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GamFratesi restores la maison du danemark with brasserie + fine dining hub in paris

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the project merges contemporary and classic danish designs for flora danica, a high-end brasserie, and copenhague, a fine dining restaurant.

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Paris Commune

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Not the 19th century radical socialist French uprising (OK I’m just showing off here). No it’s a Parisian apartment by LA based design firm Commune. Open plan living unified and delineated by oak joinery and a fabulous floor tile. Very French in a very Californian way. Stylish, chic, contemporary living.

Illustrated animal-skin costumes created for Le Bestiaire exhibition in Paris

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Giant illustrated boards depicting parrots, bears and leopards are among the oversized animal costumes that children can try on at a Paris exhibition.

The animals, both real and imaginary, were created by a team of 14 artists and designers including designer Ionna Vautrin, who also curated the exhibition, and illustrator Malika Favre.

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Perrine Vigneron’s cockerel is one of the animal costumes for children at the Le Bestiaire exhibition in Paris

The costumes resemble oversized tunics that slip over the shoulders and each skin includes a circular cut-out section for the face.

“Taking the form of a collection of costumes, this bestiary gives children the chance to slip into the skin of all kinds of animals, from the very tame to the very wild,” said Vautrin.



“When we dress up, regardless of whether we become beautiful or ugly, good or bad, marvellous or monstrous, everyone gets into character and is excused of all odd behaviour, without being subject to ridicule,” she added.

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Amelie Fontain illustrates the parrot with rows of colourful feathers and a diamond-shaped beak

Perrine Vigneron‘s cockerel is framed by a serrated edge and decorated with scribbly feathers, while Joachim Jirou-Najou‘s bear include scrawled fur and a stern expression.

A parrot designed by Amelie Fontaine has alternating blue, white and red feathers, and Helkarava’s bright yellow leopard appears to be holding the wearer’s face in its toothy jaws.

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Mikou Studio completes Paris swimming pool designed using Feng Shui philosophy

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Rounded windows and skylights allow daylight to filter into this Parisian swimming pool by Mikou Studio, which features a grassy rooftop solarium (+ slideshow).

Aquazena swimming pool by Mikou Studio

Studio co-founders Salwa and Selma Mikou designed the €14.5 million Aquazena pool for the Issy-les-Moulineaux suburb in the south-west of the capital.

The local architects worked with Feng Shui specialist Laurence Dujardin on the project, using the Chinese space-planning philosophy to determine the best way to orientate elements to create an uncluttered layout with an abundance of natural light.

Aquazena swimming pool by Mikou Studio

Three pools occupy a large double-height hall lit by the windows and skylights, which are set in square openings with rounded corners.

Doorways with similar curved edges connect the pool hall with other parts of the building. The intention was to create a “spirit of fluidity and openness” within the 4,000-square-metre plan.

Aquazena swimming pool by Mikou Studio

“The development of the spaces gives priority to transparency, and the depth of field associated with very good use of daylight,” explained Salwa and Selma Mikou.



“All the facades are open and accessible, and the various elements of the programme are organised in the form of light, coloured, rounded bubbles.”

Aquazena swimming pool by Mikou Studio

Stepped wooden platforms with integrated tropical planting are positioned beside the 25-metre swimming pool and two smaller baths.

Aquazena swimming pool by Mikou Studio

Squash courts, exercise rooms, changing facilities and a cafe occupy the rest of the ground floor and a smaller upper level.

Aquazena swimming pool by Mikou Studio

A ramp runs along one side of the pool hall and up the side of the building to a roof terrace, which Salwa and Selma Mikou describe as the building’s fifth facade.

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An apartment in Paris…

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…or is it? 

galway hotel paris concept by architect taras kashko

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located in the city’s historic district, the conceptual lodge features 25 guest and grand guest rooms, with a lounge/bar, and shops at the ground floor level.

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Bouroullec brothers install matching steel Kiosque units for Paris art fair

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French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have unveiled a pair of identical glass and steel containers for the International Contemporary Art Fair in Paris (+ movie).

Kiosque installation at the Jardin des Tuileries by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

On display side by side in the Jardin des Tuileries, the twin Kiosque units were commissioned by Paris property developer Emerige and are built from powder-coated steel.

Kiosque installation at the Jardin des Tuileries by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Both structures feature a single end wall constructed from floor-to-ceiling glass, while the 12-metre-long sides of both boxes have central glass doors. Hidden sliding steel panels can be moved to entirely enclose the structures.

Kiosque installation at the Jardin des Tuileries by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

A single zigzag-shaped roof covers both containers, and extends beyond the walls to provide shelter for people standing outside. Lanterns also hang from under the extended portion of the roof for nighttime use.



The installation took the brothers three years to design and produce, and has been built to be easily transported and assembled – with a total construction time of three hours. Models created by the brothers show how the roof can fold into itself in two-panel sections, which can then be stacked and moved in a trailer.

Kiosque installation at the Jardin des Tuileries by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Eclectic in Paris on a Sunday

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This apartment in Paris’ 9th arrondissement is everything I love about this city – the stunning mouldings and windows, and the residents’ love for eclectic decor and vintage furnishings. Here you have some mid century and classic mixed with modern (that Ligne Roset Facett lounge chair is HOT) that always works in an intriguing way. It is however unfortunate that the original flooring seems to have been replaced. 🙁 Details on this home and its inhabitants can be found on The Socialite Family.

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A renovated apartment in Paris

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I love European architecture and the wonderful classic apartments that I come across when doing blog research. This simple, modern 60m² apartment renovation in the eleventh arrondissement of Paris by Septembre Architecture pushes all the right buttons. Some marble and custom cabinetry in the kitchen, some brass and hex tiles in the bathroom, glass doors and beautiful moldings. The rooms of the apartment are aligned to optimize the circulation and create a visual continuity. The suite of spaces seems to extend to infinity with a large mirror at the back of the apartment. Each room has a specific floor treatment, weaving a true Jacquard weave between wooden floors, painted wooden floors, hexagonal mosaic and polished concrete. Photos: David Foessel (Check out more of their work here and here)

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julien nonnon projects a safari of smartly-dressed wildlife on the streets of paris

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the series of short-lived souvenirs include ‘hip’ animals donning unusual outfits, like a cheetah wearing a bomber jacket and an eagle sporting a suit and tie.

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Tools and furniture hook onto a plywood wall in Paris cookery classroom by Septembre

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A plywood storage wall stores and displays furniture, ingredients and cooking apparatus at this Paris culinary workshop by architecture studio Septembre (+ slideshow).

Kialatok by Septembre Architecture

Designed for French culinary company Kialatok, the space offers a variety of workshops taught by international chefs, but also serves as a venue for cultural events that vary from seminars to parties.

Kialatok by Septembre Architecture

Due to the different purposes needed from the space, Paris-based Septembre was briefed to create a flexible and adaptable environment.

“The clients wanted a flexible space that could be adapted depending on the format of the cooking class and the different types of events they organise,” explained the team, whose past projects include a woodland cabin and a converted farmhouse.

Kialatok by Septembre Architecture

“We wanted to show the diversity of cultures and ways of cooking and consuming food,” project architect Sami Aloulou told Dezeen. “Our idea was to synthesise this variety into a simple architectural element.”

Kialatok by Septembre Architecture

With this in mind, Septembre decided to present the cooking apparatus and ingredients on a custom-built plywood storage wall.



“The wall shows the diversity of the cooking classes, not only through the exposition of the different objects used for cooking but also by the different ways to savour a meal,” said the architects.

Kialatok by Septembre Architecture

Purpose-built shelves and hooks store buffets, crockery and jars of spices – allowing the students to easily access what they need.

Kialatok by Septembre Architecture

Trestle-style legs and table surfaces, along with small blue-upholstered stools, can also be unhooked for additional seating and work surfaces.

Kialatok by Septembre Architecture

“We designed the seating and the wall itself,” said Aloulou. “Then they were technically developed and built by a carpenter of the atelier Fabric-K”.

alexis tricoire snakes vegetal two-headed dragon through paris art venue

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the semi-aquatic plant and animal sculpture weaves its way through the cité de la mode et du design, bringing together industrial materials and botanical life.

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A Paris apartment

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I adore this simple and eclectic Parisian (Neuilly-sur-Seine) condominium I caught myself drooling more than when I paid out a visit to The Socialite Loved ones. It is the property of Mary Erlingsen and her two young daughters. As a big supporter of pictures as art, I enjoy her collection and the graphic edge it lends to the spaces. I am hoping this will press me to discover a image I have taken to blow up and cling over my couch. I have one particular I believe may possibly be perfect… (Photographs: Constance Gennari)

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Paris’ tallest building in over 40 years is a housing block clad with gold and silver metal

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These two metal-clad towers showcasing stepped forms and angular balconies were made to demonstrate that, soon after many years of skyscraper limitations in Paris, peak is no for a longer time taboo (+ slideshow).

Residential tower in Paris by Hamonic + Masson &amp Associ&#xE9s and Comte Vollenweider Architectes

The fifty-metre-substantial housing scheme was completed by Paris-primarily based architects Hamonic + Masson &amp Associés and Nice studio Comte Vollenweider Architectes, and promises to be the tallest structure completed in the French money given that the seventies.

Residential tower in Paris by Hamonic + Masson &amp Associ&#xE9s and Comte Vollenweider Architectes

Its construction follows a adjust in Parisian preparing legislation, which now allows for new buildings earlier mentioned 37 metres in peak for the very first time in more than 40 years.

An amendment to the restriction at the end of 2011 now permits the construction of residential towers measuring up to 50 metres and workplace blocks up to 180 metres.

Residential tower in Paris by Hamonic + Masson &amp Associ&#xE9s and Comte Vollenweider Architectes

“The alter in rules is a historic minute for the town,” mentioned the architects. “Paris is cautiously enabling tall structures again into the town.”

Situated on Avenue de France on Paris’ Left Bank, the project contains almost 200 new properties – 96 personal residences and ninety two social housing models – as nicely as shops and a automobile park contained in the base of the building.

Residential tower in Paris by Hamonic + Masson &amp Associ&#xE9s and Comte Vollenweider Architectes

“The Avenue de France is extremely rigid there are plenty of places of work and shops and really number of housing tasks,” extra the crew.

“What’s more, all the units are very uniform in dimension and in height. We as a result desired to steer clear of this homogeneity and formality and inject a breath of clean air to the spot.”

Residential tower in Paris by Hamonic + Masson &amp Associ&#xE9s and Comte Vollenweider Architectes

The complicated comprises two towers that increase from reverse ends of a five-storey podium. One particular has a stepped profile that steps 37 metres in height, whilst the other is a stacked block produced up of rotated flooring measuring fifty metres tall.

Residential tower in Paris by Hamonic + Masson &amp Associ&#xE9s and Comte Vollenweider Architectes

The entire structure is created from concrete, but the outer walls are clad in panels of golden and silver corrugated aluminium panels.

Residential tower in Paris by Hamonic + Masson &amp Associ&#xE9s and Comte Vollenweider Architectes

“The facade on the avenue is clad in silver aluminium, mirroring the neutrality and coldness of the other constructions situated on the avenue,” said the designers, “whereas the golden hues of the cladding on the tiered balconies and the fifty-metre-tall composition introduce heat and variation.”

In Paris: A Massive Rally of Defiance and Sorrow (28 photos)

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In metropolitan areas across Europe and around the planet, marchers took to the streets to assist the freedom of speech and supply condolences to the citizens of France, subsequent last 7 days&#39s deadly assault on the staff of a satirical newspaper in Paris. The terrorist shootings remaining 17 useless in excess of many days of violence. Right now, in downtown Paris, &nbspmore than a million men and women marched in solidarity and sadness, denouncing the violence, and proclaiming &quotJe suis Charlie!&quot and &quotWe are not frightened!&quot

A gentleman retains a giant pencil as he requires component in a solidarity march (Marche Republicaine) in the streets of Paris on January 11. French citizens were joined by dozens of foreign leaders, between them Arab and Muslim reps, in a march on Sunday in an unparalleled tribute to this week&#39s victims subsequent the shootings by gunmen at the offices of the satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, the killing of a police woman in Montrouge, and the hostage having at a kosher grocery store at the Porte de Vincennes. (Stephane Mahe/Reuters)


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vincent callebaut devises smart-towers for the future of paris

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the proposal provides 8 diverse tower typologies that each combine components of renewable vitality within the city’s dense city cloth.

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Concertina shutters shade the windows of Naud & Poux’s Paris retirement home

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Hinged shutters fold up and down in excess of the home windows of this monochromatic care residence close to Paris by French studio Naud &amp Poux (+ slideshow).

House for Elderly People in France by Naud and Poux

Naud &amp Poux designed the metal-clad sheltered housing blocks in Villejuif, a suburb to the south of Paris.



The nine,200-sq.-metre Antoine de St Exupéry Residence for Dependent Elderly Folks has a hundred and sixty elderly inhabitants, who all require nursing care.

House for Elderly People in France by Naud and Poux

The private and communal areas of the complex are divided up in between two extended blocks, every single comprising a chain of 9 linked volumes.

Residents’ bedrooms are housed in four-storey-high gabled properties, joined by lower-increase glazed blocks that contain cafeterias, therapy rooms and lounging places.

House for Elderly People in France by Naud and Poux

The two blocks adhere to equivalent layouts and are related by a glazed walkway. The regimented organisation of the prepare was designed to be clear to the 24 Alzheimers clients amongst the residents, as properly as to mirror the neighbouring houses.

“The volumes are intentionally simple in order to replicate these of the bordering suburban cloth,” said the architects.

House for Elderly People in France by Naud and Poux

En-suite bedrooms are clustered around a centrally located staircase and elevator core in every single block. The open stairwell, surrounded by metal railings, affords people sights into the communal decrease storeys and gardens.

House for Elderly People in France by Naud and Poux

“The provider spaces are distributed together the main circulation regions to guarantee that the institution operates proficiently and that the nursing workers get pleasure from an successful doing work tool,” said the architects.

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