“Suburban Transformations. Building The Metropolis with its inhabitants” at Pavillon de l’Arsenal

Suburban areas are the product of democratization of ownership during unprecedented urban growth in the 20th Century. They now take up the majority of developed areas in the Greater Paris region.

 

“Suburban Transformations. Building The Metropolis with its inhabitants” at Pavillon de l’Arsenal © Laurent Grandadam

 

Property scarcity is one of the main problems when it comes to building new housing and the hike of real estate prices. This exhibition/research explores the untapped potential of suburban areas for the development of another housing production model based on a domestic scale. (more…)

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

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…)

“Paris Haussmann. A Model’s relevance” at Pavillon de l’Arsenal

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

“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…)