Posts tagged 'France'

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French architect Laura Gonzalez on balancing work, family and creativity

French architect and designer Laura Gonzalez doesn’t allow her work to be defined by either title: for her the two disciplines are entwined, and she

Opinion
Arif Riyanto|||

Five prize-winning books about work that offer a new perspective

An emerging genre of fiction in France is providing an unlikely brand of escapism. Growing numbers of French writers are choosing work as their subject

Opinion
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A new primary school in Cannes is a calming influence

In a city better known for its red carpet opulence and celebrity glam, there sits a humble piece of architecture, which was built, quite literally,

Architecture
Takuji Shimmura, © Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés|||

New Banque de France building is a wealth of delights

The new site of the Banque de France Paris was unveiled last month as part of the ongoing Grand Paris project, developing and extending the

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Hôtel du Ministère in Paris by François Champsaur

Design-centric Parisian bolthole the Hôtel du Ministère, which originally opened in 2011, has proved so popular that it has taken over some adjacent former artists’

Interiors
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MGA completes Bethune centre after 20 years

Manuelle Gautrand Architecture (MGA) has realised its original vision for La Comedie De Bethune, a national drama centre in northern France, 20 years after it

Architecture
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Philippe Prost’s Ring of Remembrance in France

Philippe Prost’s memorial to those who fell in northern France during the first world war – combatants of all nationalities and ranks – uses its elliptical

Architecture
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Centre de Congrès à Mons by Studio Libeskind

Studio Libeskind‘s Centre de Congrès à Mons – completed this month – forms a dynamic structure that juxtaposes the smooth curve of the main building

Architecture
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Rust & Dust: a museum for Pierre Soulages

The French abstract artist gets a suitably monumental, Corten steel-clad building to house his life’s work Museums devoted to a single artist tend to fall

Architecture
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Two-legged chair: health and wellness 2.0?

Benoit Malta, who recently graduated from the Ecole Boulle in Paris, has designed a two-legged chair to promote the health and wellbeing of the user.

Design

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