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Albi Grand Theatre in France by Dominique Perrault Architecture

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Article source: Dominique Perrault Architecture

The Albi Grand Theatre is going to transform the texture of the city as well as its cultural influence.

This building appears as an outstanding architectural symbol, on the outskirts of the historic centre.

We have given priority to the presence of the Grand Theatre instead of the cinemas, in order to organize around it a network of public spaces and of cultural facilities. The Grand Theatre will be its centre.

Image Courtesy © Georges Fessy / DPA / Adagp

Image Courtesy © Georges Fessy / DPA / Adagp

  • Architects: Dominique Perrault Architecture
  • Project: Albi Grand Theatre
  • Location: Place de l’Amitié entre les Peuples, 81000, Albi, France
  • Photography: Georges Fessy, DPA, Adagp, Vincent Boutin
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: Albi Town Council
  • Local architect: Christian Astruc Architects, Gaillac, France
    • Engineering VP GREEN (structure), ETCO (mechanical engineering), RPO (economist), Changement à vue (scenograph), Jean-Paul Lamoureux (acoustics)
  • Site area: 34 000 m²
  • Built area: Grand Theatre 10 200 m² (GFA), Cinemas 7 800 m² (GFA) / independant underground parking 12 800 m² (SHON)

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Flight Traffic Radar in Paris, France by Barthélémy-Griño architectes

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Article source: Barthélémy-Griño architectes

A flight traffic radar for Orly airport will be built in a new location chosen to provide the best control service in a high traffic airspace while respecting security requirements. The Paris-Saclay redevelopment project and the ban on objects over 174 metres high within a 5 km radius means the current radar must be demolished.

Image Courtesy © Barthélémy-Griño architectes

Image Courtesy © Barthélémy-Griño architectes

  • Architects: Barthélémy-Griño architectes
  • Project: Flight Traffic Radar
  • Location: Paris-Saclay, France
  • Start of works: 1st quarter of 2015
  • Delivery: 1st quarter of 2016
  • Height: 65 m
  • Diameter: 13.90 m 336 posts, 12 levels

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Secondary school in Le Bourget, France by Hubert & Roy architects and associates

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Article source: Hubert & Roy architects and associates

Complete renovation, wooden structural extensions on brick ensemble, green roofs to harvest rainwater, windmills and solar chimneys to light and provide natural ventilation. Classrooms are upstairs; the architecture brings in natural light, allowing for use of underground levels (-5 m) of the old building. How? A long north-south grassy gardened trough at the base of the courtyard, bordered by a glass passageway connecting reception on the ground floor to the life of the school and the library below. An extensive wooden structure shelters the reception area, covered playground, and gallery. At the north end, staff housing is placed on this wooden structure, above the top of the original building.

Image Courtesy © Hubert & Roy architects and associates

Image Courtesy © Hubert & Roy architects and associates

  • Architects: Hubert & Roy architects and associates
  • Project: Secondary school
  • Location: Le Bourget, Ile-de-France region
  • Completed: 2014
  • Contributors: Julien Plessis, Michaël Hackspill, collaborating architects. CET, engineering and design consultants for all building trades, Frank Boutté, HSE consultant, Cap Horn Acoustics, engineering and design consultants, Arnaud Hug, landscape designer, Donnet Tresse, digital imaging.
  • Budget: 15.5 M€ construction cost (not including tax)
  • Area of the project: 8400m2 gross floor area

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Reconstruction of departmental archives in Reims, France by Hamonic + Masson & Associés

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Article source: Hamonic + Masson & Associés

The programme of this competition, won in 2008 by Hamonic + Masson & Associés architects, was to reconstruct the Marne departmental archives annexe, situated in the French city of Reims. The new construction is located opposite the old building, and the project was completed and delivered by Hamonic + Masson & Associés in 2014. The aim was to turn the building in to a modern history research hub and a regional information centre, whilst expanding the linear archival storage space from 7km to 18km.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

  • Architects: Hamonic + Masson & Associés
  • Project: Reconstruction of departmental archives
  • Location: 129, avenue de l’Yser, Reims, France
  • Photography: Sergio Grazia
  • Software usedVectorworks, Nemetschek 
  • Client: Conseil Général de la Marne.
  • Structural engineer: SIBAT
  • Cost: 6,6 M€ excluding tax.
  • Surface: 5 145 m2

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Mother & Child welfare center in Paris, France by Rh+ architecture

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Article source: Rh+ architecture

The project is located in the south of Paris, in a small curved street, surrounded by historical and typical french buildings of the industrial period. The low density of the neighborhood, the street shape in addition to a 2.5m difference in height give the impression of a small provincial town. In fact, the curve of the Gustave Geoffroy street gives this execeptional site several constraints that have to be used to generate a well-integrated project to its urban fabric.

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

  • Architects: Rh+ architecture
  • Project: Mother & Child welfare center
  • Location: 17 Gustave Geffroy street, Paris 13th arrondissement, France
  • Photography: Luc Boegly
  • Software used: Autocad for the 2D drawings and the Adobe photoshop and Indesign 
  • Contracting authority: Ville de Paris
  • Cost: 5 400 000€ HT
  • Surface: 1800m²
  • Year: mars 2014
  • Project team: 
  • Eng. all trad and economists: Betom
  • Eng. HQE: Cap Terre
  • Building contractors: Capaldi Construction
  • Environnement: Certification Habitat & Environnement, Profi l A + BBC Effi nergie, Consommation 45 kWh/m² shon.an

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RESTRUCTURING AND EXTENSION OF A POOL OF Kibitzenau STRASBOURG by Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Article source: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

The swimming pool of the neighborhood Kibitzenau in Strasbourg, which was first opened in 1965, has an Olympic pool with 8 lanes. Besides its function as a public swimming pool, it is used by the professional swimmers of the Alsace region and the local water polo team.

Image Courtesy © David Boureau

Image Courtesy © David Boureau

  • Architects: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
  • Project: RESTRUCTURING AND EXTENSION OF A POOL OF Kibitzenau STRASBOURG
  • Location: 1, rue de la Kibitzenau, STRASBOURG – Meinau
  • Photography: David Boureau
  • Client: Communauté Urbaine de Strasbourg
  • Team: Quadriplus Groupe (Engineering)
  • Surface: 6 501 m²
  • Cost: 21.5 M€excl.VAT
  • Completion: July2014

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ZAC du Coteau in Arcueil, France by ECDM Architectes

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Article source: ECDM Architectes  The idea was to extend the surface of the apartments by balconies representing a minima 50% of the living area with a drastic construction cost : 1350 € / sq.m. The project implements objective values where all the constructive and architectural aspects are drafted for their practical value and their economic performance.

Image Courtesy © M. Benoit Fougeirol

Image Courtesy © M. Benoit Fougeirol

  • Architects: ECDM Architectes
  • Project: ZAC du Coteau
  • Location: Arcueil, France
  • Photography: M. Benoit Fougeirol
  • Software used: Autocad

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NBJ Architectes Office in Montpellier, France

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Article source: NBJ Architectes

The offices of agency NBJ Architects take seat in the heart of the historic center of Montpellier, near the Prefecture. The building in which the project is established is an 18th Town Building classified Historic Monument. The operation of rehabilitation and transformation of a program of residences into offices able to accommodate a structured architectural office was directed mainly towards the interior of the building.

Image Courtesy © Paul KOZLOWSKI

Image Courtesy © Paul KOZLOWSKI

  • Architects: NBJ Architectes
  • Project: NBJ Architectes Office
  • Location: Montpellier, France
  • Photography: Paul KOZLOWSKI

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Entre Deux Rives in L’Île-Saint-Denis, France by PHILIPPON – KALT

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Article source: PHILIPPON – KALT

The Entre Deux Rives housing project, developed by the agency Philippon-Kalt, announces the start of the new Ile-Saint-Denis riverside green neighbourhood. The development will revitalize a former industrial wasteland. It includes 165 homes in 8 buildings ranging from 3 and 7 floors, spread over 3 small blocks.

Image Courtesy © Hervé Abbadie

Image Courtesy © Hervé Abbadie

  • Architects: PHILIPPON – KALT
  • Project: Entre Deux Rives
  • Location: 7 Quai du Chatelier, 93450 L’Île-Saint-Denis
  • Photography: Hervé Abbadie
  • Software used: AUTOCAD
  • Client: ICADE
  • Social housing: CAPS
  • Thermal engineering consultant: ALTO
  • Engineering consultant: LGX
  • Total area: 11 100 m² SP/12 200 m² SHON
  • Cost: 16,5 M€ HT
  • Architectural Project: 2008
  • Work in two stages: July 2011 to March 2014

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Porte 12 in Paris, France by RARE architecture

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Article source: RARE architecture

Porte 12 designers, award wining studio RARE architecture, conceived a precise and textured design interpretation of the sleek and exacting cuisine of chef Vincent Crepel’s new restaurant. Housed in a former sewing and lingerie workshop in Paris’s new culinary district, Porte 12 is a contemporary ode to craftsmanship and the refinement of manual labor through both the design and its young chef’s cuisine. Top ten of the best restaurants in the world, the chef/artist André Chiang of Restaurant ANDRE in Singapore, is the helping force behind the “bistronomique” adventure of his longtime protégé.

Image Courtesy © RARE architecture

Image Courtesy © RARE architecture

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