Artist Fills Paris’ Negative Space with Whimsical Illustrations

© Lamadieu Thomas

When you’re surrounded by buildings on all sides, what do you see? In his SkyArt series, French artist Lamadieu Thomas gives us his answer. He takes claustrophobia-inducing photographs of urban landscapes through a fish-eye lens, framing the sky with rooftops and filling the negative space with playful . Thomas describes his whimsical approach to art as an attempt to show “what we can construct with a boundless imagination” and ”a different perception of urban architecture and the everyday environment around us.” To see more from the collection, continue after the break.

Herold – 100 Social Housing / Jakob + MacFarlane

© Nicolas Borel

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

Renovated Parisian flat / JKLN

Courtesy of JKLN

Architects: JKLN
Location: , France
Architect In Charge: Jasmine Kenniche Le Nouëne Feat. Gaël Le Nouëne
Construction: ASI
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of JKLN

VIDEO: Paris in Motion

In this four-part, stop-motion series, Mayeul Akpovi presents a new perspective on the City of Lights. Filmed with manual camera movements and composed of more than 30,000 photographs, the videos enable a unique, otherwise-unattainable experience of ’ sleepless urban spaces by ceaselessly attenuating the passage of time.

Watch part one (above), and continue after the break for the remaining series…

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

© Pauline Turmel

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

Social Housing / Vous Êtes Ici Architectes

© 11H45

Architects: Vous Êtes Ici Architectes
Location: Passage des Patriarches, 75005 ,
Architect In Charge: A. Becker, J. Paulré, P. Pflughaupt
Area: 1500.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: 11H45

Rue des Poissonniers Housing / MAAST

© Cecile Septet

Architects: MAAST
Location: 18th arrondissement of , ,
Architect In Charge: François Marzelle, Isabelle Manescau
Project Managers: Arnaud Boyer, Philippe Rivat
Area: 495.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Cecile Septet

Exhibition: Jarmund / Vigsnæs Architects, Constructing Views 2011-2014

Dune House / © Nils Petter Dale

On view at La Galerie D’Architecture until April 9, Jarmund / Vigsnæs Architects, Constructing Views 2011-2014, will exhibit 16 projects completed by the Norwegian architects in the last three years.

From private houses to temporary installations, the exhibition focuses on completed buildings, presented as architectural constructions in themselves, juxtaposing different views and attitudes towards architecture.

The practice, founded in 1996 by Einar Jarmund and Håkon Vigsnæs, with Alessandra Kosberg joining as a partner in 2004, was the first Nordic office we featured in ArchDaily. Almost a year ago, we had the chance of interviewing Einar and Håkon, who discussed their wide range of projects with us. For more information on the exhibition, please click here.

Title: Exhibition: , Constructing Views 2011-2014
Website: http://www.galerie-architecture.fr/en/exposition.php?ID=143
From: Tue, 11 Mar 2014
Until: Wed, 09 Apr 2014
Venue: La Galerie D’Architecture
Address: 11 Rue des Blancs Manteaux, Paris, France

Boucicaut / MG-AU

© Michel Denancé

Architects: MG-AU
Location: 81 Rue des Cévennes, Paris,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Michel Denancé , Takuji Shimmura

NÜBA Restaurant – Club / Emmanuel Picault + Ludwig Godefroy + Nicolas Sisto

Courtesy of Nicolas Sisto

Architects: Emmanuel Picault Ludwig Godefroy + Nicolas Sisto
Location: 36 Quai d’Austerlitz, Paris,
Area: 1,400 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Nicolas Sisto

Eiffel Tower’s 1st Floor Redevelopment / Moatti-Rivière

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Architects: Moatti-Rivière
Location: Eiffel Tower, Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 , France
Area: 4586.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Moatti-Rivière

LAN Chosen to Revamp Paris’ Grand Palais

© LAN

After a nine-month long competition, LAN Architecture has been commissioned to restructure and extend the historic Grand Palais in . With the intent to “restore the building’s original coherence and sense of transparency,” LAN plans to revamp the 1900 World’s Fair building by resorting its unity and circulation, as well as the volume of its galleries around the Grand Nave and the addition of a new entrance court.

Review the plan in more detail, after the break…

Villa des Sciences / LOG Architectes

© Vincent Fillon

Architects: LOG Architectes
Location: , France
Project Management: LOG architects and Jean-Pierre Bouanha (former associate) for the SD et DD phases
Area: 1,319 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Vincent Fillon

Le Carré en Seine / PietriArchitectes

© Thierry Favatier

Architects: PietriArchitectes
Location: Seine River,
Area: 15,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Thierry Favatier, Vincent Fillon

The Carreau du Temple / studioMilou architecture

© Fernando Javier Urquijo

Architects: studioMilou architecture
Location: 4 Rue Eugène Spuller, Paris,
Architect In Charge: Jean François Milou
Area: 9,045 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Fernando Javier Urquijo

The Opera Garnier Restaurant / Studio Odile Decq

© Odile Decq – Roland Halbe

Architects: Studio Odile Decq
Location: 8 Rue Scribe, Paris,
Project Responsible: Peter Baalman
Area: 1,100 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Odile Decq – Roland Halbe

Tower Apartment / Agence SML

© Hervé Abbadie

Architects: Agence SML
Location: 7th arrondissement of Paris, Paris,
Design Team: Marc Sirvin, Clemence Eliard
Area: 25.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Hervé Abbadie

Ourcq Jaures Student & Social Housing / Lacaton & Vassal

© Philippe Ruault

Architects: Lacaton & Vassal
Location: 19th arrondissement of , ,
Architect In Charge: Anne Lacaton & Jean Philippe Vassal
Project Manager: Gaetan Redelsperger
Area: 5740.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Philippe Ruault