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RATP Bus Centre in Thiais, France by ECDM Architectes

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Article source: ECDM Architectes

The RATP wished to realize a new building intended for the bus drivers and the administrative staff of the existing center. Located in Thiais, it controls all the bus lines of the south and the east of Paris City. It’s an industrial context, characterised by a succession of boxes, at best basic.

Image Courtesy © Philippe RUAULT

  • Architects: ECDM Architectes
  • Project: RATP Bus Centre
  • Location: 10–12 rue du Bas-Marin 94320 Thiais, France
  • Photography: Benoît FOUGEIROL, Philippe RUAULT
  • Client: RATP
  • Project manager: Aliette CHAUCHAT
  • Engineering: BETOM
  • Quantity suveyor and Cost control: ECDM

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Epée de bois Nursery in Paris, France by h2o architectes

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Article source: h2o architectes

This project consists in the extension and rehabilitation of a nursery for 24 children. The nursery is located on a very tight and narrow site, almost hidden by several very different looking buildings.

The extension of the nursery is an opportunity to give new coherence to the group of buildings. It is set against an existing building at the end of the courtyard, and is given a distinct visual identity as a clear, readable volume. A light exterior perforated shell protects the glass building which houses the nursery spaces and play terraces on the first level.

Image Courtesy © Julien Attard

  • Architects: h2o architectes
  • Project: Epée de bois Nursery
  • Location: 5 rue de l’Épée de Bois, Paris 75005, France
  • Photography: Julien Attard
  • Client: City of Paris
  • Team: h2o architectes (lead architect) with ID+ (engineer)
  • Specificity: Building with high energy performance
  • Cost: 1 492 500 euros HT
  • Surface: 300m²

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Cabin in Chamonix, France by Pierre Marchand Architectes

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Article source: Pierre Marchand Architectes

At the request of long time clients, we designed and supervised the construction of a new cabin in the Chamonix valley.

The site is located within a residential compound built in the 50’s. A cabin dating from the original master plan was on the lot.

The location benefits from sweeping and stunning views over the Mont Blanc skyline. This majestic view was the starting point of the design.

Image Courtesy © Pascal Tournaire

  • Architects: Pierre Marchand Architectes
  • Project: Cabin
  • Location: Chamonix valley, France
  • Photography: Pascal Tournaire
  • Architects in charge: Pierre Marchand, Jean-Valère Gaultier
  • Construction managers: ERM
  • Structural Engineering: Stebat
  • Thermal and Fluids Engineering: Cetralp
  • Manufacturers: Alpal, Atre & Loisirs, Bouygues Energie, Covermetal, Domokit, Dubourgeat, Fauvel, Normandy Ceramics, L’atelier De Menuiserie, Mgs, Mignola,  Mont Blanc Materiaux, Nordique France, Oxali, Perrin, Techni Resine
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 250 m²
  • Completion Year: 2016

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OLD SCHOOL REFURBISHMENT in Tréverien, France by Guinée*Potin Architectes

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Article source: Guinée*Potin Architectes 

The primary school of Treverien is in the center of the little town, in an old granit building. This typical building of the region is unfortunately far too small with the expansion of the town. Thus, an annexe was built against the original building and two prefabricated buildings were set into the playground to gain more room.

Image Courtesy © Guinée*Potin Architectes

  • Architects: Guinée*Potin Architectes
  • Project: OLD SCHOOL REFURBISHMENT
  • Location: 12 rue des Négociants / Tréverien / 35190 / France
  • Developper: Tréverien town
  • Security consultant: Qualiconsult
  • Construction value: 1 300 000 € (excl. taxes)

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Vitrolles Media Library in France by Jean-Pierre Lott

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Article source: Metropolis Communication

The architect Jean-Pierre Lott has just delivered the new media library of Vitrolles. Located in the heart of the district of Les Pins, it symbolizes the renewal of the town center.

Vitrolles, like many cities on the periphery of great metropolises, grew too quickly. A victim of the urbanization of the 1960s, it went from the status of little Provençal village with about a thousand inhabitants, to a bedroom community comprised of soulless apartment buildings.

Image Courtesy © Aldo Amoretti

  • Architects: Jean-Pierre Lott
  • Project: Vitrolles Media Library
  • Location: 1 place de la liberté, avenue des Salyen, 13127 Vitrolles, France
  • Photography: Aldo Amoretti
  • Client: City of Vitrolles
  • Client representative: Icade
  • TCE engineering consultant: OTEIS
  • HQE engineering consultant: OASIIS

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Shop and Exhibition Space in Marseille, France by Atelier M3a Architectes

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Article source: Atelier M3a Architectes

Time had taken its toll on the place. We proceeded like archeologists and we removed layer after layer until we found the spirit of the original building, a brick tiled floor and stone and brick walls that must have been more than 150 years old.

These old materials serve as a reminder of what the place used to be. We wanted to preserve them as soon as we discovered them.

Image Courtesy © Atelier M3a Architectes

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Modern Music Centre in Évreux, France by Hérault Arnod architectes

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Article source: v2com

This Contemporary Music Centre (SMAC) is a musical complex consisting of two auditoriums of very different kinds and recording studios, linked by a public space called the deck, running from one side of the building to the other. It is designed on the principle that, instead of being mere consumers of entertainment, people can construct their own evening by moving from one place to the other.

Image Courtesy © André Morin

  • Architects: Hérault Arnod architectes
  • Project: Modern Music Centre
  • Location: Évreux, France
  • Photography: André Morin
  • Client: Évreux municipality
  • Project Manager: Camille Bérar
  • Fluids: Inex
  • Structure: Batiserf
  • Economist: Michel Forgue

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Trucks Maintenance Centre in Britany, France by Raum

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Article source: Raum

The Trucks Maintenance Centre is an antenna of the Ile et Vilaine departmental equipment park (Britany, France).

The project proposes to create a dialogue between the new building and the landscape bocage.

Image Courtesy © Audrey Cerdan

  • Architects: RAUM
  • Project: Trucks Maintenance Centre
  • Location: La Gouesnière, Britany, France
  • Photography: Audrey Cerdan
  • Client: Conseil Régional de Bretagne
  • Engineering: Otéis (TCE), Acoustibel (acoustique)
  • Materials: Wood, Concrete, Polycarbonate, Vegetalize roof & Steel
  • Cost: 3 800 000 € (excl. tax)
  • Surface: 2 352 m2
  • Year: 2016

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S APARTMENT in NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE, FRANCE by Dwek Architectes

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Article source: Dwek Architectes 

Interior design is one of the disciplines that Olivier Dwek undertakes with a passion. His taste for the interaction of materials and unexpected, exclusive textures leads him to conduct all kinds of experiments with seasoned artisans. Working together, they engage in treatments of materials that generate sometimes unexpected results. For this Parisian apartment, the materials are combined and confronted following a rhythm that is metered down to the last detail. Nothing allows itself to be fully understood from the outset. Olivier Dwek likes to cover his tracks. Brushed aluminium, which boldly dominates the composition of the reception room, offers moiré reflections that could be mistaken with the grey velvet. The sense of a somewhat futuristic sophistication which he elicits is nuanced by touches of American walnut and natural foalskin introduced in the selected items of furniture. The stone flooring, shaped by the years it has spent in a riverbed, in turn creates an unfathomable impression, a vibrancy that appeals and questions. In this highly architectural, urban environment, it was important to incorporate light and nature. According to Olivier Dwek, one of the major revolutions in contemporary architecture involves the thickness of window frames. Having now become imperceptible, they enable the exterior to reach right to the heart of this city home.

  • Architects: Dwek Architectes
  • Project: S APARTMENT
  • Location: NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE, FRANCE

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DOM in Tours, France by Edouard Brunet Architecte

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Article source: Edouard Brunet Architecte 

Located in the city centre of Tours (France) the project consists in transforming the interiors of a typical post- World War II flat. The rather unpretentious and small flat has been revamped in order to maximise the sensation of space and give it more soul.

Context:

The flat’s surface equals 65 m2 and the external structure has been kept untouched. The existing building was built with basic materials, hence the medium quality. The heating / water and electricity conduits are visible. Since it was built, the flat has not been redesigned or transformed: the flat is partitioned, as it is usually the case for flats from this period.

Image Courtesy © Edouard Brunet Architecte

  • Architects: Edouard Brunet Architecte (Edouard Brunet and Julie Duchateau)
  • Project: DOM
  • Location: Tours, France
  • Auto-construction: Dominique Bouyneau (OAK Agencement)
  • Surface: 65 m²
  • Year of construction: 2016

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