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Studio Odile Decq’s minimalist glass pavilion recalls traditional greenhouses

November 21, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0

The Green Pavilion, a glass pavilion with a pyramidal roof, was designed by architect Odile Decq to evoke historic orangeries and installed in the Jardin des Tuileries as part of the Paris+ par Art Basel art fair. Decq was commissioned by Galerie Philippe Gravier to create a functional art piece to be placed in the

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Scalloped facade fronts Parisian social housing block by Jean-Christophe Quinton

November 1, 2022 Rima Sabina Aouf 0

French architect Jean-Christophe Quinton has decorated a Parisian social housing project built on the site of a demolished police station with a curvy limestone facade. The housing units are located at 12 Rue Jean-Bart in Paris’ wealthy sixth arrondissement, one of the city’s central districts, and were designed to destigmatise social housing by giving it

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Chzon studio designs airport departure hall to reference Parisian life

September 22, 2022 Alice Laycock 0
Photograph showing airport departure lounge with green bench seats and large tree-like rounded white sculptures

French design agency Chzon studio has added archways and fountains that reference iconic Parisian monuments to a departure lounge at the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. Chzon studio redesigned the boarding gate area in Terminal 2G with the aim of creating a dynamic representation of Paris’ design and history in a typically utilitarian area

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Ateliers Jean Nouvel completes pair of inclined skyscrapers in Paris

September 21, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Duo skyscraper by Ateliers Jean Nouvel

French studio Ateliers Jean Nouvel has designed the 180- and 125-metre-high Tours Duo skyscrapers to “create a character” for eastern Paris. Designed as a landmark for eastern Paris, the pair of skyscrapers contain 97,000 square metres of office space and a 139-room hotel with interiors designed by French designer Philippe Starck. “Eastern Paris is slowly coming

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Balenciaga opens tinted-glass couture store beneath historic Paris atelier

September 11, 2022 James Parkes 0
Interior image of a shopping space at the Balenciaga Couture Store

Fashion house Balenciaga has opened a couture store with smoked-glass-panelled walls in the same building as its original couture salon in Paris. The store is located beneath Balenciaga’s historic atelier at 10 Avenue George V, which was recently renovated to exactly replicate the interior of the original couture salon that was first opened in 1937.

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Bernard Dubois incorporates nightclub references into Courrèges’ Paris store

September 9, 2022 Ali Morris 0
Image of a mirrored fitting area at the Courrèges store

Thick carpets, mirrored panels and fabric-covered walls populate this clothing store in Paris designed by Belgian architect Bernard Dubois. The 232-square-metre boutique is located near the Champs-Élysées and belongs to Courrèges – a Parisian label that was launched by fashion designer André Courrèges in 1961. Optimistic and full of energy, the late designer’s creations placed

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Hotel Rosalie encourages nature to “reclaim its rightful place in the urban landscape”

August 23, 2022 Ali Morris 0
Hotel Rosalie by Marion Mailaender

French interior designer Marion Mailaender has worked with hotelier Joris Bruneel to create a hotel in Paris informed by overgrown and abandoned buildings. Conceived as a hidden oasis in the city, Hotel Rosalie is set in a courtyard behind a tall iron gate on a tree-lined street in the 13th arrondissement. Greenery is incorporated into

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Concrete infrastructure informs Acne Studios’ limestone-clad Rue Saint Honoré store

August 9, 2022 James Parkes 0
Interior image of Acne Studios limestone-clad Rue Saint Honoré store

Fashion brand Acne Studios has opened a “monolithic” store on Paris’ Rue Saint Honoré, designed in collaboration with architecture studio Arquitectura-G, that references a Stockholm skatepark and its Parisian setting. Located on Rue Saint Honoré, a historic street and renowned shopping destination in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, the store was created by Acne Studios

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Skewed apartment by Clément Lesnoff-Rocard Architect celebrates “edges”

August 9, 2022 Ali Morris 0
Interior image of the marble staircase at The Edge

Local architect Clément Lesnoff-Rocard used clean lines, light colours and mirrors to create a bright interior within this skewed Parisian penthouse. Located on the top two floors of a 1980s building in Paris’ 17th arrondissement, The Edge apartment is a penthouse that looks out over the city’s rooftops. “This space gave me this very specific

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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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