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Social Housing in Belleville Street / Atelier du Pont

03:00 - 1 November, 2018
Social Housing in Belleville Street / Atelier du Pont, © Takuji Shimmura
© Takuji Shimmura

© Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    36 Rue de Belleville, 75020 Paris, France
  • Lead Architects

    Atelier du Pont Architects – Philippe Croisier & Anne-Cécile Comar (architect project manager: Luc Pinsard)
  • Area

    1257.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

forte_forte paris / forte_forte

02:00 - 30 October, 2018
forte_forte paris / forte_forte, © danilo scarpati
© danilo scarpati

© danilo scarpati © danilo scarpati © danilo scarpati © danilo scarpati + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    11 Rue de Grenelle, 75006 Paris, France
  • Lead Design

    robert vattilana, giada forte
  • Area

    120.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Le Corbusier’s Restored Parisian Apartment Opened to the Public

12:00 - 27 October, 2018
Le Corbusier’s Restored Parisian Apartment Opened to the Public, © FLC/ADAGP/Mercusot
© FLC/ADAGP/Mercusot

The Fondation Le Corbusier has celebrated its 50th anniversary with the unveiling of a restored apartment originally designed by the famous architect. The studio apartment on Nungesser-et-Coli in Paris was designed by Le Corbusier in 1931 for his own habitation and was completed in 1934.

The apartment underwent two years of restoration following its listing as a classified world heritage site in 2016 and is now open to the public.

© FLC/ADAGP/Mercusot © FLC/ADAGP/Mercusot © FLC/ADAGP © FLC/ADAGP + 5

Andres Gallardo’s Study of Urban Geometries in Paris Captures the Complexities of Form, Shadow, and Angle

05:00 - 8 October, 2018
Andres Gallardo’s Study of Urban Geometries in Paris Captures the Complexities of Form, Shadow, and Angle, © Andres Gallardo
© Andres Gallardo

Andres Gallardo, the self-taught Spanish photographer, recently traveled to Paris to capture the city’s urban architecture, documenting the spirit of the buildings, the city’s rich architectural history, and international design influence.

Gallardo describes the city as “magical,” which he chooses to document in both monochrome and color photographs, incorporating overall perspectives and small structural details that often obscure the structures’ overall identity.

© Andres Gallardo © Andres Gallardo © Andres Gallardo © Andres Gallardo + 14

Words on the Street: Art, Architecture, and the Public Protest

09:30 - 1 October, 2018
Words on the Street: Art, Architecture, and the Public Protest, Barricades in the streets of Bordeaux during the May 1968 protests in France. ImageCourtesy of Wikimedia
Barricades in the streets of Bordeaux during the May 1968 protests in France. ImageCourtesy of Wikimedia

This article was originally published as "What Marchers Today Can Learn from the May 1968 Protests in Paris" on CommonEdge in May 2018. In the 50 years since the historic and worldwide protests of 1968, much has changed. But today's political climate seems equally volatile, with seismic changes threatening social and political establishments across the globe. Lessons from the past are, to borrow the phrase of the moment, more relevant than ever.

American friends recently sent an email: “What’s going on with the French political system? Why all the strikes? What about the endless protest marches? We’d like to visit you in Paris, but we’re a little wary.”

OMICS / daarchitectes

05:00 - 28 September, 2018
OMICS / daarchitectes, © Antoine Bonnafous Photographe
© Antoine Bonnafous Photographe

© Antoine Bonnafous Photographe © Antoine Bonnafous Photographe © Antoine Bonnafous Photographe © Antoine Bonnafous Photographe + 28

Printemps Haussmann Verticalité / UUfie

01:00 - 22 August, 2018
© Michel Denance
© Michel Denance

© Michel Denance © Michel Denance © Michel Denance © Michel Denance + 35

Archimède / Brenac & Gonzalez & Associés

11:00 - 2 August, 2018
Archimède / Brenac & Gonzalez & Associés, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rue Gerty Archimède, 75012 Paris, France
  • Landscape Architecture

    Babylone
  • Artistic Intervention

    Visual System
  • Area

    16000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

These Are The 50 Smartest Cities in the World in 2018

06:00 - 26 July, 2018
These Are The 50 Smartest Cities in the World in 2018, © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/22240293@N05'>Flickr user Francisco Diaz</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a>. Image: New York City, ranked #1 on the Cities In Motion Index
© Flickr user Francisco Diaz licensed under CC BY 2.0. Image: New York City, ranked #1 on the Cities In Motion Index

The Center for Globalization and Strategy from Barcelona’s IESE Business School has unveiled its annual list of the world’s smartest cities. In its fifth year, the IESE Cities in Motion Index has calculated the performance scores for 165 cities across 80 countries based on an exhaustive rubric of economic and social indicators. Familiar global power centers have maintained their position at the top of the heap, while expanded categories of assessment have helped a few small cities advance their position drastically.

Rhizomatic Grid | TERMINAL 7 / Estudio Guto Requena

11:00 - 20 July, 2018
Rhizomatic Grid | TERMINAL 7 / Estudio Guto Requena, © Pierre L’Excellent
© Pierre L’Excellent

© Pierre L’Excellent © Pierre L’Excellent © Pierre L’Excellent © Pierre L’Excellent + 40

  • Architect

  • Location

    1 Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015 Paris, France
  • Author

    Guto Requena
  • Team

    Ludovica Leone, Bruno Baietto, Daniel Viana, Tatiana Pacheco
  • Grid produced

    Ledbox Company
  • Area

    1500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographer

7 Best Photos of Frank Gehry’s Fondation Louis Vuitton Building Win #MyFLV Contest

11:40 - 12 July, 2018
Yi-Hsien Lee (@nevermind1107). Image Courtesy of Fondation Louis Vuitton
Yi-Hsien Lee (@nevermind1107). Image Courtesy of Fondation Louis Vuitton

What does it mean to be a true architecture lover today? It's probably not too far off to conclude that taking pristine, Instagram-optimized photos ranks high in the assessment. With this in mind, the Fondation Louis Vuitton launched a photo contest to highlight the best photos of the building that were taken by inspired visitors and shared on social media.

h2o architectes Reveals Designs of Three Pavilions Along Seine River

12:00 - 7 July, 2018
h2o architectes Reveals Designs of Three Pavilions Along Seine River, © Julien Attard
© Julien Attard

Paris-based h2o architectes revealed their designs for three pavilions to be constructed along the Seine River, near the western entrance of the Lagravère Park in Colombes.

The pavilions are woven into the existing landscape, creating a dialogue between the architecture and surrounding nature. The three small structures were designed according to function and are spread out along the promenade.

© Julien Attard Courtesy of h2o architectes © Stéphane Chalmeau Courtesy of h2o architectes + 18

Explore the Future of Productive Cities at the 2018 Fab City Summit in Paris

02:30 - 5 July, 2018

The Fab City Global Initiative in collaboration with the City Hall of Paris and the Fab City Grand Paris Association are organizing this year’s Fab City Global Initiative in Paris, France from July 11-13. The three-day program will take place at the Parc de la Villette, and bring together 18 Fab City Members and international city leaders to discuss and imagine ways to define the future of productive cities. This global collaboration project combines innovation ecosystems, governments, and industries that enable cities to become more sustainable through 2054.

8 Treasured Historic Architecture Sites That Have Hosted Huge Rock Concerts

09:30 - 22 June, 2018
8 Treasured Historic Architecture Sites That Have Hosted Huge Rock Concerts , © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/thejointstaff/35142775934'>Flickr user thejointstaff</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a>
© Flickr user thejointstaff licensed under CC BY 2.0

Thanks to their loud, brash, and nocturnal nature, rock concerts are often held in dark bars and nightclubs designed to withstand the abuse of rowdy fans and guitar-smashing rockers. But as musicians earn a following, they eventually graduate from beer-soaked basements to prestigious theaters, outdoor amphitheaters, arenas, and stadiums. For performers and music fans alike, playing or attending a show in a space like Carnegie Hall, the Royal Albert Hall, Madison Square Garden or Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater can be a momentous, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that ties together the sublime power that great music and architecture can both evoke. As rare as these opportunities are, an exclusive group of iconic musicians have managed to reach an even higher level of prestige by organizing one-off performances amid humanity’s most treasured historical sites—from the Acropolis and ancient Mayan cities to the Colosseum and the Eiffel Tower.

While these special concerts have given fans the chance to experience music history firsthand, many have also been mired in scandal as local officials and residents have raised concerns about potential damage to the sites or inappropriate commercial misuse of treasured cultural landmarks. Despite these legitimate and often justified concerns, these nine iconic sites have hosted some of the most ambitious concerts in the history of popular music:

Apartment in Le Corbusier's Unité d'Habitation Renovated to Original Design by Philipp Mohr

14:00 - 18 June, 2018
Apartment in Le Corbusier's Unité d'Habitation Renovated to Original Design by Philipp Mohr, © Didier Gaillard- Hohlweg
© Didier Gaillard- Hohlweg

Architect Philipp Mohr has led the renovation of an apartment at Le Corbusier’s iconic Unite d’Habitation in Berlin, carried out to the architect’s original design. Over the course of two years, Mohr’s team engaged with archival research, antique shopping, and the surveying of the Unite d’Habitation Marseille in France.

Mohr purchased the apartment in 2016 and embarked on a journey of demolition, measurement, and extensive renovation including lowering ceilings and moving walls in order to recreate the interior likely envisioned by Le Corbusier.

© Didier Gaillard- Hohlweg © Didier Gaillard- Hohlweg © Didier Gaillard- Hohlweg © Didier Gaillard- Hohlweg + 23

Shortlist Announced for Competition to Redesign the Eiffel Tower Visitor Experience

12:00 - 4 May, 2018
Shortlist Announced for Competition to Redesign the Eiffel Tower Visitor Experience, Courtesy of AL_A
Courtesy of AL_A

Amanda Levete is among one of four teams to be shortlisted for a competition to reimagine the visitor experience for the famous Eiffel Tower in Paris. The four teams, chosen from 42 entries, will be tasked with rethinking the ways in which people discover and interact with the tower, working in collaboration with the City of Paris government.

Titled “Discover, Approach, Visit,” the competition site covers 54 hectares of land on both sides of the River Seine, with the Eiffel Tower site located at the center. In preparation for Paris’ hosting of the 2024 Olympic Games, the competition asks teams to spend 10 months exploring how to enhance the visitor experience at the base of the tower, strengthen existing connections across the site, reconfigure public transport routes.

Paris Longchamp Racecourse / Dominique Perrault Architecte

02:00 - 2 May, 2018
Paris Longchamp Racecourse / Dominique Perrault Architecte, © Vincent Fillon
© Vincent Fillon

© Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon + 51

SCAU Architectes to Design Vegetated Stadium in Paris

14:00 - 28 April, 2018
SCAU Architectes to Design Vegetated Stadium in Paris, Courtesy of SCAU architecture
Courtesy of SCAU architecture

France-based SCAU Architectes has proposed their design for a new stadium project to be built on the outskirts of Paris. The site, which is located at the edge of a forest in Clamart, France, inspired the team to create a design that extends the forest by covering the stadium in a green mass of vegetation.

Courtesy of SCAU architecture Courtesy of SCAU architecture Courtesy of SCAU architecture Courtesy of SCAU architecture + 13