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House Y1 in Massif Central, France by Werner Sobek Group

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Article source: Werner Sobek Group

The fully detached, 750 m² single-family home is located not far from the town of Yssingeaux in the Massif Central region of France. The ground floor of the house nestles against the slope. Although it has very few openings to the outside world, the interior rooms on this level are filled with natural light via the patio – a generously dimensioned glass-enclosed inner courtyard. The swimming pool, various guest rooms, the study and the owner‘s archive are situated on the ground floor, while the living quarters, dining area and bedrooms are all accommodated on the transparent top floor of the house. From the design of the patio to the diverse coalescing views and accessibility options, Y1 bonds with the landscape in every way.

Image Courtesy © Zooey Braun

Image Courtesy © Zooey Braun

  • Architects: Werner Sobek Group (Frank Heinlein)
  • Project: House Y1
  • Location: Massif Central, France
  • Photography: Zooey Braun
  • Planning time: 2010 – 2011
  • Construction time: 2011 – 2013

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“Grand Lognes” training site in France by Architecture Patrick Mauger

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Article source: Architecture Patrick Mauger

The restructuring and extension to the Lognes site for the Ministry of the Interior aims to make it the main Grand Paris training center.

A “blue” gallery has been created that acts as the project’s backbone and provides the distribution needed for the restructured buildings and extensions. It permits a separation between visitor, trainee and personnel movements and ensures the readability of the centre, with administrative premises to the south and training premises to the north.

Image Courtesy © Architecture Patrick Mauger

Image Courtesy © Architecture Patrick Mauger

  • Architects: Architecture Patrick Mauger
  • Project: “Grand Lognes” training site
  • Location: 27 Cours des Petites Écuries, 77185 Lognes, France
  • Client: Ministry of the Interior
  • Collaborators: Khephren, Cap Ingelec, Dal, Etamine, Avls, Alto Step, Alain Le Bahl, Sophie Barbaux
  • Cost: €13,7 M
  • Net Floor Space: 19,210 m² including a 1,113 m² extension
  • Completion: 2016

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International city of tapestry in Aubusson, France by Terreneuve architectes

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Article source: Terreneuve architectes

The symbolic dimension of the International city of tapestry and woven art matches its ambition: going beyond conservation and exhibitions, preserving a living savoir-faire that is recognized by UNESCO as part of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity, and reestablishing Aubusson’s place in the contemporary creative landscape.

Image Courtesy © Terreneuve architectes

Image Courtesy © Terreneuve architectes

  • Architects: Terreneuve architectes (Nelly Breton et Olivier Fraisse)
  • Project: International city of tapestry, Aubusson
  • Location: Aubusson, Creuse, France

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NECKER HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN in Paris, France by philippe gazeau architect

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Article source: philippe gazeau architect

The Laënnec building has a capacity of 404 beds including 120 for intensive care and intermediate care in all paediatric disciplines. The main medical functions are grouped by complete levels and share the same equipment and doctors. Despite the contextual difficulties, a compact emergency platform: On the upper ground floor, paediatric emergencies (70 000 emergencies per year) will be located beside the imaging department, contiguous with the reception of polytraumatised patients, which is next to the recovery room, alongside the 14 operating theatres in the main paediatric surgery block. The medical and technical platform includes paediatric imaging, operating theatres, post-surgery monitoring rooms and the catheterisation laboratory, making a total of 20 procedure rooms. It is shared between the various disciplines, with a permanent focus on efficiency and optimisation of resources. Combined intermediate care and intensive care: On the 1st floor, the surgical intermediate care beds are grouped next to the intensive care beds, forming a homogeneous unit of 67 beds with direct vertical link to the operating theatres and the medical intermediate care beds adjacent to emergencies.

Image Courtesy © Philippe Ruault

Image Courtesy © Philippe Ruault

  • Architects: philippe gazeau architect
  • Project: NECKER HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN
  • Location: 149, rue de Sèvres, Paris 15th arrondissement
  • Photography: Philippe Ruault
  • Contracting authority: Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris
  • Prime contractor: Commissioned architect: Philippe Gazeau
  • Project director: Jacques Forté
  • Work director: Michel Delamotte
  • Landscape designer: Pascal Cribier & Phytoconseil
  • Engineering: Jacobs France
  • Economist: LTA
  • Surface area: 60 000 m2 SHON (gross area) / 54 000 m² SDO (area inside building) + 15 460 m2 outdoor spaces
  • Cost: EUR 139 780 000 excl. VAT updated 2016 (including garden)
  • Date: 2003 – 2014 – 2018

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Montmartre Housing in Paris, France by Atelier Kempe Thill

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Article source: Atelier Kempe Thill

WINTERGARDEN HOUSING

In January 2012, Atelier Kempe Thill in collaboration with Fres architects won the competition for fifty apartments, a dentists practice, a mother – child – care center and an underground parking at the Porte de Montmartre in Paris for the public housing corporation Paris Habitat. The apartments are in terms of budget within the lowest financing categories of public social housing for rent. The site is part of the typical former industrial estates and areas with 1960’s apartment complexes along the boulevard Périphérique that are going to be changed into contemporary housing areas.

Image Courtesy © Ulrich Schwarz

Image Courtesy © Ulrich Schwarz

  • Architects: Atelier Kempe Thill
  • Project: Montmartre Housing
  • Location: Porte de Montmartre, 18th arrondissement, Paris, France
  • Photography: Ulrich Schwarz
  • Software used: Vectorworks and Cinema4D
  • Client: Paris Habitat OPH, Paris / France
  • Co-architect: Fres Architectes, Paris / France

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Central School in Fontaines-sur-Saône, France by Atelier Didier Dalmas

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Article source: Atelier Didier Dalmas

Built on a area of 7962 square meters with strong slope, the school complex of Fontaines-sur-Saône knew how to take advantage of the site by fitting into the slope, offering school playgrounds to the South and assuring comfortable connections with urban public space.

The entrance of the establishment is designed by the joint between the two esplanades (top and bottom), underlined by low walls of retraining structure accompanying a generous staircase of main access. An elevator and a banister assisted the entrance.

Image Courtesy © Jérôme Ricolleau

Image Courtesy © Jérôme Ricolleau

  • Architects: Atelier Didier Dalmas
  • Project: Central School
  • Location: Fontaines-sur-Saône, France
  • Photography: Jérôme Ricolleau
  • Lead Architects: Didier Dalmas
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 2700 square meters
  • Completion Year: 12/2015

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Terrace 9 in Nanterre, France by AZC – Atelier Zündel Cristea

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: AZC – Atelier Zündel Cristea

The project is part of Seine-Arche development which concerns a wider territory in line with the axis of Defense. Taking into account the natural relief and coexistence of various networks which pass through, the Seine-Arche development required the upstream of colossal structures. Aiming to attract here new populations from all over the department of Hauts-de-Seine, the urban project was designed to restore the site scale and its habitability, through a series of seventeen \”Urban Terraces\”. The new buildings offer an architecture that is both monumental, in response to the scale of the site and which expresses the domestic nature of the programs. By his design, details and the choice of the materials, the project provides opportunities for the quality of living and the sustainability of the buildings. Even if the planned allocation for the Terrace 9 is divided into several programs, the whole ensures a single coherent expression. Our goal was to work accurately for functional quality and comfort of the housing program distributed between the three towers and the base. Accommodations are of varied types, ranging from studios to T5, in accession or in social housing. The facades are exposed respectively to the four cardinal points, they are all provided with numerous openings that extend the inside of housings to cascades of terraces, or to small hollowed loggias, which are interposed in the design of the frame.

Image Courtesy © AZC - Atelier Zündel Cristea

Image Courtesy © AZC – Atelier Zündel Cristea

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House in Charbonnières-les-Bains, France by Atelier Didier Dalmas

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: Atelier Didier Dalmas

Built on a ground with strong slope, the building takes advantage of the site by working on two levels.

Indeed, on a low level a garage and a studio take place. We can also find all the technical elements necessary for the efficiency of the house. The accesses to these spaces are completely hide since the outside, by dint of the rigor of the drawing. (Picture n°1 and 2)

Image Courtesy © Jérôme Ricolleau

Image Courtesy © Jérôme Ricolleau

  • Architects: Atelier Didier Dalmas
  • Project: House in Charbonnières-les-Bains
  • Location: Charbonnières-les-bains, France
  • Photography: Jérôme Ricolleau
  • Lead Architects: Didier Dalmas
  • Gross Built Area: 250 square meters
  • Completion Year: 2009

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Ilot de l’Octroi in Rennes, France by MVRDV

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Article source: MVRDV 

Rennes dates back to the 18th century and is organised around two main squares, the place de la Marie and the place du Parlement. In the centre, old and new coexist together with Gallo-Roman remains, Louis Arretche’s futuristic Le Mabilais, Georges Maillols’s Les Horizons and more recently, the residential Cap Mail by Jean Nouvel. This Métropole is among the most attractive areas to live in France and its diversity of heritage and growth led to a shift in emphasis from the centre to the city’s outer areas connected by the pedestrianised Mail François Mitterrand. This move from a rural to urban context has meant denser developments occurring at the edges, to prevent encroachment onto the countryside. The growth in population and industry has called for measures to cope with future change, most notably for more housing and efficient transport routes. MVRDV, ALL and Giboire respond to this need for more sustainable housing communities and will contribute to the expansion of the centre by breathing new life and refocusing communities along the rivers.

Image Courtesy © L’Autre Image

Image Courtesy © L’Autre Image

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Ilot de l’Octroi
  • Location: Rennes, France
  • Rendering: L’Autre Image
  • Client: Groupe Giboire
  • Design team: Winy Maas, Jacob Van Rijs, Nathalie De Vries, Bertrand Schippan, Mikaël Pors, Quentin Rihoux, Roxana Aron, Boris Tikvarski, Maxime Cunin, Jean-Rémi Houel, Antoine Muller, Lisa Bruch
  • Co-architects: ALL
  • Partners: Franck Boutté Consultant and SNC Lavalin
  • Size: A residential complex of 8,200m2, retail and activities
  • Year: 2018+

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Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville in Caen, France by OMA

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Article source: OMA 

Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville is a public library for the metropolitan region Caen la Mer in Normandy, France. The 12,000 m2 multimedia library is located at the tip of the peninsula that extends out from the city of Caen to the English Channel. Its key position – between the city’s historic core and an area of Caen that is being developed – supports the city’s ambition for the library to become a new civic center. The library’s glass facade visually connects the adjacent park, pedestrian pathway and waterfront plaza to the interior and together with two large ground floor entrances at both sides of the building, enables a fluid interaction of the library with its surroundings. On the upper floors, the urban belvedere provides unobstructed views in all four directions.

Photograph by Philippe Ruault, Courtesy of OMA

Photograph by Philippe Ruault, Courtesy of OMA

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville
  • Location: Caen, France
  • Photography: Philippe Ruault
  • Client: Communauté d’agglomération Caen La Mer
  • Architecture: Clement Blanchet Architecture, Barcode Architects
  • Engineering: Iosis / Egis Batiments
  • Sustainability & Facade: Elioth
  • Acoustic: RHDHV
  • Scenography: Ducks sceno
  • Renderings / moving images: ArtefactoryLab
  • Façade: Rob van Santen / VS-a group
  • Curtains: Inside Outside
  • Program: Library, Total 12 700 m2 (SHON), including 325 m2 exhibition space, 350 m2 restaurant, 250m2 auditorium, 3200 m2 reading spaces, 2075m2 offices + logistics and 1900 m2 storage space
  • Status: Construction

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