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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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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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Parc de la Villette is the “largest deconstructed building in the world”

May 5, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Parc de la Villette by Bernard Tschumi

Continuing our deconstructivism series, we take a look at Bernard Tschumi’s Parc de la Villette in Paris, one of the movement’s earliest and most influential projects. French-Swiss architect Tschumi designed the park as a deconstructed building. “It was not about nature, per se, it was an urban moment,” Tschumi told Dezeen. “I call it the largest deconstructed

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Parisian Chic Home Interiors That Will Make You Say Oh Là Là!

March 9, 2022 HD Staff 0

In the chic haunts of Paris, style is elegant yet comfortable. This goes for clothing fashion and home interiors alike. Just as we’re inspired by the Parisian catwalk to fill our wardrobes, inspiration from fabulous French home interiors spreads across the globe too. Europe has been looking to Paris since the reign of Louis XIV, […]

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Paris set to build four-kilometre-long urban cable car

February 18, 2022 James Parkes 0
Y-shaped pylons will support the cable car system

Construction is set to begin on Paris’ first urban cable car, a 4.5-kilometre-line that will connect several suburbs in the southeast of the city to the Metro system. Named Câble 1, the system will link the suburb of Villeneuve-Saint-Georges with the Créteil Pointe du Lac station on Paris’ Metro line 8. Construction will begin later this

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NOA creates tailor-made interior for pied-à-terre in Le Marais

February 16, 2022 Amy Frearson 0
Window seat, Nicolai Paris by NOA

Network of Architecture has used curved lines, custom oak furniture and marble details to heighten the character of an apartment in a converted hotel in Le Marais, Paris. NOA has created a completely custom interior for Nicolai Paris, located in the former Hotel Nicolai, which serves as a pied-à-terre for an Italian family. The renovation involved designing the layout

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h2o Architectes converts storage space into colourful studio for Louvre museum

February 13, 2022 Natasha Levy 0
Red-painted workshop inside The Studio at the Louvre museum designed by h2o Architectes

French firm h2o Architectes has designed a brightly-hued educational facility, hosting art classes for young and old inside Paris’s Musée du Louvre. Over 1,200-square-metres, The Studio encompasses a common area and nine studio spaces on the lower ground floor of the Louvre’s Richelieu wing. What was once a storage depot for the Islamic art department

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Atelier Craft and ICI! complete triangular migrant shelter in Paris

January 27, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Aire de Repos shelter

French studios Atelier Craft and ICI! have designed a triangular day shelter for migrants and refugees in Paris, with a modular timber frame that allows it to be demounted and moved to different sites. Called Aire de Repos or Rest Area, the shelter is currently located at La Station Gare des Mines, an arts venue

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“All good architecture is modern in its time” says Richard Rogers

January 11, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
exterior of Centre Pompidou in Paris

In the second exclusive interview that we filmed with Richard Rogers, the late British architect explained the story behind the Centre Pompidou that he designed with Renzo Piano. The interview is one of a series filmed with Rogers to coincide with a retrospective of his work at the Royal Academy of Arts in London in

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The Whale apartment in Paris riffs on art deco design

January 4, 2022 Natasha Levy 0
White armchair under spherical pendant lights in interior of The Whale apartment in Paris designed by Clément Lesnoff-Rocard

Mirror, brass and simple geometries feature inside this Parisian apartment by local architect Clément Lesnoff-Rocard, which offers an understated take on art deco. The 65-square-metre flat, nicknamed The Whale, is tucked away in the basement of a residential building in the city’s 16th arrondissement. According to Lesnoff-Rocard, the apartment had undergone a renovation in recent

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