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Parisian Architectural Designs – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Louvre Museum Visconti Courtyard
Design: Architects Rudy Ricciotti and Mario Bellini
Louvre Museum Visconti Courtyard
photograph © R. Ricciotti – M. Bellini / Musée du Louvre © Lisa Ricciotti

Louvre Museum Visconti Courtyard – 21 Sep 2012
A new cutting-edge architectural structure is to open to the public after five years of construction work; designed to showcase the museum’s treasures of Islamic art, the new project is located in the Visconti courtyard, at the very centre of the Louvre. Lafarge has worked in close partnership with the architects to supply the most appropriate materials for the structure, hailed as the most significant museum expansion project since the Louvre’s great Pyramid.

Massena Social Housing
Design: Beckmann-N’Thépé Agency
Massena Social Housing
photo © Stefan Lucas

Massena Social Housing – 7 Nov 2012
This project is not an isolated architectural mission, it contributes to the urban ambitions of the Masséna district in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. Each new construction is an additional milestone in the extension of this “3rd age” town. Based on the principles designed by Christian de Portzamparc, the project emerges, develops, takes shape to enhance its simplicity with its own specific elegance.

Marne-la-Vallée University Library
Design: Beckmann-N’Thépé Agency
Marne-la-Vallée University Building
photo © Olivier Amsellem

Marne-la-Vallée University Library – 7 Nov 2012
The architects chose an audacious strategy for the design of this new building, which resembles a mound of earth ‘torn from its natural environment,’ in harmony with its surroundings. ‘Between naturalism and terror, ‘the Marne-la-Vallée Library puts us in touch with our dreams – active, joyous, sometimes disturbing, comforting, but always salutary’.

Ministry of Defense Building Paris
Design: ANMA architecte
Ministry of Defense Building Paris
picture from architects

Ministry of Defense Paris – 25 Aug 2012
The new headquarters of the Ministry of Defense in south western Paris has been designed as a natural machine. The building’s façade alternates between both transparency and opacity via horizontal slat work, providing both intimacy and transparency. The wings of the building are built on stilts surrounding internal courtyards under a vast origami-like roof made of angular sections. The project will bring together all of the main bodies of the French armed forces ( Army, Air force, Navy) on one site.

Maison Escalier, rue Jacob, Paris VI
Design: Jacques Moussafir
Maison Escalier
picture : Hervé Abbadie

Maison Escalier – 10 Jul 2012
Built on the site of an old house set between two buildings in the heart of a very well-preserved block in the 6th arrondissement, this house is designed as a tree-like structure delimited on three sides by the original walls. Only the entirely glazed south façade belies the almost total reconstruction of the building and provides a glimpse of the volumetric complexity of its interior spaces.

Montmartre Housing, 18th arrondissement
Atelier Kempe Thill
Montmartre Housing
image © Atelier Kempe Thill

Montmartre Housing – 11 May 2012
Atelier Kempe Thill has recently won an invited competition for 55 apartments, a dentist’s surgery, a mother child centre and a parking garage at the 18th arrondissement in Paris.

Paris Building Designs, alphabetical:

La Basilique du Sacré Coeur / Sacre Coeur Basilica – see Sacre Coeur, Montmartre, Paris XVIIIe
1912
Paul Abadie, Architect

La Grande Arche de La Défense / Grand Arch at La Defense, 1 place du parvis de La Défense, Puteaux, Paris XVe
1989
Johan Otto von Spreckelsen, Architect
Echoing the existing Arche de Triomphe the Grande Arche is typically bombastic for one of Mitterand´s Grand Projets. Unlike the earlier Arche de Triomphe this 35-storey building contains offices located over the formal axis of the Champs-Elysees. Despite the name the architect is apparently Danish.

Le Meurice Hotel Paris
Philippe Starck
Le Meurice Hotel
photograph : J.B. Mondino / F. Maréchal / DR

Le Meurice Hotel + Le Meurice Design

Le Monde Headquarters
Du Besset-Lyon Architectes
Le Monde Building Paris
image from architect

Le Monde Building

Le Pantheon de Paris / The Pantheon, Paris, Paris Ve
Jacques Germain Soufflot, Architect
The Pantheon Paris

Le Safran Festival Hall, Brie Comte Robert, southeast of Paris
2006
S.C.P.A. Semon-Rapaport Mandataire de L’Equipe Architects

Les Bons Enfants – French Ministry of Culture & Communications HQ
2005
Francis Soler
Highly unusual building covered in stainless steel tracery

Les Halles
Les Halles Paris Model
photo © Rebecca Breun
Les Halles

Les Trois Quartiers, 21 boulevard de la Madeleine, Paris 1er
Les Trois Quartiers

Leviathan, Grand Palais
Anish Kapoor giant sculpture
photo : Karavan
Anish Kapoor Grand Palais

Library, Paris
1992
Toyo Ito & Associates

Lintas Bridge Paris
Ian Ritchie Architects
Lintas Bridge Paris
photo © Jocelyne Van den Bossche from Ian Ritchie Architects

Lintas Bridge

Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation Building
Architects: Frank Gehry
Louis Vuitton Paris

Louvre Museum Building
various architects
Louvre Pyramid
picture © Isabelle Lomholt

Louvre Museum Building
Louvre Pyramid
Louvre Pyramid Building
Louvre Extension

Magasin La Samaritaine, 77 rue de Rivoli
SANAA
La Samaritaine Paris
photograph © Colin Eaton

Magasin La Samaritaine

Maison de Radio France
Design: Architecture-Studio
Maison de Radio France
image from architects
Maison de Radio France

Mantes-la-Jolie Aquacenter
Agence SEARCH
Mantes-la-Jolie Aquacenter Water Sports Center
photo © Emile Dubuisson

Mantes-la-Jolie Aquacenter

Maison de le Roche / Le Roche House
Le Corbusier, Architect
Home of the Fondation Le Corbusier

Maison de L’UNESCO / UNESCO Building, Paris VIIe
1958
Marcel Breuer & Pier Luigi Nervi, Architects
The UNESCO Building Paris is by two of the most famous architects in the history of Modern Architecture. Another Marcel Breuer building is the Whitney Museum in New York

Maison de Verre / The Glass House, 31 Rue St-Guillaume
Pierre Chareau, Architect
Aka Maison Dalsace / House of Glass: Paris house

Maison et atelier Ozenfant / Ozenfant House & Studio, 53, avenue Reille, Paris XIV
1922
Le Corbusier, Architect

Masséna development
Atelier Christian de Portzamparc
Masséna development
image from architect

Urban competition

Metal 57, Renault site

Claude Vasconi

Metal 57 redevelopment, Renault site

Dominique Jakob & Brendan Macfarlane

Ministry of Finance Building
1982
Chemetov & Huidobro
International Architecture Competition win

Musée du Louvre / The Louvre Museum, Paris Ie
1876;
various architects

Musée du quai Branly / Quai Branly Museum, 15, rue Jean-Baptiste Berlier
Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Musée du quai Branly Paris
image © Rebecca Breun

Musée du quai Branly

Musée Orangerie / Orangerie Museum, Tuileries Gardens, central-west Paris
Renovation 1998-2006

New Longchamp Racecourse
Dominique Perrault
New Longchamp racecourse Paris
picture © Dominique Perrault

New Longchamp Racecourse

Notre-Dame Cathedral / Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris, Ile de la Cité 6, Place du Parvis, Paris IVe
Architects n/a
Notre-Dame Cathedral

Novancia business school
Architecture-Studio
Novancia business school building
photograph : Georges Fessy

Novancia business school

Offices beside the Périphérique
2009
Sauerbruch Hutton

Opéra de la Bastille / Paris Opera building, 120 Rue de Lyon, Place de la Bastille, Paris XIIe
1983-89
Carlos Ott, Architect
The Opéra National de Paris is one of the weakest buildings of President Mitterrand´s “Les Grands Projects” and much vilified. The story goes that the judges thought it was by Richard Meier but in the `blind` architecture competition a fairly unknown architect, Carlos Ott, won.

Opéra Garnier / The Garnier Opera House, Paris IXe
1875
Charles Garnier, Architect
The auditorium of this famous Paris building was painted by Surrealist artist Marc Chagall in 1964

Origami Building – Barclays Capital Bank offices, Avenue de Friedland, Paris
Architect: Manuelle Gautrand
Origami Building Paris
photo © Manuelle Gautrand Architecture, photo Vincent Fillon

Origami Building

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