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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.

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33 New and Rehabilitated Housing Units / Antonini + Darmon Architectes

13:00 - 19 May, 2016
33 New and Rehabilitated Housing Units / Antonini + Darmon Architectes, © Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Luc Boegly © Julien Lanoo +17

Zupagrafika Honors Brutalism in Paris with Paper Models

16:30 - 18 May, 2016
© Zupagrafika
© Zupagrafika

Following “Brutal London,” Zupagrafika has released another collection of illustrated paper cut-out models, “Paris Brut," which portrays the Brutalist architecture of Paris from the late-’50s through the 1970s. The set features buildings from the city’s arrondissements and banlieues, the latter of which became a central locality for Habitation à Loyer Modéré, a type of public-private, rent-controlled housing in France.

Paris Brut is made up of six illustrated models to assemble: Orgues de Flandre, Les Choux de Créteil, Cité Curial-Michelet, Cité des 4000, Centre National de la Danse and Plan Voisin interpretation. The whole set is eco-friendly (printed on recycled paper and cardboard), and includes a short technical note on each building’s architect, year of construction, and exact location.

Françoise Sagan Multimedia Library / Bigoni Mortemard

13:00 - 2 May, 2016
Françoise Sagan Multimedia Library  / Bigoni Mortemard , © Bigoni Mortemard
© Bigoni Mortemard

© Bigoni Mortemard © Bigoni Mortemard © Bigoni Mortemard © Bigoni Mortemard +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Paris, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Stéphane Bigoni, Antoine Mortemard
  • Area

    3500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

The Cubist House / Moussafir Architectes

05:00 - 29 April, 2016
The Cubist House  / Moussafir Architectes, © Herve Abbadie
© Herve Abbadie

© Herve Abbadie © Jerome Ricolleau © Herve Abbadie © Herve Abbadie +20

  • Architects

    Moussafir Architectes (Jacques Moussafir with Virginie Prié, Alexis Duquennoy, Victoria Miny and Lieselotte Huygue)
  • Location

    Paris, France
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Paul Sivadon Institute - Day Care Psychiatric Institution / ATELIER 2+1

03:00 - 26 April, 2016
Paul Sivadon Institute - Day Care Psychiatric Institution / ATELIER 2+1, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    23 Rue de la Rochefoucauld, 75009 Paris, France
  • Area

    2500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Bureaux Ekimetrics 02 / Vincent & Gloria Architects

15:00 - 19 April, 2016
Bureaux Ekimetrics 02 / Vincent & Gloria Architects, © Arnaud Schelstraete
© Arnaud Schelstraete

© Arnaud Schelstraete © Arnaud Schelstraete © Arnaud Schelstraete © Arnaud Schelstraete +12

Planchette Sheltered Housing / AZC

09:00 - 18 April, 2016
© Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia
  • Architects

  • Location

    5 Ruelle de la Planchette, 75012 Paris, France
  • AZC team

    Grégoire Zündel, Irina Cristea, architects; Valentine Jamet and Stefano Lunardi, project’s managers.
  • Area

    2250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +18

From Cafés to the Casa Malaparte: Architecture in the Films of Jean-Luc Godard

09:30 - 16 April, 2016

The love affair between architecture and film has been well documented. From huge breathtaking sets to small spaces for intimate conversations, the architecture in a film often plays as strong a role as any character in translating the director’s vision to his/her audience. In constructing the environments of their narratives, the great filmmakers could even be considered architects in their own right—that's the claim presented in this video from the British Film Institute, which looks at the work of celebrated director Jean-Luc Godard and how the architecture in his films transforms to suit their tone. In pictures such as À bout de souffle (1960), Le Mépris (1963) and Week End (1967), Godard uses streetscapes to convey optimism or pessimism, uses walls to emphasize the emotional distance between lovers, and even includes a cameo from the particularly photogenic Villa Malaparte. Watch the video to learn more about the techniques used to achieve these moods.

THE 25 / D.A Architectes

02:00 - 11 April, 2016
THE 25 / D.A Architectes , © Pedro Duque Estrada Meyer
© Pedro Duque Estrada Meyer

© Pedro Duque Estrada Meyer © Pedro Duque Estrada Meyer © Pedro Duque Estrada Meyer © Pedro Duque Estrada Meyer +11

Triplex in Paris / Studio Pan

09:00 - 2 April, 2016
Triplex in Paris  / Studio Pan, © Mariela Apollonio
© Mariela Apollonio

© Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio +21

AL_A to Redesign Flagship Galeries Lafayette in Paris

12:00 - 21 March, 2016
AL_A to Redesign Flagship Galeries Lafayette in Paris, via Galeries Lafayette group
via Galeries Lafayette group

French department store Galeries Lafayette has selected London based AL_A to transform their historic flagship store on Boulevard Haussmann in Paris. Galeries Lafayette selected them with the goal of “building the department store of the 21st century” which will be designed to bring a completely new shopping experience to customers. The remodeling of the 40,000 square meter store is scheduled to begin in early 2017.

Exhibition: Gaëtan le Penhuel & Associés

10:41 - 21 March, 2016
Exhibition: Gaëtan le Penhuel & Associés, Tour of Aubervilliers © Hervé Abbadie
Tour of Aubervilliers © Hervé Abbadie

Gaëtan Le Penhuel & Associés was created in 1994, following a successful proposal for a Europan 3 project in Reims. Twenty years on, having delivered several major projects, we would like to look back on our work through an exhibition at the Galerie d’Architecture, twinned with a special issue of the magazine Archistorm.

# Cloud.Paris / Philippe Chiambaretta Architecte

03:00 - 18 March, 2016
# Cloud.Paris / Philippe Chiambaretta Architecte

© Jean Philippe Mesguen © Jean Philippe Mesguen © Clement Guillaume © Jean Philippe Mesguen +35

La Parisienne HQ / Studio Razavi architecture

11:00 - 14 March, 2016
La Parisienne HQ / Studio Razavi architecture, © Olivier-Martin Gambier
© Olivier-Martin Gambier

© Olivier-Martin Gambier © Olivier-Martin Gambier © Olivier-Martin Gambier © Olivier-Martin Gambier +20

Duplex - Paris 16 / Ulli Heckmann + Eitan Hammer

15:00 - 9 March, 2016
Duplex - Paris 16 / Ulli Heckmann + Eitan Hammer, © David Boureau
© David Boureau

© David Boureau © David Boureau © David Boureau © David Boureau +27

Let’s Ride / DAS-studio

13:00 - 4 March, 2016
Let’s Ride / DAS-studio, © Samuel Lehuédé
© Samuel Lehuédé

© Samuel Lehuédé © Samuel Lehuédé © Samuel Lehuédé © Samuel Lehuédé +19

Call for Entries: PARIS PAVILION: The Art of Peace

08:16 - 23 February, 2016
Call for Entries: PARIS PAVILION: The Art of Peace

The city of Paris is rightfully termed as 'the cultural capital of the world' because of its rich and diverse ethos and character. Paris has been the artistic epicentre of the world since renaissance, inspiring many artists, philosophers, writers and architects to innovate and break the shackles of resistance. The city was home to great revolutionaries like Picasso, Miro, Modigliani, Voltaire and Corbusier. But one of the most tolerant cities of the world was shook by recent terror attacks that sent shockwaves around the world.