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The Élysée Montmartre / Studio Combo

09:00 - 25 May, 2019
The Élysée Montmartre / Studio Combo, © Guillaume Guerin
© Guillaume Guerin

© Guillaume Guerin © Guillaume Guerin © Guillaume Guerin © Guillaume Guerin + 32

  • Architects

  • Location

    72 Boulevard de Rochechouart, 75018 Paris, France
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Julien Labrousse & Jerome Friant
  • Area

    2850.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Gustafson Porter + Bowman Wins Competition to Redesign Eiffel Tower Site

11:00 - 23 May, 2019
Gustafson Porter + Bowman Wins Competition to Redesign Eiffel Tower Site, © Gustafson Porter + Bowman
© Gustafson Porter + Bowman

Gustafson Porter + Bowman have been selected to reimagine the landscape of the Eiffel Tower, seeing off tough competition from three other finalists and 42 entries. Titled OnE, the scheme is founded on a unifying axis: celebrating the Eiffel Tower at the center of a line that connects the Place du Trocadéro, the Palais de Chaillot, the Pont d’Iéna, the Champ de Mars and the Ecole Militaire.

© MIR © MIR © MIR © MIR + 7

Paris Affordable Housing Challenge

11:29 - 21 May, 2019
Paris Affordable Housing Challenge, Enter the Paris Affordable Housing Challenge ‪architecture‬ ‎competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: OCTOBER 15, 2019
Enter the Paris Affordable Housing Challenge ‪architecture‬ ‎competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: OCTOBER 15, 2019

The Bee Breeders Global Housing Availability Challenge series in partnership with ARCHHIVE-BOOKS turns its attention on Paris for the next competition in the series. Paris, like so many other international cities around the world, is struggling with a huge affordable housing problem. Paris ranks in the top 10 most expensive cities to live in, meaning housing prices are naturally higher than in other regions in France.

The People's Notre-Dame Cathedral Design Competition

16:26 - 9 May, 2019
The People's Notre-Dame Cathedral Design Competition, The People's Notre-Dame Cathedral Design Competition
The People's Notre-Dame Cathedral Design Competition

Admission: FREE
Grand Prize: $1,000
Deadline: June 30 11:59PM PST
Winner Announced: July 31, 2019

BRIEF
On the evening of April 15th, 2019 the world held its breath as the Notre-Dame Cathedral was engulfed in flames. A few hours after the fire begun, the centuries-old cathedral had lost its entire roof, spire, and was severely damaged by the flames. Thankfully it was not completely destroyed and many priceless artifacts from the interior were saved.

Vincent Callebaut Architectures Reveals Tribute to Notre-Dame with Rooftop Farm

11:00 - 7 May, 2019
Vincent Callebaut Architectures Reveals Tribute to Notre-Dame with Rooftop Farm, © Vincent Callebaut Architectures
© Vincent Callebaut Architectures

Vincent Callebaut Architectures has unveiled images of their tribute to Notre-Dame Cathedral following the fire that badly damaged the historic structure. A transcendent project that forms a symbol of a resilient and ecological future, the project is inspired by biomimicry and a common ethic for a fairer symbiotic relationship between humans and nature.

1024 architecture design Immersive Installations for Techno Exhibition in Paris

09:00 - 3 May, 2019
1024 architecture design Immersive Installations for Techno Exhibition in Paris, © Gil Lefauconnier
© Gil Lefauconnier

1024 architecture has released details of their exhibition at La Philharmonie de Paris. Freed from the classic codes of presentation, the exhibition adopts a raw, deliberately urban design, including a scaffolding structure reminiscent of concert scenery. The firm as also designed a digital installation, Core, whose light sculptures change with the soundtrack.

© Brice Pelleschi photographie © Julie Guiches photographie © Julie Guiches photographie © Julie Guiches photographie + 19

Office Rooftop / Studio Combo

02:00 - 2 May, 2019
Office Rooftop / Studio Combo, © Guillaume Guerin
© Guillaume Guerin

© Guillaume Guerin © Guillaume Guerin © Guillaume Guerin © Guillaume Guerin + 15

A Complementary Architectural Dialogue of Past and Present in the Refurbishment of Hotel Fouquet Barrière

07:00 - 26 April, 2019
A Complementary Architectural Dialogue of Past and Present in the Refurbishment of Hotel Fouquet Barrière, © Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

Although ancient buildings carry compelling architectural presence, demolition or radical change is often their fate. While some architects prefer to introduce thoroughly new structures, others choose to honor the works of historic architects, who built the basis and foundations of structures that helped shape up cities today.

For the refurbishment of ParisHotel Fouquet Barrière, located one block facing Avenue des Champs Elysées, Edouard François was selected to renovate the entire property, including offices, spa services, façade, and courtyards. François’ design strategy was rather unambiguous, using only two keywords as reference: “COPY-EDIT”; a reinterpretation of the “old” through contemporary technologies and modified material.

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu + 18

Foster + Partners to Create Proposal for New Notre Dame Spire

13:00 - 23 April, 2019
Foster + Partners to Create Proposal for New Notre Dame Spire, Notre Dame. Image © Flickr user kosalabandara licensed under CC BY 2.0
Notre Dame. Image © Flickr user kosalabandara licensed under CC BY 2.0

Foster + Partners have joined a series of design offices that will enter the international competition to design a replacement spire for Notre Dame Cathedral. As reported by The Times, Foster has said that the new addition can be focused around "light" for the cathedral’s ruined roof. After the fire partially destroyed the iconic cathedral, France now aims to move forward with plans to renovate the iconic structure.

Dominique Perrault on Notre Dame: "The Heart of the Heart"

13:00 - 18 April, 2019
Dominique Perrault on Notre Dame: "The Heart of the Heart", Notre Dame Cathedral. Image © Flickr user kosalabandara licensed under CC BY 2.0
Notre Dame Cathedral. Image © Flickr user kosalabandara licensed under CC BY 2.0

French architect Dominique Perrault has shared his thoughts after this week's devastating fire of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Best known for his design of the French National Library, Perrault has had a hand in many projects across France, including work in 2015 studying the means of ensuring the continued urban centrality of the Île de la Cité, in collaboration with Philippe Belaval, President of the Center for National Monuments. ArchDaily has published Perrault's statement in full, outlining the architect's response to the Notre Dame fire.

Why the Notre-Dame Cathedral Fire was So Difficult to Tackle

11:00 - 16 April, 2019
© Erieta Attali
© Erieta Attali

For almost a millennium, Notre-Dame Cathedral has stood proudly on Paris’ central Île de la Cité, a symbol of the city’s history, culture, and romanticism. On Monday, April 15th, 2019, thousands who lined the banks of the Seine and millions more across the world watched on in a mixture of disbelief, heartbreak, and helplessness as the Gothic masterpiece burned before their eyes.

The fire has fortunately not claimed any lives but has robbed the landmark of its 19th-century spire, roof, and potentially priceless stained glass windows and interior ornamentation and artwork. At the time of writing, it appears that the main structure of Notre-Dame Cathedral has been saved and preserved, owed to the efforts of 500 firefighters deployed to the disaster.

© Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali + 9

The Notre-Dame Cathedral Fire: What Happened, and What Happens Next?

09:00 - 16 April, 2019
© Erieta Attali
© Erieta Attali

One day after the fire that partially destroyed the iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, we are left to look back at the night of unfolding devastation, and forward at plans to renovate and restore the structure back to its former glory. The 856-year-old structure, which has survived riots, wars, and revolutions, sustained major damage as fire destroyed its central spire, 66% of its roof, and parts of its vaulted interior. Despite the alarming images and videos of the Gothic masterpiece ablaze, it appears that the main structure, and much of the interior, has escaped destruction.

While a full investigation into the cause of the fire will likely take some time, new details continue to emerge on the course of the blaze, and initiatives from the public and private sector to fund the cathedral’s restoration. Below, we recap the timeline that unfolded on the evening of April 15th, before detailing the plans to recover a building emblematic of the history of its city and country.

© Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali + 9

David Adjaye Among Firms to Design New Paris Neighborhood

11:00 - 15 April, 2019
David Adjaye Among Firms to Design New Paris Neighborhood, Courtesy of hardel le bihan, youssef tohme, adjaye associates, buzzo spinelli
Courtesy of hardel le bihan, youssef tohme, adjaye associates, buzzo spinelli

Adjaye Associates, Buzzo Spinelli Architecture, Hardel le Bihan and Youssef Tohme Architects have collaborated on a winning design for a new urban district along the River Seine in south-east Paris. The soaring scheme, developed by the “Nouvel R” team, features a 100-meter-tall residential block named “Tour Seine” and seven other buildings across a 100,000-square-meter site.

Musee du Quai Branly / Ateliers Jean Nouvel

10:00 - 12 April, 2019
Musee du Quai Branly / Ateliers Jean Nouvel, © Clément Guillaume
© Clément Guillaume

© Roland Halbe © Clément Guillaume © Roland Halbe © Philippe Ruault + 21

Tower of London Competition 1890

07:30 - 11 April, 2019
© Descriptive illustrated catalogue of the sixty-eight competitive designs for the great tower for London compiled and edited by Fred. C. Lynde
© Descriptive illustrated catalogue of the sixty-eight competitive designs for the great tower for London compiled and edited by Fred. C. Lynde

While the Eiffel Tower was negatively received at first for its utilitarian appearance, it soon became a major attraction for Paris, France in the late 19th century. It represented structural ingenuity and innovation and soon became a major feat, rising to 300 meters of7,500 tons of steel and iron. Just three years after its unveiling, London sponsored a competition for its own version of the tower in 1890. The Tower Company, Limited collected 68 designs, all variations of the design of the Eiffel Tower. Proposals were submitted from the United States, Canada, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Austria, Turkey and Australia. Many of the designs are bizarre interpretations of utilitarian structures, following the aesthetics of the Eiffel Tower, only bigger and taller.

Join us after the break for more on the story of the Tower of London.

Archives Antoni Clavé / Kengo Kuma & Associates

21:00 - 10 April, 2019
Archives Antoni Clavé / Kengo Kuma & Associates, © 11h45
© 11h45

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  • Architects

  • Location

    XIV Distrito de París, 75014 París, France
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

    Kengo Kuma
  • Design Team

    Chizuko Kawarada
  • Area

    240.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Christo will Wrap the Arc de Triomphe in Blue Fabric for his Next Work

10:30 - 5 April, 2019
Christo will Wrap the Arc de Triomphe in Blue Fabric for his Next Work, Christo, L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped (Project for Paris) Place de l'Etoile – Charles de Gaulle, 2019. Imagem por André Grossmann, © 2019 Christo
Christo, L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped (Project for Paris) Place de l'Etoile – Charles de Gaulle, 2019. Imagem por André Grossmann, © 2019 Christo

The Bulgarian artist Christo will wrap the famous Arc de Triomphe in Paris with recyclable blue fabric in his next work. The work, which will open on April 9 and last for two weeks, coincides with the artist's large exhibition at the Center Pompidou, which brings together works done in partnership with his late wife, Jeanne-Claude, during the period in which they lived in Paris.