Archinect - News 2017-08-20T13:29:15-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150020497/los-angeles-to-host-2028-summer-olympics-hopes-to-cut-costs-by-using-existing-venues Los Angeles to host 2028 Summer Olympics; hopes to cut costs by using existing venues Alexander Walter 2017-08-01T13:40:00-04:00 >2017-08-01T13:45:43-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/f5/f5ujpr7ip9yoyovx.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After weeks of negotiations with the International Olympic Committee, Los Angeles officials have reached a deal to host the 2028 Summer Games under terms they hope will generate hundreds of millions in savings and additional revenues. The agreement will bring the Olympics back to Southern California for a third time, after Los Angeles hosted in 1984 and 1932. It also opens the door for the 2024 Games to be held in Paris.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Spiraling costs and notorious budget overruns have discouraged other cities from pushing towards being a host to the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/544778/2024-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2024/28 Summer Olympics</a>, but Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti thinks otherwise and hopes to avoid unpredictable spending by reusing existing venues and infrastructure.&nbsp;</p> <p>As the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> reports, "Olympic experts have said that L.A. could be different because its plan relies on existing venues such as Staples Center, Pauley Pavilion and the Coliseum. It avoids spending billions to construct new stadiums and arenas. Further savings would arise from housing athletes and the media at UCLA and USC rather than building expensive villages."</p> <p>LA officials aren't only hoping to cover the cost of the games but actually generate a surplus&nbsp;&mdash; emulating the success of the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150017025/paris-and-los-angeles-to-host-the-summer-olympics-in-2024-and-2028 Paris and Los Angeles to host the Summer Olympics in 2024 and 2028 Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-11T16:53:00-04:00 >2017-07-11T16:54:01-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/y7/y7ngmc8turnmtzqi.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&#8203;The rare decision to name the hosts of separate Games simultaneously &mdash; established with a unanimous vote of I.O.C. members on Tuesday &mdash; is an effort by the organization to counter diminished interest shown by democratic nations in hosting the Olympics amid exorbitant costs, white-elephant stadiums, widespread corruption, rampant doping and limited appeal to the youth audience.&#8203;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Delegates of International Olympic Committee will vote on future hosting cities on Sept. 13 in Lima, Peru. "Paris is favored to hold the Games in 2024, the centenary of the last time it hosted the Olympics, while Los Angeles is expected to hold the Summer Games for a third time in 2028." Paris and Los Angeles remain the only cities bidding to host the 2024 Olympics&nbsp;after withdrawals of Boston, Rome, Budapest and Hamburg, Germany.</p> <p>The cities are also expected to demonstrate efforts in reforming the Olympics in reducing prohibitive costs in staging the Games by&nbsp;using mostly existing and temporary facilities.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150015492/kengo-kuma-designs-an-eco-luxury-hotel-for-paris-rive-gauche Kengo Kuma designs an "eco-luxury hotel" for Paris-Rive Gauche Nicholas Korody 2017-06-30T12:50:00-04:00 >2017-07-03T12:34:11-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/gg/ggj0c31uy86xiz6q.jpg" width="650" height="813" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/6132/kengo-kuma-and-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kengo Kuma &amp; Associates</a> have been commissioned to design an "eco-luxury hotel" building perched above the railways of the Paris-Rive Gauche district. Part of a larger development, the building is meant to serve as a landmark for the neighborhood.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/nu/nu642lw2od25gomn.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/nu/nu642lw2od25gomn.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Credit: Luxigon / Mir&nbsp;</figcaption></figure><p>&ldquo;In the context of repetitive volumes along the avenue, our design strategy was to create a sculptural shape as formed by natural erosion that will let the sky come down to the street. The work on the volume is defined by the modularity of the wooden structure,&rdquo; write the architects. &ldquo;As particles, dispersed facade panels together with the volumetric decomposition come to blur the shape of the building. The warm materiality of the wood is combined with the soften reflection and aerial touch of the metal panels. The building will come alive with the light.&rdquo;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/4r/4rg0gmy3xe96qqdd.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/4r/4rg0gmy3xe96qqdd.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Credit: Luxigon / Mir </figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/mn/mnzccw3m1z04s8jj.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/mn/mnzccw3m1z04s8jj.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Credit: Luxigon / Mir</figcaption></figure><p>In total, the building has a floor area of 12,700 square meters. It will include a sport facility, business center, youth ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150015314/tadao-ando-to-design-a-museum-inside-a-former-paris-stock-exchange Tadao Ando to design a museum inside a former Paris stock exchange Julia Ingalls 2017-06-29T20:59:00-04:00 >2017-06-30T16:24:21-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/xe/xe3sm5hz40p0g9vf.jpg" width="650" height="416" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mr. Ando plans to build a circular structure with three levels of galleries inside the round building, which is bound by strict historic preservation norms. It will have 32,000 square feet of exhibition space and an underground auditorium. The museum, which will only showcase contemporary art &mdash; including pieces from Mr. Pinault&rsquo;s collection of more than 3,000 works &mdash; will be renovated and run by his family&rsquo;s company...</p></em><br /><br /><figure><figure><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/fv/fvhaj920klp9l0gr.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/fv/fvhaj920klp9l0gr.jpg"></a><figcaption>Photo: &copy; Artefactory Lab; Tadao Ando Architect &amp; Associates; NeM / Niney &amp; Marca Architects; Agency Pierre-Antoine Gatier / Courtesy of Collection Pinault</figcaption></figure></figure><p>Is this the first time a former stock exchange has been transformed into a museum?&nbsp;Either way, the new design should be open to the public by 2019, as noted in this article:</p> <p><em>Mr. Pinault, who is one of the world&rsquo;s top collectors and also owns Christie&rsquo;s, said the museum would open in early 2019 after a renovation of the Bourse de Commerce, a former grain exchange that was later used as a stock market, and more recently to house the Chamber of Commerce. The building is modeled on the Pantheon and situated between the Louvre and the Pompidou Center, France&rsquo;s pre-eminent contemporary art museum.</em><br></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150010172/paris-launches-international-competition-to-redesign-31-underused-sites-including-3-old-metro-stations Paris launches international competition to redesign 31 underused sites including 3 old metro stations Nicholas Korody 2017-05-31T12:20:00-04:00 >2017-05-31T12:27:38-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/4o/4oroa556kcaxz5s5.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>They are known as the ghost stations: 16 stops on the Paris M&eacute;tro system barred and padlocked nearly 70 years ago. In the past seven decades, many ideas for their reinvention have been floated, including turning one into a swimming pool and others into bars and nightclubs. None have come to anything, but their allure remains. Now, Paris city hall has put three of the phantom stations into an international competition to develop unused subterranean space.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Dubbed 'Reinvent Paris', the initiative aims to transform a total of thirty-four sites owned by regional authorities into economic, cultural or social spaces. The three unused metro stations are at the Champs de Mars in the 7th arrondissement, the Croix-Rouge in the 6th and Saint-Martin, between the 3rd and 10th arrondissements.</p><p>Architects and developers should submit their proposal outlines by November and a shortlist will be made in 2018. Final selection will happen in November 2018. Head <a href="http://www.reinventer.paris/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> for more information.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150009322/meet-the-link-a-new-office-tower-for-paris-business-district Meet “The Link”, a new office tower for Paris' business district Justine Testado 2017-05-25T17:35:00-04:00 >2017-05-25T17:42:20-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/we/wegeam9tkktby7em.jpg" width="650" height="1034" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Philippe Chiambaretta's architecture practice <a href="http://www.pca-architecture.com/en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PCA-STREAM</a> unveiled the scheme for <a href="http://www.pca-architecture.com/en/#http://www.pca-architecture.com/en/2017/05/the-link-lavenement-de-la-nouvelle-defense/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Link</a>, a new office tower in Paris' La D&eacute;fense business district. At 244 meters tall, The Link will be the district's tallest tower, PCA says. In 2018, a 6,500 square-meter plot will be cleared out for its construction.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i3/i30xvffre0evl709.jpg"><br><em>&copy; PCA-STREAM</em></p><p>PCA-Stream designed The Link as two towers interconnected by thirty platforms, addressing the lack of horizontality and connectivity in the typical office tower. Each of these &ldquo;links&rdquo; will be at least 8 meters wide with terraces and hanging gardens on each floor, and will serve as collaborative working and meeting spaces for employees. &ldquo;They act as real &lsquo;village squares&rsquo; within the high-rise tower,&rdquo; the architects describe.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v3/v3soxcxsjcxxripe.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8h/8hemtkgc9tf8lg5t.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ii/iii1sdp2nyz3dkvc.jpg"><br><em>&copy; PCA-STREAM</em></p><p>The 52-floor building will comprise a total of 120,000 m2 of floor space, and can accommodate up to 10,000 employees. The scheme also includes two sky lobbies, three auditoriums, restaurants and cafes, and recreational sports facilities. Con...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149996312/tour-paris-brutal-landmarks-with-this-new-architectural-guide Tour Paris' Brutal landmarks with this new architectural guide Julia Ingalls 2017-03-09T12:55:00-05:00 >2017-04-25T21:05:00-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/fe/fes2c1rsv0x0h8e2.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Paris is not only the City of Lights, but also one of the great repositories of Brutalist buildings. "Brutalist Paris Map," a new architectural guide book put together by photographer Nigel Crow and edited by Robin Wilson of the Bartlett, marks the sixth in a series of publications touring various architectural genres in different cites.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7a/7ax42o300w9c9g3e.jpg"></p><p>The book will point you to monuments such as&nbsp;Les Choux de Creteil, Les Orgues de Flandre Les Damiers,&nbsp;and&nbsp;Bourse by Travail among a slew of others.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hp/hpr2auwoifh4vyzn.jpg"></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149991295/a-wall-of-bulletproof-glass-will-soon-enclose-the-base-of-the-eiffel-tower A wall of bulletproof glass will soon enclose the base of the Eiffel Tower Nicholas Korody 2017-02-09T17:16:00-05:00 >2017-08-07T20:31:03-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/vx/vxnmalxzgw3mw07j.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Following a spate of terror attacks including a machete attack last September, Parisian officials are making moves to protect the city&rsquo;s many monuments. Most recently, they&rsquo;ve announced that they&rsquo;ll enclose the base of the Eiffel Tower with a glass wall. Currently, the area is cordoned off with a series of metal grills, which were put in place in advance of the Euro 2016 football tournament. The new, permanent wall will be 2.5 meters high and made of bulletproof glass. It will run along the Quai Branly and the Avenue Gustave-Eiffel, as well as bisect the parks on either side of the Tower. Whereas, not long ago, visitors could simply stroll through the iron legs of Paris&rsquo; most iconic monument, now they will have to pass through security checks. In total, the wall is expected to cost around &euro;20 million.</p><p><a href="http://www.thelocal.fr/20170209/eiffel-tower-to-be-enclosed-by-bullet-proof-wall-of-glass" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">via the Local</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149988925/a-waste-sorting-facility-for-the-unused-space-beneath-paris-ring-road A waste sorting facility for the unused space beneath Paris' ring-road Nicholas Korody 2017-01-27T12:15:00-05:00 >2017-02-07T21:04:05-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/5x/5xu4qmv75t25rsm0.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>DATA Architects, a young French firm, has designed a waste sorting space in an unexpected corner of Paris&mdash;the space beneath the city&rsquo;s ring-road. The ring-road demarcates the edge of the Paris you imagine when you think of the City of Lights, and the beginning of what used to be the heart of the city&rsquo;s industry. For several decades, the area has seen the emergence of a slew of formally-daring architectural and urban objects: Bernard Tschumi&rsquo;s Parc de la Villette and, most recently, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118368797/jean-nouvel-boycotts-opening-of-his-philharmonie-de-paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Philharmonie of Jean Nouvel</a>. According to the architects, &ldquo;To fit into this area, the waste sorting center becomes an object of curiosity too and transforms the underside of the ring-road in a flowing milky way.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b3/b3w5nh2lisa49qis.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ik/ikc1mf2l5d157hnx.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/28/28xxtu2qc6x38wff.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9f/9fby1kx1klfnx4yo.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2t/2tc4ndjd3qa7bpk6.jpg"></p><p>More images in the gallery below.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149987583/the-pompidou-centre-to-get-a-100m-facelift The Pompidou Centre to get a €100M facelift Nicholas Korody 2017-01-20T12:33:00-05:00 >2017-01-31T00:16:37-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/br/br1mdgz41y6kbude.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Even the most punk of buildings eventually gets older. The Pompidou Centre in Paris, the landmark contemporary art museum designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, turns forty this year. To mark its birthday, the museum will get a two-year long facelift estimated to cost at least &euro;100 million.</p><p>The renovations will include replacing the &ldquo;caterpillar&rdquo;, the famous escalators on the front of the building, but won&rsquo;t result in any changes to the building&rsquo;s overall appearance. Additionally, museum officials are hoping that renovations can occur without closing the Centre.</p><p>Part of the reason the building needs the renovation is that its innovative design, which comprises putting the inner workings of the building on its exterior, has led to increased wear and tear. Back in the day, its appearance caused a ton of controversy. But today, the museum is witnessing a rise in attendance that surpasses either the Louvre or the Mus&eacute;e d&rsquo;Orsay.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149986704/paris-mayor-announces-300m-eiffel-tower-renovation Paris mayor announces €300M Eiffel Tower renovation Alexander Walter 2017-01-16T13:05:00-05:00 >2017-01-19T00:27:35-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/3n/3n1o01wsckox6ivp.jpg" width="650" height="446" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Eiffel Tower is to undergo a &euro;300m, 15-year refurbishment, Paris&rsquo;s mayor Anne Hidalgo announced on Friday. [...] The planned refurbishment is intended to bolster the French capital&rsquo;s bids to host another World&rsquo;s Fair in 2025 and, before that, the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic games [...]. The project will be managed by the tower&rsquo;s operator, the Soci&eacute;t&eacute; d&rsquo;Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel, a public service company wholly owned by the City Council.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The 15-year refurbishment of this most-visited monument anywhere in the world (the 127-year-old wrought iron structure has been operating at its maximum capacity of about 7 million visitors since 2003, according to Wikipedia)&nbsp;will take more than a few buckets of paint and also comprises the modernization of the elevators, viewing gallery, security and access facilities, as well as the light show systems.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149984928/poissy-galore-artfully-frames-green-public-space-on-the-banks-of-the-seine "Poissy Galore" artfully frames green public space on the banks of the Seine Julia Ingalls 2017-01-05T13:27:00-05:00 >2017-01-09T14:02:01-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/7s/7swadafojuygd41d.jpg" width="650" height="696" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Situated in Carri&egrave;re-Sous-Poissy&nbsp;in France along the River Seine, "Poissy Galore" by Armengaud Armengaud Cianchetta (AAC) and Herlach Hartmann Frommenwiler (HHF) is designed primarily as an ecological public space for both Parisian residents and far-flung visitors. Consisting of an observatory, an insect museum and a visitor center, the project title is an apt play on the James Bond film, both in terms of its expansiveness and playfulness. The inventive timber construction and visually arresting angular framing is as much a part of the project's allure as its nuanced integration into its 113 hectare site.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4h/4hm4ls1tto8u2eka.jpg"></p><p>As the architects explain, "With the exception of the observatory, which is a steel construction,&nbsp;the collection of pavilions and small 'follies' is based on a modular wood system, repeating and combining different sized and angled timber frames."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6v/6vdvt3lzwbzqkltf.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eb/ebffxkguoh8nl3w9.jpg"></p><p>In addition to the public spaces, the project also has private offices and storage, including facilities to raise insects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j2/j22fxjdrtn5tine1.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n3/n3b8xfne1ltwnrjd.jpg"></p><p>The latest in F...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149982912/aia-honors-i-m-pei-s-grand-louvre-with-2017-twenty-five-year-award AIA honors I.M. Pei's Grand Louvre with 2017 Twenty-Five Year Award Justine Testado 2016-12-15T20:54:00-05:00 >2016-12-22T12:26:07-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/i0/i0crf8nuxhsbh3b9.jpg" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/3360816/pei-cobb-freed-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">I.M. Pei</a>'s Grand Louvre in Paris was first completed&nbsp;in 1989,&nbsp;it was denounced as a modernist insult to its historic location, the 800-year-old Grand&nbsp;Palais. But 27&nbsp;years later, the 71-foot-tall&nbsp;glass pyramid has become as treasured as the artwork it houses. In an announcement today, the AIA announced the Grand Louvre - Phase I project as the 2017&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/233564/twenty-five-year-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twenty-Five Year Award</a> recipient.</p><p>The Twenty-Five Year Award distinguishes&nbsp;a building that has gracefully stood the test of time over the last 25-35 years. Chaired by <a href="http://archinect.com/lmnarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LMN Architects</a>'&nbsp;Mark Reddington, the 2017 jury&nbsp;selected the project that best&nbsp;&ldquo;demonstrate[s] excellence in function, in the distinguished execution of its original program, and in the creative aspects of its statement by today&rsquo;s standards.&rdquo; The nine-person jury also included <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/51099/adrian-smith-gordon-gill-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adrian Smith</a>,&nbsp;Timothy J. Johnson of <a href="http://archinect.com/nbbj" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NBBJ</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/dpsdesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">William Q. Sabatini</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wg/wgftx26a5nn8fxbw.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2x/2xbbk3sckzym0vj2.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pu/puhec87jqaz74xrn.jpg"></p><p>The Grand Louvre was executed in two phases over the course of a decade. In Phase I, Pei built the pyramid and&nbsp;reorganized the museum...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149978660/frank-gehry-might-bail-on-the-u-s-now-that-trump-s-been-elected Frank Gehry might bail on the U.S. now that Trump's been elected Nicholas Korody 2016-11-15T19:04:00-05:00 >2016-11-22T22:17:18-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/u8/u8h9hgieqcik6y09.jpg" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Frank Gehry has revealed that French president Francois Hollande has given him his word that he could self-exile to France now that Donald Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States. [...] With the bleak prognostic becoming a reality, the starchitect might see himself emigrating to a new country, with a big welcome from its leader.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Gehry said this during an interview with the French newspaper&nbsp;<em>Le Figaro,&nbsp;</em>where he also railed against critics who don't consider him an artist, as well as most buildings. In fact, Gehry claims a correlation between people's ambivalence towards uninteresting architecture and support for President-Elect Trump.</p><p>Apparently, there's actual beef between Gehry and Trump. Gehry built Beekman Tower, which surpassed the Trump Building next door by a few centimeters, claiming the title of "tallest residential building in New York". <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149977225/the-creative-arithmetic-of-donald-trump-s-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apparently, the President-Elect&nbsp;<em>really</em>&nbsp;cares about building height</a>.</p><p>Anyway, no word yet on if Gehry is actually going to abandon the City of Angels for the City of Lights.</p><p>More on President-Elect Trump:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149978362/architects-respond-to-the-aia-s-statement-in-support-of-president-elect-donald-trump" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects Respond to the AIA&rsquo;s Statement in Support of President-Elect Donald Trump</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149975615/archinect-s-2016-us-presidential-election-guide-how-trump-and-clinton-stand-on-the-issues-architects-care-about-most" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect&rsquo;s 2016 US Presidential Election Guide: How Trump and Clinton Stand on the Issues Architects Care about Most</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149978464/aia-chicago-responds-to-aia-ceo-s-statement-in-support-of-president-elect-donald-trump" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA Chicago responds to AIA CEO's statement in support of President-el...</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149976252/following-the-closing-of-the-calais-jungle-the-streets-of-paris-fill-with-tents Following the closing of the Calais "Jungle", the streets of Paris fill with tents Nicholas Korody 2016-11-01T18:56:00-04:00 >2016-11-01T18:57:08-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/zs/zssed48zugd09801.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The number of migrants sleeping rough on the streets of Paris has risen by at least &nbsp;a third since the start of the week when the "Jungle" shanty town in Calais was evacuated. Along the bustling boulevards and a canal in a northeastern corner of Paris, hundreds of tents have been pitched by asylum seekers - mostly Africans who say they are from Sudan - with cardboard on the ground to try and insulate them from the cold.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>While their presence is not new, it has grown substantially this week, said Colombe Brossel, Paris deputy mayor in charge of security issues.</em></p><p>According to the article, there are up to a thousand more people living on the streets of Paris&mdash;amounting to around 2,500 in total&mdash;following the closure of the Calais refugee settlement. Most of these asylum seekers are from Sudan or elsewhere in Africa. While the city of Paris has plans to open two new reception centers, they will only be able to house less than 1,000 people.</p><p>Meanwhile, France and Britain are squabbling over which country will take responsibility for the 1,500 minors who were living in Calais. Despite pleas from the French president Fran&ccedil;ois Hollande, the new Prime Minister of the UK, Theresa May, has <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/30/therea-may-declines-francois-hollandes-request-take-more-calais-child-refugees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">declined</a> to make any extra commitments. May has taken a <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/aug/31/restricting-immigration-will-be-at-heart-of-brexit-deal-theresa-may-says" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">hardline stance</a> against immigration since assuming office after the Brexit referendum.</p><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149949024/one-student-s-solution-to-the-permanent-limbo-of-refugee-camps" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One student's solution to the permanent limbo of refugee camps</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149946026/photographing-the-jungle-of-calais-refugee-camp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photographing the ...</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149974727/jean-nouvel-s-prefab-simple-home-can-be-reconfigured-from-the-inside-out Jean Nouvel's prefab 'Simple' home can be reconfigured from the inside out Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-10-21T18:20:00-04:00 >2016-11-02T23:08:34-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/mx/mx72e0q0rzvssn87.jpg" width="650" height="403" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The modular, prefab 'Simple' house took only two days to build, and is now installed in Paris' Tuileries Garden, part of the FIAC art fair. Nouvel affectionately referred to Simple as "a mobile home that stays still," describing the moveable windows and partitions within the structure.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/io/io1rthf31qdgktro.jpg"></p><p>Produced with Revolution Precrafted, a prefab company producing "limited-edition" properties, the structure is made of lightweight aluminum exterior panels, with wood and foam interior lining. "All of the essential notions relating to housing must be condensed into a single object that can be built very quickly and inhabited by one, two, three or four people within the same volume," said Jean Nouvel of the home.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ac/acaublfqo5k4c3ep.jpg"></p><p>Ranging in designs from 40-160-square-meters, versions of the Simple house are available to purchase from Revolution, but for now the home will exist simply as a pavilion on the Tuileries grounds until October 28.</p><p>Check out more photos in the gallery below.</p><p><em>h/t <a href="http://thespaces.com/2016/10/21/jean-nouvel-builds-prefab-home-tuileries-garden/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Spaces</a></em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149974626/the-artists-and-their-alley The Artists and Their Alley Nam Henderson 2016-10-21T17:48:00-04:00 >2016-10-21T17:48:59-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/id/id3w9p06m9o8hxr4.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This narrow, nondescript passage &mdash; known as the Impasse Ronsin &mdash; was once an artery of aesthetic energy that, in no small fashion, defined French postwar art in all its insanity. First the site of the sculptor Constantin Brancusi&rsquo;s studio, Ronsin was later where the likes of Max Ernst, Yves Klein, Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely all lived or worked for much of the 1950s and early 1960s.</p></em><br /><br /><p>James McAuley previews '<em>L&rsquo;Impasse Ronsin</em>' an exhibit at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.paulkasmingallery.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Kasmin Gallery</a>,&nbsp;from Oct. 27, 2016, to Jan. 18, 2017.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149970914/pollution-plagued-paris-to-ban-cars-from-the-side-of-the-seine Pollution-plagued Paris to ban cars from the side of the Seine Nicholas Korody 2016-09-27T13:49:00-04:00 >2016-09-27T14:19:05-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/sf/sf9p6wdnmw8j2djj.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In an effort to curb air pollution, the city council of Paris has approved a controversial plan to pedestrianize the 3.3 km road that runs along the Right Bank of the Seine River. Stretching from the Tuileries Gardens to the Henri-IV tunnel near the Bastille, the road is currently used by some 43,000 cars a day. The plan would replace the roadway with wooden walkways and landscaping, and cost an estimated &euro;8 million.</p><p>The plan is supported by the Socialist government and faces opposition from the country&rsquo;s conservative faction, who argue that it will increase traffic in a city already jam-packed with cars. Nearly 55 percent of Parisians support the plan, according to <a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/paris-bans-cars-river-seine-plan-approved-to-cut-pollution-emissions-a7331441.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>the Independent</em></a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Air pollution in Paris can rival cities like Beijing, and is responsible for over 2,000 deaths per year.</p><p>For more urban initiatives intended to combat air pollution, follow these links:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946000/barcelona-s-bold-new-plan-to-get-cars-off-the-road" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barcelona's bold new plan to get cars off the road</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149507559/smog-choked-beijing-plans-ventilation-corridors-to-provide-much-needed-fresh-air" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Smog-choked Beijing plans "ventilation corridors" to provide much-neede...</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149949020/louvre-relocates-artwork-as-the-seine-floods Louvre relocates artwork as the Seine floods Nicholas Korody 2016-06-02T13:30:00-04:00 >2016-06-04T20:35:29-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/3k/3kze7v922c9airjo.jpg" width="650" height="439" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As heavy rainfall floods Paris, the Louvre isn&rsquo;t taking chances with its priceless art collection and will close on Friday to prevent water damage. The museum will move pieces from its underground stores to higher floors to keep them safe, according to a Thursday statement. The Louvre is right next to the Seine river, which has risen 16 ft. above its normal levels due to rain over the past few weeks, AFP reports.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Abnormally heavy rains have caused flooding in northeastern France as well as parts of Germany this week. In Paris, the Seine has risen 16 feet &ndash; the highest since 1960 but still short of the standing record of 26 feet from 1910.</p><p>The rains and flooding have resulted in nine deaths in Germany, disrupted the French Open, and provoked two of Paris' major, riparian museums &ndash; the Louvre and the Mus&eacute;e d'Orsay &ndash; to plan for the worst.</p><p>In related news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943493/silicon-valley-campuses-at-risk-as-sea-levels-rise" target="_blank">Silicon Valley campuses at risk as sea levels rise</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146827337/this-greenhouse-can-grow-legs-to-escape-flooding" target="_blank">This greenhouse can grow legs to escape flooding</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146267509/king-tides-give-a-glimpse-of-what-the-near-future-s-rising-seas-will-look-like" target="_blank">"King tides" give a glimpse of what the (near) future's rising seas will look like</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137735976/climate-change-is-increasing-the-risk-of-severe-flooding-in-new-york" target="_blank">Climate change is increasing the risk of severe flooding in New York</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110855253/tidal-flooding-expected-to-wreak-havoc-on-american-cities" target="_blank">Tidal Flooding Expected to Wreak Havoc on American Cities</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149945240/artist-daniel-buren-spruces-up-gehry-s-fondation-louis-vuitton-with-colorful-intervention Artist Daniel Buren spruces up Gehry's Fondation Louis Vuitton with colorful intervention Justine Testado 2016-05-13T20:18:00-04:00 >2016-10-28T14:12:11-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/k1/k12hcbkkjb2vzeh8.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Thanks to in situ artist Daniel Buren, the white glassy curved sails of the Gehry-designed Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris have received a generous splash of vibrant color &mdash; or 13 colors, to be exact...Developed in collaboration with Frank Gehry, Buren's temporary piece, titled &ldquo;The Observatory of Light&ldquo;, made its official debut this past Wednesday. It took 29 nights over a period of five weeks to apply the dyed filters and white 8.7 cm-wide strips throughout the building's 3,528 glass panes.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9r/9rlc36t1oakkztpr.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jd/jd5f97e76c1dxa1c.jpg"><br><br>Read more about Buren's intervention <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4880/a-closer-look-at-daniel-buren-s-colorful-intervention-at-the-fondation-louis-vuitton" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149943892/the-first-us-exhibition-on-pierre-chareau-coming-to-the-jewish-museum The first US exhibition on Pierre Chareau coming to the Jewish Museum Nicholas Korody 2016-05-05T13:38:00-04:00 >2016-05-07T21:53:54-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/oa/oa8aq203tsx38bht.jpg" width="650" height="436" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This fall, the Jewish Museum will present what it&rsquo;s billing as the first United States exhibition devoted to the work of Pierre Chareau, a French Modernist who for decades fell out of the mainstream history of art and architecture [...] Chareau (1883-1950) was a prolific designer and art collector in France, and best known for his Maison de Verre (&ldquo;Glass House&rdquo;), a landmark building in Paris created in 1928 in collaboration with the Dutch architect Bernard Bijvoet...</p></em><br /><br /><p>The exhibition, entitled "Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design", is the third exhibition in a trilogy of design exhibitions, following surveys of the work of Isaac Mizrahi and Roberto Burle Marx.</p><p>The French architect and designer also had an impressive collection of art, which will be on view in the exhibit.</p><p>The exhibition will be designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro.</p><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/63443/chareau-chareau-oh-chareau" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chareau Chareau, Oh Chareau</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/39746/maison-de-verre-s-nouveau-propri-taire" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Maison de Verre's nouveau proprietaire</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149940802/the-reluctant-architect-15-minutes-with-liz-diller" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Reluctant Architect: 15 Minutes with Liz Diller</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149936428/african-modernism-architecture-of-independence-showcases-a-history-of-no-easy-answers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"African Modernism: Architecture of Independence" showcases a history of no easy answers</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149938702/hugely-overwrought-oliver-wainwright-on-the-newly-reopened-les-halles "Hugely overwrought": Oliver Wainwright on the newly-reopened Les Halles Nicholas Korody 2016-04-06T12:31:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T00:21:39-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/yj/yjnvfb9mpso4nvds.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Unveiled this week, the &euro;1bn redevelopment is the largest infrastructure project that Paris has undertaken in decades, aiming to fix the messy tangle where Europe&rsquo;s biggest underground station disgorges 750,000 passengers a day into a labyrinthine warren of shops [...] It is hugely overwrought, the layered steel roof pulled to and fro in tortured twists and turns, forming a contorted rollercoaster of curved trusses and angled bracing...</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"The whole thing has a forlorn droop when seen from the west, as if sagging under the weight of expectation. Nor does the colour help. Ranging between sand and rancid butter depending on the light, the yellow steelwork casts a jaundiced pallor across the scene, lending the interiors a decidedly institutional air."</em></p><p>From marketplace to open pit to "custard-coloured flop" &ndash; more on Les Halles here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/11674/a-new-vision-for-paris-les-halles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A new vision for Paris' Les Halles</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/11432/les-halles-days-to-go" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Les Halles, Days to Go...</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/8905/eyeing-the-belly-of-paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eyeing the 'Belly of Paris'</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/6869/rebuilding-les-halles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rebuilding Les Halles</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/106655266/art-architecture-bruno-zhu-in-a-symphony-of-objects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art + Architecture: Bruno Zhu in a Symphony of Objects</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149938550/le-corbusier-s-cit-de-refuge-in-paris-to-reopen-after-restoration Le Corbusier's Cité de Refuge in Paris to reopen after restoration Nicholas Korody 2016-04-05T20:21:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T00:21:32-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/q6/q6uycetumd3w5cgw.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Public tours of a newly-restored Salvation Army shelter in Paris designed by Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret start in April. The tour guides for the 11-storey building, known as the Cit&eacute; de Refuge, will be the residents of the building themselves who have been trained by the Fondation Le Corbusier. The Cit&eacute; de Refuge, which opened in 1933..., is historically significant as Le Corbusier&rsquo;s first urban housing project and one of only two completed buildings in Paris.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Does Le Corbusier have you crowing? Check out these related links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937067/j-rn-utzon-s-final-touch-to-the-sydney-opera-house-a-le-corbusier-tapestry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">J&oslash;rn Utzon's final touch to the Sydney Opera House: a Le Corbusier tapestry</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139805281/renault-issues-coup-corbusier-a-concept-car-to-explore-a-new-way-forward-inspired-by-le-corbusier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renault issues Coup&eacute; Corbusier: a concept car to explore "a new way forward", inspired by Le Corbusier</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131799131/le-corbusier-was-a-combination-of-blind-and-na-ve-about-all-politics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Le Corbusier was a combination of blind and na&iuml;ve about all politics&rdquo;</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129719489/works-by-le-corbu-and-louis-kahn-in-ahmedabad-left-off-historic-conservation-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Works by Le Corbu and Louis Kahn in Ahmedabad left off historic conservation list</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/147884890/a-parisian-architect-s-plan-to-solve-housing-shortages-by-adding-pre-fab-houses-to-existing-structures A Parisian architect's plan to solve housing shortages by adding pre-fab houses to existing structures Nicholas Korody 2016-02-11T12:52:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T17:57:15-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/cr/cro6vjcneu8iah1f.jpg" width="600" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Parisian designer St&eacute;phane Malka Architecture has suggested creating affordable housing in the French capital by adding prefabricated elements on top of and between existing buildings. The &ldquo;3box&rdquo; system does not require the purchase of sites. Instead, the right to build is obtained in exchange for renovating existing buildings. According to St&eacute;phane Malka, the housing would cost 40% less than the usual market price and could be built quickly and cheaply in workshops.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/39/39fw977p651kojd2.jpg"></p><p><em>"The units would work with a new Parisian law, the Loi ALUR, which states that 70,000 new dwellings should be built each year, and that rents should be stabilised."</em></p><p>Interested in other novel housing solutions? Check out some related Archinect coverage:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/146054413/to-each-their-own-home-a-peek-into-the-home-less-exhibition-at-usc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To each their own home: A peek into the &ldquo;HOME(less)&rdquo; exhibition at USC</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/143145697/london-s-bleak-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Bleak Housing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/135460042/finding-shelter-in-los-angeles-housing-chaos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Finding "Shelter" in Los Angeles' housing chaos</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147756307/pay-to-stay-may-boot-60-000-uk-families-from-their-homes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Pay to stay" may boot 60,000 UK families from their homes</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147654209/s-o-paulo-s-big-bet-on-housing-policy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">S&atilde;o Paulo's big bet on housing policy</a></li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sg/sgwm9uvynb0dm4s8.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dj/djul25g2cepsj4xp.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r4/r4o26uwx69qmkjn9.jpg"></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/147813356/big-in-paris-bjarke-ingels-to-design-for-galeries-lafayette-on-champs-lys-es BIG in Paris: Bjarke Ingels to design for Galeries Lafayette on Champs-Élysées Julia Ingalls 2016-02-10T14:44:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T23:24:43-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/nb/nbyz9f96y7w9a8je.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When asked why the company chose not to commission Rem Koolhaas' OMA, who are already involved with designing the department store&rsquo;s art foundation, Costa says that the decision to select BIG was based on the firm&rsquo;s disruptive thinking and that OMA was already working with German department store KaDeWe in Berlin. &ldquo;We were confident to work with new architects,&rdquo; he says.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Tune in to tomorrow's <a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a> to listen to a fuller discussion of what this disruptive design choice means for <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a>, for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130867323/paris-approves-its-first-skyscraper-of-the-21st-century" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a>, and for flagship stores everywhere. In the meantime, here's a window display from Galeries Lafayette, circa 2007:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9a/9a47fupzd3e3lqgh.jpg"></p><p><strong>And here's a quick refresher on what Bjarke's been up to:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147663869/big-s-concept-for-a-spiraling-landscape-tower-in-nyc-s-hudson-yards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG's concept for a spiraling-landscape tower in NYC's Hudson Yards</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117886957/bjarke-ingels-offers-his-architectural-advice-to-young-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels offers his architectural advice to young architects</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132566360/architects-are-not-the-creators-of-the-city-but-the-midwives-says-bjarke-ingels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"[Architects] are not the creators of the city, but the midwives" says Bjarke Ingels</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119441449/session-14-his-bjark-is-bigger-than-his-bjite-a-chat-with-bjarke-ingels-at-the-opening-of-big-s-hot-to-cold-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Session 14: His bjark is BIGger than his bjite &ndash; A chat with Bjarke Ingels at the opening of BIG's "Hot to Cold" exhibition</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/146816071/olafur-eliasson-to-storm-versailles Olafur Eliasson to storm Versailles Nicholas Korody 2016-01-28T15:04:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T13:39:34-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/c9/c9tsyemw0bzpb49s.jpg" width="598" height="600" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Palace at Versailles has announced that Olafur Eliasson will display his artworks at the palace and its gardens this year. The Icelandic-Danish artist's exhibition will be on view from June through October, following the well-received installations of contemporary art at the baroque symbol of absolute monarchy by Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos, and French artist Xavier Veilhan...</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>Related:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146040687/olafur-eliasson-wins-a-crystal-award-for-improving-the-state-of-the-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson wins a Crystal Award for "improving the state of the world"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135028638/olafur-eliasson-opens-ship-themed-pedestrian-bridge-in-copenhagen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson opens ship-themed pedestrian bridge in Copenhagen</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128710925/olafur-eliasson-wants-you-to-design-utopia-out-of-legos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson Wants You to Design Utopia (Out of Legos)</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106942694/olafur-eliasson-turns-louisiana-moma-into-a-riverbed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson turns Louisiana MoMA into a 'Riverbed'</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/140091375/temporary-wooden-ferris-wheel-hotel-proposed-for-the-seine-river Temporary wooden ferris-wheel hotel proposed for the Seine River Justine Testado 2015-10-30T21:18:00-04:00 >2015-11-05T20:04:37-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/fm/fmwhfj6l8tllva59.jpg" width="620" height="387" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>French architects [SCAU] are planning to build a 'water wheel hotel' on the banks of the Seine, which resembles the London Eye but with 'room capsules' that would rotate constantly. ...[However,] the wheel hotel is not intended to be a permanent structure. 'It is made of wood and it will only take four days to assemble or dismantle it, so it could be transported by barge and re-erected elsewhere on the river' [said Maxime Barbier of SCAU]</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a title='Movie-themed resort in Macau to show off "figure-8" ferris wheel' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131964531/movie-themed-resort-in-macau-to-show-off-figure-8-ferris-wheel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Movie-themed resort in Macau to show off "figure-8" ferris wheel</a></p><p><a title="Tallest observation wheel in the Western Hemisphere expected to break ground in Staten Island soon" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125438798/tallest-observation-wheel-in-the-western-hemisphere-expected-to-break-ground-in-staten-island-soon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tallest observation wheel in the Western Hemisphere expected to break ground in Staten Island soon</a></p><p><a title="UNStudio Designs Giant Observation Wheel &lsquo;Nippon Moon&rsquo; for Japan" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/81001951/unstudio-designs-giant-observation-wheel-nippon-moon-for-japan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UNStudio Designs Giant Observation Wheel &lsquo;Nippon Moon&rsquo; for Japan</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110262611/architectural-history-in-tiny-tokyo-capsules" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural history in tiny Tokyo capsules</a></p><p><a title="London's oligarch-transformation continues with a &quot;sky pool&quot;" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134740546/london-s-oligarch-transformation-continues-with-a-sky-pool" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's oligarch-transformation continues with a "sky pool"</a></p><p><a title="Jason F. McLennan selected to design Leonardo DiCaprio's restorative eco-resort" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125294062/jason-f-mclennan-selected-to-design-leonardo-dicaprio-s-restorative-eco-resort" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jason F. McLennan selected to design Leonardo DiCaprio's restorative eco-resort</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/138575821/amo-designs-a-timeless-ruin-for-miu-miu-s-2016-s-s-show AMO designs a "Timeless Ruin" for Miu Miu's 2016 S/S show Nicholas Korody 2015-10-09T15:19:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T00:05:49-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/6m/6m6zji28fuopbnwi.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>AMO &ndash; the think tank counterpart to OMA &ndash; extensively works with fashion labels. They've designed stores and runways for brands like Prada and Miu Miu for years, crafting (often) conceptually-charged, and (always) visually-punchy environments to consume the latest and greatest sartorial inventions.</p><p>For the 2016 Spring/Summer Miu Miu show in Paris, AMO designed a large geometric volume &nbsp;clad in reflective industrial materials that served both as backdrop and pathway for the models, who walked around it on Wednesday.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u0/u0bnirwgzb0ext91.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kw/kwbe0pik5m348vpa.jpg"><br><br>Jammed into the hypostyle of August Perret's monumental Palais d'Iena, the structure &ndash; or folly &ndash; is intended to play off the architecture, both obscuring and offering glimpses of the building's famous tapered columns.<br><br>"Timeless Ruin" &ndash; as its called in the press announcement &ndash; is intended to introduce "a dramatic counterpart to the rigorous linearity of the Palais." It's a pleasant-enough name and probably intended to reflect AMO's thinking about Perret's architecture, but ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/137960977/paris-pulls-off-an-almost-car-free-day Paris pulls off an (almost) car-free day Julia Ingalls 2015-10-01T15:38:00-04:00 >2015-10-01T15:39:18-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/ne/nexcas0f1axcm6ox.jpg" width="650" height="405" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Paris&rsquo;s car-free day was not without controversy, not least because it wasn&rsquo;t a totally carless day and was limited to only around one-third of the city. After a standoff with police, authorities were only able to make car-free certain parts of the city centre, stretching between Bastille and the Champs Elys&eacute;es, and the outer Bois de Boulogne and Bois de Vincennes, and only between 11am and 6pm. In the rest of the city, cars were allowed but at 20km an hour.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Paris, which had a mostly car-free day on Sunday, September 27th, experienced smog-free blue skies and a largely smiling populace, but it's not the first major metropolis to sort of go pedestrian. During a July weekend in 2011, famously car-centric Los Angeles shut down one of its main transit arteries, the 405 freeway, for infrastructural modification in what was nicknamed "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/13066137/405-freeway-closure-exposes-the-limits-of-los-angeles-mobility" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carmaggedon</a>." The stay-off-the-roads frenzy leading up to the closure was so successful that most people took a staycation in their homes, leading city officials to play down the threat the next time the 405 needed to be shut down. (People still needed to spend money to stimulate the local economy, after all.)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e5/e52rxbadmeujwdph.jpg"></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/136265786/can-a-massive-makeover-turn-montparnasse-into-the-times-square-of-paris Can a massive makeover turn Montparnasse into the Times Square of Paris? Alexander Walter 2015-09-09T15:00:00-04:00 >2015-09-09T15:14:54-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/gr/grqhvgfkcgu99trj.jpg" width="650" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo has suggested the area around the Tour Montparnasse skyscraper could become the Times Square of the French capital. Now its owners plan to try and make that dream come true. [...] The owners of the 59-storey building are due to launch an international architecture competition next year to revamp the brown tower block and the shopping mall at its base with a major makeover that could cost up to &euro;700 million.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128868345/top-architects-defend-some-of-the-most-hated-buildings-in-the-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top architects defend some of the most hated buildings in the world</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130867323/paris-approves-its-first-skyscraper-of-the-21st-century" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris approves its first skyscraper of the 21st century</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121532238/mvrdv-approved-to-redesign-the-70s-vandamme-nord-block-in-montparnasse-paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MVRDV approved to redesign the '70s Vandamme Nord block in Montparnasse, Paris</a></li></ul>