Articles tagged France

Media Library [Third-Place] by Dominique Coulon et Associés. Photos Eugeni Pons

A collection of bubbles gives Dominique Coulon & Associés free movement

THIONVILLE – With a fluid façade wrapping around the building like an unfurling ribbon, Media Library [Third-Place] has recently opened in the north east of France.

Alesia Cinema by Manuelle Gautrand Architecture. Photos Luc Boegly / Guillame Guerin

Manuelle Gautrand uses steps and folds to immerse the audience with film

PARIS – Wedged between a seven-storey apartment building and a low-rise retail arcade the Gaumont Alésia Cinema has been through multiple changes since its opening in 1921.


People become the paint for TeamLab's canvas in an installation at Maison&Objet

PARIS – ‘We wanted to make a space created by people,’ says TeamLab’s Takashi Kudo, standing in the colourful grove of glowing pendants that comprised the digital-art …


Didier Faustino salutes designer Pierre Hardy and Hermès with a nod to the Big Bang

PARIS – In Paris this autumn, local artist and architect Didier Fiuza Faustino presented the latest Hermès jewellery collection – the work of Pierre Hardy, celebrated for his …

PEM Vitré by Tetrarc. Photos Stephane Chalmeau / Thomas Vittu / Celine Lejamtel
Urban Design

Tetrarc's respectful footbridge observes the town’s historical architecture

VITRÉ – The Pole d’Echange Multimodal (a sort of ‘transport system’) connects the local SNCF train station with the centre of a quaint medieval town.


Atelier YokYok weaves the ethereal into a patio space

MASSY – Atelier YokYok toys with textiles and light to draw concert-goers’ gazes skyward at Les Primeurs de Massy festival last autumn.

Fashion Show

Lagerfeld's high-tech concept for Chanel relies on craftsmanship

PARIS – It’s been a part of our lives for over a century, but Chanel still knows how to put together an impressively forward-looking collection. 


Mathieu Lehanneur abandons the art-fair booth in his salute to antiquity

PARIS – Specializing in sculpture and artefacts from ancient Rome is Galerie Chenel, a well-known establishment on the Quai Voltaire in Paris.

Billboard: Pre-Sale Book Schemata
Billboard: Pre-Sale Book Schemata
Les Closiaux Gymnasium by Dominique Coulon et Associés. Photos Eugeni Pons

A levitating ceiling and a floating concrete slab

CLAMART – Dominique Coulon & Associés has a self-confessed signature style of oblique, bold volumes that distort depending on the viewing angle. The newly completed gymnasium Les Closiaux, …

Montmartre housing by Ateloier Kempe Thill. Photos Ulrich Schwarz

A sliced façade for Atelier Kempe Thill’s winter garden-inspired urban villas

PARIS – A modern interpretation of the classical urban villa is the starting point for desirable social housing in the district of Montmartre, northern Paris.


Cut Architectures shifts direction for PNY hamburgers

PARIS – Eschewing the aesthetic of PNY’s predecessors, Cut Architectures creates a colourful third outpost for the hamburger joint that reflects the spirit of its surroundings. 

Frame 113

Haegue Yang’s symphony of blinds rises through the vast foyer of Paris’s Centre Pompidou

PARIS – To celebrate France-Korea Year 2015-2016, the Centre Pompidou in Paris invited South Korean artist Haegue Yang to make a site-specific installation to be shown in the Forum, which doubles …