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Cultural and Social Center of Valence in France by Bureau Architecture Méditerranée

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Article source: v2com

Project awarded by the International Union of Architects in 2013

The project speaks of a strong urban presence, with an institutional façade that aims at establishing an harmonious dialogue with the adjoining public square. Of major importance is its centrality in the neighbourhood, asserting itself as a meeting place for young people and the general public.

Image Courtesy © Bureau Architecture Méditerranée

Image Courtesy © Bureau Architecture Méditerranée

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NDBS in Paris, France by Atelier Zündel Cristea

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Article source: Atelier Zündel Cristea

AZC’s project for Notre-Dame de Bon Secours had to manage two major issues. Firstly, it involved rebuilding within the urban fabric of the city by reshaping an occupied site in order to give it greater clarity and adapting it to today’s urban requirements. Secondly, the consideration of how to integrate vulnerable or aging populations into the city, and how this should be addressed architecturally.

Image Courtesy © Sergio GRAZIA

Image Courtesy © Sergio GRAZIA

  • Architects: Atelier Zündel Cristea
  • Project: NDBS
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Sergio GRAZIA
  • Design Team: 
    • Lead architects:
    • Grégoire Zündel and Irina Cristea, architects–associates
    • Nicolas Souchko and Mario Russo (competition)
    • Elena Melzoba (design studies)
    • Célia Horn (site)
    • Alberto Gatti (site)
  • BRIEF: Residential care-home for the elderly (98 places), nursing home (66 places), creche (64 places), children’s healthcare centre and car park (44 places)
  • Site:
    • Surface area of site: 29,000 sq m
    • Specific urban regulations/ listed site and protected inner-city green space
    • Specific climatic and geological constraints
  • Area: 
    • Footprint: 27,000 sq m
    • Useable surface area and circulation space:
    • Useable surface area: 8,460 sq m / Circulation: 3,312 sq m  (more…)

1 star gastronomic restaurant \”David Toutain\” in Paris, France by Caroline Tissier Intérieurs

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Article source: Caroline Tissier Intérieurs

Restaurant \”David Toutain\” is an atypical and warm place makes of noble materials evoking the countryside. Association of leather, wood, polished concrete and brass which make of this place a unique place just like the star chef.

One big part of furniture and certain lamps were drawn by Caroline Tissier to offer to the restaurant owner a personalized interior design.

The decoration is just like the cooking of David Toutain, subtle, authentic and with a strong personality.

Image Courtesy © S.Biteau

Image Courtesy © S.Biteau

  • Architects: Caroline Tissier Intérieurs
  • Project: 1 star gastronomic restaurant \”David Toutain\”
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: S.Biteau

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« DOCK EN SEINE » OFFICES in France by Franklin Azzi Architecture

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Article source: Franklin Azzi Architecture

The Saint-Ouen Docks site has an industrial port activity past, which decay had given way to industrial waste land, and has now become the ideal strategic location for an Eco-Neighbourhood. This labelled project is an example of an environment-driven project.

The main volume of the ‘Dock en Seine’ building comprises six stories. In order to meet the necessary environmental objectives, and to overcome constraints related to streamlining of the programmes, this building was tightly packed.

Image Courtesy © LUC BOEGLY

Image Courtesy © LUC BOEGLY

  • Architects: Franklin Azzi Architecture
  • Project: « DOCK EN SEINE » OFFICES
  • Location: 1-5 rue Paulin Talabot 93400 SAINT OUEN France
  • Photography: LUC BOEGLY
  • SURFACE AREA: Floor area : 16200 m²
  • COST (EXC. TAX) : 36 M €
  • DATE: 2010
  • Architects collaborators: Paul Armand Grether, Adrien Pineau
  • Environmental Engineer: Green Affair

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PSM in Brest, France by ENO ARCHITECTES

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Article source: ENO ARCHITECTES

A unique place for sailors, icon building covered of architectural concrete skin from which arises precious red glass cubes. The existing building before work was abandoned for many years. At the heart of the port of Brest, it was opaque, thickset and tagged, shelter the homeless. Dockers former office, he was nevertheless a landmark building known to all Brestois. His new function: host associations dedicated to sailors. Reflection of what he receives, the project now has a strong identity linked to the world of the sea, with two main inputs (one for the day for associations and one for the night for the Seamen’s Club) and a discreet rear access for the region. The redevelopment of the immediate surroundings, originally a wild parking, also part of the project. The building before work was simply invisible. Few windows, dirty facades, negative image of a bygone era. The windows get larger, the facade protects itself with an insulation and exterior is adorned with a thin (5 cm) perforated concrete skin from which arise the inputs, real blocks of deep red glass, the floor soars skyward and attracts attention. The neutral building now gives way to a “significant” building which shows its identity with the world of the sea with a semi-figurative motif sail-shaped concrete cladding that makes a meaningful precious object. We made defects of the qualities. A new lighthouse for sailors on the port. The project is innovative, radical, with the use of two materials with opposite properties but highlighting with respect to each other. The fine facing opaque, dark, ultra-resistant and perforated highlights the airlock and the floor dressed in glass (VEC) colored red, shiny and transparent.

Image Courtesy © Mathieu Le Gall + Manuel Henry

Image Courtesy © Mathieu Le Gall + Manuel Henry

  • Architects: ENO ARCHITECTES (Claire Crest and Xavier Stocq)
  • Project: PSM
  • Location: 45 quai de la douane 29200 Brest
  • Photography: Mathieu Le Gall + Manuel Henry
  • Client: Région Bretagne
  • Surface: 550 m2
  • Calendar: Reception 2014
  • Cost: € 1050 000 / HT

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Maison Le Cap in France by Pascal Grasso Architectures

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Article source: Pascal Grasso Architectures

They are simple sky-reflecting concrete and glass cubes framed, or rather camouflaged by vegetation.

Pascal Grasso conceived a spacious vacation home that reinvents outdoors living in perfect harmony with the environment – a contextual architecture designed as an adapted response to the surrounding geography, landscape, climate and light.

Image Courtesy © Cyrille Weiner

Image Courtesy © Cyrille Weiner

  • Architects: Pascal Grasso Architectures 
  • Project: Maison Le Cap
  • Location: Var (France)
  • Photography: Cyrille Weiner
  • Program: Vacation home
  • Structural engineer: ARCORA
  • Year : 2015

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SOCIAL HOUSING AND KINDERGARTEN IN PARIS, France by GAETAN LE PENHUEL ARCHITECTES

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Article source: GAETAN LE PENHUEL ARCHITECTES

Urban resources

Paris’s 11th arrondissement combines the city’s highest population density with one of its lowest green space totals. Set back from Boulevard Richard Lenoir, this large plot has been pre-emptively acquired by the City of Paris with a view to creating, along Impasse Truillot, a new public garden edged with social housing units and a crèche for 60 infants. The ultimate aim is a major green strip running from the forecourt of the church of Saint Ambroise to Boulevard Richard Lenoir. Whatever comes of this handsome urban project, currently awaiting the acquisition and demolition of business premises, the building fit with the size of the planned park.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

  • Architects: GAETAN LE PENHUEL ARCHITECTES
  • Project: SOCIAL HOUSING AND KINDERGARTEN
  • Location: PARIS, France
  • Photography: Sergio Grazia
  • Software Used: Autocad
  • Client: SIEMP – VILLE DE PARIS (DFPE)
  • Partners: IRATOME
  • PROGRAMME: 14 social dwellings + 60 units kindergarten
  • Surface: 2 240 m2
  • BUDGET HT: 6.3 M€
  • Completion: DEC 2014

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DENSE CITY in Paris, France by Fresh Architectures

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Article source: Fresh Architectures 

Our project has been designed as a unique object, both imposing and securing in comparison with the scale of the neighboring buildings. Its geometry makes it both streamlined and easy to locate. The same material has been chosen to cover the roof and the façades, which gives the building a monolithic and distinctive look. It has been treated in order to be a part of the existing urban environment. As an example, the tiles generate an interesting surface finish by producing both a mineral and monolithic effect. In addition, the glazed surface finish diminishes the deposits from the air pollution. The façades are designed to clean themselves naturally with the rain.

Image Courtesy © Axel Tilche-Dahl

Image Courtesy © Axel Tilche-Dahl

  • Architects: Fresh Architectures 
  • Project: DENSE CITY
  • Location: 147 Bd de la Villette Paris 75010, France
  • Photography: Axel Tilche-Dahl, Julien Lanoo
  • Program : 16 housing units
  • Client: SIEMP
  • Realisation: dec. 2013

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Le Tourp Cultural Center in Omonville-la-Rogue, France by Architecture Patrick Mauger

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Article source: Architecture Patrick Mauger

Located on the tip of the Cotentin peninsula, this architectural complex placed on the French supplementary historic monuments list aims to increase the number of tourists visiting the area and develop its natural and ethnological heritage.

Image Courtesy © Didier Boy de la Tour

Image Courtesy © Didier Boy de la Tour

  • Architects: Architecture Patrick Mauger
  • Project: Le Tourp Cultural Center
  • Location: Manoir du Tourp, 50440 Omonville-la-Rogue, France
  • Photography: Didier Boy de la Tour
  • Collaborators: Thierry Jourd’heuil landscape architect ,Normaprim, RFR., Hauguel & Mazier, Vareille
  • Programme: Exhibition and documentation space, offices, accommodation, restaurant
  • Client: Conservatoire du Littoral, La Hague Federation of Municipalities
  • Budget: 5.9 M€
    • Site Area: 2 300 m²
  • Status: Delivered in 2002

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La Buanderie media library in Clamart, France by architecture patrickmauger

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Article source: architecture patrickmauger

The Buanderie, built in 1893 was a service building belonging to the Ferrari Foundation. Acquired by the local authorities in 2002 to provide the setting for a multimedia library, it was placed on the French supplementary historic monuments list in 2003.

Image Courtesy © Didier Boy de la Tour / Eric Sempe

Image Courtesy © Didier Boy de la Tour / Eric Sempe

  • Architects: architecture patrickmauger 
  • Project: La Buanderie media library
  • Location: Place Ferrari, 92130 Clamart
  • Photography: Didier Boy de la Tour / Eric Sempe
  • County: Hauts-de-Seine (92)
  • Region: Ile-de-France
  • Client: Clamart City Council
  • Budget: 2,5 M€
  • Site Area: 1 800 m²
  • Status: Built / Delivered in 2006
  • Collaborators: CET engineering

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