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# Cloud.Paris / Philippe Chiambaretta Architecte

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

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La Parisienne HQ / Studio Razavi architecture

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

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Duplex - Paris 16 / Ulli Heckmann + Eitan Hammer

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

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Let’s Ride / DAS-studio

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

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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. 

Jacques Ferrier Architecture, Chartier Dalix and SLA Architects Unveil Their Multi-Layered City Design for Reinventer.Paris

06:00 - 18 February, 2016
Jacques Ferrier Architecture, Chartier Dalix and SLA Architects Unveil Their Multi-Layered City Design for Reinventer.Paris, Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Jacques Ferrier chartier dalix architectes / image SPLANN
Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Jacques Ferrier chartier dalix architectes / image SPLANN

One of 23 teams selected in the Reinventer.paris competition, Jacques Ferrier Architecture, Chartier Dalix Architectes and SLA Architects have unveiled their winning proposal for the Ternes-Villers site, titled “Multi-Layered City.” Located at Boulevard Périphérique (Ring Road), the competition entry has a unique opportunity to transform Paris at a highly strategic spot.

Studio Li / Anne Rolland Architecte

20:00 - 17 February, 2016
Studio Li / Anne Rolland Architecte, © Jérôme Fleurier
© Jérôme Fleurier

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XTU Architects' "In Vivo" Green Project Among Winners of Réinventer.Paris Competition

06:00 - 16 February, 2016
XTU Architects' "In Vivo" Green Project Among Winners of Réinventer.Paris Competition, © XTU-MU
© XTU-MU

BPD Marignan and XTU Architects, in association with SNI Group and MU Architecture, have won the Réinventer.Paris competition for Paris Rive Gauche site M5A2. The winning project, called In Vivo, seeks to “[promote] social mix and openness between citizens and [integrate] nature into cities, to achieve a fairer, more sustainable, and resilient city,” through three buildings for humans, and one to raise earthworms for vermicomposting of inhabitants’ organic waste.

BIG to Design Champs-Élysées Flagship for Galeries Lafayette

11:50 - 10 February, 2016
BIG to Design Champs-Élysées Flagship for Galeries Lafayette, Inside the future Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées. Image © Galeries Lafayette
Inside the future Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées. Image © Galeries Lafayette

French department chain Galeries Lafayette has commissioned BIG to design its new flagship on Paris' historic Avenue des Champs-Élysées. BIG's first retail client, Galeries Lafayette hopes to position the project "as an upmarket department store for the 21st century" that will "endow the legendary boulevard with renewed cachet," according to a report on Business of Fashion.

Sited for 52 Champs-Élysées, the 7000-square-meter space will take its inspiration from the historic Art Deco building its housed in. As BIG described, they hope to enhance that space and respect the existing architecture, rather than radically transform it. 

Clément Blanchet Unveils Shortlisted Pershing Proposal for Réinventer Paris

06:00 - 9 February, 2016
Clément Blanchet Unveils Shortlisted Pershing Proposal for Réinventer Paris, Rendered Exterior. Image Courtesy of cBA
Rendered Exterior. Image Courtesy of cBA

Parisian architect Clément Blanchet of cBA has revealed his shortlisted proposal for the Pershing site in the Réinventer.paris competition. The competition sought designs to revive 23 sites throughout the city of Paris, giving designers the power to rethink and reshape the way Parisians live, work and play. All 23 winning projects were announced last week, with a design by Sou Fujimoto selected for the Pershing plot. 

The overall strategy of the Pershing area involves linking La Défense with the central business district of Greater Paris, utilizing the under-used space between Porte Maillot and the Porte des Ternes next to the Palais des Congrès de Paris. cBA’s proposal involves covering the Parisian ring, creating a metropolitan space next to the convention centre at Pershing Square. The proposal, titled “Re-Invention”, creates urbanity, using the project’s size to reveal and discover the layers of history present in the city. From this history, the city is reborn, creating a new “cultural center of production”.

“In “réinventer paris” I was thinking about reinventing something which has vanished,” said Clément Blanchet.

Buttes Chaumont / Glenn Medioni

05:00 - 9 February, 2016
Buttes Chaumont / Glenn Medioni, © Pascal Otlinghaus
© Pascal Otlinghaus

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23 Teams Selected to Reinvent the Future of Paris

14:00 - 8 February, 2016
23 Teams Selected to Reinvent the Future of Paris, Hotel particulier (5e) by Perrot & Richard Architects. Image Courtesy of réinventer.paris
Hotel particulier (5e) by Perrot & Richard Architects. Image Courtesy of réinventer.paris

Réinventer.paris has announced the 23 winners chosen to develop architectural projects in Paris, including designs by Sou Fujimoto, David Chipperfield, and DGT ArchitectsRéinventer.paris is an urban initiative launched to give designers the power to rethink and reshape the way that Parisians live, work, and play. Located on various sites chosen by Mayor Anne Hidalgo, each project successfully creates a sense of liveliness and embodies what the future of Paris might be. The call for submissions was answered with ideas about innovation, cutting edge-solutions to environmental problems, and intelligent design.

25 rue Michel le Comte Social Housing / Atelier du Pont

03:00 - 8 February, 2016
25 rue Michel le Comte Social Housing / Atelier du Pont, © Frédéric Delangle
© Frédéric Delangle

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Apartments in Avenue de Saxe / ECDM

05:00 - 5 February, 2016
Apartments in Avenue de Saxe / ECDM, © Benoit Fougeirol
© Benoit Fougeirol
  • Architects

  • Location

    75 Avenue de Saxe, 75007 Paris, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Emmanuel Combarel, Dominique Marrec
  • Area

    2189.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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Les Dada East / Joshua Florquin Architects

06:00 - 4 February, 2016
Les Dada East / Joshua Florquin Architects, © Matteo Rossi
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SeARCH Wins Housing Block Competition in Paris

16:00 - 3 February, 2016
SeARCH Wins Housing Block Competition in Paris, © SeARCH
© SeARCH

Amsterdam-based SeARCH has won a competition in collaboration with Atelier Phileas and LA architectures to design a housing block in the new Paris Rive Gauche district. With each practice focused on one building, the project resulted in the combining of three interconnected high-rises united by a "green ribbon," "cut skyline" and a common expression of function projected onto the facades. Together, they offer 55 family apartments, 180 student flats, 75 middle income apartments, offices, a commercial area and underground public parking. 

Interview with Yona Friedman: “Imagine, Having Improvised Volumes ‘Floating’ In Space, Like Balloons”

09:30 - 27 January, 2016
Interview with Yona Friedman: “Imagine, Having Improvised Volumes ‘Floating’ In Space, Like Balloons”, © Yona Friedman
© Yona Friedman

At 92 years of age, for his entire career Yona Friedman has occupied an unusual spot within the architecture world; his signature concept, the Ville Spatiale which he first proposed in 1956, combines the top-down megastructural thinking visible in later projects such as Archigram's Plug-In City with a total freedom for occupants to design and build their own homes within the structure. In this installment of his “City of Ideas” column, Vladimir Belogolovsky interviews Friedman at his home in Paris to talk about the Ville Spatiale and his theories of mobile and improvised architecture.

This Video Reimagines Paris as a City that is All Facade

09:30 - 15 January, 2016

Museums, restaurants, shops, theaters. These are the types of spaces the public interact with on a regular basis in a city. But these spaces alone do not make a city - in fact, the vast majority of buildings house spaces that 99 percent of the population will never see. Yet a true city experience cannot exist without these buildings. What is the true value of private buildings to the tourist or the passer-by on the street? Is it simply a matter of aesthetic and identity? Could the same result be achieved with a streetwall made up of only facades? These are the implicit questions embedded in “Apparences,” the new video from Claire and Max of Menilmonde. The duo uses video editing and CGI to alter iconic Paris views, making the city of romance appear to be little more than the world’s largest movie set.

A city with the history and imagery of Paris cannot be mistaken for a Potemkin Village - the city functions still as one of the preeminent economic centers in the world. Yet its status as one of the world’s most visited cities and tales of its beauty and luxury often plant false visions of grandeur in visitors’ minds.