Snøhetta unveils visitor centre for world-famous Lascaux cave paintings

A major new building by architecture firm Snøhetta has opened in the south of France, framing a huge replica of one of the world’s most important examples of prehistoric cave art. Called Lascaux IV, the new visitor complex recreates the appearance and atmosphere of the caves in Montignac where the 20,000-year-old Lascaux paintings are located, but which have been

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Slender wood-clad footbridge by DVVD arcs over Paris’ Boulevard Périphérique

A+Awards: another of this year’s winners at the Architizer A+Awards is a wood-sided bridge that connects Paris with the suburb of Aubervilliers. Designed by French architecture studio DVVD, the bridge gently curves over the busy dual carriageways at a point north of the city centre. “We designed it as a thin recognisable line overflying the

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Diagonal beams create irregular windows for sports hall by Schemaa

A+Awards: angular polycarbonate windows create tessellating shapes across the facade of this gymnasium in France’s Champagné region, a winner at this year’s Architizer A+Awards. French architecture studio Schemaa designed the Nathalie Mauclair Multisports Hall as an extension to the Jean Rondeau gymnasium, creating larger facilities for local schools and sports clubs. The architects wanted to match the height of the

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Sliding shutters cover Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes’ Parisian apartments

White metal louvres covering the facade of this apartment block in Paris can be drawn across windows and balconies to screen against the sun and street.  French studio Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes gave the building a height, scale and colouring that is intended to harmonise with the existing architecture on Rue Castagnary, in the city’s 15th arrondissement. The scale of

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Edouard François creates plant-covered housing block to disperse seeds across Paris

Plants grow up the exterior of this green apartment tower in Paris, France, which was designed by local firm Maison Edouard François to spread seeds across the city. Maison Edouard François designed the M6B2 Tower of Biodiversity to show that high-rise structures can be used to create environmentally friendly cities with plenty of plant and animal life. Benefitting from an exemption to the

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BIG wins Paris Metro competition with looping station design

Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group has revealed its plans for a loop-shaped station on a new stretch of the Paris Metro.  BIG designed the Pont de Bondy station with French studio Silvio d’Ascia Architecture. The station will form part of the Grand Paris Express, a new set of lines that will extend the city’s existing metro system by 200 kilometres. One section of the

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Boxy balconies and spiral staircase feature at Parisian apartment block by Karawitz

Parisian studio Karawitz has completed a housing block overlooking the Ourcq canal, which features balconies framed by light-grey boxes and an external corkscrew staircase. Karawitz designed the 23 Housing Unit, complete with a restaurant and brewery, for a triangular site at the intersection between the Marne quay and the bridge that crosses the Ourcq canal. It has two levels of access: one from

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Pezo von Ellrichshausen uses octagonal drums to build skinny tower

There is only enough room for one person inside this tall skinny pavilion that Chilean studio Pezo von Ellrichshausen has built in the Jardin des Tuileries in Paris. Architects Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen stacked up 10 octagonal drums to build the wooden tower – hence the name, Deci Pavilion. In keeping, the seven-metre-tall structure

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Copper scales cover fire station in French Alps by Studio Gardoni Architectures

Panels of shimmering copper form the scaly skin of this fire station in Chamonix, which is designed by Studio Gardoni Architectures to reflect the massive Alpine peaks that rise behind it. The Chamonix fire station is located in the valley of the Massif of Mont Blanc – a mountain range in the Alps bordering France, Italy and Switzerland. Lyon studio Studio Gardoni Architectures wanted

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White latticework covers Parisian apartment block by Odile Guzy Architectes

Angular balconies extending from the front of this apartment block in Paris are framed by white concrete screens featuring a perforated pattern that resembles brickwork. Local firm Odile Guzy Architectes designed the complex of 28 dwellings for a plot in the French capital’s 13th arrondissement. The long and narrow site is located in a densely

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Stepped shelving creates extra storage in Bookshelf House by Andrea Mosca

Stepped bookshelves help to divide and characterise this house just outside of Paris, renovated by Italian architect Andrea Mosca. Mosca designed the interior for a family of five, who were enamoured with the room-length bookshelf at a friend’s house, where they were staying during the remodelling. He made the element a feature of the home, which he

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05 AM Arquitectura updates 19th-century house in France with marble accents

Marble details offset the traditional features of this 19th-century house near Paris, which has been renovated by Spanish studio 05 AM Arquitectura. The Girona-based architects were asked to refurbish Maison à Colombages for a couple and their two young children. The aim was to add a contemporary aesthetic to the traditional layout and original features of the house located in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés. All of

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Brown ceramic shingles cover Nomade Architectes’ village-inspired nursery near Paris

Earth-coloured ceramic tiles cover the roofs and walls of this nursery located on the outskirts of Paris, which is designed by French studio Nomade Architectes to look like a cluster of buildings (+ slideshow). The ceramic tiles overlap like shingles to cover the individual gabled buildings that make up Maison de la Petite Enfance. The nursery is located 35 kilometres More

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Graffiti-covered Les Magasins Généraux warehouse in Paris transformed into BETC offices

Advertising agency BETC has taken a huge derelict flour and grain warehouse on the banks of the Canal de l’Ourcq in Paris and transformed it into offices boasting a large roof garden and plant-filled courtyards (+ slideshow). The 20,000-square-metre Les Magasins Généraux building in Pantin had become a favourite site of local graffiti artists before BETC bought it and More

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A Residence With Two Faces

Villa La Madone is an architectural project jointly realized by the Italian firms A2CM and Ceschia e Mentil Architetti Associati in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France. The building was finished in 2013.
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Steel and glass extension added to traditional stone house in Paris by Atelier Lame

Atelier Lame has added a steel-framed extension to an old stone house in a Parisian suburb, as part of a renovation that creates ample storage for an avid CD and record collector (+ slideshow). Paris-based Atelier Lame was asked to transform the property in Hauts-de-Seine into a spacious family home. The aim was to preserve as many of the house’s original architectural features as More

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A Night In A 12th Century French Chateau

Airbnb came up trumps for us with this one, a 12th century French chateau in the Loire region. Leaving the South of France and heading back towards London was hard but staying somewhere so beautiful certainly eased the pain. Gilles and Sylvie the chateau’s owners were very warm and welcoming, greeting us with a glass […]

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Island Life on the Île de Porquerolles

Not many people I’ve spoken to have heard of the Île de Porquerolles, it’s a one of three islands off the south coast of France, known as the Îles d’Hyères. Whilst planning our little post-wedding South of France road trip I met up with Lou Dungate. I mentioned to her my plan to visit the […]

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Beautiful Besse-Sur-Issole

Besse-sur-Issole is a tiny village inland and west of the more chi-chi parts of the Côte d’Azur, the nearest town is Brignoles. We stayed in a lovely chambres d’hôte with two wonderful hosts, one of which had once played piano for Nina Simone. (Yes, we were lucky enough to hear him play one afternoon during […]

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Lunch With Bond at The Colombe d’Or

Hidden behind a large stone wall in the pretty little town of Saint-Paul de Vence is an iconic restaurant and hotel, the Colombe d’Or. As you walk in through its giant gated archway you are met by a giant thumb, the work of French sculptor César. Hung on its walls are paintings and illustrations by […]

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Pre-Wedding Chillout

Before the wedding I spent a few day relaxing with good friends in this beautiful spot just outside Grasse. It was an opportunity to read a book, swim and unwind before the big day. I knew I still had a few things to do when I arrived at the chateau so I found it quite […]

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Gabled penthouses sit atop apartment blocks at Bordeaux housing scheme

House-shaped structures sit atop towers and are arranged around landscaped gardens at this residential development in Bordeaux by local firm Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Verons Associates (+ slideshow). The scheme contains 93 residences in the Berges du Lac-Ginko development area, which is part of a wider urban regeneration project underway in the north of the French city. Marjan Hessamfar More

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Cité Radieuse combines elements from many of Le Corbusier’s previous designs

World Heritage Corb: Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation in Marseille is one of French-Swiss architect’s most recognised buildings, and is the last in our series exploring the 17 of his projects added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List (+ slideshow). The apartment complex in the French city – also known as Cité Radieuse – is the first More

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Postcards From The Camargue

We started our “mini-moon” in The Camargue, an area of France defined by its salt plains and marsh lands; and famous for its white horses, flamingoes and bulls (sorry, I didn’t manage to capture a shot of any of these animals, just a friendly donkey). The Camargue is very different to anywhere else I’ve been […]

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Le Corbusier’s Claude et Duval Factory demonstrates his Modulor proportion system

World Heritage Corb: French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier’s humble hosiery factory in France was one of the first buildings designed with proportions based on his innovative Modulor system, and has recently been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List (+ slideshow). Located in the town of Saint-Dié, France, near the German border, the factory has been listed More

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Le Corbusier’s Immeuble Molitor provides residents with “sky, trees, steel and concrete”

World Heritage Corb: a 1930s apartment building in Paris designed by French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier, intended to afford residents a contemporary lifestyle, is among his projects recently added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List (+ slideshow). The Immeuble Molitor apartment building he designed near the Porte Molitor, in Paris’ 16th arrondissement, was an attempt to prove Le More

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Le Corbusier’s Maison La Roche-Jeanneret was designed for his brother and a close friend

World Heritage Corb: next in our series on the 17 Le Corbusier buildings that have been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List is Maison La Roche-Jeanneret in Paris – designed to provide a home for the architect’s brother and a separate residence and gallery for a friend with a collection of cubist art (+ slideshow). Completed in 1925, the More

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Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye encapsulates the Modernist style

World Heritage Corb: one of the most important buildings by architect Le Corbusier from the 17 that have been to UNESCO’s World Heritage List is Villa Savoye, the top-heavy weekend retreat created as a Modernist version of the French country house (+ slideshow). Completed in 1931, Villa Savoye is one of the most important houses of the 20th century. A key building in the development More

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Le Corbusier’s colourful Cité Frugès workers’ housing now hosts fashionable apartments

World Heritage Corb: the long-neglected housing complex designed by French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier for workers of a sugar factory outside Bordeaux, recently added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List, has found a new life as desirable apartments. The colourful Cité Frugès housing complex was completed in 1924 and is among 17 Le Corbusier projects that received UNESCO listing earlier More

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Le Corbusier’s Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp features a monumental concrete roof

World Heritage Corb: next up in our series on the 17 buildings by Le Corbusier that have been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List is the architect’s Notre Dame du Haut, the small chapel in Ronchamp, France, that has become one of his most iconic designs. Completed in 1954, the Ronchamp chapel was built for More

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Maison de la Culture by Le Corbusier features an asymmetrically curved concrete roof

World Heritage Corb: next up in our series on the 17 Le Corbusier buildings that have just been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list is the Maison de la Culture, a cultural centre in Firminy, France (+ slideshow). Maison de la Culture is part of a larger complex of buildings by the Swiss-born French architect, called Firminy More

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Le Corbusier’s Cabanon seaside cabin is his smallest building on the World Heritage List

World Heritage Corb: we’re revisiting some of Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier’s most important projects, to mark the addition of 17 of his buildings to UNESCO’s World Heritage list. First up is his seaside holiday cabin, Cabanon, on the Côte d’Azur in France – a tiny building tied to some of the most important moments in the architect’s life. Le More

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Bark cladding and clashing colours create “joyful chaos” in school by Dominique Coulon & Associés

Hot pink and orange paintwork accentuate niches in the wooden facade of this school designed by French office Dominique Coulon & Associés for the Parisian suburb of Colombes (+ slideshow). The Groupe Scolaire Simone Veil building hosts a 12-classroom primary school and a nine-room nursery, alongside a shared canteen, library and bright orange sports hall. The building straddles the maintenance More

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Today we like: French houses

Today is Bastille Day, a French national holiday that celebrates the country’s reinvention as a republic. It commemorates the storming of the Bastille in Paris on 14 July 1789 – a symbolic moment for the French Revolution. We’re joining the celebrations with a look back at some of the best French houses from our archive, More

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Philippe Starck and Luc Arsène-Henry build steel wine cellar for Château les Carmes Haut-Brion

French designer Philippe Starck has teamed up with architect pal Luc Arsène-Henry to create a cellar for a Bordeaux wine estate, designed to to look like a “raw metal blade plunged in the terroir” (+ slideshow). Starck and LA/HAT Architectes co-founder Arsène-Henry were approached by Château les Carmes Haut-Brion to create the new cellar for its Bordeaux estate, which is More

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Our Wedding Venue, Château de Massillan

I’m really sorry if you’ve been visiting my blog and thought to yourself, ‘nothing new here’. Sorry to disappoint you but I’m currently in France preparing for our wedding. I might be a bit MIA for a few weeks but if I get the chance I will update you when I can. In the meantime, I […]

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Bordeaux wine museum by XTU Architects features bulging gold-striped body

This huge bulbous building by XTU Architects creates a wine museum on the Bordeaux riverfront (+ slideshow). Open since the end of May, La Cité du Vin is a major new tourist attraction for the French city, boasting cavernous exhibition halls and a 55-metre-high viewing tower. Its bulging body is designed by Paris-based XTU to evoke “perpetual movement”, referencing the action of wine More

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SCAU adds undulating ring-shaped roof to Marseille football stadium

French firm SCAU designed the undulating fibreglass roof of Marseille’s football stadium, which is set to host the UEFA Euro 2016 semi-final between France and Germany this Thursday (+ slideshow). SCAU was asked to refurbish the existing Stade Vélodrome in preparation for the European football championship, extending its stand capacity from 60,000 to 67,000 and developing a new roof to shelter spectators. The roof More

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A ‘Flying Box’ Built From Shipping Containers

Faced with the challenge of a small budget and plot of land, 2A Design decided to use shipping containers to create a prefabricated home entitled ‘Flying Box Villa’.
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Shakespearean-style wooden theatre by Studio Andrew Todd opens in France

Towering bamboo poles encase this cylindrical wooden theatre in France, which opened in a fanfare last week, despite suffering vandalism just a few days before (+ slideshow). Designed Paris-based British office Studio Andrew Todd, the Elizabethan theatre is located in the grounds of the historical castle Chateau d’Hardelot near Calais, northern France. Described by the architects as an “incarnation of More

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Timber and glass dormitory building nestles among trees in a Paris park

Paris firm Belus & Hénocq Architectes has added a timber-clad educational centre and student dormitory to a boarding school, which sits in a landscaped park in the Saint-Denis area of Paris (+ slideshow). The Maison d’Education de la Légion d’Honneur of Saint-Denis was founded by the French emperor Napoléon Bonaparte and inaugurated in 1811. It is More

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Architect blames far-right parties for attack on Shakespearean theatre in France

A Globe-inspired theatre in northern France has been vandalised a week before its opening, an act the architect believes was “politically motivated desecration” by members of the far right. Vandals spray painted phrases like “Irresponsible Politicians – Shame”, “How much?” and “Debt” onto the exterior of the round, wooden theatre, designed by Paris-based Studio Andrew Todd. It is More

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Sound-amplifying stadium by Populous provides Lyon venue for Euro 2016

The firm behind the London Olympic stadium has built a new home for French football team Olympique Lyonnais, featuring an enormous fabric roof that amplifies the noise of the fans (+ slideshow). The Parc Olympique Lyonnais – nicknamed Stade des Lumières – was completed by Populous’ London office in time for France’s hosting of the 2016 European Championships, for More

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Converted shipping containers combine to form angular Flying Box house

Architect Josué Gillet used shipping containers to construct this prefabricated house in France, which features an asymmetric facade and a rooftop terrace (+ slideshow). The Flying Box house was devised by Gillet’s studio 2A Design for a small plot in the French village of Orgères, near Rennes. Both its design and construction method were a response to the confines More

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LAN Architecture completes French town hall with a perforated metal skin

Perforated steel mesh wraps this town hall in northwest France by LAN Architecture, creating a skin that changes from opaque to transparent when illuminated at night (+ slideshow). Paris-based LAN Architecture – whose previous projects include a gymnasium with a copper-hued facade and a renovation of a Brutalist tower – designed the municipal administration and training building for the town of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande. The majority of More

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MAD unveils Parisian housing block with curvy floors and balconies

Beijing studio MAD has revealed plans for a Parisian housing block surrounded by undulating balconies, which is set to become the firm’s first residential project in Europe (+ slideshow). Called UNIC, the 50-metre-tall block will feature floorplates with undulating edges and glazed walls to give residents views of the Paris skyline. MAD won an international design competition for the More

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Colonnades line the terraces of Antonini Darmon’s Arches Boulogne apartments

French firm Antonini Darmon has completed a social housing block near Paris, featuring a white concrete facade surrounded on all sides by rows of arch-fronted balconies (+ slideshow). Antonini Darmon designed the €4.2 million building for a former industrial site in Boulogne-Billancourt, a suburb to the west of the city. It accommodates 33 apartments. Named Arches Boulogne after its distinctive facade, the apartment block forms part More

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Manuelle Gautrand divides exhibition centre into 13 orange-hued blocks

Thirteen gabled blocks come together to form this orange-toned events building in Saint-Louis, a French town on the outskirts of Basel (+ slideshow). Designed by Paris-based Manuelle Gautrand Architecture, the Forum of Saint-Louis provides a venue for sports, exhibitions and cultural events in the town, which sits right on the French-German-Swiss border. To break down the size of the More

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Scott Benedict captures the raw concrete of the Cité Rateau housing estate in Paris

Photo essay: American photographer Scott Benedict has travelled to the outskirts of Paris to photograph a little-known concrete housing estate, designed by French architects Jean Renaudie and Rénée Gailhoustet (+ slideshow). The result of a study carried out by the architects in the 1960s, Cité Rateau features both the bare concrete and radical forms of Brutalist architecture, as well as the More

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Christophe Rousselle’s Inoxia apartments feature jagged wraparound balconies

Angular balconies edged with bands of reflective steel surround this apartment building in the French city of Nantes, providing occupants on each level with unobstructed views of the sky (+ slideshow). The Inoxia project was designed by Paris firm Christophe Rousselle Architects as part of the regeneration of an area around the main station in Nantes. In More

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France’s Department of Defence headquarters features an origami-like metal roof

Architecture firm ANMA has completed a new Paris headquarters for France’s Department of Defence, featuring a faceted roofscape that extends to the ground around the entrance (+ slideshow). The Hexagone Balard building is located on a large plot next to the main ring road in Paris’s 15th arrondissement. It was designed by Agence Nicolas Michelin & Associés – also More

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An Oasis Of Serenity In Southern France

By creating the ‘Villa Tranquille’ or the ‘Quiet House’ in the Hérauld Valley in southern France, local architects artelabo built an oasis of serenity.
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Asymmetric French house designed by GENS as a collage of “banal components”

One half of this house in northeast France has a tiled roof and rendered walls, while the other is clad in corrugated plastic and has a chamfered corner (+ slideshow). French studio GENS: Association Libérale d’Architecture created the residence as a first home for a family with design ambitions that exceeded their budget. The site is located on a partially More

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Jean Paul Viguier selected ahead of Sou Fujimoto for timber-framed tower complex in Bordeaux

French architect Jean Paul Viguier has won a competition to design a new housing and office complex in Bordeaux, proposing a trio of timber-framed towers that will be among the tallest of their kind in the world. Called Hyperion, Jean Paul Viguier’s design was selected ahead of leading firms – including a Sou Fujimoto and Laisné Roussel team – for More

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Amanda Levete selected to remodel Paris’ Galeries Lafayette department store

Amanda Levete’s studio AL_A has been selected ahead of OMA and Farshid Moussavi Architecture to carry out a “visionary metamorphosis” of the century-old Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris. London-based AL_A will completely overhaul the historic 40,000 square-metre Cupola building on Boulevard Haussmann, which has been one of the city’s most famous shops since the early 20th century. The More

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Moussafir Architectes builds Cubist-influenced house in Paris

Geometric furniture complements the Cubist stylings of this Paris house by Moussafir Architectes, which also features a weathering steel facade and a large pivoting door (+ slideshow). Jacques Moussafir’s studio – whose previous projects include a house featuring patterned-cutout shutters – designed the two-storey property for a family with two children, on the city’s Avenue du Faubourg Saint Antoine. The house More

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A Timber Home In The Forest By Marchi Architects

French studio Marchi Architects created the ‘Black House’, a timber home in the midst of a forest in the Normandy region.
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GENS “hides” a contemporary house inside a traditional but top-heavy Alsatian building

Larch and corrugated metal both clad the triangular gables of this house by GENS: Association Libérale d’Architecture, which was designed to mimic neighbouring properties in France’s Alsace region (+ slideshow). The 114-square-metre house provides a retirement home for a couple and is set within an orchard in a picturesque but conservative village. The French architects came up against strict regulations that stipulated More

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Cement shingles create scaly facade for French barn conversion by GENS

Fibre-cement shingles cover this gabled barn in northeast France, which GENS: Association Libérale d’Architecture has converted into five apartments (+ slideshow). The badly deteriorating barn, which adjoined the town hall in Velle-sur-Moselle, was bought by the local council after the death of its owner. The French architecture studio was asked to adapt the existing building to create three ensuite bedrooms with shared facilities More

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In The Alps

I love being in the mountains, I grew up skiing from a young age (I was first put on skis at three) and have always found the fresh air, sun (when it’s out), and all-day exercise makes me feel so good. Being in such beautiful surroundings also helps. I’ve been going to Val-d’Isère in France […]

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Alastair Philip Wiper finds “noble failure” at Breuer’s Brutalist French ski resort of Flaine

Photo essay: why do so many people hate the Brutalist architecture of Flaine? To find out, photographer Alastair Philip Wiper travelled to the Marcel Breuer-designed ski resort in the French Alps often referred to as “phlegm”. Flaine was commissioned in the 1960s by a couple fascinated with Modern architecture. They invited the Hungarian architect to create More

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Atelier MIMA completes timber-clad holiday home overlooking a river in rural France

This timber holiday home by Nantes studio Atelier MIMA is designed to follow the gentle slope of a wooded valley that leads towards the Vilaine river in north-west France (+ slideshow). Studio co-founders Sébastien Magrez and Antoine Michaud designed the residence on a quiet, wooded plot as a get-away for two couples who wanted to escape their city lives at weekends. More

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Les Halles to reopen as glass-roofed cultural centre and shopping complex

A long-awaited cultural centre designed by architects Patrick Berger and Jacques Anziutti is nearing completion on the site of Les Halles – a historic Parisian marketplace demolished in the 1970s. The centre is scheduled to open in April, eight years after the City of Paris launched a competition for a complete reconstruction of the existing More

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Odile Decq completes renovation of Antti Lovag 1970s bubble house

French architect Odile Decq has completed a five-year renovation project to restore and revive the Maison Bernard, a “bubble house” in the South of France designed by Hungarian architect Antti Lovag (+ slideshow). The bright red home in Théoule sur Mer was designed by Lovag for his patron, industrialist Pierre Bernard, who provided the resources More

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MVRDV to transform La Part Diu shopping centre in Lyon

Rotterdam firm MVRDV has unveiled its plans to overhaul La Part Diu retail complex in Lyon, which feature an “evaporating” facade and a rooftop park. MVRDV’s transformation of the shopping centre is considered the centre piece in a major renovation taking place across the third arrondissement of the French city. The firm’s proposal includes a More

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Cultural Centre of Bastia contrasts a dark concrete base with a golden crown

The glazed public areas of this cultural centre on the French island of Corsica are sandwiched between a solid concrete base and an upper storey clad in perforated golden metal (+ slideshow). Designed by Paris studio DDA in collaboration with local firm Atelier Architecture, the Cultural Centre of Bastia is located to the south of the Mediterranean More

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Epilepsy care home by Atelier Martel features stippled concrete walls

Soft indents create hundreds of spots across the concrete walls of this health centre in northeast France, designed by Atelier Martel to offer support and treatment to epilepsy sufferers (+ slideshow). Paris-based architecture office Atelier Martel worked with American artist Mayanna von Ledebur on the Dommartin-lès-Toul care home, which contains long- and short-term accommodation facilities for up to 88 More

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Mabire-Reich’s Landscape House features metal walls and a sloping roof terrace

Corrugated aluminium clads this extension to a house in Nantes, France, by local studio Mabire-Reich, which also boasts a decked terrace covering its entire roof (+ slideshow). The extension was designed by Marie-Hélène Reich and Antoine Mabire as an addition to their own home, which had become too small for their growing family. The original 1930s house is More

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Narrow MaHouse by The Very Many features a staircase with a built-in slide

This narrow house in Strasbourg, France, by New York-studio The Very Many features a translucent glass wall and an indoor slide for the younger residents (+ slideshow). Called the MaHouse, the 340-square-metre narrow residence comprises three stacked, slightly rotated irregular volumes. The different sizes and arrangements of the volumes were developed in response to the narrow site and More

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A Curved Museum Dedicated To The Ocean

New York-based studio Steven Holl Architects and Solange Fabião designed a museum in Biarritz, France dedicated to oceanic issues.
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