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Herzog & de Meuron’s Tour Triangle set to begin construction in Paris

November 19, 2021 Nat Barker 0
Tour Triangle by Herzog & de Meuron

The Tour Triangle skyscraper designed by Swiss studio Herzog & de Meuron is finally set to begin construction in Paris after 15 years in the making, amid a last-ditch attempt to stop it by the building’s critics. Developer Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) this month struck a partnership deal with an investment arm of French insurance multinational AXA, providing

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Kim Kardashian launches first pop-up SKIMS store in Paris

October 4, 2021 Alice Finney 0
The beige interior of SKIMS pop up store in Paris

Art director Willo Perron has designed the first pop-up store for Kim Kardashian’s underwear brand SKIMS, which is in Paris and furnished with glossy, chunky display units and partitions. The temporary SKIMS store is located in a 2,800-square-metre ground floor space at the entrance of the Parisian department store Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann. Central to the store’s distinctive design

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s wrapped Arc de Triomphe opens to the public

September 21, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
Crowds around L'Arc de Triomphe Wrapped

L’Arc de Triomphe Wrapped, an installation designed by the late artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, has opened to the public in Paris. The installation sees the iconic triumphal arch on the Champs-Élysées shrouded in 25,000 square metres of silvery, recyclable fabric, which is tied in place by 7,000 metres of red rope. L’Arc de Triomphe Wrapped

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s wrapped Arc de Triomphe nears completion in Paris

September 17, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
L'Arc de Triomphe Wrapped by Christo and Jeanne-Claude

The first photos of l’Arc de Triomphe Wrapped installation by late artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude have been revealed ahead of its official opening in Paris. The 49.5-metre-tall Arc de Triomphe monument has been covered by 25,000 square metres of silvery fabric, secured by 3,000 metres of contrasting red rope. It fulfils the “life-long dream” of

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JCPCDR Architecture uses oak wood throughout Paris Dental Studios

August 9, 2021 Alice Finney 0
A customer entering a dentist studio reception

A curved wooden panel runs throughout this dental practice by Paris-based architecture studio JCPCDR Architecture. The architecture studio was asked to create a “warm and laidback” environment as an antidote to traditional medical sites. The dental practice, which is located on the ground floor of a courtyard in Paris, had to balance the practical medical

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Emmanuelle Simon designs “welcoming” Parisian bakery

July 29, 2021 Alice Finney 0
Liberté bakery in Paris

Interior architecture studio Emmanuelle Simon used arched shelving coves, sandy tones and rounded furniture in the Liberté bakery in Paris. Founder of Boulangeries Liberté Mickael Benichou gave Emmanuelle Simon free rein to create “a unique spot” in the 25-square-metre space. The designers aimed to create cosy interiors that would prompt visitors to stay inside for a little

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Barrault Pressacco uses hempcrete to create social housing in Paris

July 29, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
The building has a tiered design

Architecture firm Barrault Pressacco used bio-based materials including wood and hempcrete to construct this mixed-use building that references traditional Parisian apartment blocks. Located on the Rue Marx Dormoy in Paris’s 18th arrondissement, the building contains 15 units for social housing along with two shops at ground floor level. Paris studio Barrault Pressacco designed the building

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Lizée-Hugot uses leather and tubular steel to channel the 1970s in Parisian eatery

July 28, 2021 Ali Morris 0
Abstinence restaurant interior by Lizée-Hugot

Materials typical of a classic Parisian brasserie such as wood, marble and a lacquered ceiling are teamed with tubular steel furniture reminiscent of the 1970s in the Abstinence restaurant. Called Abstinence, the restaurant is the first project completed by Parisian studio Lizée-Hugot, which was founded earlier this year by Stéphanie Lizée and Raphael Hugot after some

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AMO designs Off-White flagship store as an “abstract reinterpretation of Paris”

July 27, 2021 Ali Morris 0
Off-White Paris store by AMO

Off-White’s latest AMO-designed flagship store features abstract interpretations of Paris’s courtyards and flea markets. Located two blocks away from Place Vendôme, the Off-White Paris store extends over three floors of a 19th-century corner building. The outpost is the second Off-White store to be designed by AMO – the creative think tank of the OMA –

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Former Parisian railway station turned into housing and live-work units

July 16, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
A mixed-use development in Paris by Moussafir Architectes and Nicolas Hugoo Architecture

Moussafir Architectes and Nicolas Hugoo Architecture have created two residential towers connected by a podium containing live-work units as part of the La Chapelle International development in northern Paris. Built on a former railway station in Paris’s 18th arrondissement in the northeast of the city, the development occupies a city block. Moussafir Architectes and Nicolas Hugoo

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