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ZAC Boucicaut, Lot C in Paris, France by Michel Guthmann Architecture & Urbanisme

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Article source: Michel Guthmann Architecture & Urbanisme

Problems and challenges

The site of the former Hôpital Boucicaut (Boucicaut Hospital) in Paris’s 15tharrondissement is an unusual enclave within a district that is otherwise quite diverse. The Hospital formed a uniform block in terms of use, organisation and architecture. The urban development project proposed by the sector’s town planner Paul Chemetov, maintains this notion of an internal uniformity, in contrast with the immediate surroundings. Very different styles of architecture exist in the district surrounding the sector, mainly dating from the 19th and 20th centuries. By contrast, the urban project proposes a rigorous organisation of blocks arranged together in a series of steady colours (no white concrete and a preference for terracotta) and natural materials, all falling within a sort of historic continuity that preserves the original residential character.

Image Courtesy © Michel Denancé

Image Courtesy © Michel Denancé

  • Architects: Michel Guthmann Architecture & Urbanisme
  • Project: ZAC Boucicaut, Lot C
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Michel Denancé , Takuji Shimmura
  • Design Team: Michel Stéphanie Appert, Olivier Barthe, Valentin Bourdon, Bénédicte Caspar, Amélie Jonville, Céline Motte-Moitroux, Samuel Reist, Oona Savransky
  • Building Engineering Consultant: Cetba Groupe Nox
  • Landscape Architecte: SA Paysage – Sophie Alexinsky
  • Developer Contractor: SemPariSeine
  • Urban Development Zone Architect: AUA Paul Chemetov
  • General Contractor: HERVE SA
  • Project Ownership: RIVP

Subcontractors:

  • Brick frontage: COBA
  • Metal cladding: Garrigues
  • Exterior metal windows frames: Louineau
  • Exterior door and window wood frames: Volner
  • Wood shutters: Decostore
  • Metal work: CMB
  • Heating system – Mechanical ventilation: E. Grenon et Fils
  • Plumbing: Deschamps-Lathus
  • Electricity: EGE
  • Partitions, insulation: CN Europe
  • Millwork: SAS BOURCE
  • Soft floor covering: CPLC
  • Paint: Plaza

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38 social housing units in Eaubonne, France by LEM+

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Article source: LEM+  

Positioned at the interface between suburban housing to the west and a large housing block to the east, the scheme designed by Pierre Lépinay and Bertrand Meurice of the LEM + architectural firm integrates two buildings that successfully create a true urban setting.

Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo

Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo

  • Architects: LEM+
  • Project: 38 social housing units
  • Location: 32-34 route de Margency 95 600 Eaubonne, France
  • Photography: Julien Lanoo
  • SURFACE: 3,186 m2
  • COST OF THE WORKS: €4,758,500 excl. VAT
  • HANDOVER: January 2013
  • Collaborator Design Team Agence LEM+: Pierre Lépinay and Bertrand Meurice
  • Consultant Other consultants Engineering: Ibat, Bethac, Becri, Babylone (landscaping)
  • Buildings Client: Opievoy

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LE COIFFEUR in Marseille, France by Margaux Keller Design Studio + Bertrand Guillon architect

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Article source: Margaux Keller Design Studio 

In addition to bouillabasse and aioli, the seaside city of Marseille is now home to a new gem – a cleverly designed hair salon called Le Coiffeur. Conceived for local stylist and salon owner Pascal Lancien by Fabrica alumnus Margaux Keller, a Marseille native herself, the elegant space puts an inviting new spin on the conventional format of a hair dressing studio.

Image Courtesy © Laure Mélone

Image Courtesy © Laure Mélone

  • Architects: Margaux Keller Design Studio + Bertrand Guillon architect
  • Project: LE COIFFEUR
  • Location: Marseille, France
  • Photography: Laure Mélone

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BOUNCING BRIDGE in Paris, France by Atelier Zündel Cristea

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Article source: Atelier Zündel Cristea

URBAN GATHERING

With the growth of « World Cities » in the 1990’s, the contemporary notion of the Urban Gathering was born. Its essential characteristic is the creation of a specific urban sense of time through a scheduled series of varied ephemeral events. This « event urbanism » exists as part of the increasing competition between capital cities, seeking to attract and maintain highly mobile professional classes and to satisfy more stable populations with novel practices of urban space.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

  • Architects: Atelier Zündel Cristea
  • Project: BOUNCING BRIDGE
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Sergio Grazia
  • Renderings: Charles Wallon for Airstudio
  • CLIENT  ARCHTRIUMPH
  • STATUS Completion 2013
  • PROGRAM  «Temporary Bridge ArchTriumph 2012»
  • COLLABORATOR  TPArquitecturaiConstruccioTèxtil

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STUDENT HALL OF RESIDENCE + FAMILY HOMES in PARIS, France by Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Article source: Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes

Street, entrances, depth: the genesis of a coherent spatial arrangement

The project has chosen to link the high density imposed by the depth of the plots to the framework created by the buildings retained on the street. The system of entrances, creating a flow into the existing buildings as well as through to the full depth of the block, is the point of departure for spaces that stretch into the far reaches of the site, the first link in a chain extending to create this spatial arrangement.

Image Courtesy ©  Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes

Image Courtesy © Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes

  • Architects: Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes
  • Project: STUDENT HALL OF RESIDENCE + FAMILY HOMES
  • Location: PARIS, France
  • Program, ​​area:  175 student housing: 3464 m² SU – 3277 m² SHAB
  • Cost:  € 18,585,000 HT
  • Time work:  30 months
  • Delivery:  December 2013
  • Client:  Student residence and rental housing: Paris Habitat

Project Leader:

  • Education: Maxime Schmidt, Fabien Brissaud, Jérôme Thibault,
  • Builder: Delphine Warnon
  • LANDSCAPE: base
  • General contractor:  SICRA
  • Subcontractors:  Sails against earth moving: SLOMAREP

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THE ROMAIN ROLLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in EPINAY, France by Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Article source: Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes

An Intervention Embedded in the Cityscape and the Landscape.

The project establishes a simple continuity with its surrounding context of urban renewal. Its construction completes a twofold environment whose variants are initiated on the site:

The Built Setting: At the north and east ends, the proposed extension—a volume on the second storey—is delicately articulated by a clear break with the existing structure. It is in synch with the align­ments initiated by the elementary school, and offers a noble facade towards the parkway which serves the institutions.

Image Courtesy ©  Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes

Image Courtesy © Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes

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Herold – Social Housing100 in Paris, France by Jakob + Macfarlane

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Article source: Jakob + Macfarlane

In the context of the reconversion of the ancient site of the hospital Hérold, conceived by Philippe Madec in Paris 19th arrondissement, Jakob + MacFarlane establish/design three mineral forms standing free on a kind of slope triangular island planted with some trees. These three forms, grow like roots on portions of the territory that have been freed by the constraints of the site : protected trees, the ancient existing wall of the beltway, the size and prospect, the not buildable surfaces or the difference in height. Their shapes are at the same time the result of these constraints and a matrix structure generated by an irregular grid on the floor.

Image Courtesy © Nicolas Borel

Image Courtesy © Nicolas Borel

  • Architects: Jakob + Macfarlane
  • Project: Herold – Social Housing100
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Nicolas Borel, James Ewing
  • Client: RIVP
  • Dates: competition 2003 – delivery 2008
  • Surface: 6600m2
  • Site: Paris 19ème arrondissement
  • Program: social housing, 100 apartments 10 for handicapped people, certification “Habitat et Environnement”
  • Cost planning: Michel Forgue
  • Electricity: BET Choulet
  • Acoustic: J.-P. Lamoureux
  • Structure: Batiserf
  • Landscape: Cap Paysages

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Invisible kitchen in Paris, France by i29 interior architects

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Article source: i29 interior architects

As living spaces and kitchen islands merge together in most contemporary homes nowadays, i29 designed a kitchen that acts more as a piece of furniture instead of as a kitchen. Our aim was to develop a kitchen system that seems to disappear in space.

The design is reduced to it’s absolute minimum, having a top surface of only a couple of centimeters thickness with all water, cooking and electrical connections included. Large sliding wall panels conceal all kitchen appliances and storage space.

Image Courtesy © i29 interior architects

Image Courtesy © i29 interior architects

  • Architects: i29 interior architects
  • Project: Invisible kitchen
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: i29 interior architects
  • Client: Private
  • Floor area: 150 m²
  • Cabinet maker: Simon Sintenie
  • Materials: stainless steel, MDF panelling

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Black Box in Lyon, France by TECTONIQUES

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Article source: TECTONIQUES

The DI-VA house, whose name is a play on the owners’ names, occupies a previously empty space in the residential Croix-Rousse district of Lyon.

Given the narrowness of the frontage, and the fact that there is a building directly opposite, the architects decided to adopt a judo-type strategy. The house turns away from direct confrontation, and exploits chinks in the landscape in order to optimise the views and ambiances. Entirely prefabricated, it was constructed in less than a week. Its sudden appearance came as something of a surprise to the neighbours, whose reactions were mixed. But in spite of its uncompromising colour and form, the building does not express any aggressiveness. On the contrary, it takes its place quite harmoniously in the surrounding topology, with tranquillity and a considerable degree of discretion.

Image Courtesy ©  Georges Fessy

Image Courtesy © Georges Fessy

  • Architects: TECTONIQUES
  • Project: Black Box
  • Location: Lyon, France
  • Photography: Georges Fessy, TECTONIQUES
  • Areas: 220 m2
  • Cost: Unreported
  • Client: Private
  • Shell, concrete base: Alfred Carayol
  • Wood frame: Arbosphère

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THE EUROMED CENTER in Marseille, France by Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Article source: Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas 

The Euromed Center is part of a public project called “Euroméditerranée” which deals with renewing some urban areas of Marseille through the launch of several international architecture competitions.

Architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas have won the competition for the ‘”Euromed Center” in 2006.

Image Courtesy ©  Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas

Image Courtesy © Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas

  • Architects: Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas
  • Project: THE EUROMED CENTER
  • Location: Marseille, France
  • INDIRIZZO: Joliette district, d’Aménagement Concerté (ZAC) area
  • PERIOD: 2006
  • CLIENT: Marseille Euromed Center represented by Cogedim – Altarea et crédit Agricole Immobilier Promotion Investitors: Foncière des Régions.
  • PROGRAM: “Dolphin” Multiplex cinema 15-screen cinema, 4 office buildings, 4-star Hotel with 220 rooms, parking 850 places, urban park.

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