Posts Tagged ‘France’
Saturday, January 25th, 2014
Article source: Metropolis Communication
A coloured concrete monolith extends the existing station to host the MUS, the town’s museum of urban and social history. The extension forms the foundation for the station, with its smooth, slightly tilted façade unfolding and running up to the surrounding retaining walls. The station has been preserved in its original form, and the new foundation creates a space for a raised terrace which can be used for openings, educational events or outdoor exhibitions.
Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly + Cyrus Cornut
- Architects: Encore Heureux and AAVP
- Project: The New Suresnes Museum
- Location: France
- Photography: Luc Boegly + Cyrus Cornut
Thursday, January 2nd, 2014
Article source: Nicolas Laisné Architecte Urbaniste
This building was put up at the edge of the town of Blagnac on a road which has been transformed since the tramway was built.
The balconies present on all the facades shift along from one floor to the next, so that everyone can enjoy the sky on every floor. Most of the apartments face out on two fronts and enjoy clear views over Toulouse.
Image Courtesy © Nicolas Laisné Architecte Urbaniste
Sunday, December 22nd, 2013
Article source: Mikou Design Studio
The Docks school in Saint Ouen is in a strategic urban location, in the middle of the Zac des Docks mixed development area, which an exemplary case of sustainable urban development.
Located in the middle of an urban complex composed mainly of high-rise office blocks and housing, it will also be visible because of its roof, a fundamental feature of the project onto which the openings of neighbouring buildings face.
Image Courtesy © FLORIAN KLEINEFENN
- Architects: Mikou Design Studio
- Project: Zero Energy school
- Location: SAINT-OUEN, FRANCE
- Photography: FLORIAN KLEINEFENN
- Client: City of Saint-Ouen
- Programme: Elementary school, preschool, sports and recreation center, restaurant, administration
- Surface: 4 820 m²
- Status complete: october 2013
- Team: Salwa Mikou – Cecile Jalby – Miguel Allen Valença
- Structural Engineer: BERIM
- Services Engineer: BERIM
- Quantity Surveyor: SLETEC
- Main Contractor: URBAINE DES TRAVAUX / GROUPE FAYAT
Sunday, December 15th, 2013
Article source: CoudamyDesign
Paul Coudamy has transformed a butcher shop in Bagnolet (France) into a private home. Renovating professional premises to change them into living accommodation is now a frequent occurrence in Paris and its surrounding suburbs, an exercise in architecture that requires thinking of new concepts of living, interchanging private life and public life. Blur is therefore a transparent environment made up of spaces that never totally discloses its fragile privacy. It is formed of a continuous succession of concrete and glass symbolizing a period that combines work and pleasure in a single movement.
Image Courtesy © Benjamin Boccas
- Architects: CoudamyDesign
- Project: Blur
- Location: Bagnolet, France
- Photography: Benjamin Boccas
Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
Article source: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
The Grand Lyon is building a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the Rhone.
It will link the 6th arrondissement in Lyon to the Park of Saint‐Clair at Caluire‐et‐Cuire.
On 12 December awaits all bridge interested citizens a highlight of the construction.
Image Courtesy © Michael Zimmermann
- Architects: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
- Project: new pedestrian and bicycle bridge
- Location: Caluire-et-Cuire, France
- Photography: Michael Zimmermann
- Engineers: SBP
- Length: 220 m
- Clear span: 157 m
- Large: 1,5m, 5m, 8,8m
- Weight: 800 tons
- Competition: January 2008
- Start of planning: April 2009
- Start of construction: November 2011
- Finished: 2014
Thursday, December 5th, 2013
Article source: Tectoniques Architects
For architects, designing a house is an adventure, but reality is often not as easy as foreseen. The site is complicated, the neighbours are unhappy, the unforeseen factors are really not foreseen, construction work is not as fast as planned, the ecological goals are difficult to reach, and the contractors are not as qualified as specified, and so on – the list is long. In this situation, the architect will be the arbitrator and the ground-breaker. In the end, the construction seems simple and natural.
Image Courtesy © Erick Saillet
- Architects: Tectoniques Architects
- Project: Villa B
- Location: Lyon, France
- Photography: Erick Saillet
- Client: private individual
- Project Manager: Tectoniques Architects
- Gross floor area: 204 m2
- Services & Environmental engineers: Co/Energie
- Airtightness: Bet Allie’Air
- Measured air permeability: 0.28m3/ (h.m2)
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
Article source: GAETAN LE PENHUEL ARCHITECTES
The “Pasteur ” social residence, with a capacity of 165 studios, is part of a process of relocating migrant workers within two residences , as part of the treatment plan of Homes Migrant Workers , led by the national CILPI organism . This change status is to remove the collective accommodation towards an individual and autonomous housing. This is also included in a larger program redevelopment of the St. Louis neighborhood in Carrières sous Poissy (78), in the great parisian suburbs.
Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia
- Architects: GAETAN LE PENHUEL ARCHITECTES
- Project: Carrieres Sous Poissy
- Location: France
- Photography: Sergio Grazia
- Client: RSIF – Groupe 3F
- Partners: CETBA-NOX: BET TCE
- Surface : 4 500 m2
- BUDGET HT: 7.38 M€
- Completion: Mai 2013
- Main contractor: LES MAÇONS PARISIENS
Saturday, November 30th, 2013
Article source: Paul Le Quernec
Our client, “La communauté de communes du Pays Boulageois” launched an architectural competition in January 2010 in order to buildsimultaneously two childcare facilities: one of them in Boulay, for a gross floor area of 1000 m2 and the other one, fifteen kilometers further, in Piblange for a gross floor area of 350 m2.
Image Courtesy © 11h45
- Architects: Paul Le Quernec
- Project: CHILDCARE FACILITIES in BOULAY & PIBLANGE
- Location: Moselle, France
- Photography: 11h45, Paul Le Quernec
Friday, November 29th, 2013
Article source: JOLY&LOIRET ARCHITECTURAL AGENCY
The Václav Havel school group, located at the heart of the GINKO sustainable neighbourhood in Bordeaux, is aligned with the surrounding facades and is in keeping with the size of other buildings in the area (three storeys). The school group is surrounded by green areas which provide continuity with the ZAC GINKO’s landscaped spaces.
Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly
- Architects: JOLY&LOIRET ARCHITECTURAL
- Project: Les Trois Mondes School Group
- Location: Bordeaux, France
- Photography: Luc Boegly
- Contractor: Ville de Bordeaux
- Project management: Joly&Loiret (leads architects and HQE)
- Landscape architects: Atelier de paysageGastel
- Surface area: 5020 m2 SHON
- Cost of works: 11 M€ HT
- Delivered: 2012
- Software used: Autocad
Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
Article source: BIG Architects
The Museum of the Human Body, which will be part of the newly developed area Parc Marianne, is rooted in the humanist and medical tradition of Montpellier and its world renowned medical school, which dates back to the 10th century. The new Museum will explore the human body from an artistic, scientific and societal approach through cultural activities, interactive exhibitions, performances and workshops.
Image Courtesy © BIG Architects
- Architects: BIG Architects
- Project: THE MUSEUM OF THE HUMAN BODY
- Location: MONTPELLIER, FRANCE
- Partners in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Andreas Klok Pedersen
- Project Leader: Gabrielle Nadeau
- Project Manager: Jakob Sand
- Team: Birk Daugaard, Chris Falla, Alexandra Lukianova, Oscar Abrahamsson, Katerina Joannides, Aleksander Wadas, Marie Lançon, Danae Charatsi, Alexander Ejsing.
- Client: Ville de Montpellier
- Collaborators: A+ Architecture (Local Architect), Egis Bâtiment Méditerranée (Structural + MEP engineers), Base (Landscape Architect), L’Echo (Financial Consultant), Celsius Environnement (Sustainability Consultant), Cabinet Conseil Vincent Hedon (Acoustic Consultant)