Posts Tagged ‘France’
Friday, April 28th, 2017
Article source: Dwek Architectes
Interior design is one of the disciplines that Olivier Dwek undertakes with a passion. His taste for the interaction of materials and unexpected, exclusive textures leads him to conduct all kinds of experiments with seasoned artisans. Working together, they engage in treatments of materials that generate sometimes unexpected results. For this Parisian apartment, the materials are combined and confronted following a rhythm that is metered down to the last detail. Nothing allows itself to be fully understood from the outset. Olivier Dwek likes to cover his tracks. Brushed aluminium, which boldly dominates the composition of the reception room, offers moiré reflections that could be mistaken with the grey velvet. The sense of a somewhat futuristic sophistication which he elicits is nuanced by touches of American walnut and natural foalskin introduced in the selected items of furniture. The stone flooring, shaped by the years it has spent in a riverbed, in turn creates an unfathomable impression, a vibrancy that appeals and questions. In this highly architectural, urban environment, it was important to incorporate light and nature. According to Olivier Dwek, one of the major revolutions in contemporary architecture involves the thickness of window frames. Having now become imperceptible, they enable the exterior to reach right to the heart of this city home.
- Architects: Dwek Architectes
- Project: S APARTMENT
- Location: NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE, FRANCE
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
Article source: Edouard Brunet Architecte
Located in the city centre of Tours (France) the project consists in transforming the interiors of a typical post- World War II flat. The rather unpretentious and small flat has been revamped in order to maximise the sensation of space and give it more soul.
The flat’s surface equals 65 m2 and the external structure has been kept untouched. The existing building was built with basic materials, hence the medium quality. The heating / water and electricity conduits are visible. Since it was built, the flat has not been redesigned or transformed: the flat is partitioned, as it is usually the case for flats from this period.
Image Courtesy © Edouard Brunet Architecte
- Architects: Edouard Brunet Architecte (Edouard Brunet and Julie Duchateau)
- Project: DOM
- Location: Tours, France
- Auto-construction: Dominique Bouyneau (OAK Agencement)
- Surface: 65 m²
- Year of construction: 2016
Friday, April 21st, 2017
Article source: atelier d’architecture King Kong
In its cultural development policy framework and renovation of the Moulins neighbourhood, the City of Lille started in 2009 the building of a new cultural equipement that could enable the development of Moulins’s existing Maison Folie, that lacked specific spaces to carry out all of its projects, and to create a Euroregional Center of Urban Cultures (The Flow – House of Hip-Hop), a structure made necessary by the importance of activities linked to that practice that had until then no place to unfold. The importance of this project justified its integration in a site close to the town center. The will to unite these two equipments in a same place presented numerous advantages for both structures, including the possibility to ensure de facto synergy, their objectives being common. The Maison Folie, that had already conquered its own public in five years of existence, was forced to refuse or postpone numerous projects (dance, theatre, plastic and visual arts) due to lack of space.
Image Courtesy © Julie Soistier
- Architects: atelier d’architecture King Kong (Frédéric Neau)
- Project: The Flow / CECU – Euroregional Center of Urban Cultures
- Location: Lille, France
- Photography: Julie Soistier
- Software used: Vectorworks and SketchUp
- Client: City of Lille
- Project manager: Nicolas Broussous
- Scenography: Ducks Scéno
- Technical engineering company: Projex Ingénirie
- HEQ: Diagobat
Thursday, April 20th, 2017
Article source: Gardera Patrice
A small courtyard, a back entrance on the kitchen side, a hut, a dead tree, garden boots, smells, be in touch with nature, birdsong, animals, a vegetable garden, a shed for tools, a pergola, ivy along the walls, piles of wood, a tree under which to shelter, a forest, an under-growth, a river, an attic, a chicken coop, a bench, a pond, a well, a fountain, a path…
Living outside, space, air, light. How to live the countryside? How do you live in a forest? What are the ambiances? What are the specific characteristics of a habitat in the countryside?
Image Courtesy © Mathieu Choiselat
- Architects: Gardera Patrice
- Project: The Séqué
- Location: Bayonne, France
- Photography: Mathieu Choiselat, Stephane Chalmeau
- Project owner: Habitat SudAtlantic
- Associate Architect: David Pradel
- Project manager: Délphine Prunet
- Technical studies structures: Batiserf
- Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 5000 m²
- Completion Year: December 2014
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
Article source: Metropolis Communication
This typical house of the Gard, wedged in between vegetation and hillside, stands on a lot that has been separated into three levels of terraces held in place by dry stone retaining walls.
Existing house, Image Courtesy © Dixneufcentquatrevingtsix
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
Article source: Snøhetta
The new International Centre for Cave Art (Centre International d’Art Parietal) in Montignac, France welcomes visitors to an immersive educational experience of the prehistoric Lascaux cave paintings. Known by archaeologists as the ‘Sistine Chapel of Prehistory’ due to their spiritual and historical significance, the 20,000-year-old paintings are among the finest known examples of art from the Paleolithic period.
Image Courtesy © Snøhetta
- Architects: Snøhetta
- Project: Lascaux IV
- Location: Montignac, France
- Total plot size: 53 065 m2
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
Article source: v2com
The Residence de l’Aqueduc is located in the ZAC Lenine in Gentilly (France) at the articulation of the central mall Lenine and the future Promenade des Aqueducs. The building, located at this strategic angle, affirms its slender and extroverted facade facing this exceptional landscape crossing.
Southwest view from the Promenade de l’Aqueduc, Image Courtesy © Hervé Abbadie
- Architects: Daquin & Ferrière Architecture
- Project: Résidence de l’Aqueduc
- Location: Gentilly, France
- Photography: Hervé Abbadie
- Area: 44132 sft / 4100 m2 SHAB
Friday, April 14th, 2017
Article source: h2o architectes
The R buildings concerned by our rehabilitation project are located in the lower part of the site of the Cartoucherie at Bourg-les-Valence, listed as a Historic Monument. The first phase of the work led by the town and the architect Philippe Prost allowed for the rehabilitation of the principal building with its fine architectural qualities and of the courtyard, which were both in a ruinous state. This important building of our heritage was, in 2009, transformed into a place of creation with the opening of a new major center for quality film animation.
Image Courtesy © Myr Muratet
- Architects: H2o architects with ID + Engineering
- Project: La Cartoucherie
- Location: The Cartoucherie, Bourg-lès-Valence Commune, France
- Photography: Julien Attard and Myr Muratet
- Commissionner: Community of Agglomerations Valence Romans South Rhône-Alpes
- Cost of works: 2 300 000 € HT
- Area: 2,420 m²
- Dated: Delivered 2016
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
Article source: DENU & PARADON architecture
Les Haras de Strasbourg is a hotel and restaurant project unlike any other.
Composed of a the four-star hotel and Michelin 3-starred chef Marc Haeberlin’s first brasserie, Les Haras presents an original solution to the question many provincial cities are facing : how to redevelop and harness the potential of their architectural heritage.
Image Courtesy © Hélène Hilaire
Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
Article source: DFA | Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
The dynamics and future urban density of the district, as well as the orientation of the site, the vastness of the sky and the proximity to the water are the prerequisites for the implementation of the project. The aim is to create a modern working environment that gives this special place a strong identity, in particular by linking architecture and landscape. The project participates in the development of this new district and dialogues with the important surrounding buildings, the shopping center and the Heaquarter of Icade which are also structured around the channel Darse.
Image Courtesy © Hertha Hurnaus
- Architects: DFA | Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
- Project: Siège VEOLIA
- Location: 30 rue Madeleine Vionnet 93300 Aubervilliers, France
- Photography: Hertha Hurnaus
- Client: SCI 68 Victor Hugo
- Project team leader: Dietmar Feichtinger, Matthieu Miclot
- Team: Alessandro Capello, Paolo Carignano, Karolina Kania, Erika Naccari, Cristina Giordani, Giulia Borghi, Begona Camarero, Déborah Blaise, Louise Deguine, Irene Roca Moracia, Gerhard Pfeiler, Fatima Abel Couceiro, Laura Enshaie
- Team competition: Mathieu Miclot, Claire Bodenez, Déborah Blaise, Laura Ulloa, Barbara Feichtinger-Felber, Camille Crépin, Guillaume Buton, Elisabet Lara, Gerardo Rosenzweig, Franciso Castellanos, Ricardo Lovelace, Fatima Abel Couceiro