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Sports complex in Châtenay-Malabry, France by agence Engasser & associés

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Article source: agence Engasser & associés

Located at the heart of the ‘Butte Rouge’ garden city in the Paris suburb of Châtenay-Malabry, the Léonard de Vinci sports complex houses a multipurpose sports hall, a dojo and annexes.

The project can be divided into two main sections:

  •  The base of the building which emerges from the park. The low height of the base is in keeping with the existing buildings and forms an extension of the greenery that runs from the garden-city through to the green roof;
  •  A ‘wooden lantern’, which forms the bulk of the sports hall and sits on top of the large green roof.

Image Courtesy © agence Engasser & associés

80 Housings units in Bordeaux, France by Nicolas Laisné Architecte Urbaniste

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Article source: Nicolas Laisné Architecte Urbaniste

This project, located in the new Berge du Lac area in Bordeaux, includes four collective buildings and ten individual houses which form a block.

The dark shades and unbalanced silhouettes of the three tallest structures echo the tramway. On the other side, the individual houses and a building, covered in wood, are erected along the side of a linear park. Each of these architectural choices responds to the particular circumstances of these buildings.

Image Courtesy © Nicolas Laisné Architecte Urbaniste

  • Architects: Nicolas Laisné Architecte Urbaniste &  Christophe Rousselle
  • Project: 80 housings units
  • Location: Bordeaux, France
  • Client: Bouygues lmmobilier
  • Surface: 8100m shon
  • Cost: 10 500 000 euros
  • Landscape Designer: Signe Ouest
  • Engineering: Betri, Morillon
  • Status: Under construction

FONDS REGIONAL D’ART CONTEMPORAIN in Marseille, France by Kengo Kuma & Associates

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Article source: Kengo Kuma & Associates

The project of the contemporary art center (FRAC) for the region Provence Alpes Cotes d’Azur (PACA) is the 3D version of the “museum without walls” invented by André Malraux, famous Frenchwriter and politician. It is a museum without a museum, a living and moving place, where the art pieces are in a constant movement and join the logic of diffusion and interaction with the visitors.

Image Courtesy © Nicolas Waltefaugle

  • Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates & Toury et Vallet
  • Project: FONDS REGIONAL D’ART CONTEMPORAIN
  • Location: Marseille, France
  • Photography: Nicolas Waltefaugle, Erieta Attali
  • Period: 2007-2013
  • Local architect: Toury et Vallet
  • Client: Région Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur, AREA
  • Structure engineer: CEBAT ingénierie
  • Mechanical engineer: ETB Antonelli
  • Facade engineer: ARCORA
  • QS: Campion
  • Acoustic: ACCORD acoustique
  • HGE: Tribu
  • Total floor area: 5757 m², SHON 6125m²
  • Site area: 1,570 m²
  • Architects: Paris and Toyko, Kengo Kuma, Yuki Ikeguchi, Nicolas Moreau, Louise Lemoine, Félicien Duval, Shinku Noda, Jun Shibata
  • Architects in charge of the construction site: Nicolas Moreau, Jean-Daniel Boyé, Frank Anderle, LoïcLequertier, Pascal Ferrera
  •  Competition: Nicolas Moreau, MasafumiHarigai

Hotel “La Farandole” in Sanary-sur-Mer, France by Portner Architects

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Article source: Portner Architects

The hotel is located on the French Cote d’Azur, between the towns of Sanary Sur Mer and Bandol, in the bay overlooking the Marina Bandoo. Situated on the front of the coast line, the hotel is surrounded by elite private villas and cliffs covered in Pine trees. The existing building was an abandoned student resort and has not been in use for about 25 years.

Image Courtesy © Bruno Pseschepmisky

  • Architects: Portner Architects
  • Project: Hotel “La Farandole”
  • Location: Sanary-sur-Mer, France
  • Photography:  Bruno Pseschepmisky
  • Area: 3700 m2
  • Interior design: Olga Stupenko, Moscow, Russia.
  • The project and architectural supervision: “Studio 21 “, Marceiles, France
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Photoshop

TECHNICAL BUILDING IN LA FOUILLADE, France by V2S ARCHITECTES

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Article source: V2S ARCHITECTES

The federation of municipalities of the county of Najacis rapidly expanding. Its new needs in terms of infrastructures required the expansion of its waste treatment centre.

To meet their needs, we have developed a project composed of two different parts. The first one aims at expanding and upgrading the waste treatment centre with the creation of a one-way, the installation of anti-fall devices and the materialization of the pedestrian zone.

Image Courtesy © V2S ARCHITECTES

  • Architects: V2S ARCHITECTES
  • Project: TECHNICAL BUILDING
  • Location: LA FOUILLADE, France
  • MO :Federation of municipalities of  the county of Najac.
  • Delivery: July 2013
  • Surface : 250 m2
  • Cost of the work: 230 000 €

HygroSkin-Meteorosensitive Pavilion in Orleans, France by Achim Menges Architect

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Article source: Achim Menges Architect

Meteorosensitive Architecture

Climate-responsiveness in architecture is typically conceived as a technical function enabled by myriad mechanical and electronic sensing, actuating and regulating devices. In contrast to this superimposition of high-tech equipment on otherwise inert material, nature suggests a fundamentally different, no-tech strategy: In various biological systems the responsive capacity is quite literally ingrained in the material itself.

Image Courtesy © ICD University of Stuttgart

  • Architects: Achim Menges ArchitectOliver David Krieg & Steffen Reichert
  • Project: HygroSkin-Meteorosensitive Pavilion
  • Location: Orleans, France
  • Photography: ICD University of Stuttgart
  • Project Team: Achim Menges Architect, Frankfurt, Achim Menges, Steffen Reichert, Boyan Mihaylov, (Project Development, Design Development)
  • Institute for Computational Design: University of Stuttgart, Prof. Achim Menges, Oliver David Krieg, Steffen Reichert, Nicola Burggraf, Zachary Christian, David Correa, Katja Rinderspacher, Tobias Schwinn with Yordan Domuzov, Tobias Finkh, Gergana Hadzhimladenova, Michael Herrick, Vanessa Mayer, Henning Otte, Ivaylo Perianov, Sara Petrova, Philipp Siedler, Xenia Tiefensee, Sascha Vallon, Leyla Yunis (Scientific Development, Detail Development, Robotic Fabrication, Assembly)
  • Project Funding: FRAC Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain du Centre, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Kiess GmbH, Cirp GmbH, Holzhandlung Wider GmbH
  • Software used: Rhino and Grasshopper for design, and RoboLab and Kuka KRC2 for fabrication

2 Houses & 2 Studios in Quiberon, France by RAUM

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Article source: RAUM

Located in the peninsula of Quiberon, the project of 4 units set up the conditions for a variable seasonal co-habitation with the proposal of two homes and two adjoining studios to rent one or more entities for one familiy or more.

This proposition generates a square of 16m x 16m, a small urbanity to take advantage of private or shared outdoor spaces to stay connected while ensuring their privacy.

Image Courtesy © Audrey Cerdan

  • Architects: RAUM
  • Project: 2 Houses & 2 Studios
  • Location: Quiberon, France
  • Photography: Audrey Cerdan
  • Client: Private
  • Program: 2 houses & 2 studios for summer vacation
  • Area: 230 m2
  • Date: 2013

HOUSE OF ROMAN CULTURE in Nîmes, France by Alexander YONCHEV Architecture

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Article source: Alexander YONCHEV Architecture

The project is situated in Nîmes (France), next to the ancient roman arena.

The House of Roman Culture consists of a multifunctional building, that offers various temporary and permanent exhibitions, conferences, events, workshops, libraries and many other, all of them related to roman culture and history.

Image Courtesy © Alexander YONCHEV Architecture

  • Architects: Alexander YONCHEV Architecture
  • Project: HOUSE OF ROMAN CULTURE
  • Location: Nîmes, France
  • Program: Museum
  • Year: 2012

L’Atelier in Normandy, France by AAVP Architecture

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Article source: AAVP Architecture

In the town centre, close to the Place d’Armes, the town of Gournay-en-Bray has just completed a cultural centre which houses a multimedia library and cultural activities. This new centre is built on the site formerly occupied by the Damau factory.

The “Workshop” (a reference to the old Damau factory workshops) meets two major challenges: building a contemporary structure at the back of the plot by redefining the relationship with its natural environment (gardens, alleys, neighbouring stone walls) and surrounding structures (noble styles, traditional shelters, buildings with character) ensuring the new structure is readable in relation to existing buildings by framing the views from the main and secondary entrances.

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

  • Architects: AAVP Architecture
  • Project: L’Atelier
  • Location: Normandy, France
  • Photography: Luc Boegly
  • Spaces for cultural activities: multimedia library, music and dance school
  • Contractor: Ville de Gournay-en-Bray (76)
  • Project management: AAVP, Vincent Parreira, architect Marie Brodin, project manager, AAVP Architecture mandataire, Camebat, Gilles Pasquier, economist, Beton Ingenierie – BET structures, fluides, SSI, OPC, William Wong Min, project manager Yves Lebail, driver.
  • Surface: 2 545 m² SHON 7 700 m² ground area
  • Cost of work:  5 790 000 € HT
  • Schedule opening: july 2013 competition: december 2006

PRIVATE HOUSE in GULF OF ST, TROPEZ, France by Bumper Investments

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Article source: Bumper Investments

“PRIVATE HOUSE” is a large family home situated in Beauvallon, in the Gulf of St. Tropez on the French Cote d’Azur. Stylistically the modern concrete, glass and steel construction is the first of its kind in the area, marking a new generation of design in a region rich with tradition. Bumper Investments, the developers, envisioned an aesthetic and sensorial link between the edifice and the surrounding nature and garden. Corresponding to the natural topographical setting, the maximum height of the elevation reaches just above the treetops, impressing on the inhabitant ideals of being at one with the surrounding wildlife.

Image Courtesy © Bumper Investments

  • Architects: Bumper Investments
  • Project: PRIVATE HOUSE
  • Location: GULF OF ST, TROPEZ, France
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