Articles tagged France

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

Billboard: Out Now Studio O+A
Billboard: Out Now Studio O+A
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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 …

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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
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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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: Out Now Studio O+A
Billboard: Out Now Studio O+A
Les Closiaux Gymnasium by Dominique Coulon et Associés. Photos Eugeni Pons
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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
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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.

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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. 

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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 …