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Studio Li / Anne Rolland Architecte

20:00 - 17 February, 2016
Studio Li / Anne Rolland Architecte, © Jérôme Fleurier
© Jérôme Fleurier

© Jérôme Fleurier © Jérôme Fleurier © Jérôme Fleurier © Jérôme Fleurier +13

XTU Architects' "In Vivo" Green Project Among Winners of Réinventer.Paris Competition

06:00 - 16 February, 2016
XTU Architects' "In Vivo" Green Project Among Winners of Réinventer.Paris Competition, © XTU-MU
© XTU-MU

BPD Marignan and XTU Architects, in association with SNI Group and MU Architecture, have won the Réinventer.Paris competition for Paris Rive Gauche site M5A2. The winning project, called In Vivo, seeks to “[promote] social mix and openness between citizens and [integrate] nature into cities, to achieve a fairer, more sustainable, and resilient city,” through three buildings for humans, and one to raise earthworms for vermicomposting of inhabitants’ organic waste.

BIG to Design Champs-Élysées Flagship for Galeries Lafayette

11:50 - 10 February, 2016
BIG to Design Champs-Élysées Flagship for Galeries Lafayette, Inside the future Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées. Image © Galeries Lafayette
Inside the future Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées. Image © Galeries Lafayette

French department chain Galeries Lafayette has commissioned BIG to design its new flagship on Paris' historic Avenue des Champs-Élysées. BIG's first retail client, Galeries Lafayette hopes to position the project "as an upmarket department store for the 21st century" that will "endow the legendary boulevard with renewed cachet," according to a report on Business of Fashion.

Sited for 52 Champs-Élysées, the 7000-square-meter space will take its inspiration from the historic Art Deco building its housed in. As BIG described, they hope to enhance that space and respect the existing architecture, rather than radically transform it. 

Clément Blanchet Unveils Shortlisted Pershing Proposal for Réinventer Paris

06:00 - 9 February, 2016
Clément Blanchet Unveils Shortlisted Pershing Proposal for Réinventer Paris, Rendered Exterior. Image Courtesy of cBA
Rendered Exterior. Image Courtesy of cBA

Parisian architect Clément Blanchet of cBA has revealed his shortlisted proposal for the Pershing site in the Réinventer.paris competition. The competition sought designs to revive 23 sites throughout the city of Paris, giving designers the power to rethink and reshape the way Parisians live, work and play. All 23 winning projects were announced last week, with a design by Sou Fujimoto selected for the Pershing plot. 

The overall strategy of the Pershing area involves linking La Défense with the central business district of Greater Paris, utilizing the under-used space between Porte Maillot and the Porte des Ternes next to the Palais des Congrès de Paris. cBA’s proposal involves covering the Parisian ring, creating a metropolitan space next to the convention centre at Pershing Square. The proposal, titled “Re-Invention”, creates urbanity, using the project’s size to reveal and discover the layers of history present in the city. From this history, the city is reborn, creating a new “cultural center of production”.

“In “réinventer paris” I was thinking about reinventing something which has vanished,” said Clément Blanchet.

Buttes Chaumont / Glenn Medioni

05:00 - 9 February, 2016
Buttes Chaumont / Glenn Medioni, © Pascal Otlinghaus
© Pascal Otlinghaus

© Pascal Otlinghaus © Pascal Otlinghaus © Pascal Otlinghaus © Pascal Otlinghaus +26

23 Teams Selected to Reinvent the Future of Paris

14:00 - 8 February, 2016
23 Teams Selected to Reinvent the Future of Paris, Hotel particulier (5e) by Perrot & Richard Architects. Image Courtesy of réinventer.paris
Hotel particulier (5e) by Perrot & Richard Architects. Image Courtesy of réinventer.paris

Réinventer.paris has announced the 23 winners chosen to develop architectural projects in Paris, including designs by Sou Fujimoto, David Chipperfield, and DGT ArchitectsRéinventer.paris is an urban initiative launched to give designers the power to rethink and reshape the way that Parisians live, work, and play. Located on various sites chosen by Mayor Anne Hidalgo, each project successfully creates a sense of liveliness and embodies what the future of Paris might be. The call for submissions was answered with ideas about innovation, cutting edge-solutions to environmental problems, and intelligent design.

25 rue Michel le Comte Social Housing / Atelier du Pont

03:00 - 8 February, 2016
25 rue Michel le Comte Social Housing / Atelier du Pont, © Frédéric Delangle
© Frédéric Delangle

© Frédéric Delangle © Frédéric Delangle © Frédéric Delangle © Frédéric Delangle +25

Apartments in Avenue de Saxe / ECDM

05:00 - 5 February, 2016
Apartments in Avenue de Saxe / ECDM, © Benoit Fougeirol
© Benoit Fougeirol

© Benoit Fougeirol © Benoit Fougeirol © Benoit Fougeirol © Benoit Fougeirol +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    75 Avenue de Saxe, 75007 Paris, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Emmanuel Combarel, Dominique Marrec
  • Area

    2189.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Les Dada East / Joshua Florquin Architects

06:00 - 4 February, 2016
Les Dada East / Joshua Florquin Architects, © Matteo Rossi
© Matteo Rossi

© Matteo Rossi © Matteo Rossi © Matteo Rossi © Matteo Rossi +17

SeARCH Wins Housing Block Competition in Paris

16:00 - 3 February, 2016
SeARCH Wins Housing Block Competition in Paris, © SeARCH
© SeARCH

Amsterdam-based SeARCH has won a competition in collaboration with Atelier Phileas and LA architectures to design a housing block in the new Paris Rive Gauche district. With each practice focused on one building, the project resulted in the combining of three interconnected high-rises united by a "green ribbon," "cut skyline" and a common expression of function projected onto the facades. Together, they offer 55 family apartments, 180 student flats, 75 middle income apartments, offices, a commercial area and underground public parking. 

Interview with Yona Friedman: “Imagine, Having Improvised Volumes ‘Floating’ In Space, Like Balloons”

10:30 - 27 January, 2016
Interview with Yona Friedman: “Imagine, Having Improvised Volumes ‘Floating’ In Space, Like Balloons”, © Yona Friedman
© Yona Friedman

At 92 years of age, for his entire career Yona Friedman has occupied an unusual spot within the architecture world; his signature concept, the Ville Spatiale which he first proposed in 1956, combines the top-down megastructural thinking visible in later projects such as Archigram's Plug-In City with a total freedom for occupants to design and build their own homes within the structure. In this installment of his “City of Ideas” column, Vladimir Belogolovsky interviews Friedman at his home in Paris to talk about the Ville Spatiale and his theories of mobile and improvised architecture.

This Video Reimagines Paris as a City that is All Facade

09:30 - 15 January, 2016

Museums, restaurants, shops, theaters. These are the types of spaces the public interact with on a regular basis in a city. But these spaces alone do not make a city - in fact, the vast majority of buildings house spaces that 99 percent of the population will never see. Yet a true city experience cannot exist without these buildings. What is the true value of private buildings to the tourist or the passer-by on the street? Is it simply a matter of aesthetic and identity? Could the same result be achieved with a streetwall made up of only facades? These are the implicit questions embedded in “Apparences,” the new video from Claire and Max of Menilmonde. The duo uses video editing and CGI to alter iconic Paris views, making the city of romance appear to be little more than the world’s largest movie set.

A city with the history and imagery of Paris cannot be mistaken for a Potemkin Village - the city functions still as one of the preeminent economic centers in the world. Yet its status as one of the world’s most visited cities and tales of its beauty and luxury often plant false visions of grandeur in visitors’ minds.

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

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    4 Rue Louis Bonnet, 75011 Paris, France
  • Area

    1592.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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

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

  • 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

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.