Carlo Ratti imagines how Boulevard Périphérique in Paris will look in 2050

New Deal for Paris roads by Carlo Ratti


Paris’ famous Périphérique ring road could have its car lanes slashed by half and replaced by a playground in the switch to driverless cars, says Carlo Ratti. Read more


Carlo Ratti imagines how Boulevard Périphérique in Paris will look in 2050

New Deal for Paris roads by Carlo Ratti


Paris’ famous Périphérique ring road could have its car lanes slashed by half and replaced by a playground in the switch to driverless cars, says Carlo Ratti. Read more


Apple Store architect wants to use only glass to rebuild Notre-Dame’s roof and spire

Eight Inc proposal for Notre-Dame roof in structural glass


Eight Inc, the studio that developed the Apple Store concept, wants to accurately reconstruct Notre-Dame‘s roof and spire using structural glass. Read more


FMAU – 12 social housing units, Limoges 2018. Photos…

FMAU12 social housing units, Limoges 2018. Photos © Antoine Espinasseau. 

Gens – Sculpture house, extension of a family house, Jury 2016….

GensSculpture house, extension of a family house, Jury 2016. Photos © the architects. 

BIG converts 1930s bank to create major new store for Galeries Lafayette in Paris

Galeries Lafayette by BIG


Bjarke Ingels’ firm has created a “retail laboratory” for French department store Galeries Lafayette inside an art-deco bank on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. Read more


Notre-Dame must be restored to “last known visual state” says French Senate

Notre-Dame restoration bill


The French Senate has passed a bill saying Notre-Dame Cathedral must be rebuilt as it was before the fire, which destroyed its roof and spire last month. Read more


French Open tennis stadium by Marc Mimram has greenhouses built into all its stands

Court Simonne Mathieu at Roland Garos, the home of the French Open, by Marc Mimram Architecture & Associés


Marc Mimram Architecture & Associés has incorporated greenhouses into all four of the stands of the Court Simonne Mathieu at Roland Garros, home of the French Open. Read more


Gustafson Porter + Bowman reveals Eiffel Tower parks redesign

OnE Line by Gustafson Porter + Bowman


British landscape architecture studio Gustafson Porter + Bowman are redesigning the approaches to the Eiffel Tower in Paris ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Read more


Herzog & de Meuron’s Tour Triangle set to be built in Paris after passing final legal hurdle

Herzog & de Meuron's Tour Triangle skyscraper


The Tour Triangle, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, is poised to become the first skyscraper built in central Paris since 1973, after winning a lengthy court battle. Read more


Frei Rezakhanlou – House renovation, Douvaine 2013. Photos…

Frei Rezakhanlou House renovation, Douvaine 2013. Photos © Romain Blanchi.

Frei Rezakhanlou – House renovation, Douvaine 2013. Photos…

Frei Rezakhanlou House renovation, Douvaine 2013. Photos © Romain Blanchi.

Frei Rezakhanlou – House renovation, Douvaine 2013. Photos…

Frei Rezakhanlou House renovation, Douvaine 2013. Photos © Romain Blanchi.

Sebastian Errazuriz ridicules Notre-Dame proposals by turning cathedral into rocket launchpad

Designer Sebastian Errazuriz has designed a space rocket launch pad for Notre-Dame in an "act of creative one-upmanship" to demand an end to architects' proposals


Designer Sebastian Errazuriz has suggested turning Notre-Dame Cathedral into a space-rocket launchpad in an “act of creative one-upmanship” designed to stop architects producing more proposals. Read more


Watch a fly-through animation showing Notre-Dame rebuilt with a replica spire and a glass roof

Notre-Dame animation


Miysis Studio has created an animation showing its vision of a rebuilt Notre-Dame that combines a reconstruction of Viollet-le-Duc’s spire with a modern glass roof. Read more


Seven of the most outrageous proposals for Notre-Dame

Notre-Dame outrageous proposals


Since Notre-Dame Cathedral was devastated by fire last month, design proposals for rebuilding the roof and spire have got more and more ridiculous. Here are seven of the most far-fetched, including a car park, a swimming pool and a McDonald’s. Read more


Vincent Callebaut proposes a roof that generates energy and food for Notre-Dame Cathedral

Notre-Dame roof and spire proposal by Vincent Callebaut


Paris-based architect Vincent Callebaut wants to give Notre-Dame Cathedral a new roof that generates energy and contains an aquaponic farm. Read more


Social housing revamp in Bordeaux wins Mies van der Rohe Award 2019

EU Mies Award 2019 winner Transformation of 530 dwellings, by Frédéric Druot Architecture, Lacaton & Vassal Architectes and Christophe Hutin Architecture


The European Union has awarded its annual architecture prize to Transformation of 530 Dwellings, a renovation of 1960s housing in France by Frédéric Druot Architecture, Lacaton & Vassal Architectes and Christophe Hutin Architecture. Read more


Miysis Studio envisions Notre-Dame with a reconstructed spire and glass roof

Notre-Dame poor and spire rebuild by Miysis Studio


Miysis Studio has proposed combining a reconstruction of Notre-Dame‘s spire with a modern glazed roof to “find the right balance between history and future” for the cathedral. Read more


Miysis Studio envisions Notre-Dame with a reconstructed spire and glass roof

Notre-Dame poor and spire rebuild by Miysis Studio


Miysis Studio has proposed combining a reconstruction of Notre-Dame‘s spire with a modern glazed roof to “find the right balance between history and future” for the cathedral. Read more