The Cylinder House By Town And Concrete

Paris-based art director and architect Cyril Lancelin creates residential constructions with a twist. His architectural studio ‘Town and Concrete’ focuses on habitats and their boundaries, often exploring the potential of repeated forms and unconventional architectural structures. The ‘Cylinder House’ is situated on the outskirts of Lyon, nestled into woodland and presenting a striking contrast to […]

Laisné Roussel creates white mesh tower featuring two plant-covered slides

Dezeen promotion: Parisian architecture studio Laisné Roussel took cues from greenhouses to design this white metal tower filled with plants for the first architecture biennale in Lyon, France. Laisné Roussel’s Flower Pavilion was installed in front of the La Sucrière contemporary art building, marking the entrance to the inaugural Biennale d’Architecture of Lyon, which took place in the French

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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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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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A Converted 1850s Apartment In Lyon

Modernising an apartment in a beautiful old building is a delicate task. This converted 1850s apartment was put into the hands of Pierre Emmanuel Martin and Stéphane Garotin (aka Maison Hand) and it has been transformed into an elegant space that carefully balances the old with the new. The traditional coving and plaster work details […]

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Jakob + MacFarlane adds sinuous green skin and curved chasms to Euronews headquarters

Built in Lyon’s docklands, Jakob + MacFarlane’s new headquarters for international news channel Euronews features an acid-green facade punctured by two huge egg-shaped holes (+ slideshow). Paris-based Jakob + MacFarlane collaborated with French artist Fabrice Hyber on the waterside building. Hyber was responsible for the building’s green aluminium skin, which features a sinuous pattern of openings that allow light and […]

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Coop Himmelb(l)au’s Musée des Confluences opens on a river peninsula in Lyon

Austrian studio Coop Himmelb(l)au has completed a faceted steel and angular glass building to house a natural history museum in Lyon, France (+ slideshow). The Musée des Confluences, which opened to the public just before Christmas, was designed by Coop Himmelb(l)au to accommodate the museum’s collection of over 2.2 million objects, alongside exhibition galleries and lecture rooms. […]
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