Posts Tagged ‘France’
Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
Article source: Studio Fuksas
The project of the New National Archives of France draws its inspiration from the surrounding reality, from the city seen as coexistence of chaos and order. The concept is born and takes place from this duality which is reflected in the organization of the complex.
Image Courtesy © Kamal Khalf.
- Architects: Studio Fuksas
- Project: NEW NATIONAL ARCHIVES
- Location: Paris, France
- Photography: Philippe Ruault, Camilla Pongiglione, Roland Halbe, Kamal Khalf.
- PERIOD: 2005 – 2013
- CLIENT: French Ministry of Culture and Communication Represented by DAF – Direction des Archives de France
- DELEGATE CLIENT: Opérateur du patrimoine et des projets immobiliers de la Culture
- AREA: 108,136 square metres
- PROGRAM : Archives (220 stock rooms on 10 levels), offices, reading room (160 seats), conference room (300 seats, seat “Carla” for Poltrona Frau design by Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas ), exhibition room, parking (207 places)
- GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Bouygues Construction
- Engineering: BETOM Ingégnierie
- Acoustics: ALTIA
- Landscape design: Florence MERCIER
- Control department: SOCOTEC
- Facades: Kyotec
- Scenography conference room: Architecture and Technique
- Laying rayonnage furniture warehouse: SAMODEFF
- Furnishing public spaces: JAMES Ebéniste, the technical BETOM Ingégnierie
- ARTISTIC INTERVENTIONS: Antony Gormley, Pascal Convert, Susanna Fritscher
Sunday, February 2nd, 2014
Article source: baumschlager eberle
The internationally active architectural firm be baumschlager eberle, the client HEDF and the investor Ivanhoé Cambridge were pleased to receive the pre-certification „LEED Platinum“ for the recently opened office building Ardekoin Boulogne-Billancourt (F).
Image Courtesy © Vincent Fillon
- Architects: baumschlager eberle
- Project: Ardeko
- Location: Boulogne-Billancourt, France
- Photography: Vincent Fillon
- Netfloor area: 20.000m²
- Competition: 2009
- Commencement of planning: 2010
- Commencement of work: 2011
- Completion: 2013
- Site Area: 5.410 m²
- Area of building: 3.532 m²
- Gross floor area above ground: 25.206 m²
Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
Article source: Chartier Dalix and Avenier Cornejo
The new RIVP (Paris public housing agency) building houses three services: a hostel for immigrants, a hostel for young workers, a 66 place day-care on the ground floor, as well as communal facilities. Located in Paris’ 20th arrondissement, just beyond the beltway, it is both Parisian and Lilasian. The building’s almost unique location in Paris makes it a concrete symbol of the reconnection between the two areas.
Image Courtesy © Samuel Lehuédé
Saturday, January 25th, 2014
Article source: Pierre Vurpas et Associés Architectes
The project enhances the historical building of the Trévoux hospital, located on the old ramparts. It has been built on the site of the former annexes and outbuildings.
Image Courtesy © Studio Erick Saillet
- Architects: Pierre Vurpas et Associés Architectes
- Project: La Passerelle
- Location: Trévoux, France
- Photography: Studio Erick Saillet, Pierre Vurpas
- Client: Communauté de communes Saône Vallée (CCSV)
- Project Manager: Pierre VURPAS et Associés Architectes
- Structural engineering: Tecbat
- Cost of work: Demolition, asbestos removal,
- Works: €4.7 million ex. VAT
- Furnishings, scenography, signing: €470,000 ex. VAT
- Surface area: 2,800 m2 net surface area (including 1,150 for renovation and 1,650 extension)
- Total useable area: 2,000 m2
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)