuzana Janouskova , Katja Pargger, Stephan Schwarz, Arne Speiser
Area: 9160.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Sergio Grazia

Residence Alice Guy / ADE architectes – David Elalouf & Guillaume Prognon

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Architects: ADE architectes – David Elalouf & Guillaume Prognon
Location: 10 Rue de Colmar, 75019 ,
Architects In Charge: David Elalouf, Guillaume Prognon
Architects Team : David Elalouf, Guillaume Prognon, Guillaume Pelé, Damien Caron, Caroline Weill
Area: 7080.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Pauline Turmel, Courtesy of ADE Architectes