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,

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, ,
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: Paris,
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, , France
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

Music Conservatory in Paris’ 17th Arrondissement / Basalt Architects

© Sergio Grazia

Architects: Basalt Architects
Location: , France
Year: 2013
Photographs: Sergio Grazia

VIDEO: Jean Nouvel on Arabic Architecture, Context and Culture

In this powerful interview, Jean Nouvel explains his relationship to Arabic architecture. Discussing his various projects in Arabic countries – such as his office tower in Doha or the Louvre Abu Dhabi - Nouvel discusses how he is influenced by and integrates the abstraction and geometry of traditional Islamic architecture into his modern designs. He also espouses a strong opinion on the understanding of context in architecture, saying: “I’m a contextual architect, but for me the context isn’t only the site. It’s above all a wider historical context – a cultural context… each time, building is trying to continue a history, and to take part in this history.” His architecture, he says, is about listening: “The architect is not meant to impose his own values or his own sensitivities on such general plans.” Video via Louisiana.

Maison de la Batellerie / Jean-Baptiste Lacoudre Architecture

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Architects: Jean-Baptiste Lacoudre Architecture
Location: Centre Port-Royal René Cassin, 17 Rue Saint-Hippolyte, 75000 Paris,
Area: 2535.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Jean-Baptiste Lacoudre Architecture, Lucien Hérve

A Proposal to Turn Paris’ Unused Metro Stations Into Parks, Pools, and More

’ Arsenal Station as an underground park. Image Courtesy of Manal Rachdi, OXO Architects & Nicolas Laisné, via IBT

We architects know full well the power of renderings to capture the imagination. Apparently – so too do politicians. Capitalizing on the popularity of projects around the world (a trend instigated by the success of New York’s High Line), French politician Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet has made converting Paris’ unused “ghost stations” a major part of her platform, promising that these projects will come to pass should she be elected mayor.

The renderings, by Manal Rachdi OXO Architects and Nicolas Laisné Associés, show the Arsenal station (unused since 1939) alternately as a swimming pool, a green park, restaurant, disco, or theater. As there are in fact 16 disused metro stations in Paris, the idea behind these renderings is to instigate debate among practitioners as to how these spaces could best serve the city. See all the renderings, after the break.

Dauphin / Felix de Montesquiou

© Samuel Lehuédé

Architects: Felix de Montesquiou
Location: 103 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 ,
Client : Maison Dauphin
Year: 2013
Photographs: Samuel Lehuédé

Monde & Medias / TVK – Trévelo & Viger-Kohler + NP2F

© Clément Guillaume

Architects: TVK – Trévelo & Viger-Kohler, NP2F
Location: Place de la République, ,
Design Team: Pierre-Alain Trévelo, Antoine Viger-Kohler , Victor Francisco, Vincent Hertenberger, Agathe Lavielle
Area: 162.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Clément Guillaume, Antoine Espinasseau

Day-Care And Young Workers Hostel / Chartier Dalix Architectes + Avenier Cornejo Architectes

© David Foessel

Architects: Chartier Dalix Architectes + Avenier Cornejo Architectes
Location: , France
Year: 2013
Photographs: David Foessel, Luc Boegly, Samuel Lehuède