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Le Temps Machine in Joue-Les-tours, France by Moussafir Architects

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Article source: Moussafir Architects

A Southwest suburb of the city of Tours, Joué-le-Tours was upgraded to the status of a town in the 1950s. It was at this point that, together with the town hall and social housing, Joué-le-Tours got its MJC (the Youth and Culture Centre). An initiative of the country’s first Minister of Cultural Affairs, Gaullist and intellectual André Malraux, the MJCs were an important institution in France.

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly 

  • Architects: Moussafir Architects
  • Project: Le Temps Machine / The Time Machine
  • Location: Joue-Les-tours, France
  • Photography: Luc Boegly, Hervé Abbadie, Jérôme Ricolleau, imagedemarc, Benoit Faure, Fred Beaubeau
  • Team: Jacques Moussafir with Nicolas Hugoo, Alexis Duquennoy, Narumi Kang, Sofie Reynaert, Jérôme Hervé and Virginie Prié
  • Client: Tour(s) PLUS
  • Competition: 2005
  • Built: 2011
  • Budget: 5,300,000 € ex tax
  • NSA: 1,753 sqm
  • Contractors: DV Construction (general contractor), AMG Féchoz (stage machinery), Bideau (stage electrics), VTI (wooden stage flooring), Edmond Petit (stage fabrics)
  • Materials:  colourwashed raw concrete; solvent- & plastics-free FPO roofing membrane by Sika Sarnafil; glazed stainless steel; Fibracoustic panels of wood fibre and rockwool; door/window frames in aluminium (exterior), steel and wood (interior)
  • Software used: AutoCAD

Marseille Vieux Port in France by Foster + Partners

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Article source: Foster + Partners

Description
Marseille’s Vieux Port is one of the grand Mediterranean ports, but over time the World Heritage-listed site has become inaccessible to pedestrians and has been cut off from the life of the city. The masterplan for its regeneration will reclaim the quaysides as a civic space, creating new informal venues for performances and events and removing traffic to create a safe, semi-pedestrianised public realm. Its transformation is one of a series of projects to be completed in time for the city’s inauguration as European Capital of Culture in 2013.

Image Courtesy © Nigel Young_Foster + Partners 

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Marseille Vieux Port
  • Location: Marseille, France
  • Appointment: 2011
  • Area: 100 000 m²
  • Client: MPM, Marseille Provence Metropole
  • Collaborating Architect: Michel Desvigne, Tangram Architectes
  • Additional Consultants: Ingerop Mediterannee, Aik Yann Kersale, Ingerop Mediterannee

Groupe Scolaire Pasteur in Limeil-Brevannes, France by R2K Architectes

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Article source: R2K Architectes

The building is located in Limeil-Brevannes, near Paris. It Consists of three preschools and elementary schools of two. As the method of commissioning was used so called “design-build” system, Where the competition offers teams Both the building and all planes are fixed price. Beside schools, an apartment building of social housing flats of 46 was included to the competition program. Time for the competition was one month. The decision for the winner was made in April 2011 and the inauguration of the building was Held 18 months later. The building of the apartment building next starts in April.

Image Courtesy © Jussi Tiainen 

  • Architects: R2K Architectes
  • Project: Groupe Scolaire Pasteur
  • Location: Limeil-Brevannes, France
  • Photography: Jussi Tiainen
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

5.6 House in Sarzeau, France by Avignon-Clouet Architectes

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Article source: Avignon-Clouet Architectes

Situated on the west coast (Morbihan), this resort house crouches in its own field as if to protect itself from the sea’s spray. Entirely made of concrete and granite, its mineral appearance welcomes with sensitivity, the shadows due to light changes. Perforated by many patios, the house integrates some framing on of the capricious sky of the west coast. The long sunshades remind the sand fences guiding walkers along the coast paths.

Image Courtesy Avignon-Clouet Architectes 

  • Architects: Avignon-Clouet Architectes
  • Project: 5.6 House
  • Location: Sarzeau, France
  • Budget: € 256 400 ht
  • Completion: 2012
  • Area: 167 m2
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Rhino, 3dS Max

Optique Ampere in Paris, France by Cyrille Druart

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Article source: Cyrille Druart

In 2012, Thomas Dupré, succeeding from a long line of French opticians, decided to create his optical shop in Grenoble, France, and called on designer Cyrille Druart to come up with an original concept. “Our intent was to start with a clean slate, rethink the very idea of an optical shop that might seem too moulded and constantly more of the same. We had to figure out how to offer a new experience.

Image Courtesy Cyrille Druart 

  • Architects: Cyrille Druart
  • Project: Optique Ampere
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Software used: Designed using Autocad + Rhinoceros and rendered using Maxwell Render.

Diderot University – M6A1 Building in Paris, France by Jean-Baptiste Lacoudre Architectures

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Article source: Jean-Baptiste Lacoudre Architectures

In an objective of sobriety and obviousness, this building of 20 meters large associates three antinomics functions, (teaching, sporting room, car park) which overlap by strata and maintain their autonomy to gather into a coherent whole.
A work on permeability and successives spaces dig the matter, filte the light and open this “monolith” on the garden and the city.

Image Courtesy Jean-Baptiste Lacoudre Architectures 

  • Architects: Jean-Baptiste Lacoudre Architectures
  • Project: Diderot University – M6A1 Building
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Program: Unity of formation and research in mathematics: 1988 students, 820 teachers-researchers, research library, amphitheater, sports complex(gymnasium and sports room), housing, basement parking.
  • THPE: 2005 (-20%)

Logistics Buildings of the 105 Air Base in Evreux, France by Jean-Baptiste Lacoudre Architectures

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Article source: Jean-Baptiste Lacoudre Architectures

As part of the grouping of different services on 105 Air Base, the project involves creating a unique place which shares competences and developing energy. The logistic building has been initially designed from the “efficiency” of the process, which took the form of an industrial lobby (52 meters large and 800 meters long) able to develop interactions and chains of different flows.

Image Courtesy Jean-Baptiste Lacoudre Architectures 

  • Architects: Jean-Baptiste Lacoudre Architectures
  • Project: Logistics buildings of the 105 Air Base
  • Location: Evreux, France
  • Program:
    warehouses of logistics
    workshops of services
    parking vehicles
    maintenance workshops of vehicles
    command building

ENSTA, ParisTech Engineering School’s in Paris, France by Jean-Baptiste Lacoudre Architectures

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Article source: Jean-Baptiste Lacoudre Architectures

The new campus of ENSTA Paris Tech, which invested the location of Palaiseau, perfectly merges into the geometry of the structuring axes of the “Ecole Polytechnique”. In the heart of the area, it provides a new identity to the landscape..
The school, which is the main building of ENSTA ParisTech campus, lands along the boulevard surrounded by a vast redesigned space with lawns and trees. The exterior conviviality space, which is naturally blended into the rolling design of the park, provides plenty of space for social interaction.

Image Courtesy Jean-Baptiste Lacoudre Architectures 

  • Architects: Jean-Baptiste Lacoudre Architectures
  • Project: ENSTA, ParisTech engineering school’s (Ecole Nationale Supérieur des Techniques Avancées) construction on Ecole Polytech
  • Location: Paris, France

Daycare Center for Disabled Children in Cahors, France by Atelier d’Architecture Laurent Tournié

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Article source: Atelier d’Architecture Laurent Tournié

The center is a place of care, sharing and coordination of various activities for supporting and relieving handicapped children and their families in the Cahors area. Located on the left bank of the Lot, The “Terre Rouge” district gradually slopes towards the river. A complicated underground where clays and big limestone blocks resist to geometry.

Image Courtesy Atelier d’Architecture Laurent Tournié 

  • Architects: Atelier d’Architecture Laurent Tournié
  • Project: Daycare Center for Disabled Children
  • Location: Cahors, France
  • Program: Daycare activity areas – office and administrative area – interior pool – 34 parking spaces  (17 underground)
  • Client: APAJH – Lot (Association pour Adultes et Jeunes Handicapés du Lot)
  • Associated Architect: F. Martinez 
  • Assistants Architects: S. Nichele, A Tajerrashti 
  • Collaborators: J.Avignon, P.J.Artins, Y.Chereau, I.Roig, N.Arnal
  • Engineers: IES
  • Area1,390 sqm 
  • Year: 2011
  • Software used: ArchiCAD and Adobe CS5

Press Conference Room in Paris, France by h2o Architectes

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Article source: h2o Architectes

The client’s specific request for this press conference room was to create a project that would be both contemporary and timeless at the same time in order to match the Institution that it would represent. We aimed to transform this “technical tool” into a space of representation and communication for the Minister and its politicians. A high number of technical equipments and utilities needed to be integrated in the suspended ceilling in order to a clear a clean, bright and sun filled space.

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Chalmeau 

  • Architects: h2o Architectes
  • Project: Press Conference Room
  • Location: Rue de Varenne, Paris, France
  • Photography: Stéphane Chalmeau
  • Program: Press Conference Room for the French Ministery of Agriculture in a 19th century building listed as a Historical Monument
  • Client: French Ministery of Agriculture
  • Team: h2o architectes with Engineering
    – Ingénierie Louis Choulet, HVAC
    – Cabinet Virtz, Economist
    – BMI, Structural Engineer
    – Scène, Scenography
  • Project area: 100m²
  • Delivery: December 2010
  • Software used: Rhino & AutoCAD
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