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Ciguë imagines car-free city inside Cowboy’s electric bike shop in Paris

July 28, 2022 Ali Morris 0
Exterior shop of bike hanging in window of Cowboy e-bike shop in Paris by Ciguë

Limestone blocks and crushed earth feature in this electric bike shop in Paris, designed by local studio Ciguë to visualise how a car-free city of the future might look. The store belongs to Cowboy, an e-bike brand aimed at urban cyclists, and is located in the department store Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche. For its

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MAD surrounds Passivhaus housing block in white curved balconies

July 25, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
MAD housing at Clichy-Batignolles in Paris

Chinese architecture studio MAD has unveiled the 13-storey UNIC residential tower in Paris, France, which is its first completed project in Europe. Designed in collaboration with French studio Biecher Architectes, the 50-metre-high residential tower forms part of the Clichy-Batignolles development of a former rail yard in the north of Paris. The 6,600-square-metre apartment tower is designed as

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Notre-Dame visitor centre set to be built in underground car park

July 15, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Render of Notre-Dame underground visitor centre

Landscape architecture studio Bureau Bas Smets is set to revive the square facing Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris and transform an abandoned underground car park beneath it into a visitor centre that opens onto the river Seine The overhaul, which is being led by Belgian studio Bureau Bas Smets with urban planner GRAU and heritage architecture studio Neufville-Gayet,

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OMA designs Tiffany & Co pop-up in Paris to take visitors on a “journey across time”

July 8, 2022 Natasha Levy 0
Blue rotunda in Tiffany & Co pop-up shop in Paris designed by OMA

Architecture studio OMA has created a pop-up shop for Tiffany & Co in Paris that showcases an assortment of pieces from the jeweller’s 185-year history. The pop-up is located in the eighth arrondissement and functions as a cross between a boutique and an exhibition, spotlighting Tiffany pieces from both past and present. “Tiffany & Co

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Plant-covered Villa M by Triptyque and Philippe Starck “brings nature back to the city”

June 12, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Vertical garden of Villa M in Paris

A steel exoskeleton supports a vertical garden facade at this hotel in Paris, France, designed by French-Brazilian studio Triptyque in collaboration with designer Philippe Starck and landscape studio Coloco. Located in Montparnasse, the 8,000-square-metre hotel also contains a restaurant, co-working space, gym and rooftop bar, which the team said all focus on healthy living and a

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David Chipperfield adds vaulted arcades to revamped office complex in Paris

May 18, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Morland Mixité Capitale office by David Cghipperfield

The Berlin studio of David Chipperfield Architects has renovated and extended a 20th-century office block in Paris to transform it into a multifunctional complex called ​​Morland Mixité Capitale. Located beside the River Seine in the French capital’s 4th arrondissement, the revamped building contains housing, a hotel, offices and various public amenities. The former office, named

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Parc de la Villette is the “largest deconstructed building in the world”

May 5, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Parc de la Villette by Bernard Tschumi

Continuing our deconstructivism series, we take a look at Bernard Tschumi’s Parc de la Villette in Paris, one of the movement’s earliest and most influential projects. French-Swiss architect Tschumi designed the park as a deconstructed building. “It was not about nature, per se, it was an urban moment,” Tschumi told Dezeen. “I call it the largest deconstructed

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Parisian Chic Home Interiors That Will Make You Say Oh Là Là!

March 9, 2022 HD Staff 0

In the chic haunts of Paris, style is elegant yet comfortable. This goes for clothing fashion and home interiors alike. Just as we’re inspired by the Parisian catwalk to fill our wardrobes, inspiration from fabulous French home interiors spreads across the globe too. Europe has been looking to Paris since the reign of Louis XIV, […]

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Paris set to build four-kilometre-long urban cable car

February 18, 2022 James Parkes 0
Y-shaped pylons will support the cable car system

Construction is set to begin on Paris’ first urban cable car, a 4.5-kilometre-line that will connect several suburbs in the southeast of the city to the Metro system. Named Câble 1, the system will link the suburb of Villeneuve-Saint-Georges with the Créteil Pointe du Lac station on Paris’ Metro line 8. Construction will begin later this

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NOA creates tailor-made interior for pied-à-terre in Le Marais

February 16, 2022 Amy Frearson 0
Window seat, Nicolai Paris by NOA

Network of Architecture has used curved lines, custom oak furniture and marble details to heighten the character of an apartment in a converted hotel in Le Marais, Paris. NOA has created a completely custom interior for Nicolai Paris, located in the former Hotel Nicolai, which serves as a pied-à-terre for an Italian family. The renovation involved designing the layout

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