Posts tagged 'France'

Matthieu Salvaing|||

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

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

Stephane Aboudaram|||

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,

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


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’


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


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


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


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


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.



Workplace | Design | Architecture