Articles on Paris

Pavilion of Reflections by Tom Emerson's ETH students. Photo Studio Tom Emerson
 

Mark A-to-Z: P is for Pavilion

Intricate temporary structures designed by students to practical extensions produced by starchitects, pavilions never cease to impress us with the broad spectrum of what makes architecture.

Offices by Brenac & Gonzalez. Photos Sergio Grazia / Stefan Tuchila
 

Brenac & Gonzalez et Associés personifies three urban objects with a strong identity

PARIS – Three metallic offices adhere to an underlying theme, with elevations clad in repeated patterns of aluminium and stainless steel.

Out Now: Mark #69
Out Now: Mark #69
Mark A-to-Z: F is for Façade
 

Mark A-to-Z: F is for Façade

We bring you five projects that take the façade into extra special consideration. Whether it's a new building or a renovation to an existing one, it's what's on the outside that counts.

Nuages Housing by XTU Architects. Photos David Foessel
 

XTU Architects inspires the reality of living in the sky

PARIS – Protected by a small garden, Nuages – which translates as 'clouds' – is an eight-storey residential project that was inspired by its environment.

85 Championnet by Chartier-Corbasson. Photos Romain Meffre / Yves Marchand
 

Chartier-Corbasson's forged façade adds a fresh face to a traditional street

PARIS – The residences on Rue Championnet were built during the Haussmann era of the mid-19th century, with each structure mimicking the appearance of the next.

Mark A-to-Z: A is for Aluminium
 

Mark A-to-Z: A is for Aluminium

The versatility of this sheet material is what makes it an excellent way to kick-start the Mark A-to-Z, with five projects that incorporate aluminium into their design.

Lot D by Petitdidier Prioux. Photos Sergio Grazia
 

Petitdidier Prioux manufactures green space within a brick development

Paris – The 109 apartments of Lot D complete the residential complex on the grounds of the former Boucicaut Hospital.

Paris School by Ameller, Dubois & Associés. Photos Guillaume Guérin
 

Ameller & Dubois' school building counteracts the faux-neoclassicism of its famous surroundings

Serris – Completed at the end of 2016, a timber-clad educational complex sits 40-km east of Paris and a 30-minute walk from Disneyland.

Out Now: Mark #69
Out Now: Mark #69
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.

The building sits back from the street to provide a public space with the potential for outside performances. Photo Cécile Septet
 

Rhythm and repetition inform aesthetic and form

VANVES – Architecture firm Babin+Renaud design a performance building in time with the music.

The entry to the fortress stands staunch. Photo Cecile Septet
 

France's new Ministry of Defence by ANMA is an impenetrable fortress

PARIS – The issue of security was paramount, followed by the desire to have an innovative building that would be modern, energetic and technologically advanced.

Bold geometry meets social needs.
 

Antonini Darmon Architectes sheathes a Parisian housing block with stacked arcades

PARIS – A social housing project in Boulogne-Billancourt by Antonini Darmon Architectes uses the rich language of classical architecture to create a palace for its inhabitants.