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Basket Apartments: OFIS Unveils Healthy & Sustainable Student Housing Project in Paris

Basket Apartments: OFIS Unveils Healthy & Sustainable Student Housing Project in Paris

The Basket Apartments student housing was designed by OFIS as part of a larger urban development designed by Reichen & Robert Architects in Paris' 19th district. Located on a long narrow lot the edge

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PHOTOS: Les Docks Design Center is Topped by a Luscious Green Roof Terrace in Paris

PHOTOS: Les Docks Design Center is Topped by a Luscious Green Roof Terrace in Paris

Les Docks´ four floors can be wandered around using the iconic indoor-outdoor green stairs located on the facade of the concrete building. The top floor offers great views of the city as well as a green

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Jardin Serge Gainsbourg: Paris’ New Urban Park Bridges a Highway to Unite Two Communities

Jardin Serge Gainsbourg: Paris’ New Urban Park Bridges a Highway to Unite Two Communities

The ring road at the Porte des Lilas created a disconnect between two neighborhoods, so the city of Paris sought to bring them together. A design competition yielded a successful plan from local firm

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The Museé du Quai Branly in Paris Boasts a Lush 650-foot Green Wall by Patrick Blanc

The Museé du Quai Branly in Paris Boasts a Lush 650-foot Green Wall by Patrick Blanc

Featuring a 40-foot high and 650-foot long stunning green wall, The Museé du Quai Branly is definetely worth a visit if you are in Paris. Designed and planted by Gilles Clément and Patrick Blanc, it is

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European Environment Agency (EEA) Releases Interactive Maps Showing Heatwave Risk On The Continent

European Environment Agency (EEA) Releases Interactive Maps Showing Heatwave Risk On The Continent

Europe is a big place and as such, climate change will affect the continent's cities in different ways. For example, if sea levels rise, there is a good chance that Venice will be underwater, but what

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Mayor of Paris Bans Traffic From the Banks of the River Seine

Mayor of Paris Bans Traffic From the Banks of the River Seine

Ah, Paris: the Eiffel Tower, The Arc de Triomphe, and the appalling traffic jams all throughout the city. However, if Mayor Bertrand Delanoë has anything to say about it, car traffic will soon be

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Clean-Powered Le Cinq Office Tower in Paris Will Green the City Skyline

Clean-Powered Le Cinq Office Tower in Paris Will Green the City Skyline

Spaces between the separate volumes create a sense of community in each block and also promote natural ventilation. This layout also disguises the fact that there are 300 apartments in total, a

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Temporary IKEA Lounge at the Charles de Gaulle Airport Has Nine Free Beds

Temporary IKEA Lounge at the Charles de Gaulle Airport Has Nine Free Beds

Always ahead of the curve, IKEA once again displays their creative might with a 200 square meter temporary lounge at the Charles de Gaulle Airport in France. Passengers departing from Terminal 3 can take

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Escale Numérique is a Free, Green-Roofed WiFi Station in Paris

Escale Numérique is a Free, Green-Roofed WiFi Station in Paris

Mathieu Lehanneur and JCDecaux won the call for intelligent furniture projects by the Mairie de Paris Escale Numérique, to create a connected haven of peace available to everyone. The free WiFi station

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Heliocosm is a Refreshing Minimalist Cosmetic Store in Paris

Heliocosm is a Refreshing Minimalist Cosmetic Store in Paris

The newly renovated natural cosmetic store on Herold Street in Paris is a long 100 square meter space, elongated even further by F R E A K S freearchitects' swift interventions. The first and last rooms

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Djuric Tardio’s Airy Parisian Home Is Topped with a Green Roof Garden

Djuric Tardio’s Airy Parisian Home Is Topped with a Green Roof Garden

A rainwater harvesting system ensures that the terrace garden can be irrigated without using more than the client's fair share of water. Oversized and doubled-glazed south-facing windows permit plenty of

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Rustic French Carpenter’s Offices Are Perched on Stilts

Rustic French Carpenter’s Offices Are Perched on Stilts

The new branching offices look like a network of tree houses perched on four meter stilts, but two staircases bring them back to ground level. One leads to an exterior picnic spot while another extends to

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Urban Algae Farms Could Heat Buildings While Treating Wastewater

Urban Algae Farms Could Heat Buildings While Treating Wastewater

Macro of Ulva Algae photo from Shutterstock Pardon the potty talk, but wouldn't it be great if every time you flushed the toilet you were actually generating heat for your home? That's exactly what a

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Patrick Nadeau’s Green Waters Bathroom Uses Hanging Plants to Treat Greywater

Patrick Nadeau’s Green Waters Bathroom Uses Hanging Plants to Treat Greywater

Every time we flush a toilet, we send gallons of water through a bevy of pipes until they reach the local municipal wastewater treatment plant. There the water is treated with all kinds of often

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AME-LOT Repurposes Shipping Pallets To Create a Transforming Facade

AME-LOT Repurposes Shipping Pallets To Create a Transforming Facade

AME-LOT is a proposal by French architect Stephane Malka to re-skin a student residence in Paris with shipping pallets. The modular facade is composed of hundreds of pallets strung together with hinges,

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Artist Baptiste Debombourg Makes a Magnificent Metal Mural With Half a Million Staples

Artist Baptiste Debombourg Makes a Magnificent Metal Mural With Half a Million Staples

Debombourg's illustrious career began in Paris in 2002 and has continue to get better ever since, culminating in Aggravure III. This particular project takes as points of reference the protagonist Icarus,

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French Cyclists Win the Right to Run Red Traffic Lights

French Cyclists Win the Right to Run Red Traffic Lights

While the vast majority of cyclists must adhere the same traffic laws as all other vehicles, and in some cases absurd bike-specific laws, bicycle activists in France have successfully campaigned for the

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Tadashi Kawamata’s ‘Under the Water’ Imagines The Debris From Japan’s Tsunami

Tadashi Kawamata’s ‘Under the Water’ Imagines The Debris From Japan’s Tsunami

As the 20 million tons of wreckage slowly make their way to Hawaii from Japan, Tadashi Kawamata created Under the Water to envision what it must be like to be beneath all the debris. His site-specific

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The World’s First Tower Built by Flying Robots Rises in France

The World’s First Tower Built by Flying Robots Rises in France

A swarm of robots working flawlessly in tandem have successfully built a beautiful undulating tower in a warehouse outside of Paris. The world's first building built by flying robots was designed by

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Jean Nouvel’s Shipping Container Restaurant Sprouts on Seguin Island in Paris

Jean Nouvel’s Shipping Container Restaurant Sprouts on Seguin Island in Paris

Les Grandes Tables of Seguin Island is a large timber-framed structure wrapped in glass. The bare bones suspended scaffolding wraps around recycled shipping cargo containers, giving it an industrial yet

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Ginger Group Unveils Plan to Transform the Eiffel Tower Into a Gigantic Tree

Ginger Group Unveils Plan to Transform the Eiffel Tower Into a Gigantic Tree

A group of consultants in Paris has hatched a plan to turn the Eiffel Tower into a giant tree by covering it with 600,000 plants. Their dream is to literally plant the 324 meter tall aesthetic symbol of

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Paris PARC: BIG + OFF Win Competition to Design Sorbonne’s New Research Centre in Paris

Paris PARC: BIG + OFF Win Competition to Design Sorbonne’s New Research Centre in Paris

Like a mirror, the stealthy building seeks to blend into its environs and fits into the dense context of university buildings from different historical periods. Located at the visual axis of the Notre

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Bold Design Transforms a Tiny Rooftop Machine Room Into a Modern Office in Paris

Bold Design Transforms a Tiny Rooftop Machine Room Into a Modern Office in Paris

Despite having only 17 square meters to work with, Boujon and Benayoun have set a new record for space management by generating more than adequate space to work and store important tools in what was once

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Hamonic + Masson Wrap 62 Parisian Apartments in Striking Serpentine Terraces

Hamonic + Masson Wrap 62 Parisian Apartments in Striking Serpentine Terraces

Each of the 62 flats have three rooms, 66 square meters of floor space, and a compact space-saving arrangement. Even so, tall windows allow for plenty of natural light to permeate deep into the units and

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Checkerboard Solar-Clad Housing Project Pops Up in Paris

Checkerboard Solar-Clad Housing Project Pops Up in Paris

The building provides spacious apartments for low-income needs. The checkerboard-style façade faces Rue La Chapelle, and each front-facing unit has a private balcony with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors

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WasteLandscape: 65,000 Discarded CDs Form a Sea Of Metallic Dunes in Paris

WasteLandscape: 65,000 Discarded CDs Form a Sea Of Metallic Dunes in Paris

WasteLandscape is an artificial landscape of hilly features blanketed with a sea of CDs. The 65,000 CDs were collected, sorted and then sewn together by hand to create an undulating and reflective

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