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Ittyblox Unveils Collection of Miniature 3D-Printed Parisian Buildings

06:00 - 6 January, 2016

Netherlands-based Ittyblox has created yet another series of miniature 3D-printed buildings, this time featuring typical and iconic buildings and sites in Paris. Adding to their series of New York, London, and Chicago, among others, the new Parisian series follows suit as a 1:1000 scale model of customizable city blocks.

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Aluminium Tip / Babin+Renaud

03:00 - 28 December, 2015
Aluminium Tip / Babin+Renaud, © Cécile Septet
© Cécile Septet
  • Architects

  • Location

    4 Rue Louis Bonnet, 75011 Paris, France
  • Area

    1592.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet +26

Tommaso Bernabò Silorata’s “Skyframe” Wins Super Skyscrapers Competition With its Dizzying Rooftop Pool

08:00 - 24 December, 2015
Tommaso Bernabò Silorata’s “Skyframe” Wins Super Skyscrapers Competition With its Dizzying Rooftop Pool , Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Tommaso Bernabò Silorata
Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Tommaso Bernabò Silorata

Winner of the annual Super Skyscrapers competition, Tommaso Bernabò Silorata’s “Skyframe” is a proposal for a skyscraper in Paris featuring a hotel, business areas and rooftop pool. Despite its status as one of the world’s fastest changing cities, Paris has severe restrictions on its skyline to preserve its existing landscape. Skyscrapers are discouraged in its urban core, an issue addressed in this year’s Super Skyscraper competition. The first place winner, Skyframe, creates a void between the two towers, framing the Parisian skyline, and creating an ethereal swimming experience for occupants on the roof-level pool.

The Circular Pavilion / Encore Heureux Architects

05:00 - 21 December, 2015
The Circular Pavilion / Encore Heureux Architects, © Cyrus Cornut
© Cyrus Cornut

© Cyrus Cornut © Cyrus Cornut Courtesy of Encore Heureux © Cyrille Weiner +17

Community Center Saint-Blaise / Bruno Rollet Architect

13:00 - 18 December, 2015
Community Center Saint-Blaise / Bruno Rollet Architect, © Nicolas Borel
© Nicolas Borel
  • Architects

  • Location

    St Blaise, 75020 Paris, France
  • Architect

    Bruno Rollet
  • Architectural research assistant

    Adrien Cuny
  • Architectural site assistant

    Océane Schroeder
  • Area

    334.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Nicolas Borel © Nicolas Borel © Nicolas Borel © Nicolas Borel +26

Tomás Saraceno Unveils Air-Filled Sculptures at COP21 That Will Travel the World

14:00 - 12 December, 2015
Tomás Saraceno Unveils Air-Filled Sculptures at COP21 That Will Travel the World , Courtesy of Studio Tomas Saraceno
Courtesy of Studio Tomas Saraceno

As part of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris, Tomás Saraceno has revealed a sculptural installation, “Aerocene - Around the world to change the world," at the Grand Palais and Palais de Tokyo. The project features a series of air-filled sculptures that float without burning fossil fuels or using engines, solar panels or batteries.

Gallery: Philharmonie de Paris Photographed by Danica O. Kus

06:00 - 11 December, 2015
Gallery: Philharmonie de Paris Photographed by Danica O. Kus, © Danica O. Kus
© Danica O. Kus

Opened in January 2015, the Philharmonie de Paris was designed by Jean Nouvel, though he later distanced himself from the project. The concert hall, a 2400 seat venue, seeks to "invent a model all its own," according to the Philharmonie de Paris website. It breaks from the pack of concert halls by mathematically creating a more intimate space -- "the distance between conductor and the farthest spectator is only 32 metres (compared to 48 metres at the Salle Pleyel for a smaller audience)." The architect worked with various acoustic experts to "develop a bold system of cantilevered balconies and floating clouds, combining envelopment, intimacy and spaciousness." Here we see the project as photographed by Danica O. Kus. Read on for the full set.

© Danica O. Kus © Danica O. Kus © Danica O. Kus © Danica O. Kus +20

Rive Seine / Tetrarc Architects

05:00 - 10 December, 2015
Rive Seine / Tetrarc Architects, © Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

© Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau +14

Three Hundred Years Later, Enter Paris' Newly Restored Musée Rodin

06:00 - 25 November, 2015
Three Hundred Years Later, Enter Paris' Newly Restored Musée Rodin , © Hervé Abbadie
© Hervé Abbadie

After a meticulous multi-year restoration the Musée Rodin in Paris has reopened to the public. Dedicated exclusively to the work of Auguste Rodin, the state-owned museum has undergone a ground-up facelift designed to breathe new life into the ageing home of the artist's diverse body of work. Housed in an estate originally built in 1732 and open to the public since 1919, the comprehensive renovation has left no stone unturned, including a full structural and cosmetic overhaul. Project architect Richard Duplat was challenged to "recreate the atmosphere it must have had in Rodin’s day" while implementing current accessibility and safety standards, all with the goal to better represent Rodin's influential work. 

© Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie +15

Housing in Paris / Projectiles

13:00 - 18 November, 2015
Housing in Paris / Projectiles , © Vincent Fillon
© Vincent Fillon

© Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon +14

Kengo Kuma Designs Sculptural Pavilion in Paris

06:00 - 10 November, 2015
Kengo Kuma Designs Sculptural Pavilion in Paris, © Stefan Tuchila
© Stefan Tuchila

Kengo Kuma & Associates has unveiled its latest project for the Galerie Philippe Gravier in Paris. Entitled Yure, a Japanese expression for a nomadic habitat moving in the wind, the project is made from identical wooden pieces, seeking to blur the lines between art and architecture with its organic structural geometry.

© Stefan Tuchila © Stefan Tuchila © Stefan Tuchila © Stefan Tuchila +25

Soif d'Ailleurs Wine Store / Atela Architectes

22:00 - 9 November, 2015
Soif d'Ailleurs Wine Store / Atela Architectes, © Gitty Darugar
© Gitty Darugar

© Gitty Darugar © Gitty Darugar © Gitty Darugar © Gitty Darugar +16

Descartes University Lecture Theaters / AZC

03:00 - 2 November, 2015
Descartes University Lecture Theaters / AZC, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia
  • Architects

  • Location

    143 Avenue de Versailles, 75016 Paris, France
  • Design Team

    Cyril BERTHELET, Fabien BARGUE, Bertrand SUVELIER
  • Partners

    Batiserf, Louis Choulet, Bureau Michel Forgue, VS-A, Batiss, Altia
  • Area

    906.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +22

Atelier King Kong Unveils Designs for Grand Paris Express Metro Station

06:00 - 29 October, 2015
Atelier King Kong Unveils Designs for Grand Paris Express Metro Station, © atelier d’architecture KingKong
© atelier d’architecture KingKong

Atelier King Kong has unveiled the design of the new Vitry-Centre metro station in Vitry-sur-Seine, part of the Grand Paris public transport network. The station, located in the southeast portion of the red line of the Grand Paris Express, is a town center station that provides access to the Town Hall and sports and cultural facilities, “links to existing above-ground transport networks (buses) and services to come (tramway), and connects with the RD5, one of the main north-south highways of the southeastern Paris region." Learn more about the design after the break. 

Hike / SABO Project

13:00 - 18 October, 2015
Hike / SABO Project, Courtesy of SABO project
Courtesy of SABO project
  • Architects

  • Location

    Montmartre, 75018 Paris, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Alex Delaunay
  • Area

    72.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of SABO project

Courtesy of SABO project Courtesy of SABO project Courtesy of SABO project Courtesy of SABO project +21

Sou Fujimoto's Buildings Serve as Inspiration at Paris Fashion Week

06:00 - 14 October, 2015
Sou Fujimoto's Buildings Serve as Inspiration at Paris Fashion Week , © Giovanni Giannoni via WWD and © Sou Fujimoto Architects, Courtesy of Liget Budapest
© Giovanni Giannoni via WWD and © Sou Fujimoto Architects, Courtesy of Liget Budapest

At this year’s Paris Fashion Week, Switzerland-based fashion house Akris showed its 2016 Spring/Summer Collection -- an assembly of garments based on the work of Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto.

Akris’ creative director, Albert Kriemler, was introduced to Fujimoto by photographer Iwan Baan while working on the Université Paris-Saclay. From a stance of admiration, Kriemler was thus influenced by Fujimoto’s work: "We share a vision to create an effortless relation between the body and the environment with utmost simplicity. Sou Fujimoto is an architect who understands that we have more senses than just the eye," said Kriemler

Macrolot E10 / MAAST + aasb + toa | architectes associés + David Besson-Girard

15:00 - 7 October, 2015
Macrolot E10 / MAAST + aasb + toa | architectes associés + David Besson-Girard, © Cécile Septet
© Cécile Septet

© Cécile Septet © Frédéric Delangle © Frédéric Delangle © Cécile Septet +21

Primary School & Nursery in the “Claude Bernard” ZAC / Atelier d’Architecture Brenac & Gonzalez

22:00 - 6 October, 2015
Primary School & Nursery in the “Claude Bernard” ZAC / Atelier d’Architecture Brenac & Gonzalez, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +19