Welfare Centre for Children and Teenagers in Paris / Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Verons architectes associes

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Architects: Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Verons architectes associes
Location: Porte des Lilas, ,
Area: 5,211 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Vincent Fillon

10 Fires That Changed Architecture Forever

After being destroyed by and laying in ruins for 60 years, the Reichstag became a symbol of the new democracy in the 1990s with Norman Foster’s renovation. Image © Flickr CC User Werner Kunz

With no casualties, last week’s fire at the Glasgow School of Art, which caused significant damage to parts of the building and gutted Charles Rennie Mackintosh‘s canonical library room, will be remembered as a tragic event that robbed us of one of the best examples of Art Nouveau of its time. The intention of the School of Art is to restore the building in the hope that in generations to come, the fire will be all but forgotten, a strategy which has been largely well received by the profession.

However, in the case of other fires things have not gone so smoothly: for millennia, fire has played a big role in determining the course of architectural history - by destroying precious artifacts, but often also by allowing something new to rise from the ashes. Read on after the break as we count down the top 10 fires that changed the course of architectural history.

The Victor Gelez Community Centre / Dumont Legrand Architects

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Architects: Dumont Legrand Architects
Location: , France
Area: 760 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Thomas Lannes

ZAC Boucicaut / Michel Guthmann

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Architects: Michel Guthmann
Location: 81 Rue des Cévennes, , France
Design Team: Michel Stéphanie Appert, Olivier Barthe, Valentin Bourdon, Bénédicte Caspar, Amélie Jonville, Céline Motte-Moitroux, Samuel Reist, Oona Savransky
Area: 6,500 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Michel Guthmann, Michel Denancé , Takuji Shimmura

Rare Footage of Le Corbusier Discussing his Work, Poetry & the “Ideal City”

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Check out this rare footage that captures Le Corbusier as a “young man of 71-years-old” surrounded by paintings and discussing his work, poetry and the “ideal city“ within his 1933, self-designed flat.

Artist Fills Paris’ Negative Space with Whimsical Illustrations

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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

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

Renovated Parisian flat / JKLN

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Architects: JKLN
Location: Paris, 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 enable a unique, otherwise-unattainable experience of Paris’ 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

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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

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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

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Architects: MAAST
Location: 18th arrondissement of , , France
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

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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: Jarmund / Vigsnæs Architects, 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

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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

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Architects: Emmanuel Picault Ludwig Godefroy + Nicolas Sisto
Location: 36 Quai d’Austerlitz, , France
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 , 75007 Paris,
Area: 4586.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Moatti-Rivière

LAN Chosen to Revamp Paris’ Grand Palais

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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

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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