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AD Classics: Eiffel Tower / Gustave Eiffel

06:15 - 2 December, 2016
AD Classics: Eiffel Tower / Gustave Eiffel, © Wikimedia user Jebulon (Public Domain)
© Wikimedia user Jebulon (Public Domain)

The world had never seen anything like the graceful iron form that rose from Paris’ Champ de Mars in the late 1880s. The “Eiffel Tower,” built as a temporary installation for the Exposition Universelle de 1889, became an immediate sensation for its unprecedented appearance and extraordinary height. It has long outlasted its intended lifespan and become not only one of Paris’ most popular landmarks, but one of the most recognizable structures in human history.

AD Classics: Eiffel Tower / Gustave Eiffel Public Domain. ImageAugust 211888 Public Domain. ImageDecember 7 1887 AD Classics: Eiffel Tower / Gustave Eiffel +11

AD Classics: Royal Basilica of Saint-Denis / Abbot Suger

04:00 - 2 December, 2016
AD Classics: Royal Basilica of Saint-Denis / Abbot Suger, West Façade. Image © Wikimedia user Thomas Clouet (licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0)
West Façade. Image © Wikimedia user Thomas Clouet (licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0)

The origin of Gothic architecture, a style which defined Europe in the later Middle Ages, can be traced to a single abbey church in the northern suburbs of Paris. The Basilique royale de Saint-Denis (Royal Basilica of Saint-Denis), constructed on the site of an abbey and reliquary established in Carolingian (800-888 CE) times, was partially rebuilt under the administration of Abbot Suger in the early 12th Century; these additions—utilizing a variety of structural and stylistic techniques developed in the construction of Romanesque churches in the preceding centuries—would set medieval architecture on a new course that would carry it through the rest of the epoch.

Félix Benoist (Public Domain). ImageEngraving (1861) Rose Window. Image © Wikimedia user Diliff (licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0) Tomb. Image © Wikimedia user Myrabella (licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0) West Façade Portal Detail. Image © Wikimedia user Myrabella (licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0) +9

Exhibition: Corinne Vezzoni & Associés - Archimediterranean

00:10 - 1 December, 2016
Exhibition: Corinne Vezzoni & Associés - Archimediterranean, © Lisa Ricciotti et Corinne Vezzoni & Associés
© Lisa Ricciotti et Corinne Vezzoni & Associés

How can we use what is already here, what came before, what can be found nowhere else? How can we perpetuate traces of previous lives, heed the clues the site provides, incorporate the emotions it arouses, its singularity, its materiality? Each locality requires its own solution.

Hydraulic and Electrical Installations / DATA

09:00 - 25 November, 2016
Hydraulic and Electrical Installations / DATA, © Javier Callejas
© Javier Callejas

© Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    11 Quai Panhard et Levassor, 75013 Paris, France
  • Area

    400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Social-Housing Units in Paris / Atelier du Pont

05:00 - 23 November, 2016
Social-Housing Units in Paris  / Atelier du Pont, © Takuji Shimmura
© Takuji Shimmura

© Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    35 Rue de Nantes, 75019 Paris, France
  • Project Manager

    Luc Pinsard
  • Area

    1300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

M6B2 Tower of Biodiversity / Edouard Francois

11:00 - 22 November, 2016
M6B2 Tower of Biodiversity / Edouard Francois, © Pierre L'Excellent
© Pierre L'Excellent

© Pierre L'Excellent © Pierre L'Excellent © Pierre L'Excellent © Pierre L'Excellent +33

Hotel Flottant / Seine Design

05:00 - 15 November, 2016
Hotel Flottant / Seine Design, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

BIG Joins Kuma, Perrault and EMBT in Designing Stations for the Grand Paris Express Metro

12:30 - 9 November, 2016
BIG Joins Kuma, Perrault and EMBT in Designing Stations for the Grand Paris Express Metro, © BIG - Silvio d'Ascia - Société du Grand Paris / Gare Pont de Bondy, (line 15 East) par BIG et Silvio d'Ascia
© BIG - Silvio d'Ascia - Société du Grand Paris / Gare Pont de Bondy, (line 15 East) par BIG et Silvio d'Ascia

BIG and French studio Silvio d'Ascia have been selected to design the new Pont de Bondy metro station in Paris. The station is the latest design to be announced as part of the Société du Grand París’ Grand Paris Express project, which is seeking to modernize the existing transport network through the addition of nearly 200 kilometers of rail lines and a series of architect-designed stations throughout the city.

Of a total of 68 new stations, nine have been labeled as “emblematic,” meaning that they are expected to serve as significant neighborhood nodes within the larger masterplan. The Pont de Bondy station will constitute one of these emblematic projects, joining designs from Kengo Kuma & Associates, Dominique Perrault, Enric Miralles Benedetta Tagliabue (EMBT) and Bordas+Peiro, Agence Duthilleul, and Elizabeth de Portzamparc.

© Agence Miralles Tagliabue EMBT - Société du Grand Paris / Gare Clichy-Montfermeil (line 16) by Agence Miralles Tagliabue EMBT with Bordas + Peiro Architecte © Kengo Kuma & Associates - Société du Grand Paris / Gare Saint-Denis Pleyel (lines 15, 16 and 17) by Kengo Kuma & Associates © Jean-Marie Duthilleul - Société du Grand Paris / Gare Noisy - Champs (line 15 South) by Agence Duthilleul and Arep © Dominique Perrault Architecture - Société du Grand Paris / Station Villejuif Institut Gustave-Roussy (lines 14 and 15 South) by Dominique Perrault Architecture +7

Pezo von Ellrichshausen Constructs Temporary Wooden Tower in Paris' Jardin des Tuileries

18:00 - 3 November, 2016
Pezo von Ellrichshausen Constructs Temporary Wooden Tower in Paris' Jardin des Tuileries, Courtesy of Pezo von Ellrichshausen
Courtesy of Pezo von Ellrichshausen

Chilean studio Pezo von Ellrichshausen has erected a temporary wooden tower of “an ambiguous” scale in the Jardin des Tuileries in Paris. Named the “Deci Pavilion,” the structure is made up of ten stacked octagonal wooden drums of decreasing size. While in reality only large enough to hold one visitor at a time, the column’s form and relationship to its surroundings give it the presence of a much larger structure.

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Apartment in Paris / UBALT

15:00 - 3 November, 2016
Apartment in Paris  / UBALT, Courtesy of UBALT
Courtesy of UBALT

Courtesy of UBALT Courtesy of UBALT Courtesy of UBALT Courtesy of UBALT +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Paris, France
  • Area

    36.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of UBALT

Bookshelf House / Andrea Mosca Creative Studio

02:00 - 2 November, 2016
Bookshelf House / Andrea Mosca Creative Studio, Courtesy of Andrea Mosca
Courtesy of Andrea Mosca

Courtesy of Andrea Mosca Courtesy of Andrea Mosca Courtesy of Andrea Mosca Courtesy of Andrea Mosca +16

Public Day Nursery Jules Guesde / B+C Architectes

13:00 - 28 October, 2016
Public Day Nursery Jules Guesde / B+C Architectes, © Sebastien Morel
© Sebastien Morel

© Sebastien Morel © Sebastien Morel © Sebastien Morel © Sebastien Morel +23

OURCQ / Karawitz

05:00 - 27 October, 2016
OURCQ / Karawitz, © Schnepp + Renou
© Schnepp + Renou

© Schnepp + Renou © Schnepp + Renou © Schnepp + Renou © Schnepp + Renou +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    45 Rue de l'Ourcq, 75019 Paris, France
  • Area

    1580.3 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

What's Up Paris?

16:52 - 26 October, 2016
What's Up Paris?, What's Up Paris
What's Up Paris

From reTHINKING competitions we are happy to announce our new competition:“What's Up Paris?” A city like Paris is intense, full of tourists, workers, cars ... is a place in constant motion, with changes of atmosphere, with people walking and taking pictures. It is the perfect city for having a coffee and watch people go by, watch tourists spellbound with its architecture, businessmen who run to take the subway or Parisians who simply walk their city.

OMA, MAD Among 7 Architects Selected in Competition to Redesign Tour Montparnasse

14:00 - 17 October, 2016
OMA, MAD Among 7 Architects Selected in Competition to Redesign Tour Montparnasse, © flickr user xispics. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
© flickr user xispics. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

The Ensemble Immobilier Tour Maine-Montparnasse (EITMM) has selected 7 notable firms to continue to the second round in a competition for the renovation of Tour Montparnasse in the Montparnasse district of Paris, France.

Often cited as one of the architecture world’s most hated buildings, Tour Montparnasse has been criticized for its discordance with the Parisian urban landscape – just two years after its completion, new buildings over seven stories high in the city centre were banned, leaving the tower as an alien presence on the skyline.

With the launching of the competition, the EITMM hopes to transform Tour Montparnasse into a beloved landmark with a complete renovation of the facade, the building entry and all interior spaces. The budget for the project is estimated to reach over 300 million Euro ($330 million USD), and will be funded in entirety by the building owners.

Artist Miguel Chevalier Projects Imaginary Starscapes onto the Ceiling of a Gothic Cathedral in Paris

12:10 - 12 October, 2016

Digital artist Miguel Chevalier has transformed the ceiling of the Saint-Eustache Church into a dynamic, imaginary sky chart for the 2016 Nuit Blanche Festival in Paris. The installation, titled Voûtes Célestes, illuminates the soaring ceilings with 35 different colored networks to create glowing webs of light that highlight the church’s gothic architecture.

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Soar over Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and More With These Incredible 360-Degree Panoramas

12:00 - 2 October, 2016

Since 2009, Mario Carvajal has captured amazing panoramic photographs from his hometown in Colombia as well as top destination spots around the globe. He has climbed the Empire State Building in New York and Colpatria Tower in Bogota, Colombia. Carvajal has captured the geographical beauty of Iceland as well as the intensity of Paris at night. 

As Carvajal mentioned in an interview with ArchDaily, images in 360 degrees "allow the viewer to dive into an attractive and interesting 'virtual world' to experience immersive sensations". Of course, with the new surge in popularity these types of pictures have experienced with the hardware becoming more readily available and these images being shared more and more every day through Facebook, Carvajal's work reaches new levels, allowing thousands of people to see the world from above. 

Below, we invite you to see his best shots of iconic buildings and landscapes around the world. For a complete experience, we recommend using Google Cardboard.

Talent.IO Office / Vincent & Gloria Architectes

03:00 - 29 September, 2016
Talent.IO Office  / Vincent & Gloria Architectes, © Arnaud Schelstraete
© Arnaud Schelstraete

© Arnaud Schelstraete            © Arnaud Schelstraete            © Arnaud Schelstraete            © Arnaud Schelstraete            +24