All photographs by Marie Caroline Lucat, courtesy of A+ Architects

Jean-Claude Carrière Theatre in Montpellier, France, by A+ Architecture, 2013 [caption id="attachment_6567" align="alignnone" width="509" caption="All photographs by Marie Caroline Lucat, courtesy of A+ Architects"][/caption] Given the 21st-century goal of reducing carbon emissions in everything from manufacturing and transportation to food production and ...Read More

Photo © AWP, Anna Positano

Water Treatment Plant in Évry, France, by AWP, 2013 [caption id="attachment_5608" align="alignnone" width="509" caption="Photo © AWP, Anna Positano"][/caption] Over ten years ago AWP won a competition for the enlargement of Évry's water purification plant, located on the edge of the Seine River ...Read More

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Écomusée du Pays de Rennes in Rennes, France, by Guinée*Potin, 2010. One of the projects included in the book reviewed this week, Architecture: From Commission to Construction, is the Écomusée du Pays de Rennes, designed by Nantes-based architects Guinée*Potin from ...Read More


"Le Grand Stade" in Fontainebleau, France by Joly&Loiret, 2012. In less than a week the starting ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics will be underway in London. For two weeks the world's attention will be focused on events taking place in ...Read More

Fluor Architects

Family Crèche in Drulingen, France by Fluor Architects, 2010. Drulingen is a small town in the Alsace region of northeastern France. One of the main routes into town from the nearby motorway is Rue de Phalsbourg, on which this "Family Crèche" ...Read More

Photograph by Iwan Baan, courtesy Bernard Tschumi Architects

Alésia Museum Interpretive Center in Alise-Sainte-Reine, France by Bernard Tschumi Architects, 2012. Located about 90 minutes southeast of Paris by train is the site of a 53-BC battle between Julius Caesar and the Gauls, the Battle of Alésia. Although it was ...Read More

Photograph courtesy Antonini + Darmon Architectes

M3A2 - Cultural and Community Tower in Paris, France by Antonini + Darmon Architectes, 2011. Paris Diderot Unversity, which bills itself as "the multidisplinary university in the heart of Paris," is located on the Left Bank of the Seine, just south ...Read More

50 Avenue Montaigne

50 Avenue Montaigne in Paris, France by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, 1993. Although the idea of a rooftop garden is not new, it is becoming a solution for both ...Read More

Exhibition Hall

Exhibition Hall in Paris, France by Architecture Studio, 1998. Often with an exhibition hall commission the architect's job is limited to creating simple, column-free ...Read More

Ilôt de Candie

Ilôt de Candie in Paris, France by Massimiliano Fuksas, 1995. Director of this year's architecture section of the Venice Biennale, Massimiliano Fuksas posed ...Read More