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Bouroullec brothers create tile-clad Lincoln Pavilion for full-size replica car

July 30, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Red pavilion in France

French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have created a red tile-clad pavilion at the Piacé Le Radieux arts centre in France to display artist Pascal Rivet’s wooden replica of a Lincoln car. The Bouroullec brothers were invited to design the Lincoln Pavilion by French artist Rivet and Piacé Le Radieux director Nicolas Hérisson in the

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Ciguë imagines car-free city inside Cowboy’s electric bike shop in Paris

July 28, 2022 Ali Morris 0
Exterior shop of bike hanging in window of Cowboy e-bike shop in Paris by Ciguë

Limestone blocks and crushed earth feature in this electric bike shop in Paris, designed by local studio Ciguë to visualise how a car-free city of the future might look. The store belongs to Cowboy, an e-bike brand aimed at urban cyclists, and is located in the department store Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche. For its

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MAD surrounds Passivhaus housing block in white curved balconies

July 25, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
MAD housing at Clichy-Batignolles in Paris

Chinese architecture studio MAD has unveiled the 13-storey UNIC residential tower in Paris, France, which is its first completed project in Europe. Designed in collaboration with French studio Biecher Architectes, the 50-metre-high residential tower forms part of the Clichy-Batignolles development of a former rail yard in the north of Paris. The 6,600-square-metre apartment tower is designed as

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Notre-Dame visitor centre set to be built in underground car park

July 15, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Render of Notre-Dame underground visitor centre

Landscape architecture studio Bureau Bas Smets is set to revive the square facing Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris and transform an abandoned underground car park beneath it into a visitor centre that opens onto the river Seine The overhaul, which is being led by Belgian studio Bureau Bas Smets with urban planner GRAU and heritage architecture studio Neufville-Gayet,

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OMA designs Tiffany & Co pop-up in Paris to take visitors on a “journey across time”

July 8, 2022 Natasha Levy 0
Blue rotunda in Tiffany & Co pop-up shop in Paris designed by OMA

Architecture studio OMA has created a pop-up shop for Tiffany & Co in Paris that showcases an assortment of pieces from the jeweller’s 185-year history. The pop-up is located in the eighth arrondissement and functions as a cross between a boutique and an exhibition, spotlighting Tiffany pieces from both past and present. “Tiffany & Co

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Plant-covered Villa M by Triptyque and Philippe Starck “brings nature back to the city”

June 12, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Vertical garden of Villa M in Paris

A steel exoskeleton supports a vertical garden facade at this hotel in Paris, France, designed by French-Brazilian studio Triptyque in collaboration with designer Philippe Starck and landscape studio Coloco. Located in Montparnasse, the 8,000-square-metre hotel also contains a restaurant, co-working space, gym and rooftop bar, which the team said all focus on healthy living and a

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Bachmann Associés gives Belle Époque hotel in French ski resort a modern update

June 4, 2022 Ali Morris 0
Velvet chaise longue in front of painting in La Folie Douce Hôtel Chamonix by Bachmann Associés

Bare brick and concrete are exposed in this renovation of a grand hotel at the foot of Mont Blanc by French architecture practice Bachmann Associés. Set in the ski resort of Chamonix, La Folie Douce Hôtel Chamonix occupies the former Savoy Palace – an 18,000-square-metre Belle Époque building with 250 rooms and five restaurants that was

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David Chipperfield adds vaulted arcades to revamped office complex in Paris

May 18, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Morland Mixité Capitale office by David Cghipperfield

The Berlin studio of David Chipperfield Architects has renovated and extended a 20th-century office block in Paris to transform it into a multifunctional complex called ​​Morland Mixité Capitale. Located beside the River Seine in the French capital’s 4th arrondissement, the revamped building contains housing, a hotel, offices and various public amenities. The former office, named

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Galerie Philia presents design exhibition informed by Le Corbusier at Cité Radieuse

May 16, 2022 Jane Englefield 0
Heritages

Galerie Philia has unveiled Héritages, an exhibition at the Le Corbusier-designed Cité Radieuse building featuring work by designers such as Rick Owens that respond to the Swiss-French architect’s theories of modernism. Héritages presents work by eight international designers and seven visual artists that reference the modernist theories pioneered by Le Corbusier, whose designs are known for

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SO-IL and FREAKS extend glass museum in France with sweeping public plaza

May 10, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Aerial view of Site Verrier de Meisenthal

New York office SO-IL and Parisian studio FREAKS have completed the renovation and extension of an 18th-century glass factory in France, adding a sweeping concrete plaza that unites a series of cultural spaces. The site, located close to the village of Meisenthal in the Northern Vosges Natural Park, has been home to the Meisenthal Glass

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