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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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Outstanding Interior for Restaurant in Paris, France by C comme C

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Article source: C comme C

The Paris atelier C comme C  is causing a stir: extraordinary design for new restaurant on Montmartre .

C comme C, the architecture and design bureau of Carole Chuffart und Carole Vermont with headquarters in Paris, designed the atypical interior of the restaurant Jeanne B at the foot of Montmartre. This is the fourth time already that the enterprising Parisian gastronome Frédéric Hubig has commissioned the two designers, most recently in 2010 for Jeanne A.

Image Courtesy © C comme C

Image Courtesy © C comme C

  • Architects: C comme C
  • Project: Outstanding Interior for Restaurant
  • Location: Paris, France

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Multi-purpose building in Paris, France by SCAPE

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Article source: SCAPE

The building, measuring 3,800m2, designed by the architectural studio SCAPE, is located at the southern end of ZAC (urban development zone) at Porte des Lilas, and has among its main objectives that of transforming the relationship between the city of Paris within the Boulevard Périphérique and the districts on the outside.

Image Courtesy © Francesco Mattuzzi

Image Courtesy © Francesco Mattuzzi

  • Architects: SCAPE
  • Project: Multi-purpose building
  • Location: Rue Paul-Meurice, ZAC des Lilas, Paris (France)
  • Photography: Francesco Mattuzzi
  • Client: Ville de Paris, Direction du Patrimoine et de l’Architecture
  • Energy performance: Plan Climat Ville de Paris (50kwh/m2)
  • Project Data:
    • Gross area: 3,800m2
    • Gross floor surface: 3,186m2

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The Marseille Grand Mosque in Marseille, France by Bureau Architecture Méditerranée

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Article source: v2com

Our project integrates into its surroundings by respecting the urban fabric and existing buildings listed on the register of historic monuments. The use of the same type of stone, the preservation of existing buildings and respect for alignments all give the building an almost discreet character.

At the same time, the project establishes a strong identity, with the prayer hall and minaret recessed from the street.

The minaret and prayer hall are clad in white stone, symbolizing purity.

Image Courtesy © Bureau Architecture Méditerranée

Image Courtesy © Bureau Architecture Méditerranée

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