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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

What Makes a City Livable to You?

09:30 - 28 April, 2018
© <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/132839384@N08/17241901246'>Flickr user Hafitz Maulana</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a>. ImageA music festival in Singapore
© Flickr user Hafitz Maulana licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. ImageA music festival in Singapore

Mercer released their annual list of the Most Livable Cities in the World last month. The list ranks 231 cities based on factors such as crime rates, sanitation, education and health standards, with Vienna at #1 and Baghdad at #231. There’s always some furor over the results, as there ought to be when a city we love does not make the top 20, or when we see a city rank highly but remember that one time we visited and couldn’t wait to leave.

To be clear, Mercer is a global HR consultancy, and their rankings are meant to serve the multinational corporations that are their clients. The list helps with relocation packages and remuneration for their employees. But a company’s first choice on where to send their workers is not always the same place you’d choose to send yourself to.

And these rankings, calculated as they are, also vary depending on who’s calculating. Monocle publishes their own list, as does The Economist, so the editors at ArchDaily decided to throw our hat in as well. Here we discuss what we think makes cities livable, and what we’d hope to see more of in the future.

Bernard Tschumi Team Wins Competition for University Research Complex in Paris

12:00 - 25 April, 2018
Bernard Tschumi Team Wins Competition for University Research Complex in Paris, © Luxigon
© Luxigon

Bernard Tschumi Architects has been awarded one of the largest university commissions in France, with the design and build of a €283 million ($350 million) state-of-the-art educations and research center at the Université Paris-Sud in Saclay, just south of the French capital. The “METRO Center” will form part of the biology, pharmacy and chemistry wing of the university, comprising six buildings connected by flying bridges, featuring teaching facilities, research labs, offices, restaurants, and logistics areas.

Having won a competition against teams containing Herzog & De Meuron and MVRDV, Bernard Tschumi will work in collaboration with Bouygues Construction, Groupe-6 and Baumschlager Eberle Architekten for the scheme’s realization and operation.

© Luxigon © Luxigon © Luxigon © Luxigon + 9

AD Classics: French Communist Party Headquarters / Oscar Niemeyer

09:30 - 23 April, 2018
© Denis Esakov
© Denis Esakov

In March 1972, an article in The Architectural Review proclaimed that this structure was “probably the best building in Paris since Le Corbusier’s Cité de Refuge for the Salvation Army.”[1] The article was, of course, referring to Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer’s first project in Europe: the French Communist Party Headquarters in Paris, France, built between 1967 and 1980. Having worked with Le Corbusier on the 1952 United Nations Building in New York and recently finished the National Congress as well as additional iconic government buildings in Brasilia, Niemeyer was no stranger to the intimate relationship between architecture and political power.[2]

© Denis Esakov © Denis Esakov © Denis Esakov © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/o_0/29118795843/'>Flickr user Guilhem Vellut</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a> + 37

ALLURE - XXL origami / FRESH Architectures & ITAR architectures

09:00 - 22 April, 2018
ALLURE - XXL origami / FRESH Architectures & ITAR architectures, © David Foessel
© David Foessel

© David Foessel © David Foessel © David Foessel © David Foessel + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Martin Luther King Park, 147 Rue Cardinet, 75017 Paris, France
  • Project Leaders

    FRESH Architectures (Agent Architects) Itar Architecture (Partners Architects)
  • Area

    8500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Sou Fujimoto, Nicolas Laisné and Dimitri Roussel to Build 28,000 sqm "Village Vertical" in Grand Paris

12:00 - 17 April, 2018
© Sou Fujimoto, Nicolas Laisné and Dimitri Roussel
© Sou Fujimoto, Nicolas Laisné and Dimitri Roussel

Sou Fujimoto, Nicolas Laisné and Dimitri Roussel will be building a new gateway to the city of Rosny-sous-Bois in Grand Paris. Their project, Village Vertical, has been chosen as the winning proposal for the "Inventons la Métropole du Grand Paris" competition. The team includes landscape and urban designers from Atelier Georges and urban developers from La Compagnie de Phalsbourg and REI Habitat.

© Sou Fujimoto, Nicolas Laisné and Dimitri Roussel © Sou Fujimoto, Nicolas Laisné and Dimitri Roussel © Sou Fujimoto, Nicolas Laisné and Dimitri Roussel © Sou Fujimoto, Nicolas Laisné and Dimitri Roussel + 11

Laurian Ghinitoiu Captures Dreamlike Nature of Junya Ishigami's Work at Fondation Cartier in Paris

13:34 - 29 March, 2018
Laurian Ghinitoiu Captures Dreamlike Nature of Junya Ishigami's Work at Fondation Cartier in Paris, © Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

From March 30 to June 10, 2018, the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain will host Junya Ishigami's exhibition, Freeing Architecture. This is the first major solo exhibition that the Fondation Cartier in Paris has devoted to an architect, and fitting that it would lend itself to an important and singular figure of Japan's young architecture scene.

Ishigami - winner of the Golden Lion award at the Venice Biennale in 2010 - has instilled this conceptual body of work with his trademark flair: calm, free fluidity, with bright tones and playful curves. The projects in the exhibition range from large scale models to films and drawings, and when placed in the context of the exhibition, they bring to life Jean Nouvel's iconic building as well.

Laurian Ghinitoiu gives us a glimpse inside the exhibition ahead of the opening day tomorrow. His photos reveal the lightness and ethereal quality of Ishigami's hand. 

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu + 20