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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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PUSHED SLAB in Paris, France by MVRDV

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Article source: MVRDV

The Pushed Slab is located between two completely different urban grids: the dense city fabric of blocks and streets in the North and the loose urban fabric in the south with its clear defined and straightforward infrastructure. The design is based on the requested office program and the energy requirements. The project combines proven energy efficiency technologies with individual office floors and outside spaces such as patios, balconies and a garden. The building is highly flexible offering three cores and a central lobby; it can be rented out to one or various tenants without structural changes.

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: PUSHED SLAB
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Design Team: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries with Frans de Witte, Bertrand Schippan, Catherine Drieux, Victor Perez, Delphine Borg, Billy Guidoni
  • Partners: 
    • Co-Architect: North by North West, Paris, FR
    • Services: ICADE ARCOBA (Saint Denis), Paris, FR
    • Advisor Security: Casso, Paris, FR
    • Structure: Terrel, Paris, FR
    • Economy: Vanguard, Paris, FR
    • Sustainability: Alto, Paris, FR
    • Acoustics: AVLS, Orsay, FR
    • Kitchen: Spooms,
    • Geotechnique: FugroGeotechnique, Nanterre, FR
  • Program: 19.000 m2 offices and communal spaces
  •  Client: ICADE, Paris, France
  • Year: 2010-2014

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52 COUNCIL FLATS IN NANTERRE, France by Colboc Franzen & Associés

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Article source: Colboc Franzen & Associés

The Hoche ecodistrict is rising from the ground on old industrial sites. It has to mediate between the scale of the Chemin-de-l’Ile park and the A14 motorway that cuts through it, and the far smaller scale of an area of detached houses dating back to the 1930s. The two plots selected for the development are a good illustration of the challenge. The housing is divided into housing blocks that are look onto public space and face the eight-storey towers between them and the motorway and a square, but in the centre of the block are houses of the same dimensions as the existing detached houses.

Image Courtesy © Cécile Septet

Image Courtesy © Cécile Septet

  • Architects: Colboc Franzen & Associés
  • Project: 52 COUNCIL FLATS IN NANTERRE
  • Location: Hoche ecodistrict -Nanterre (92)
  • Photography: Cécile Septet
  • Client: ICF La Sablière 24 rue de paradis 75490 Paris cedex 10
  • Project management team: Benjamin Colboc, Manuela Franzen et Arnaud Sachet
  • Project managers: Floriane Bataillard, Géraud Pin-Barras
  • SurfacesParcel area: 2 978 sqm, Net floor area: 3 800 sqm
  • Budget: € 7,314,147 excluding all tax

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La Belle Equipe Thaï boxing hall in Paris, France by Spray architecture

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Article source: Spray architecture 

La belle equipe is in an Art Nouveau building’s heart, classified as Historic Monument. This Thaï boxing hall, created by two friends and old champions, doesn’t look like all boxing gyms. Remy & Julien had the desire to create a place different as the traditional gyms. A unique and friendly place, where the exchange is the heart of the project.

Image Courtesy © Jelena Stajic

Image Courtesy © Jelena Stajic

  • Architects: Spray architecture 
  • Project: La Belle Equipe Thaï boxing hall
  • Location: Paris X (75), France
  • Photography: Jelena Stajic, Chloe Kessler, la belle equipe
  • Team: Chloe Kessler (architect), Johanne Achard (graphic designer), Martin Blanchard (designer), Iso DECOBAT (construction)
  • Illustration: Thibaut Rassat
  • Client: La belle equipe
  • Phase: Delivered in April 2014
  • Area: 250 m²
  • Cost: 60 000.-

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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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