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Review: "REM" – A Retroactive, Redacted Study of the World’s Greatest Living Architect

11:15 - 14 September, 2016
Review: "REM" – A Retroactive, Redacted Study of the World’s Greatest Living Architect, Rem Koolhaas, the eponymous protagonist of "REM". Image © Tomas Koolhaas
Rem Koolhaas, the eponymous protagonist of "REM". Image © Tomas Koolhaas

In the canon of great Dutch architects sit a number of renowned practitioners, from Berlage to Van Berkel. Based on influence alone, Rem Koolhaas—the grandson of architect Dirk Roosenburg and son of author and thinker Anton Koolhaas—stands above all others and has, over the course of a career spanning four decades, sought to redefine the role of the architect from a regional autarch to a globally-active shaper of worlds – be they real or imagined. A new film conceived and produced by Tomas Koolhaas, the LA-based son of its eponymous protagonist, attempts to biographically represent the work of OMA by “expos[ing] the human experience of [its] architecture through dynamic film.” No tall order.

Mark – a homeless man, filmed in Seattle Public Library (USA). Image © Tomas Koolhaas CCTV (China). Image © Tomas Koolhaas De Rotterdam (The Netherlands). Image © Tomas Koolhaas Seattle Public Library (USA). Image © Tomas Koolhaas +17

Cloys Apartment / Atelier 56S

15:00 - 1 September, 2016
Cloys Apartment / Atelier 56S, © Jeremias Gonzalez
© Jeremias Gonzalez

© Jeremias Gonzalez © Jeremias Gonzalez © Jeremias Gonzalez © Jeremias Gonzalez +15

Secrétan Covered Market / Architecture Patrick Mauger

11:00 - 31 August, 2016
Secrétan Covered Market / Architecture Patrick Mauger, © Didier Boy de la Tour
© Didier Boy de la Tour

© Didier Boy de la Tour © Didier Boy de la Tour © Didier Boy de la Tour © Didier Boy de la Tour +16

AD Classics: Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes

04:00 - 19 August, 2016
AD Classics: Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, The Exposition’s poster, designed by Robert Bonfils. ImageCourtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum
The Exposition’s poster, designed by Robert Bonfils. ImageCourtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum

The end of the First World War did not mark the end of struggle in Europe. France, as the primary location of the conflict’s Western Front, suffered heavy losses in both manpower and industrial productivity; the resulting economic instability would plague the country well into the 1920s.[1] It was in the midst of these uncertain times that the French would signal their intention to look not to their recent troubled past, but to a brighter and more optimistic future. This signal came in the form of the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes (International Exposition of Decorative Arts and Modern Industries) of 1925 – a landmark exhibition which both gave rise to a new international style and, ultimately, provided its name: Art Deco.

Courtesy of Wikimedia user François GOGLINS (Public Domain) Courtesy of Wikimedia user François GOGLINS (Public Domain) Horta’s Belgian Pavilion was a radical departure from his typically curvilinear Art Nouveau style. ImageCourtesy of Wikimedia user François GOGLINS (Public Domain) Courtesy of Wikimedia user François GOGLINS (Public Domain) +14

This Speculative Project Imagines A Mixed-Use Building Wrapped Around the Arc de Triomphe

16:45 - 29 July, 2016
This Speculative Project Imagines A Mixed-Use Building Wrapped Around the Arc de Triomphe, © Patterlini Benoit
© Patterlini Benoit

French architect Patterlini Benoit has imagined a mixed-use building to be wrapped around one half of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Completed in 1836 as a memorial to the victories of the French armies under Napoleon, Paris’ triumphal arch is one of the most iconic and visited landmarks in France and the world over. But Benoit argues that its status as a tourist destination has removed it from the authentic cityscape that is used by everyday Parisians. His proposal attempts to reclaim the monument for the city by dividing the arch with an enormous mirrored plane – visually competing the monument from one perspective and providing new function from another. In this way, Benoit claims, the structure can be “brought into modernity without denying history.”

© Patterlini Benoit © Patterlini Benoit © Patterlini Benoit © Patterlini Benoit +10

Tomas Ghisellini Architects Propose Shimmering Extension to the Italian Institute of Culture in Paris

06:00 - 29 July, 2016
Tomas Ghisellini Architects Propose Shimmering Extension to the Italian Institute of Culture in Paris, Courtesy of Tomas Ghisellini Architects
Courtesy of Tomas Ghisellini Architects

As part of an experimental ideas exhibition, Tomas Ghisellini Architects (TGA) have designed an extension to the Italian Institute of Culture in Paris. Nine Italian practices were engaged by a consortium of French and Italian institutions, and this cohesive union of cultures is mirrored in TGA's design. TGA's proposal plays with transparency and layering, with two large volumes of glass and steel referencing the "Parisian architectures of transparency," whilst displaying the excellence of Italian materiality and craftsmanship. The exhibition is being shown at the historical complex of the Hotel de Galliffet in Paris until December this year.  

Courtesy of Tomas Ghisellini Architects Courtesy of Tomas Ghisellini Architects Courtesy of Tomas Ghisellini Architects Courtesy of Tomas Ghisellini Architects +14

Macdonald Public Facility Complex / Kengo Kuma & Associates

02:00 - 25 July, 2016
Macdonald Public Facility Complex  / Kengo Kuma & Associates, © Guillaume Satre
© Guillaume Satre

© Guillaume Satre © Guillaume Satre © Guillaume Satre © Guillaume Satre +30

Hospital Complex Broussais / a+ samueldelmas

05:00 - 24 July, 2016
Hospital Complex Broussais  / a+ samueldelmas, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

© Julien Lanoo © Frédéric Gémonet © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo +20

Repossi Place Vendome / OMA

10:30 - 6 July, 2016
Repossi Place Vendome / OMA, © Cyrille Weiner, Courtesy of Repossi
© Cyrille Weiner, Courtesy of Repossi

© Cyrille Weiner, Courtesy of Repossi © Cyrille Weiner, Courtesy of Repossi © Cyrille Weiner, Courtesy of Repossi © Cyrille Weiner, Courtesy of Repossi +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Place Vendôme, Paris, France
  • Partner

  • Team

    Antonio Barone, Paul Cornet, Leonardos Katsaros, Francesca Lantieri, Kate Lee, Francesco Moncada, Silvia Sandor
  • Area

    90.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Call for Entries: Montmartre Markets

03:00 - 5 July, 2016
Call for Entries: Montmartre Markets, Marché de Montmartre
Marché de Montmartre

Abbesses and Chateau Rouge are demonstrative of the great socio-economic divide currently installed in Paris. Only a few hundred metres apart, the difference between plush 'bobo' Abbesses and relatively deprived Chateau Rouge could not be more distinct. They both share a common urban element, the market. This competition proposes the design of a small intervention in either or both sites to further support these social infrastructures and provide improved market and exchange spaces. But through a collective architectural response, could these two sites be brought closer together?

The Claude Bernard Overpass / DVVD Engineers Architects Designers

15:00 - 4 July, 2016
The Claude Bernard Overpass / DVVD Engineers Architects Designers, © Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    19th arrondissement, Paris, France
  • Team

    Paula Castro, Céline Cerisier, Vincent Dominguez, Toma Dryjski, Bertrand Potel, Louis Ratajczak, Daniel Vaniche
  • Project Manager

    Clément Carrière, Nicolas Didier
  • Area

    392.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

The Accorhotels Arena / DVVD Engineers Architects Designers

03:00 - 1 July, 2016
The Accorhotels Arena / DVVD Engineers Architects Designers, Courtesy of DVVD Engineers Architects Designers
Courtesy of DVVD Engineers Architects Designers

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +36

  • Architects

  • Location

    12th arrondissement, 75012 Paris, France
  • Project Directors

    Vincent Dominguez and Daniel Vaniche
  • Team

    Paula Castro, Céline Cerisier, Vincent Dominguez, Toma Dryjski, Bertrand Potel, Louis Ratajczak, Daniel Vaniche
  • Area

    62000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of DVVD Engineers Architects Designers, Sergio Grazia

Hipark Hotel / Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

03:00 - 24 June, 2016
Hipark Hotel  / Manuelle Gautrand Architecture, © Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly +25

ECOLE 42 / In&Edit Architecture

02:00 - 7 June, 2016
ECOLE 42  / In&Edit Architecture, © Michel Denancé
© Michel Denancé

© Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé +43

Monts Et Merveilles / Jean Bocabeille Architecte

05:00 - 4 June, 2016
© Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Frédéric Delangle © Marianne Waquier © Sergio Grazia © Frédéric Delangle +21

Nursery in Paris / de Alzua+

03:00 - 1 June, 2016
Nursery in Paris / de Alzua+, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rue Romy Schneider, 75018 Paris, France
  • Architect in Charge

  • Design Team

    Angélique Sternheim, Sarah Munch, Matthieu Merlier
  • Area

    1300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Nursing Home / Atelier Du Pont

02:00 - 23 May, 2016
Nursing Home / Atelier Du Pont, © Takuji Shimmura
© Takuji Shimmura

© Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Batignolles, 75017 Paris, France
  • Architects project managers

    Luc Pinsard, Ariane Rouveyrol
  • Interior design project manager

    Aline Defert
  • Area

    6177.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

MAD Unveils Organic and Asymmetrical Tower in Paris' Clichy-Batignolles

11:30 - 20 May, 2016
MAD Unveils Organic and Asymmetrical Tower in Paris' Clichy-Batignolles, Courtesy of MAD Architects
Courtesy of MAD Architects

MAD’s first residential project in Europe was revealed by Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo earlier today. The building, called UNIC, will be located in the newly developed neighborhood of Clichy-Batignolles, a former brownfield site in the northeast of the seventeenth arrondissement, covering over fifty hectares. The tower will be adjacent to Martin Luther King Park and a courthouse by Renzo Piano that is currently under construction. MAD was awarded the design through an international competition, and the project is being developed in collaboration with Biecher Architectes.

Courtesy of MAD Architects Courtesy of MAD Architects Courtesy of MAD Architects Elevation +12