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P.A.T.H. Houses in Montfort-l’Amaury, France by STARCK WITH RIKO

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Article source: STARCK WITH RIKO

After years of intense technological development, Philippe Starck and the Slovenian company Riko debut a unique line of “Prefabricated Accessible Technological Homes” – P.A.T.H. Combining Philippe Starck’s signature timeless design and Riko’s high expertise with state-of-the-art insulation and energy production technology, P.A.T.H. houses usher in a new area of positive energy housing. They are designed to integrate seamlessly high eco-technology systems – solar, thermal, solar photovoltaic and wind turbines, which make it possible for the homes to produce more energy than they consume. As of October 2014, the different models of P.A.T.H. houses will be available to buyers and future homeowners at and through the P.A.T.H. Distribution network.

Image Courtesy © STARCK WITH RIKO

  • Architects: STARCK WITH RIKO
  • Project: P.A.T.H. Houses
  • Location: Montfort-l’Amaury, France


Real Estate Complex La Mantilla in Montpellier, France by Jacques Ferrier architecture

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Article source: Jacques Ferrier architecture 

Architectural intention

La Mantilla answers the functional mix programme defined for the mixed development zone Jacques Coeur in Montpellier. With an approximately 32,000 m² surface area, it provides shops, restaurants, housing, a student residence, offices and a public car park.

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

  • Architects: Jacques Ferrier architecture (Philippe Bonon, Philippe Cervantes)
  • Project: Real Estate Complex La Mantilla
  • Location: Montpellier, France
  • Photography: Luc Boegly
  • Client: Bouygues Immobilier, Pragma, Urbanisme et Commerce
  • Project Manager: François Marquet
  • Architect Partner: A+ Architecture


Dijon Concrete Housings in France by Ateliers O-S Architectes

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Article source: Ateliers O-S Architectes

The project is a creation of 20 housing lots located in Dijon, including 14 flats and 6 townhouses. It consists of a succession of small buildings and privates homes with surrounding fences and open spaces looking into interior gardens.

This urban rhythm is strengthened by the recurrent use of stone. The general atmosphere of the street is strongly marked by the series of these mineral textures and the presence of abundant vegetation.

Image Courtesy © Cyrille Weiner

  • Architects: Ateliers O-S Architectes
  • Project: Dijon Concrete Housings
  • Location: Dijon, France
  • Photography: Cyrille Weiner, Vincent Baur
  • Client: Logivie
  • Budget: 1 895 000 € HT
  • Surface

    • Shon: 1 560 m²
    • Shab: 1303 m²
  • PC: June 2012
  • Delivery: October 2015



Tuesday, December 19th, 2017


The repurposing of a space in the historic center of Paris into two apartments gave architect Vincent Parreira’s office an opportunity to work on a small scale in an exceptional context.

Despite determinist formal and constructive features, this remarkably adaptable Haussmannian building has withstood repeated repurposing, though at the cost, it is true, of sometimes heavy interventions. The central framework of Haussmann’s Paris, the Opéra-Madeleine district has been transformed without changing its appearance: thus, number 17 Boulevard des Capucines is occupied with a vast program of the most up-to-date offices. Three addresses further down the boulevard, Vincent Parreira’s office just converted a 19th-century photography studio into apartments. If these premises have a far more modest surface area than the giant neighboring office building, the intervention is nevertheless significant. The clients, two siblings, own these two contiguous apartments, which share the same architecture and program, i.e., short-term rental properties. Access to these two prestigious apartments is via the former service staircase and the corridor leading to rooms formerly allocated to domestic personnel – yet another sign of the total transformation of uses and distributing architectural hierarchies so dear to the Second Empire bourgeoisie. Each apartment is a duplex, whose bedrooms and bathrooms are located on the lower level, while the reception area with its drawing room and kitchen are situated on the upper level, under the glass roof of what used to be a photographer’s studio. The upper level enjoys double exposure in both apartments. The views from these two vantage points reveal two quite different faces of the Parisian panorama. On the drawing room side, the view includes the gold and prestige of the Opéra Garnier, and the layout of the façades of the Grand Hôtel. From the kitchen side, the view opens to the chaotic landscape of Paris behind the scenes, its rooftops cluttered with all the required service elements – air conditioning systems, fire escapes, smoke dampers, etc. – of this functioning urban décor.



Congress Center of The Haute Saintonge in Bordeaux, France by TETRARC

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Article source: TETRARC 

Combining business, cultural and leisure activities on a single site, the Haute Saintonge Congress Centre complements the range of existing facilities and represents a unique catalyst for dynamic development, both for the municipality and for all of Haute Saintonge.

Created as a follow-up project to the “Les Antilles” aquatic complex which opened in 2002, a creation of Dutch architects Roelof and Nannie Hendricks, the Centre has to fulfil a number of requirements • express the dynamic nature of the region, • underline the exceptional character of a major public facility, • make use of its architectural style to represent the type of facility that is used (and will be used for decades to come) by managers of companies and organisations who choose to meet there, and • acquire a distinctive personality of its own without rivalling the iconic image of Les Antilles.

Image Courtesy © Charly Broyez

  • Architects: TETRARC
  • Project: Congress Center of The Haute Saintonge
  • Location: Bordeaux, France
  • Photography: Charly Broyez, CDCHS Véronique Sabadel
  • Architect project director: Michel Bertreux & Daniel Caud
  • Project manager: Rémi Tymen
  • Project assistant: Timothé Naux, Matthieu Blanche, Silvia Fioravanti, Maïlys Le Crom
  • cost: 13,5 M€ HT


Marseille Airport extension in France by Foster + Partners

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Article source: Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners wins Marseille Airport extension design competition

The competition winning entry for the new Marseille Airport extension was revealed today at a grand ceremony in the presence of JC Gaudin, Mayor of Marseille; Renaud Muselier, President of the region; Martine Vassal, President of the Departmental Council; JL Chauvin, President of the Chamber of Commerce, and several other dignitaries. The primary gateway to Provence, the project will allow the airport to serve up to 12 million passengers per year (excluding the MP2 terminal), future-proofing the development until 2046.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partner

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Marseille Airport extension
  • Location: Marseille, France


Rehabilitation Et Extension D’une Maison Rurale in Sclos de Contes, France by Cyril Chênebeau

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Article source: Cyril Chênebeau

Located in the vicinity of Nice, near the small village of Sclos de Contes, the house is built below an old pathway, on a slope made of several terraces planted with trees and facing west.

The existing house is a former small cottage with only one room on the garden level that was built against a stone wall and heightened with one storey.

Image Courtesy © Aldo Amoretti A+A

  • Architects: Cyril Chênebeau
  • Project: Rehabilitation Et Extension D’une Maison Rurale
  • Location: Sclos de Contes, France
  • Photography: Aldo Amoretti A+A
  • Area: 60 sqm
  • Project year: 2015


A Multigenerational Space in Olemps, France by CoCo architecture

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Article source: v2com

The project is located near the city center of Olemps, a “new city” of 3,500 inhabitants, located on the outskirts of the agglomeration of Rodez. The site is located in a peri-urban area made up of architectural objects, built in the ’70s and ’80s. The municipality wanted a strong architecture, thus the building was designed as a monolith, set back from the main street of the village to assert itself and propose a vast landscaped space in connection with the existing sports facilities.

Image Courtesy © Edouard DECAM

  • Architects: CoCo architecture
  • Project: A Multigenerational Space
  • Location: Olemps, France
  • Photography: Edouard DECAM
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: Commune of Olemps
  • Design team: CoCo architecture, CETEC, Brehault Ingenierie, Sigma Acoustique, Jérôme Russery
  • Costs: 2 M€ excl. taxes
  • Area: 1 275 m²
  • Dates: 2012–2014, completed in 2014


Le Bourg dwellings in Montreuil, France by archi5

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Article source: archi5 

archi5 was founded in 2003, the fruit of its foun­ders’ common agency experience and the ap­proach they share to architecture.

A context-based approach to projects is key : the site, the programme, the social and cultural challenges are all examined, analyzed and com­pared. These data are then transformed into questions.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

  • Architects: archi5
  • Project: Le Bourg dwellings
  • Location: Montreuil, France
  • Photography: Sergio Grazia
  • Surface: 1 952 m ²
  • Landscape designer: Coloco
  • Cost: 4 100 000 Euros Excl. Tax.
  • Timetable: Completion may 2017


Paulette Deblock School Group in Sin-le-Noble, france by Zigzag Architecture

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Article source: Zigzag Architecture

located on the south side of sin le noble in france, the project was the first step of the implementation of an urban planning strategy that aims to include ‘le raquetʼ and ‘les episʼ into the city, increase their quality of life, and be environmentally friendly. the school links ‘les episʼ district to the newly created ‘le raquetʼ, sewing them to each other. the concept of the educational building follows the environmental and social principles developed in the urban project.

Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo

  • Architects: Zigzag Architecture
  • Project: Paulette Deblock School Group
  • Location: Sin-le-Noble, france
  • Photography: Julien Lanoo


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