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Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners sets up Paris office as “direct result” of Brexit

February 11, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
RSHP Paris office

Architecture studio Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has announced it is setting up a European office in Paris to win work in the EU following Brexit. Stephen Barrett, the partner responsible for France at Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP), describes establishing a Paris office as “essential” for continuing to work in France and the European

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The Island is a nature-inspired Paris home designed around a courtyard garden

February 8, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
A double-height dining room in a Parisian townhouse by Clément Lesnoff-Rocard

Local architect Clément Lesnoff-Rocard has converted a 19th-century house in Paris’s La Défense into a contemporary home featuring a double-height dining room that looks onto a central courtyard. Clément Lesnoff-Rocard named this project The Island as it involved creating an isolated, inward-looking private residence in the midst of the bustling city. “The project is about

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Centre Pompidou in Paris faces four-year closure for repair works

January 26, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
High-tech architecture: Centre Pompidou by Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano

France’s culture minister has revealed that the high-tech Centre Pompidou in Paris by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers will be closed from 2023 to undergo major renovations. Speaking to French newspaper Le Figaro on Monday, culture minister Roselyne Bachelot said that the closure of the centre, which is one of Paris’ top cultural buildings, was

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Champs-Élysées avenue in Paris to become “an extraordinary garden”

January 12, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
A visual of the Place de la Concorde overhaul by PCA-Stream

Plans to convert the iconic Champs-Élysées avenue in Paris into a pedestrian-friendly public space have been announced by the capital’s mayor Anne Hidalgo. Revealed in an interview on Sunday with Le Journal du Dimanche, Hidalgo said that the makeover will transform the entire thoroughfare into “an extraordinary garden” by 2030. Using a proposal drawn up

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Snøhetta covers arched Le Monde Group Headquarters with shimmering glass tiles

December 18, 2020 Lizzie Crook 0
Le Monde Headquarters in Paris by Snøhetta

A pixelated skin made from thousands of glass tiles wraps around the sweeping headquarters for French daily newspaper Le Monde designed by Snøhetta in Paris. Set within the capital’s 13th arrondissement, the office provides newsrooms for each of the French media company Le Monde Group’s publications, under the same roof, for the first time. Its semi-transparent shell

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Franklin Azzi Architecture completes The Bureau co-working space in Paris

November 23, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Interiors of The Bureau co-working space in Paris

French practice Franklin Azzi Architecture took tips from the work of Frank Lloyd Wright to design this Parisian co-working space, which features open areas for working, dining and lounging. The co-working space can be found along Rue du Quatre-Septembre in Paris’ second arrondissement, joining two other branches of The Bureau in the capital’s eighth arrondissement.

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Neri&Hu keeps time-worn details in Parisian restaurant Papi

October 30, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
White tiles cover dining area of Papi restaurant in Paris

A huge cylindrical volume clad in white tiles sits amongst aged stone walls inside Papi, a restaurant in Paris designed by Neri&Hu. Papi can be found in the French capital’s ninth arrondissement, taking over the ground floor of a 19th-century Haussmann building. Rather than modernising the 52-square-metre site of the restaurant, Neri&Hu has instead tried to

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Luke Edward Hall stirs print and colour inside Hotel Les Deux Gares in Paris

October 14, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Interiors of Hotel Les Deux Gares in Paris

A clashing mix of pea-green walls, leopard-print furnishings and candy-striped beds feature in this hotel that British designer Luke Edward Hall has completed in Paris. Hotel Les Deux Gares is tucked down a narrow street in Paris’ 10th arrondissement, set between two of the city’s major train stations – Gare du Nord and Gare de

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VenhoevenCS and Ateliers 2/3/4/ reveal timber aquatic centre for Paris 2024 Olympics

September 21, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Paris 2024 Olympics Aquatic Centre by VenhoevenCS and Ateliers 2/3/4/

Dutch studio VenhoevenCS and French practice Ateliers 2/3/4/ have unveiled the designs for a timber swimming pool complex in Paris, which will be the only permanent venue built for the 2024 Olympic Games. Set to be built alongside the Stade de France stadium, which will host the Games’ opening and closing ceremonies as well as athletics events, the timber aquatic

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Notre-Dame spire will be reconstructed “identically”

July 13, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Notre-Dame restoration bill

French President Emmanuel Macron has ended speculation over the future of Notre-Dame by stating that the cathedral’s spire will be rebuilt exactly as it was before last year’s devastating fire. Macron has announced that a replica of Eugène Viollet-le-Duc 93-metre-high spire, which was added to the 13th-century cathedral in 1859, will be built as part of

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