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post updated 3 October 2021


Architecture Designs in France

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We select what we feel are the key examples of French Architecture Designs.

We have 7 pages of French Architecture selections.

French Architecture : news + key projects

French Buildings : A-C

French Architectural Designs : D-F

French Building Developments : G-J

French Architecture Designs : K-L (this page)

French Building Designs : M-R

French Architecture Developments : S-Z

French Architectural Designs

Recent building additions to this page:

La Luciole, Alençon, Normandy, northern France
Design: Moussafir Architectes
La Luciole Building French Architecture Designs
photo : Luc Boegly
La Luciole Alençon – 30 May 2013
Situated on the edge of Alençon, in the rural landscape of Lower Normandy, La Luciole – French for “firefly” – resulted from the efforts of its passionate director-programmateur. Founded in 1994, this concert facility has carved itself a reputation, attracting renowned musicians to its tiny performance hall.

Louvre Lens Museum, northern France
Design: SANAA / Imrey Culbert / Catherine Mosbach
Louvre Lens Museum French Architecture Designs
photograph © Hisao Suzuki
Louvre Lens Museum – new photos 12 Dec 2012
This is major new French building principally desiged b the world-famous Japanese architecture office of SANAA in their typically austere architecture style. Like the recent Centre Pompidou-Metz building designed again by a Japanese architect (Shigeru Ban) it shows the French state pushing out culture from Paris into the peripheral cities in the country, an interesting and beneficial project.

Lons le Saunier Médiathèque & Cinémas, eastern France
Design: Du Besset-Lyon Architectes
Lons le Saunier Library & Cinema French Architecture Designs
photograph © Philippe Ruault
Lons le Saunier Médiathèque – 23 Nov 2012
Next to the mediathèque, three existing buildings – the church, the Hotel de Balay and the wall of the prison – formed an impressive and severe urban setting made up of simple lines, great mineral surfaces and imposing masses. Unfortunately, the relation that these three constructions maintain could not be experienced from the street. Obviously, a new building, a fourth element, was needed to open and liven up the urban structure.

La Maison des Etudiants, Grenoble, southeast France
Design: Hérault Arnod Architectes
La Maison des Etudiants Grenoble
photo © André Morin
La Maison des Etudiants – 23 Apr 2012
La Maison des Etudiants is a student residence built in the 1930s. It is an eight-storey building, sober in style and with a plain facade, part of the skyline of the Grands Boulevard, a distinctive urban feature of the city of Grenoble. Originally, the building had fairly spacious rooms but only basic facilities, with communal showers and bathrooms.

French Architectural Designs

Architecture Designs in France, K-L, alphabetical:

La Grande Motte Montpellier
Design: N+B Architectes
La Grande Motte Building Montpellier
photograph : Paul Kozlowski
La Grande Motte Montpellier

Le Monolithe, Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Design: MVRDV architects
Le Monolithe Lyon French Architecture Designs
image © Philippe Ruault
Le Monolithe Lyon

le Nouveau Longchamp à Paris
Design: Dominique Perrault
New Longchamp racecourse French Architecture Designs
picture © Dominique Perrault
le Nouveau Longchamp à Paris

Les 2 Alpes Cultural center, Les 2 Alpes
Design: Hérault Arnod Architectes
Les 2 Alpes ski station French Architecture Designs
photo © André Morin
Les 2 Alpes ski station

Lille Metropole museum
Manuelle Gautrand
Lille Metropole museum building
photo : Max Lerouge
Lille Metropole museum

Lille Museum of Modern Art, n. east France
2hD Architects
Pavilion Lille Museum of Modern Art
image from architect
Lille Museum of Modern Art – Pavilion< strong>Lille Office Building
LAN Architecture
Lille Office Building
picture from architect
Lille Office Building

Limoges Concert Hall building
Design: Bernard Tschumi Architects
Limoges Concert Hall French Architecture Designs
photo : Christian Richters
Limoges concert hall

Lironde Gardens, Montpellier
Christian de Portzamparc
Lironde Gardens French Architecture Designs
photo from architect
Lironde Gardens, Montpellier

Lisieux Médiathèque
Du Besset-Lyon Architectes
Lisieux Médiathèque French Architecture Designs
picture from architect
Lisieux Médiathèque

Lons le Saunier Building
Du Besset-Lyon Architectes
Lons le Saunier
image from architect
Lons le Saunier

Lustucru, Grenoble
Hérault Arnod Architectes
Lustucru Grenoble
photograph © André Morin
Lustucru Grenoble

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French Buildings – No Images

French Buildings – K-L:

Le Parc du Millénare, Aubervilliers

Design: Arte Charpentier

Les Bois des Moutiers, Normandy
Design: Edwin Lutyens Architect

Lycée Polyvalent, Fréjus

Design: Foster & Partners

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French Architects

Location: France, western Europe

French Houses

Somme Buildings

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French Music Hall Building – design by Hérault Arnod Architectes

Buildings / photos for the French Architecture Design pages welcome