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Tete in L'air / KOZ Architectes

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

© Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet

LEGO® Architecture Landmark Series: The Eiffel Tower

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 Paris, France, 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 Paris. 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. 

Transformation d'un Atelier en Loft / NZI Architectes

© Juane Sepulveda © Juane Sepulveda © Juane Sepulveda © Juane Sepulveda

Origami / Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

  • Architects: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture
  • Location: 41 Avenue de Friedland, 75008 Paris, France
  • Architect In Charge: Manuelle Gautrand
  • Architect Project Manager: Yves Tougard
  • Structure: Khephren
  • Area: 5800.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Vincent Fillon

© Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon

AD Classics: Villa dall'Ava / OMA

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 Saint-Cloud, 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 Eiffel Tower.

© Hans Werlemann, courtesy OMA © Hans Werlemann, courtesy OMA © Hans Werlemann, courtesy OMA © Hans Werlemann, courtesy OMA

Paris New-York Restaurant / CUT Architectures

  • Architects: CUT Architectures
  • Location: 50 Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis, 75010 Paris, France
  • Area: 90.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: David Foessel

© David Foessel © David Foessel © David Foessel © David Foessel

Chelles Multimedia Library / Atelier Novembre Architecture

© Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly

The New Clignancourt Centre / gpaa

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

© 11h45 © 11h45 © 11h45 © 11h45

Novancia Business School / AS.Architecture Studio

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

© Georges Fessy © Georges Fessy © Georges Fessy © Georges Fessy

Re-inventing Shoes Workshop at AAtelier Paris

The AA (Architectural Association) 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 Paris. What makes this course unique in the world today is its crossover approach between architecture and fashion.

Boulevards in Paris: A Mathematical Success?

Since Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann 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 Tianducheng, 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. 

20 Social Housing in Paris / h2o architectes

© Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau
  • Architects: h2o architectes
  • Location: Rue Godefroy Cavaignac, 75011 Paris, France
  • Engineering: Louis Choulet
  • Area: 1850.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau

© Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau

Legendre / Avenier Cornejo Architectes

© Stephane Chalmeau © Cristobal Palma © Stephane Chalmeau © Cristobal Palma

Plein Soleil / rh+ architecture

  • Architects: rh+ architecture
  • Location: 15 Rue Riquet, 75019 Paris, France
  • High Environmental Quality: RFR éléments
  • Structure: EVP Ingénierie
  • Electricity / Ventilation / Economist: TECH Ingénierie
  • Façade: T/E/S/S atelier d’ingénierie
  • General Contractor: Capaldi Construction
  • Area: 2560.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Luc Boegly

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly