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Alstom Warehouses, Nantes Métropole Higher School of Fine Arts / Franklin Azzi Architecture

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly

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Gare TGV de Montpellier, Montpellier Railway Station / Marc Mimram

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Transformation of 530 dwellings / Lacaton & Vassal + Frédéric Druot + Christophe Hutin architecture

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Dominique Perrault on Notre Dame: "The Heart of the Heart"

Notre Dame Cathedral. Image © Flickr user kosalabandara licensed under CC BY 2.0 Notre Dame Cathedral. Image © Flickr user kosalabandara licensed under CC BY 2.0

French architect Dominique Perrault has shared his thoughts after this week's devastating fire of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Best known for his design of the French National Library, Perrault has had a hand in many projects across France, including work in 2015 studying the means of ensuring the continued urban centrality of the Île de la Cité, in collaboration with Philippe Belaval, President of the Center for National Monuments. ArchDaily has published Perrault's statement in full, outlining the architect's response to the Notre Dame fire.

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France Announces Competition to Redesign the Spire of Notre Dame

Notre Dame fire. Image © Francois Guillot / AFP Notre Dame fire. Image © Francois Guillot / AFP

The prime minister of France has announced an international architectural competition to redesign the roofline of Notre Dame Cathedral after this week's devastating fire. Prime minister Édouard Philippe made the announcement following a special Cabinet held by French President Emmanuel Macron on the reconstruction of cathedral. Philippe said the competition would give the cathedral “a spire suited to the techniques and challenges of our time”. So far, close to one billion dollars have been pledged to rebuild Notre Dame.

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Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque Catches Fire During Notre Dame Blaze

Dome of the Rock . Image Courtesy of Pixabay Dome of the Rock . Image Courtesy of Pixabay

While French firefighters were putting out the destructive blaze at the Notre Dame Cathedral, another holistic site was also up in flames. Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque, which is among the holiest sites in Islam and was built almost 1,800 years ago, was struck by blaze while the monumental Catholic Church was also devastated with fire.

Jeanne Gang Listed in the TIME 100 Most Influential People of 2019

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Jeanne Gang, Founding Principal at Studio Gang, has been listed in TIME Magazine’s 2019 TIME 100. Gang is the only architect be included in this year’s list, which recognizes the activism, innovation, and achievements of the world’s most influential people.

The recognition represents another milestone in what is a historic year for Jeanne Gang and her firm. In January, she announced her first project in France, with the Center for the University of Chicago in Paris, while the firm was also selected last month to lead the Global Terminal and Concourse Expansion at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago.

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Notre Dame Cathedral – A Tragic Fire

Yesterday was April 15th, a Monday, and the day that the world-wide beloved Notre Dame Cathedral caught fire and suffered heartwrenching damage. I found about the fire from one of my co-workers shortly after the fire began and I ended up streaming live coverage on my computer and watching in horror as the building was ravaged with fire. I don’t really know how to put this into words but my heart is breaking for the City of Paris and for architects all over the world who studied this magnificent building.

Square Maïmat / ppa architectures + Emma Blanc Paysagiste

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault

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Résidence Palaiseau / 51N4E

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin
  • Architects: 51N4E
  • Location: 3 Rue Joliot Curie, 91190 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  • Category: University
  • Lead Architects: 51N4E & Bourbouze Graindorge
  • Design Team: AXIO, WOR, Damien Dupouy
  • Area: 11200.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Filip Dujardin

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