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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

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

  • 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

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

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Montmartre, 75018 Paris, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Alex Delaunay
  • Area

    72.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of SABO project

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

A Utopian Dream Stood Still: Ricardo Bofill's Postmodern Parisian Housing Estate of Noisy-le-Grand

04:00 - 1 October, 2015
A Utopian Dream Stood Still: Ricardo Bofill's Postmodern Parisian Housing Estate of Noisy-le-Grand, Les Espaces d'Abraxas, Noisy-le-Grand, 2014. Image ©  Laurent Kronental
Les Espaces d'Abraxas, Noisy-le-Grand, 2014. Image © Laurent Kronental

East of Paris, in Seine-Saint-Denis, sits a "Babel-like" housing estate. Its otherworldly atmosphere—existing somewhere between a 'new world' utopian dream and a postmodern, neoclassical housing estate—has set the scene for two Hollywood films including Brazil (1984) and, more recently, the upcoming second instalment of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (2015). Parisian photographer Laurent Kronental's photo series, Souvenir d'un Futur (Memory of a Future), is an homage to the senior citizens of the French capital's Grand Ensemble region — not only in Noisy-le-Grand but across the Parisian banlieue. His photographs capture a number of places and their people which, in spite of their often megalomaniacal architectural settings, have been comparatively overlooked.

See Laurent Kronental's photo series—the result of four years of visits—after the break.

Les Orgues de Flandre, 19e arrondissement Paris, 2014. Image ©  Laurent Kronental Le Pavé Neuf, Noisy-le-Grand, 2015. Image ©  Laurent Kronental Joseph, 88 ans, Les Espaces d'Abraxas, Noisy-le-Grand, 2014. Image ©  Laurent Kronental Les Tours Aillaud, Cité Pablo Picasso, Nanterre, 2014. Image ©  Laurent Kronental +20

Le Coruscant / Atelier d’Architecture Brenac-Gonzalez

02:00 - 1 October, 2015
Le Coruscant / Atelier d’Architecture Brenac-Gonzalez, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +38

Calberson Housing S2 / Atelier d’Architecture Brenac-Gonzalez

03:00 - 29 September, 2015

© Stefan Tuchila © Stefan Tuchila © Stefan Tuchila © Stefan Tuchila +49

Do You Know About the Secret Apartment at the Top of the Eiffel Tower?

08:00 - 26 September, 2015
Do You Know About the Secret Apartment at the Top of the Eiffel Tower?, © Flickr user: anirudhkoul licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
© Flickr user: anirudhkoul licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Since opening in 1889, over 250 million people have visited the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris. A rare experience for most, a trip to the Eiffel Tower includes long queues, beautiful views, and...a visit to Gustave Eiffel's private apartment? Unbeknownst to most 19th century Parisians (save for a privileged few), the tower's celebrated designer built himself a humble little abode 285 meters (935 feet) up the tower. Closed for decades, in recent years the management of the Eiffel Tower have opened Eiffel's apartment to the public, grand piano and all.

Enter Gustave Eiffel's secret apartment after the break

Jean Nouvel Wins Approval for Leaning "Tours Duo" Project in Paris

13:15 - 25 September, 2015
Jean Nouvel Wins Approval for Leaning "Tours Duo" Project in Paris, © Ateliers Jean Nouvel
© Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Jean Nouvel has won approval for "Tours DUO" in Paris. The mixed-use project, planned to rise on a former industrial site on the edge of the Seine in the Paris Rive Gauche district, aims to become a "top business real estate destination" and neighborhood amenity. Its two towers will house an eight-story hotel, office space, retail, a top floor restaurant-bar, gardens and green terraces, as well as a "renewed access" to the Seine.