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An In-Depth Look at the Le Corbusier-Designed Barge Which Sank Last Month

09:30 - 14 March, 2018
An In-Depth Look at the Le Corbusier-Designed Barge Which Sank Last Month, Image <a href='http://archipostalecarte.blogspot.com/2015/03/le-corbusier-pour-les-hommes.html'>via Archipostale</a>
Image via Archipostale

This article was originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "The Fascinating History of Le Corbusier’s Lost Barge."

This winter, France experienced some of the heaviest rains it has seen in 50 years. In Paris, the Seine flooded its banks, submerging parks, streets, and disrupting metro service. The deluge also claimed an architectural curiosity. On February 8th the Louise-Catherine, a concrete barge renovated by Le Corbusier, slipped below the murky waters of the Seine and came to rest on the bottom of the river by Quai D’Austerlitz on the east side of Paris.

As the floodwaters receded, the 100-year-old barge’s bow became stuck on the wharf, tipping it into the river, according to Le Parisien. Though firefighters were present and attempted to save the historic vessel, it filled with water and sank in a matter of minutes.

SOM Selected to Design Green Masterplan for Eastern Paris

16:42 - 13 March, 2018
SOM Selected to Design Green Masterplan for Eastern Paris, Courtesy of SOM
Courtesy of SOM

Chicago-based Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) have won an international competition for the design of an enhanced urban district in Charenton-Bercy, on the eastern edge of Paris. Working with a team of urbanists, landscape designers and community think tanks, SOM have proposed a highly connected urban landscape incorporating a 180-meter energy efficient tower, and contemporary rotunda serving as a virtual reality hub.

Atelier_142 / Atelier Wilda

01:00 - 9 March, 2018
Atelier_142 / Atelier Wilda, © David Foessel
© David Foessel

© David Foessel © David Foessel © David Foessel © David Foessel + 24

L’ATALANTE / KOZ architectes

09:00 - 24 February, 2018
L’ATALANTE  / KOZ architectes, © Cécile SEPTET
© Cécile SEPTET

© Cécile SEPTET © Cécile SEPTET © Cécile SEPTET © Cécile SEPTET + 30

  • Architects

  • Location

    25 Avenue du Maréchal Franchet d'Esperey, 75016 Paris, France
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Christophe Ouhayoun, Nicolas Ziesel, Cécile Gayraud

  • Area

    3545.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

École des Ponts ParisTech Tackles the Digital Innovation Shift of the Design and Construction Industry

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École des Ponts ParisTech Tackles the Digital Innovation Shift of the Design and Construction Industry, Credits: Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy / Architect : ZHA & AECOM / Automatization Processes for Digital Fabrication : ECHOES.PARIS
Credits: Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy / Architect : ZHA & AECOM / Automatization Processes for Digital Fabrication : ECHOES.PARIS

Applications are open for the third edition of the Design by Data Advanced Master® in Computational Design, Digital Manufacturing and Building Technologies opening in September 2018 in Paris.

Design by Data provides attendees with a cross-disciplinary culture of computational design and a comprehensive knowledge of cutting-edge technologies in the fields of parametric architecture, robotics, digital manufacturing and 3D printing for the construction industry.

Dominique Perrault - The Bibliothèque nationale de France: Portrait of a project 1988 - 1998

19:30 - 19 February, 2018
Dominique Perrault - The Bibliothèque nationale de France: Portrait of a project 1988 - 1998

The Bibliothèque nationale de France has given its architect Dominique Perrault ‘carte blanche’ to develop an exhibition dedicated to the building he designed in 1989 : with an original ‘mise en abyme’, a large-scale scenography presents the story of the conception and construction of the BnF, one of the most important contemporary public buildings in France.

House of Ile-de-France / ANMA

02:00 - 7 February, 2018
© Cécile Septet
© Cécile Septet

© Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet + 68

  • Architects

  • Location

    17 Boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris, France
  • Category

  • Architects in Charge

    Nicolas Michelin, Cyril Trétout, Michel Delplace
  • Area

    3114.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

City Hotel Paris / Hardel Le Bihan Architectes

02:00 - 27 January, 2018
City Hotel Paris  / Hardel Le Bihan Architectes, © Schnepp Renou
© Schnepp Renou

© Schnepp Renou © Schnepp Renou © Schnepp Renou © Schnepp Renou + 16

New Ministry of Defense in Paris / ANMA

03:00 - 23 January, 2018
New Ministry of Defense in Paris / ANMA, © Cécile Septet
© Cécile Septet

© Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet + 46

  • Architects

  • Location

    3 Avenue de la Porte de Sèvres, 75015 Paris, France
  • Category

  • ANMA Team

    Nicolas Michelin, Cyril Trétout, Michel Delplace
  • Project Team

    Jean-Pierre Buisson, Simon Barthélémy, Cecilia Bertozzi, Henry Gagnaire, Gérald Sellier
  • Area

    17000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Call for Entries: 2018 BIM Contest

18:50 - 17 January, 2018
Call for Entries: 2018 BIM Contest, Polantis - 2018 BIM Contest - Open-Air School
Polantis - 2018 BIM Contest - Open-Air School

The 2018 BIM Competition asks applicants to reflect on the creation of a grammar school for 500 students in the city of Suresnes. Also, The Suresnes Open-Air School is located on this existing cluster block. Candidates should include a proposal for repurposing it.

The Arc de Triomphe as an Elephant?! These Illustrations Reveal What Famous Monuments Could Have Been

08:00 - 15 January, 2018
The Arc de Triomphe as an Elephant?! These Illustrations Reveal What Famous Monuments Could Have Been, Courtesy of GoCompare
Courtesy of GoCompare

A city’s monuments are integral parts of its metropolitan identity. They stand proud and tall and are often the subject of a few of your vacation photos. It is their form and design which makes them instantly recognizable, but what if their design had turned out differently?

Paris’ iconic and stunning Arc de Triomphe could have been a giant elephant, large enough to hold banquets and balls, and the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. could have featured an impressive pyramid.

GoCompare has compiled and illustrated a series of rejected designs for monuments and placed them in a modern context to commemorate what could have been. Here are a few of our favorites:

The Architectural Review Announces Winners of the 2017 AR Emerging Architecture Awards

06:00 - 8 December, 2017
Winner: Rue Bonnet Social Housing/ Avenier Cornejo Architectes. Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Awards
Winner: Rue Bonnet Social Housing/ Avenier Cornejo Architectes. Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Awards

The winners of the Architectural Review 2017 Emerging Architecture Award are Christelle Avenier and Miguel Cornejo. The duo’s social housing project in Paris was selected as winners by the judges. All finalists gathered in Berlin this year to present their projects to a panel consisting of Marina Tabassum, Martyn Hook, and Matthias Sauerbruch. For the last two-years, the jury has received the applications at the World Architecture Festival.

Winner: Rue Bonnet Social Housing/ Avenier Cornejo Architectes. Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Awards Highly Commended: Casa de Los Vientos / José Luis Muñoz. Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Awards Highly Commended: Fort Vechten Waterline Museum / Studio Anne Holtrop. Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Awards Highly Commended: Fort Vechten Waterline Museum / Studio Anne Holtrop. Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Awards + 9

Peep Through the Wondrous Windows of the Tours Aillaud in This Colorful Photo Series

08:00 - 3 December, 2017
Peep Through the Wondrous Windows of the Tours Aillaud in This Colorful Photo Series, © Laurent Kronental
© Laurent Kronental

French photographer Laurent Kronental’s latest photo series, “Les Yeux des Tours” views of Paris, are framed by the quirky windows of the Tours Aillaud, and by the subtle differences in which the spaces around them are inhabited. Kronental considers the towers as some of the most spectacular of the Grands Ensembles built in the post-war economic boom in France. For him, photographing these buildings was a form of nostalgia, a way of satisfying a deep sense of childhood wonder and curiosity that fostered in him as a young boy perceiving them from the nearby business and shopping center "La Défense," questioning the lives of the people who live there.

SAVE. Image © Laurent Kronental SAVE. Image © Laurent Kronental © Laurent Kronental © Laurent Kronental + 19

Paris Courthouse / Renzo Piano Building Workshop

03:00 - 22 November, 2017
© Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

Courtesy of Renzo Piano Building Workshop Courtesy of Renzo Piano Building Workshop © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia + 28

Manufacture Design / Saguez & Partners

05:00 - 19 November, 2017
Manufacture Design  / Saguez & Partners, © Éric Laignel
© Éric Laignel

© Éric Laignel © Éric Laignel © Éric Laignel © Éric Laignel + 39

  • Architects

  • Location

    6 rue de l'Hippodrome, 93400 Saint-Ouen, France
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    CV2A + Reichen et Robert
  • Area

    46000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Millénaire Footbridge / Explorations Architecture

09:00 - 18 November, 2017
Millénaire Footbridge / Explorations Architecture, © Michel Denancé
© Michel Denancé

© Luis Diaz Diaz © Michel Denancé © Luis Diaz Diaz © Karolina Samborwska + 17

Voltaire / SABO project

09:00 - 11 November, 2017
© Alexandre Delaunay
© Alexandre Delaunay

© Alexandre Delaunay © Alexandre Delaunay © Alexandre Delaunay © Alexandre Delaunay + 38

Competition-Winning Paris Office Park Design to Reintroduce Play into the Workplace

12:00 - 28 October, 2017
Competition-Winning Paris Office Park Design to Reintroduce Play into the Workplace, Courtesy of RAU, karres+brands & SeARCH
Courtesy of RAU, karres+brands & SeARCH

Dutch Firms Team RAU, SeARCH, and karres +brands have been named as one of the winners of the Inventons la Metropole de Grand Paris, the largest European competition for city planning, architecture and public space. Their project, Triango, reinvents Paris’ Triangle de Gonesse into a dynamic and lively business park which promotes sustainability in every sense of the word.

Courtesy of RAU, karres+brands & SeARCH Courtesy of RAU, karres+brands & SeARCH Courtesy of RAU, karres+brands & SeARCH Courtesy of RAU, karres+brands & SeARCH + 14