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Canopia in Bordeaux Saint Jean Belcier ZAC, France by SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS and LAISNÉ ROUSSEL

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

Article source: SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS and LAISNÉ ROUSSEL

This mixed-use development (residential properties, offices, panoramic bar, shops, shared spaces) is to be found at the intersection of Rue Cazeaux and Rue Beck in Bordeaux’s Gare Saint Jean neighbourhood. It includes 199 homes, 3,770 m² of office space and 500 m² of retail outlets.

Canopia, as the development is known, aims to become a focal point within the city. It is an urban landmark which, come nightfall, becomes a lighthouse or a star in the skyline of this regional city.

Residents and visitors to the city will enjoy a unique vantage point over the surrounding region.

Image Courtesy © SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS and LAISNÉ ROUSSEL

Image Courtesy © SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS and LAISNÉ ROUSSEL

  • Architects: SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS and LAISNÉ ROUSSEL
  • Project: Canopia
  • Location: plot 8.4, Bordeaux Saint Jean Belcier ZAC, France
  • Developper: Pitch Promotion
  • Area: 17,000 m²
  • Status: 2016 competition

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Maison Stephane Hessel in Lille, France by JDS/JULIEN DE SMEDT ARCHITECTS

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Article source: JDS/JULIEN DE SMEDT ARCHITECTS

The competition for a new mixed-use building in Lille piqued our interest both in its unprecedented mixture of program and its prominent triangular site in the heart of the new district of Porte de Valenciennes. The brief outlined a 70-cradle nursery, a 200-bed youth hostel, and an office dedicated to social and economic innovations all collected under one unified roof; a tall order even by multifunctional building standards. Rather than simply dividing horizontally by level or vertically by mass, our solution combines efficient organization with a programmatic strategy that converts the geometric constrictions of the site into social amenities, and resolves the seemingly contradictory functions in an intertwined social spiral.

Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo

Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo

  • Architects: JDS/JULIEN DE SMEDT ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Maison Stephane Hessel
  • Location: Lille, France
  • Photography: Julien Lanoo
  • Client: SAEM Euralille
  • Budget: 12.150.000 EUR
  • Size: 6.980 m2

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Rive Seine _ Macro Lot A5 (110 social dwellings) in Boulogne-Billancourt, France by Tetrarc Architects

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Article source: v2com

Ile Seguin-Rives de Seine: a major urban renewal project in the heart of Greater Paris, spread over 74 hectares on the site of the former Renault factories, including the Ile Seguin. At the heart of one of these 3 sectors, the “Trapeze”, sits Macro-lot A5, comprising a secondary school, due to be delivered in 2018 – block A – and 110 apartments along its southern edge – block B. This block comprises 110 flats for social housing on top of a 2-level underground car park.

main view, Image Courtesy © Stéphane Chalmeau

main view, Image Courtesy © Stéphane Chalmeau

  • Architects: Tetrarc Architects
  • Project: Rive Seine _ Macro Lot A5 (110 social dwellings)
  • Location: Boulogne-Billancourt, France
  • Photography: Stéphane Chalmeau
  • General Contractor: Nexity – Icade
  • Surface: 9 129 m²
  • Year of construction: 2015

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Shopping centre Part-Dieu in Lyon, France by MVRDV

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Article source: MVRDV 

Today Gérard Collomb, the Mayor of Lyon, officially announced MVRDV’s transformation of Lyon’s large Part-Dieu shopping centre, the centre piece in a major renovation which includes the surrounding district. The scheme looks to redefine the area’s public space by creating terraces and gardens that step up into the retail complex. The new complex keeps the original identity of the Part-Dieu shopping centre through the re-use and revitalisation of its iconic yet run-down façade, which will ‘evaporate’ as it reaches the new glazed extensions that open up onto the street.

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Shopping centre Part-Dieu
  • Location: Lyon, France

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Public Library in Estaminet in Grenay, France by Richard+Schoeller architectes

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Article source: Richard+Schoeller architectes 

Implanted in the inner city of Grenay (Pas-de-Calais, France), the media library offers the municipality with a cultural equipment designed to answer the need of population. The project is located at a triangular crossroad between three old mining conglomerations which used to constitute the town. The immediate urban fabric is mainly composed of pavilions and it was essential to the contractor that this location become the centre of Grenay. Before conceiving the project, the cultural team visited several European libraries. Dutch facilities and their organization of light and numerical comfort particularly caught their attention. A substantial part of the building was lifted in order to offer a view on the horizon and preserve a transparency toward the south of the city. The ground floor is thus alleviated and the visitor’s curiosity aroused by both the interiors and the light which filters through vertical slots. The entrance of the library and its general configuration contains no obstacles The smooth roof allows visitors to park their bikes underneath, meet, discuss and share ideas. The acoustics provide calm and serenity and it is possible for the readers to isolate themselves in multiple spaces which merge as a cluster toward the reception.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

  • Architects: Richard+Schoeller architectes
  • Project: Public Library in Estaminet
  • Location: Rue Jules Guesdes – Grenay (Pas de Calais), France
  • Photography: Sergio Grazia
  • Software used: Vectorworks, C4D + Vray
  • Client: Mayor of Grenay
  • Surface: 2500 m2
  • Cost all include: 5 M€
  • Year: 2014 -15

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#CLOUD in Paris, France by Philippe Chiambaretta Architecte (PCA-Stream)

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Article source: Philippe Chiambaretta Architecte (PCA-Stream)

PCA Stream has just completed the restructuring and redesign of four historical buildings into one unique office building in the center of Paris. Contemporary forms of change are at the heart of Philippe Chiambaretta’s architectural design process. For this project, the firm sought to strike a difficult-to-achieve balance between internal cohesion, spatial quality, heritage preservation, and environmental performance.

Image Courtesy © Jean-Philippe Mesguen

Image Courtesy © Jean-Philippe Mesguen

  • Architects: Philippe Chiambaretta Architecte (PCA-Stream)
  • Project: #CLOUD
  • Location: Rue Du Quatre-Septembre, Rue De Richelieu, Rue De Grétry And Rue Gramont, 75002 Paris 
  • Photography: Clément Guillaume, Jean-Philippe Mesguen
  • Contractor: SFL (Société Foncière Lyonnaise)
  • Programme: major restructuring of office buildings
  • Engineers: Khephren [structure engineer] / VS-A [façades] / Elithis [fluids]
  • Net surface area: 38 000 m²
  • Calendar: completed in november 2015
  • Cost: 100 M€

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66 social housing units and retail units in Choisy-le-Roi, France by Philippon – Kalt Architectes Urbanistes

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Article source: Philippon – Kalt Architectes Urbanistes

The project for 66 social housing units and retail units, in two six-storey buildings, stands out due to its wood-covered lightweight openwork facade.

Image Courtesy © PHILIPPON – KALT ARCHITECTES URBANISTES

Image Courtesy © PHILIPPON – KALT ARCHITECTES URBANISTES

  • Architects: Philippon – Kalt Architectes Urbanistes
  • Project: 66 social housing units and retail units
  • Location: Choisy-le-Roi, France
  • Client: Expansiel Promotion
  • Energy performance: RT 2012 -30% Effinergie
  • Total surface area: 4,543 m² floor area | 4,780 m² gross surface area
  • Cost of works: €7.5m, exclusive of taxes

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MaHouse in Strasbourg, Alsace, France by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

Article source: MARC FORNES/THEVERYMANY

At MaHouse, designed by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY, the extra length of a step, the degree of each tilt, the obliques in plan and elevation and their corner indentations act as small anomalies to introduce the experiential to one’s daily environment.

Image Courtesy ©  Brice Pelleschi

Image Courtesy © Brice Pelleschi

  • Architects: MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY
  • Project: MaHouse
  • Location: Strasbourg, Alsace, France
  • Photography: Brice Pelleschi
  • Software used: Rhino

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House RT 2012 in Riec-sur-Bélon, France by Patrice Bideau

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

Article source: v2com

The main objective of this project was to build a house adapted to the marine climate of Brittany in compliance with the French RT 2012 energy regulations using bio-sourced materials and including elements such as a conservatory, a wood-burning stove and a two-way airflow central ventilation system.

Image Courtesy © Armel ISTIN

Image Courtesy © Armel ISTIN

  • Architects: Patrice Bideau
  • Project: House RT 2012
  • Location: Riec-sur-Bélon, France
  • Photography: Armel ISTIN

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New City Hall in Bezons, France by Emmanuel COMBAREL Dominique MARREC Architectes (ECDM)

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Article source: Emmanuel COMBAREL Dominique MARREC Architectes (ECDM)

The immediate proximity of the future heart of the city constituted of businesses and dwellings forces us to sanctuarize the square of the City Hall and to distinguish an external extension, a place which offers dignity and readability to the City Hall.

Image Courtesy © Benoit Fougeirol

Image Courtesy © Benoit Fougeirol

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