“Galerie Party” installation by Studio GGSV at Centre Pompidou

September 9, 2017

This artistic fiction has been dreamed up Studio GGSV, Gaëlle Gabillet and Stéphane Villard. In the heart of a fantastical garden, R & R take the children on an exploration of an eccentric house. Throughout the year, they choose various artists to transform this unusual house at the crossroads of the visual arts, architecture and design.

 

Gaëlle Gabillet & Stéphane Villard, Studio GGSV, Galerie Party, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2017  © Studio GGSV

Gaëlle Gabillet & Stéphane Villard, Studio GGSV, Galerie Party, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2017 © Studio GGSV

A workshop exhibition with Studio GGSV for children aged 4 and up. Since the creation of the Centre Pompidou, two little characters have lived in hiding in its pipes. R & R know the place by heart: they observe the visitors, play with the artists and sometimes have fun with the works. To celebrate the Centre Pompidou’s 40th anniversary, they invite children and their parents to explore the Galerie des Enfants: a place full of surprises! This artistic fiction has been dreamed up Studio GGSV, Gaëlle Gabillet and Stéphane Villard. In the heart of a fantastical garden, R & R take the children on an exploration of an eccentric house. Throughout the year, they choose various artists to transform this unusual house at the crossroads of the visual arts, architecture and design. (more…)

‘Japanese architectures in Paris 1867-2017′ at Pavillon de l’Arsenal

June 28, 2017

Through seventy emblematic projects, the exhibition “Japanese Architecture in Paris, 1867-2017” explores the history and present of the Grand Paris project through the prism of a dialogue between two cultures that began 150 years ago.

 

64, rue Pierre-Rebière, Paris. Atelier Bow Wow,  Brunnquell & André, architectes. Paris Habitat-Oph, work management 2006-2012©David Boureau

64, rue Pierre-Rebière, Paris. Atelier Bow Wow, Brunnquell & André, architectes. Paris Habitat-Oph, work management 2006-2012 © David Boureau

 

Pavillon de l’Arsenal in Paris has just inaugurated its latest exhibition on Japanese architecture, this time focusing on the influence and works of Japanese architects in the city of Paris. Featuring both built and unbuilt projects, the exhibition displays photographs, drawing, renderings and a comprehensive selection of models in order to draw the picture of 150 years of cultural exchange.

The exhibition’s opening was highlighted by the presence of many of the protagonist contemporary artists themselves, such as Shigeru Ban, Sou Fujimoto, Tadao Ando and Kazuyo Sejima.  (more…)

Jean-Christophe Quinton exhibition at La Galerie d’Architecture

March 25, 2017

The exhibition, entitled “Vers l’immédiate étrangeté des formes” (Towards the immediate strangeness of forms) shares his architectural projects culture from the last fifteen years of architectural experimentation within Jean-Christophe Quinton’s office.

 

"Vers l’immédiate étrangeté des formes" © Jean-Christophe Quinton Architecte

“Vers l’immédiate étrangeté des formes” © Jean-Christophe Quinton Architecte

 

Every architect develops a unique culture, the product of the tension between a general culture shared by all architects and a project culture specific to each. The project culture’s most important effect is to liberate the architect from set expressions, from stereotypical and conventional thought, and thereby open the way for a personal approach to design. The project culture shapes this approach, provides a bulwark against preconceptions, against modish influences, and allows the architect to develop his or her conceptual independence and a personal set of tools. (more…)

“Mission Île de la Cité: the heart of the heart” by Dominic Perrault Architecture

February 14, 2017

Discover the exhibition on the proposals from the “Île de la Cité” project report by the French architect and former member of the jury for the BigMat International Architecture Award.

 

"Mission Île de la Cité: the heart of the heart" © Dominic Perrault Architecture

“Mission Île de la Cité: the heart of the heart” © Dominic Perrault Architecture

 

What is the future of the Île de la Cité? La Conciergerie will host the panels showing the 35 proposals included in the report made by Philippe Belaval, President of the French National Monuments Center and architect Dominique Perrault, which was handed in to Mr. François Hollande, President of France. The report, named “Mission Île de la Citè”, present s a possible future for the city island by 2040.


 

Practical information

“Mission Île de la Cité: the heart of the heart”
February 15- April 17, 2017
La Conciergerie
2 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris
France

 


In the heart of the Île de la Cité, the Conciergerie’s Hall of Gens d’Armes welcomes 20 backlit, large-format panels presenting the project, its objectives and its proposals. Between the century-old columns of this magnificent Gothic hall, maps, projections and videos will allow visitors to immerse themselves in what could be the Island of the City by 2040.

 

"Mission Île de la Cité: the heart of the heart" © Dominic Perrault Architecture

“Mission Île de la Cité: the heart of the heart” © Dominic Perrault Architecture

"Mission Île de la Cité: the heart of the heart" © Dominic Perrault Architecture

“Mission Île de la Cité: the heart of the heart” © Dominic Perrault Architecture

 

Some of the proposals that have been developed and illustrated by the team are the redesign of the central square of Lutèce, the reunification of the Sainte-Chapelle and the Conciergerie in a unique space, a landscaped promenade to the South of the Island, an embankment area serving the square of Notre-Dame de Paris and a series of  covered boardwalks.

 

"Mission Île de la Cité: the heart of the heart" © Dominic Perrault Architecture

“Mission Île de la Cité: the heart of the heart” © Dominic Perrault Architecture

"Mission Île de la Cité: the heart of the heart" © Dominic Perrault Architecture

“Mission Île de la Cité: the heart of the heart” © Dominic Perrault Architecture

 

A brochure was created specifically for the exhibition in order to accompany the visitor in his discovery of the proposals, allowing him or her to discover more about the contents displayed. “Mission Île de la Cité”, a smartphone app which can be downloaded free of charge, also offers to extend the exhibition’s scope by walking through the Île de la Cité.

Thanks to the creation of virtual models, accessible through 360 ° augmented reality views in a dozen points of the island, the public will be able to imagine themselves on the Island in 2040.

 

"Mission Île de la Cité: the heart of the heart" © Dominic Perrault Architecture

“Mission Île de la Cité: the heart of the heart” © Dominic Perrault Architecture

"Mission Île de la Cité: the heart of the heart" © Dominic Perrault Architecture

“Mission Île de la Cité: the heart of the heart” © Dominic Perrault Architecture

 

Finally, the public will also have the opportunity to contribute to the reflection on the Future of the Island through an interactive system.

The exhibition “Mission Island of the City, the heart of the heart” will be open to the public, with free admission from February 15 to 19 and March 5. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, until 17 April, the entry fee for the Conciergerie will be free of charge.

 

"Mission Île de la Cité: the heart of the heart" © Dominic Perrault Architecture

“Mission Île de la Cité: the heart of the heart” © Dominic Perrault Architecture

 

Located in the very heart of Paris, the Île de la Cité is one of the most iconic and renowned places of the capital, a showcase of its historic layers built over centuries. Yet its current urban condition could hardly be considered as satisfactory. Limited by poor touristic facilities and pedestrian planning, foreigners often visit Notre Dame in a hurry while Parisians simply prefer to avoid the place. With the upcoming relocation of several major institutions located on the Île de la Cité, namely the Paris Court of Justice and the Police headquarters for which new buildings are under construction in the north of Paris, now is the time to think and imagine better urban qualities for this UNESCO-listed heritage site.

In December 2015, the French President François Hollande decided to address this challenge by entrusting Dominique Perrault, architect and urbanist, along with Philippe Bélaval, President of the French Center for National Monuments, to carry out a prospective study on the future of the Île de la Cité over the next 25 years.

The report was presented by Philippe Bélaval and Dominique Perrault to French President François Hollande, in attendance of French Minister of Home Affairs Bruno Le Roux, French Culture Minister Audrey Azoulay and Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo.


 

News source: Mission Île de la Cité
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“Paris Haussmann. A Model’s relevance” at Pavillon de l’Arsenal

January 30, 2017

The exhibition, curated by LAN – Benoit Jallon and Umberto Napolitano- and FBC -Franck Boutté- starts with a line drawn to review history. Over 100 drawings, plans, archives, photographs by Cyrille Weiner, as well as many mock-ups, give visitors an opportunity to rediscover the city’s heritage at various scales.

 

"Paris Haussmann. A Model's relevance" exhibition view © LAN Architects

“Paris Haussmann. A Model’s relevance” exhibition view © LAN Architects, FBC – Franck Boutté

The exhibition redesigns, categorizes and compares the urban axis’, distinguishes public spaces, organizes the city blocks and buildings according to their current geometry. Haussmann, prefect for the departement of the Seine from 1853 until 1870, extensively transformed Paris, above and below ground, from the city center to the outskirts. By extension, his name personifies a century of public works that still defines the urban organization and the identity of the city .

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“30 Architects” exhibition at Pavillon de l’Arsenal

December 25, 2016

“30 architects” presents 30 international architecture firms’ approach to design, wether emerging, established or historical. Through an original element of design or theoretical research, the exhibition shows a sensitive and evolving selection, brought together by Marion Bernard Architectes, forming an imaginary museum of the discipline and its practices.

 

"30 Architects" exhibition at Pavillon de l’Arsenal © Antoine Espinasseu

“30 Architects” exhibition at Pavillon de l’Arsenal © Antoine Espinasseu

 

The exhibition “30 architects” questions the architectural approach rather than the constructed building, explores causes rather than consequences, examines the path taken rather than the destination. Each architecture firm draws itself out of their constructive vocabulary to make its architectural practice visible. (more…)

“Corinne Vezzoni et associés: Archimediterranean” exhibition at La Galerie d’Architecture

December 7, 2016

Through a selection of projects, some built, some not, through different tools, some timeless, some modern, the agency manifests both its contribution to European architectural production in general and its own specificity: attention to contexts and territories, the legacy of the mediterranean.

 

Campus la Timone © Lisa Ricciotti et Corinne Vezzoni & Associés

Campus la Timone © Lisa Ricciotti et Corinne Vezzoni & Associés

 

How can we use what is already here, what came before, what can be found nowhere else? How can we perpetuate traces of previous lives, heed the clues the site provides, incorporate the emotions it arouses, its singularity, its materiality? Each locality requires its own solution. (more…)

“Tours et Détours: The History of La Défense (1883-1989)”

September 27, 2016

The Departmental Council of Hauts-de-Seine present, in partnership with Defacto, “Tours et detours: the history of La Défense (1883-1989)”, an exhibition on the history and architecture of the business district of La Défense in Departmental Archives of Nanterre.

 

Le CNIT et le rond-point de la Défense en 1958. Archives départementales des Hauts-de-Seine

Le CNIT et le rond-point de la Défense en 1958. Archives départementales des Hauts-de-Seine

 

The opening of the exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Nobel Tower (now RTE Nexity), the first offices to be built according to the initial development plan for the district of La Défense. Thanks to some outstanding original documents showcased in the exhibition, it will be possible to understand how, in a century, the territory of La Défence has experienced a true urban revolution. (more…)

“Over the walls” at Societe Generale Collection

July 4, 2016

Following on from previous exciting themes such as the connection between music and art or the notion of movement and travel faced with works of art, a new idea was born to address the close relationship between art and architecture, two disciplines that have always inspired each other. Giovanna Carrer will be the exhibition curator.

 

What we want, Bangkok, T24, photographie, 2003 © Francesco Jodice

What we want, Bangkok, T24, photographie, 2003 © Francesco Jodice

 

“Over the walls” is an artistic programme (exhibitions and meetings) that showcases Societe Generale’s contemporary art collection in three exhibitions being held in Paris and the Ile-de-France region:  “Visions of Architecture I” / Societe Generale Towers in La Défense (June-December 2016),  Solo Show by Julien Prévieux / Central Branch in Paris (June-December 2016),  Visions of Architecture II / Les Dunes buildings in Val de Fontenay (September-December 2016). (more…)

“Iles de la Seine” exhibition at Pavillon de l’Arsenal

June 22, 2016

Little is known about the Seine’s islands. From de Aube river all the way to the sea, there used to be more than 300 islands and nowadays there still is around one hundred of them and they constitute an extraordinary archipelago full of myths, travels, utopias and characters.

 

Îles des Cygnes Dessin d’Axel Wilhite, Paris, décembre 2015 © Pavillon de l’Arsenal

Îles des Cygnes Dessin d’Axel Wilhite, Paris, décembre 2015 © Pavillon de l’Arsenal

 

Its insular condition has a tendency to reinforce the identity of each region, which develop a unique use. The île Olive’s arboretum, the île de la Loge’s model farm, The île aux Cygnes’ airfield, the île Seguin’s show-window factory, the île de Chatou’s impressionists, the île Saint-Etienne’s prison, the île Saint-Denis’ Olympic ambition, the île du Moulin-Joly’s Garden of Eden or the île du Platais’ natural area all form a hybrid, ever changing, complex but coherent landscape. (more…)