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Another peek into the Festival des Architectures Vives: The 2015 Pavilion

Posted: Friday, April 17, 2015
Here's another glimpse of the 2015 Festival des Architectures Vives opening this June. As visitors explore the cities of Montpellier and La Grande Motte, they'll find installation sites that play with the notion of temporality: spontaneity, immediacy, chance encounters, the ephemeral, and so on. Another feature not…

A preview of the Festival des Architectures Vives 2015

Posted: Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Over at La Grande Motte and Montpellier in France, the Festival des Architectures Vives is back for 2015. Established in 2006, FAV aims to connect the public to architecture and new urban spaces around town as well as showcase the work of young architects. In celebration of…

Sou Fujimoto + Manal Rachdi OXO + Nicolas Laisné win Ecole Polytechnique Learning Centre

Posted: Monday, April 06, 2015
A consortium led by Sou Fujimoto Architects + Manal Rachdi OXO Architectes + Nicolas Laisné Associates had the winning design for the upcoming Ecole Polytechnique Learning Centre for the Paris-Saclay University. The team collaborated with Egis Bâtiment, Franck Boutté consultants and Jean-Paul Lamoureux acoustics. The winning team was…

“Les voûtes filantes” by Atelier YokYok to be showcased during 2015 Cahors June garden festival

Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Parisian practice Atelier YokYok had one of the three winning entries that will be installed during the 2015 Cahors Juin Jardins, coming up this June in Cahors, France. Starting out with more humble beginnings in June 2006, the garden festival has grown (no pun intended)…

A glimpse at MenoMenoPiu’s EauBERGE Paris Capsule Hotel proposal

Posted: Thursday, December 11, 2014
Inspired by cabin hotels like those in Japan and the Parisian booksellers housed in structures built along the Seine river, MenoMenoPiu Architects shared the details to their eye-catching proposal for the EauBERGE Paris Capsule Hotel. As a response to the tourist nature of Paris, MenoMenoPiu's design…

Petropolis of Tomorrow’s “FrequenCity”, currently at the FRAC’s “The City as a Vision”

Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014
Petropolis of Tomorrow's "FrequenCity" is part of an impressive collection of projects in the current "The City as a Vision" exhibition at the FRAC Centre in France, happening now until February 22, 2015. As a tribute to historian and critic Michel Ragon -- who wrote…

World War I International Memorial at Notre-Dame-de-Lorette to be inaugurated in November

Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Upon the centenary commemoration of the tragic events that occurred in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region during the Great War, the International Memorial at Notre-Dame-de-Lorette in France will be officially inaugurated on November 11, 2014. Designed by architect Philippe Prost -- who had the winning proposal in a…

Italian team wins first place at the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014

Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014
The top three winners of the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 were recently announced during the awards ceremony this past weekend in Versailles, France. For two years, the 20 student teams worked to build a full-scale, fully functioning solar-powered house. Out of 800 decathletes who participated in…

3xn to design the new International Olympic Committee HQ in Lausanne

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
3xn was chosen by the International Olympic Committee as the architectural partner to design the new IOC Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. The IOC selected the Danish firm out of a shortlist of 12 after a collective decision by the IOC Architecture College during a March 25…

Bernard Tschumi retrospective opens on April 30 at Centre Pompidou, Paris

Posted: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Book a trip to the Centre Pompidou in Paris this summer. The Centre is hosting the first major European retrospective of iconic French-Swiss architect and theorist Bernard Tschumi from April 30 to July 28, 2014. Exploring Tschumi's influential work from 1975 to the…

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