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AD Classics: National Library of France / Dominique Perrault Architecture

On the banks of the river Seine, just east of the Île de la Cité and downtown Paris, stand the four glittering towers of the National Library of France. Bent around the outskirts of a public esplanade, these towers are Dominique Perrault’s modern take on the age-old Parisian tradition of monumental public architecture. The project is both volume and void, enclosure and exposure, a juxtaposition of contrasting ideas that is as reverent of its place in a thousand-year-old legacy as it is deliberately self-critical.

© Davide Galli© Davide Galli© Davide Galli© Davide Galli+ 35

AD Classics: Parc de la Villette / Bernard Tschumi Architects

© Cyrus Penarroyo© Cyrus Penarroyo© Cyrus Penarroyo© Flickr William Veerbeek (CC BY-NC-SA)+ 12

As part of an international competition, 1982-83, to revitalize the abandoned and undeveloped land from the French national wholesale meat market and slaughterhouse in Paris, France, Bernard Tschumi was chosen from over 470 entries including that of OMA/Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid, and Jean Nouvel.

White & Shiny at the Champs Elysées / S.DREI Architektur

© Angelo Kaunat© Angelo Kaunat© Angelo Kaunat© Angelo Kaunat+ 6

  • Architects: S.DREI Architektur
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  900
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2008

A Canopy and a Pavilion at Porte des Lilas / Matthieu Gelin & David Lafon

© Nicolas Waltefaugle © Nicolas Waltefaugle © Nicolas Waltefaugle © Nicolas Waltefaugle + 13

AD Classics: Le Grand Louvre / I.M. Pei

AD Classics: Le Grand Louvre / I.M. PeiAD Classics: Le Grand Louvre / I.M. PeiAD Classics: Le Grand Louvre / I.M. PeiAD Classics: Le Grand Louvre / I.M. Pei+ 13

In 1981, the newly elected French president, Francois Mitterrand, launched a campaign to renovate cultural institutions throughout France.  One of the most advantageous of those projects was the renovation and reorganization of the Louvre. 

Dumas & Chaine Cabinet / SWAN Architectes

© MVDA™ - Maxime Vantorre© MVDA™ - Maxime Vantorre© MVDA™ - Maxime Vantorre© MVDA™ - Maxime Vantorre+ 10

  • Architects: SWAN Architectes
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  110
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2009

Social Housing in Paris / Frédéric Schlachet Architecte

© Frédéric Schlachet© Frédéric Schlachet© Frédéric Schlachet© Frédéric Schlachet+ 41

Rue de la Convention Housing / Jean Paul Viguier Architecture

© Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre© Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre© Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre© Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre+ 14

Social Housing / Chartier - Corbasson

Social Housing / Chartier - CorbassonSocial Housing / Chartier - CorbassonSocial Housing / Chartier - CorbassonSocial Housing / Chartier - Corbasson+ 18

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  900
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2009

25 Cradles Nursery / RMDM Architectes

© Grégoire Vieille© Grégoire Vieille© Grégoire Vieille© Grégoire Vieille+ 13

7 Houses / Bigoni-Mortemard Architectes

7 Houses / Bigoni-Mortemard Architectes7 Houses / Bigoni-Mortemard Architectes7 Houses / Bigoni-Mortemard Architectes7 Houses / Bigoni-Mortemard Architectes+ 21

Paris, France

AD Classics: AD Classics: Centre Georges Pompidou / Renzo Piano Building Workshop + Richard Rogers

© Courtney Traub© NJIT© NJIT© Francis Toussaint+ 14

Centre of Pedagogic Multimedia Resources / Béal & Blanckaert

© Julien Lanoo© Julien Lanoo© Julien Lanoo© Julien Lanoo+ 22

  • Architects: Béal & Blanckaert
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  950
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2009

Daunay / Atelier du Pont

© Luc Boegly© Luc Boegly© Luc Boegly© Luc Boegly+ 16

  • Architects: Atelier du Pont
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  658
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2009

Boucicaut Logements / Brenac & Gonzalez & Associés

© Stéphane Chalmeau© Stéphane Chalmeau© Stéphane Chalmeau© Stéphane Chalmeau+ 21

Elementary school / Hamonic + Masson & Associés

© Herve Abbadie© Herve Abbadie© Herve Abbadie© Herve Abbadie+ 19

Paris children Hospital's cases / BP Architectures

© Luc Boegly© Luc Boegly© Luc Boegly© Luc Boegly+ 15

Paris, France
  • Architects: BP Architectures
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  360
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2009

Nomiya: Temporary Restaurant / Pascal and Laurent Grasso

© Kleinefenn© Kleinefenn© Kleinefenn© Kleinefenn+ 17