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The Jetty – bridge to the Mont Saint-Michel in France by Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Article source: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

Creating a new access to one of the most remarkable cultural monuments and landscapes in Europe is a rare challenge for the design of a causeway.

The estuary of the Couesnon River surprises by the immensity of the bay surrounding the Mont Saint-Michel, by the beauty of light and the colours of the natural elements. The changing sea level by tides rising up to 14 m,  creates a repeated event exposing the forces of nature and offers a variety of landscapes alternating between land reaching far out into the sea on low tide and the water filled bay with the Mont transformed into an island as only landmark on high tide. This radical change contributes to the magic of the site.

Image Courtesy © Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

Image Courtesy © Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

  • Architects: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
  • Project: The Jetty – bridge to the Mont Saint-Michel
  • Location: Manche (50) – Normandie – France
  • Photography: David Boureau
  • Engineer: SchlaichBergermannund Partner
  • Client: Syndicat Mixte Baie du Mont
  • Project team: José Luis Fuentes, Christian Wittmeir, Guy Deshayes, Mathias Neveling, Arne Speiser
  • Contractors: Earthworks, grid works, road works, hydraulic protection works

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A Movable upcycled shed in Loire-Atlantique, France by Jérémie Koempgen Architecture

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Article source: Jérémie Koempgen Architecture

The project is laureate from the call for entries: “Révolution sensible: upcycling and socio-economical nomadism”, launched by the COPA-VIA paysage.

Reuse wood coming from old windows to manufacture furniture is the original project.

Image Courtesy © Jérémie Koempgen Architecture

Image Courtesy © Jérémie Koempgen Architecture

  • Architects: Jérémie Koempgen Architecture
  • Project: A Movable upcycled shed
  • Location: Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France
  • Software used: SketchUp
  • Size : 4,3m x 2,5m
  • Team: 
    • Project holder: 100 détours
    • Manufacturing: Quedubois
    • Design: JKA – Jérémie Koempgen Architecture
  • Competition: Révolution sensible 1.0, From Upcycling to circular economy – Laureat
  • Exhibition comissioner: Le Carré Bouge and Le Copa-Via Paysage
  • Calendar: Competition 05/2014 – Laureate project, Installation on “’Ile de Nantes » on Parking festival: 09/2014, Participation at “Exhibition of Crafts forum in Nantes: 12/2014

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2050 PARIS SMART CITY in France by Vincent Callebaut

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Article source: Vincent Callebaut

FOR A SUSTAINABLE, DENSE AND CONNECTED CITY

Following the Climate Energy Plan of Paris aimed at reducing 75% of the greenhouse gas emissions within 2050, the « 2050 PARIS SMART CITY » project is a research and development work on the integration of high-rise buildings with plus-energy (BEPOS) producing by solidarity all together energy for the surrounding areas. In order to fight against the urban heat-island phenomenon by increasing in the same time the density of the city in the long-term, this study presents 8 prototypes of mixed towers. These towers repatriate the nature in the heart of the city and integrate from their design the rules of bioclimatism and the renewable and recyclable energies in short loop through innovative systems. Turned to new social innovations, they invent first new eco-responsible ways of life to implement the quality of life of the city-dwellers in the respect of the environment.

Image Courtesy © Vincent Callebaut

Image Courtesy © Vincent Callebaut

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New Calais conference centre in France by Arte Charpentier Architectes

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Article source: v2com

Arte Charpentier, the lead architect, will design the new Centre de Congrès et de Spectacles de Calais, in partnership with Abciss-Architectes, as part of a consortium led by the Rabot Dutilleul Group.

Arte Charpentier Architectes presented an ambitious plan for the major cultural facility, to be located on an 18,000 sqm oceanfront site. Featuring rounded contours, it is designed to make the most of the site’s exceptional views: the port to the east; the sea and spa district to the north; and to the south, the city and its historic monuments such as the Risban fort, lighthouse, watchtower and City Hall. The conference and performing arts centre is a strong iconic structure that will focus perspective, giving it more power without concealing the sea view and providing instant appeal to the waterfront.

Image Courtesy © Arte Charpentier Architectes

Image Courtesy © Arte Charpentier Architectes

  • Architects: Arte Charpentier Architectes 
  • Project: New Calais conference centre
  • Location: Calais, France
  • Software used: SketchUp, AutoCAD and 3ds Max
  • Team: Rabot Dutilleul Partenariats (consortium leader), CIPPER, Rabot Dutilleul Construction, Norlit, Sitex, Abciss-Architectes (Calais architect)
  • Engineering and design: PROJEX, Diagobat, Architecture Technique, AVEL Acoustique

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CHÂTEAU DE RENTILLY-FRAC Ile-de in Bussy Saint Martin, France by Bona-Lemercier

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Article source: Bona-Lemercier

Rebuilt after the last war in a style reflecting the local Ile de France architecture, though on a much smaller scale than the original, the Château de Rentilly lost its historical value and its significant relationship with its remarkable location. This project has sought to restore both aspects by encasing the building in a second skin of pleated, mirror polished stainless steel which reflects and diffracts the image of the park, acting as a kind of sound box. The interior has been stripped down and simultaneously opened up on both opposite sides, one to the jardin à la française, the other to the english landscape park, emphasising the concept of immersion in the natural world.

Image Courtesy © Florian Kleinefenn

Image Courtesy © Florian Kleinefenn

  • Architects: Bona-Lemercier
  • Project: CHÂTEAU DE RENTILLY-FRAC Ile-de
  • Location: Domaine de Rentilly, Bussy Saint Martin, France
  • Photography: Florian Kleinefenn
  • Partners: Xavier Veilhan, artist and Alexis Bertrand, scenographer
  • Collaborators: Margot van Gaver, Paul Vincent, Gabriel Coin
  • Engineering: Malishev-Wilson, VPEAS, BETEL, Switch
  • Client: Communautéd’agglomération de Marne et Gondoire, with the Ministry of Culture (state commission of a work of contemporary art)
  • Area: 1350 Sq.m.
  • Budget: 3,45 M €
  • Year: 2014

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PRIMARY SCHOOL FOR SCIENCES AND BIODIVERSITY in Boulogne-Billancourt, France by chartier dalix

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Article source: chartier dalix

A primary school and gymnasium with their own natural environment.
The project has been designed as part of a particularly innovative programme, environmentally speaking. The concept of the building relies on the development of a primary landscape which would draw its textures and components from the wider landscape in which it is set. In this way it becomes an urban enclave which stands apart: an elevated landscape in which an indigenous environment grows freely, a sort of urban canopy, sheltered, but also protected by people.

Image Courtesy © David Foessel

Image Courtesy © David Foessel

  • Architects: chartier dalix
  • Project: PRIMARY SCHOOL FOR SCIENCES AND BIODIVERSITY
  • Location: Boulogne-Billancourt, France
  • Photography: Cyrille Weiner, David Foessel
  • Contractor: SAEM Val de Seine
  • Contractor contact: Stéphanie Hallier
  • Company: Bouygues Ouvrages Publics
  • BET: EVP [structure], CFERM [fluids], f. bougon [eco], f. boutté [hqe], A.E. U. [ecologist], biodiversita [biodiversity]
  • Site surface area: 5164 m²
  • Net surface area: 6,766 m²

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EauBERGE PARIS CAPSULE HOTEL in France by MenoMenoPiu Architects

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Article source: MenoMenoPiu Architects

“Just like the other European capitals such as Rome, Venice, or Barcelona, Paris risks to become a city museum. The increase of tourists in the French Capital causes panic and also leads to a gradual decentralization from the Parisians.

Paris has the largest concentration in m² of museums in the world, nearly 120 museums in total, with many urban areas which tend to be transformed into living conservatories.

Image Courtesy © MenoMenoPiu Architects

Image Courtesy © MenoMenoPiu Architects

  • Architects: MenoMenoPiu Architects
  • Project: EauBERGE PARIS CAPSULE HOTEL
  • Location: PARIS, France
  • PROJECT TEAM: Rocco Valantines, Mario Emanuele Salini, Alessandro Balducci, Giampaolo Fondi, Pietro Bodria, Giovanni Sandrini, Alexandra Baldwin, Silvia Spagnoletta, Joanna Walczak

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LES PAYS DE FONTENAY LE COMTE FRANCE by Thibaudeau Architecte & Agence d’Architecture Guiraud

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Article source: Thibaudeau Architecte & Agence d’Architecture Guiraud

French firm Thibaudeau Architecte & Agence d’Architecture Guiraud-Manenc has earned second place for a competition to design the new tourism office for “Les Pays de Fontenay le Compte France.” Designed to encourage tourism in South Vendée, the design merges a contemporary style with a consideration for the historic and artistic identity of the area.

Image Courtesy © Thibaudeau Architecte & Agence d’Architecture Guiraud

Image Courtesy © Thibaudeau Architecte & Agence d’Architecture Guiraud

  • Architects: Thibaudeau Architecte & Agence d’Architecture Guiraud
  • Project: LES PAYS DE FONTENAY LE COMTE FRANCE
  • Location: Place de Verdun, Fontenay le Comte, 85206 , FRANCE
  • Client: Communauté de Communes du pays de Fontenay le Comte
  • Engineering: Aliance 2I
  • Surface: 360 m2
  • Cost: 750 000 euros HT
  • Phase: compétition (Second prize)

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145 apartments in Lyon, France by ATELIER DE LA PASSERELLE

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Article source: ATELIER DE LA PASSERELLE

The GVB site is named after the three avenues that surround it: avenue Berthelot, route de Vienne and rue Garibaldi. This 1.7-hectare triangle of former industrial wasteland occupies a highly strategic location within the Lyon metropolitan area. It is situated in an urban area undergoing a profound transformation and developing at a rapid rate, in close proximity to two major development projects: the Sergent Blandan park and the rue Garibaldi, which has been partly modified.

Image Courtesy © ATELIER DE LA PASSERELLE

Image Courtesy © ATELIER DE LA PASSERELLE

  • Architects: ATELIER DE LA PASSERELLE
  • Project: 145 apartments
  • Location: Lyon, France
  • Client: NEXITY-VINCI
  • Gross floor area: 9,683 m2
  • Useable floor area: 7,916 m2
  • COST OF WORK: €10,800,000 ex. VAT
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING: CABUT

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Early Childhood Center in Autun, France by TECTONIQUES

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Article source: TECTONIQUES

The Early Childhood Center in Autun is something of an architectural exception in terms of the production of the agency Tectoniques. A single-storey right-angle building, topped off with a broad, iridescent, reflective cap, it is a surprising presence in the surrounding environment and frames, in a playful and joyful manner, an urban landscape which itself is poorly established.

Image Courtesy © Jèrome Ricolleau

Image Courtesy © Jèrome Ricolleau

  • Architects: TECTONIQUES
  • Project: Early Childhood Center
  • Location: Autun, France
  • Photography: Jèrome Ricolleau
  • Economist: Tectoniques
  • Design offices:
  • Wood structure: Arborescence
  • Fluids: Thermibel
  • Total floor area: 1 450 m2
  • Cost: 2,97 M Ä H.T.
  • Translator: Kim Barrett / Version Originale

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