Marie Paradis Gymnasium / Explorations Architecture, Igrec Ingénierie

© Michel Denancé

Architects: Explorations Architecture , Igrec Ingénierie
Location: Paris,
Architect In Charge: Marie Ferrari
Cost: 5m €
Area: 1950.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Michel Denancé

Pajol Sports Centre / Brisac Gonzalez

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Architects: Brisac Gonzalez
Location: , France
Area: 4060.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Brisac Gonzalez

School Group and Student Housing / Atelier Phileas

© Sergio Grazia

Architects: Atelier Phileas
Location: 17th arrondissement of , ,
Landscape: Sempervirens
General Contractor: DUMEZ Île-de-France
Developer: RIVP – ZAC Cardinet Chalabre
Area: 9064.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Sergio Grazia

Tete in L’air / KOZ Architectes

© Cécile Septet

Architects: KOZ Architectes
Location: 94 Rue Philippe de Girard, 75018 Paris,
Area: 2102.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Cécile Septet

LEGO® Architecture Landmark Series: The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower. Image © LEGO® Architecture

LEGO® has announced the architecture series’ newest addition: The Eiffel Tower (La tour Eiffel). Named after its engineer, Gustave Eiffel, the famous lattice structure is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world. Built on the Champ de Mars in , , to serve as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair, The Eiffel Tower was the tallest structure in the world until 1930, and remains the tallest structure in . More than 5,000 detailed drawings were required to assemble the 1063-foot tower’s 18,038 iron parts, which took just over two years to complete.

The Eiffel Tower LEGO® Architecture replica will be available for purchase on January 1st, 2014. You can learn more about the structure and its history here.

Transformation d’un Atelier en Loft / NZI Architectes

© Juane Sepulveda

Architects: NZI Architectes
Location: Paris,
Area: 50 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Juane Sepulveda

Origami / Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

© Vincent Fillon

Architects: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture
Location: 36 Avenue de Friedland, Paris,
Area: 5,800 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Vincent Fillon

AD Classics: Villa dall’Ava / OMA

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Much of the spatial composition of the Villa dall’Ava was influenced by its site, in a garden on a hill. It was completed in 1991 in the residential area of , overlooking Paris. The clients selected OMA to design a house with two distinct apartments—one for themselves and another for their daughter—and requested a swimming pool on the roof with a view of the .

Paris New-York Restaurant / CUT Architectures

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Architects: CUT Architectures
Location: Paris,
Area: 90 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: David Foessel

Chelles Multimedia Library / Atelier Novembre Architecture

© Luc Boegly

Architects: Atelier Novembre Architecture
Location: Chelles, Paris,
Architect In Charge: Jacques Pajot, Marc Iseppi
Area: 3,500 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Luc Boegly

The New Clignancourt Centre / gpaa

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Architects: gaëlle péneau architectes associés
Location: University of , Université Diderot 7, 1 Rue Victor Cousin, 75005 ,
Architectes Associés: SPV Management
Project Management: Bouygues bâtiment Île-de-France
Area: 20212.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: 11h45

Novancia Business School / AS.Architecture Studio

© Georges Fessy

Architects: AS.Architecture Studio
Location: 3 Rue Armand Moisant, 75015 ,
Engineering: Arcoba
Quantity Surveyor: Eco Cités
Environmental Approach: Eco Cités
Acoustics: Acoustique Vivié
Area: 17721.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Georges Fessy, Takuji Shimmura

Re-inventing Shoes Workshop at AAtelier Paris

The AA () is one of the world’s most renowned Schools of Architecture. It offers twice a year, since 2011, AAtelier: a 10-day highly international AA visiting school in . What makes this course unique in the world today is its crossover approach between architecture and fashion.

The course is an intensive studio-based program that requires full-time participation and is run by Jorge Ayala whom graduated from the Architectural Association School in 2008. An AA certificate will be awarded upon completion.

More information after the break.

Square Vitruve / Atelier du Pont

© Luc Boegly

Architects: Atelier du Pont
Location: 7 Square Vitruve, Paris,
Project Manager: Luc Pinsard
Area: 3,285 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Luc Boegly

Boulevards in Paris: A Mathematical Success?

© Benh Lieu Song

Since Baron began his comprehensive redesign of central Paris in the mid-nineteenth century, the Hausmann Plan has been a topic of discussion for architects, planners and social theorists. The network of wide, open boulevards lined by regular (and regulated) neoclassical buildings has come in and out of favor over the years, and now is one of the key factors in the city’s popular reputation as a beautiful city.

Now though, a different set of academics have entered the conversation to offer a new way of looking at the Haussmann Plan: a group of mathematical physicists from the CEA Institute of Theoretical Physics in Gif-sur-Yvette have collaborated with a group of social scientists to analyze the changes of the Haussmann Plan using sophisticated network theory, as reported by BBC Worldwide.

Find out about their study’s findings after the break

Video: Inside a Chinese, Parisian Ghost Town

This Parisian ghost town in , China has become the archetype of China’s architectural copycat culture. Brought to light by the folks at The Atlantic Cities, this short video by German filmmaker Caspar Stracke accounts for an average day in this faux-Parisian development where less than 10,000 residents call home.

For more about China’s copycat culture, read Why China’s Copy-Cats Are Good For Architecture.

20 Social Housing in Paris / h2o architectes

© Stéphane Chalmeau

Architects: h2o architectes
Location: Paris,
Engineering: Louis Choulet
Area: 1850.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau

Legendre / Avenier Cornejo Architectes

© Stephane Chalmeau

Architects: Avenier Cornejo Architectes
Location:
Client: RIVP
Contractor: Bouygues Habitat Social
Area: 926.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Stephane Chalmeau, Cristobal Palma, Serge Barto