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23 Social Housing In Bethune, France By Fres Architectes

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Article source: Fres Architectes

The project is surrounded by heterogeneous elements dating back from the 70’s, and outside of road network. The joining piece for all these elements is the public space. The building is implanted along the two roads, and has four floors, plus two extra on the angle of the two boulevards. There is a gap on the first floor that gives a certain rythm to the facade and allows a large collective terrace. The facades have a unique material: black bricks. The entrance hall is conceived as a large colored window over public space, creating a strong contrast between its transparency and the opacity of black bricks.

Image Courtesy FRES architectes

  • Architects: Fres Architectes
  • Project: 23 SOCIAL HOUSING
  • Location: Bethune, France
  • Client: Pas-de-Calais Habitat
  • Project: 2006-2012
  • Software used: AutoCAD


Department of Islamic Arts – Louvre Museum in Paris, France by Mario Bellini Architects

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Article source: Mario Bellini Architects

The Cour Visconti will not be covered but will, in fact, remain visible’’: this is the architectural decision declared by the architects Mario Bellini and Rudy Ricciotti in order to achieve a “gentle and non-violent integration” of a decidedly contemporary architectural design within a historical place.

Image Courtesy © Mario Bellini Architects

  • Architects: Mario Bellini Architects
  • Project: Department of Islamic Arts – Louvre Museum
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Client: Musée du Louvre
  • Budget: 40 milion €
  • Competition: 2005
  • Total Area/Surface/Volume: 6.800 Sq m.
  • Architect: Mario Bellini Architects and Agence Rudy Ricciotti Architecture
  • Design Team: Mario Bellini and Rudy Ricciotti with Giovanna Bonfanti (chef du projet)
    Giovanni Cappelletti, Maurizio Di Lauro
  • Project Team: Dario Varetto, Macginnis Cocivera,  Frederique Pyra
    • 3D: Luca Bosetti, Alessandro Zufferli; Photoshop: Roman Boucher
  • Awards: International competition: winner project


MuséoParc Alésia in France by Bernard Tschumi Architects

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Article source: Bernard Tschumi Architects

The MuséoParc Alésia illuminates the famous battle of Alésia between Julias Caesar and Vercingetorix, which took place almost 2,000 years ago.

Bernard Tschumi’s gigantic cylindrical MuséoParc Alésia interpretation centre symbolises the encirclement of the Gauls by the Romans during that battle.

Image Courtesy © Christian Richters

  • Architects: Bernard Tschumi Architects
  • Project: MuséoParc Alésia
  • Location: Alise-Sainte-Reine, France
  • Project Completion Date: March 2012
  • Photo credit: Iwan Baan and Christian Richters


Pôle de Compétences in Bordeaux, France by BARCODE Architects Bordeaux and Habiter Autrement

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Article source: BARCODE Architects Bordeaux

Rotterdam based office BARCODE Architects and Paris based office Haber Autrement presented the final design of the project ‘Pôle de Compétences’ in Bordeaux.

The 7,000m² project is part of the masterplan ‘Bassin a Flots’ designed by ANMA/ Nicolas Michelin, an extensive redevelopment of the harbor area at the west bank of the Gironne in Bordeaux. The masterplan aims on a phased transformation of the present introvert industrial harbor area into a new lively precinct with an urban mixture of living, working, and recreation.

Image Courtesy BARCODE Architects Bordeaux

  • Architects: BARCODE Architects Bordeaux
  • Project: Pôle de Compétences
  • Location: Bordeaux, France
  • Brief: ‘Centre for new businesses’, offices, restaurant, fitness, day-care, parking
  • Client: ICADE Promotion
  • Area: 7000m²
  • Year: 2011-ongoing
  • Status: PRO/Detailed Design – Construction 2013-2014
  • Construction: IOSIS, France
  • MEP/Services: IOSIS, France
  • Urban design: ANMA/Nicolas Michelin, Paris
  • Coordination: Brenac-Gonzalez, Paris
  • Team: BARCODE: Dirk Peters, Caro van de Venne, Clément Périssé, Nieves Ruiz Alvarez, Philip Vandermey, Lauren Mishkind, John O’Callaghan
  • Habiter Autrement: Mia Hägg, Felix Medina


Multisports complex in Antony, France by archi5prod associated with Tecnova

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Article source: archi5prod associated with Tecnova

The project’s design and planning focus on a thorough understanding of the local context. The building responds to existing scales. Its location and architecture denote the space´s public nature and inject new life into the site. By taking surrounding public spaces into consideration when designing the project, we reinforced the notion that this building is a public facility, a landmark within the surrounding disorder. So as to allude to a mind’s eye view we asked ourselves how we could draw attention to the building without stirring up too much controversy.

Image Courtesy Thomas Jorion

  • Architects: archi5prod associated with Tecnova
  • Project: Multisports complex – Antony, France
  • Location: Antony, France
  • Photographer: Thomas Jorion
  • Program: Construction of a multisports complex, multisports hall, dancing hall, martial arts hall, outside soccer ground, underground parking.
  • Client: City of Antony.
  • Surface: 3 989 m²
  • Cost: 9 765 000 € Excl. Tax.


Footbridge Over the River Marne in Meaux by DVVD

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Article source: DVVD


The footbridge links the centre of Meaux, more particularly the station, to Grand Ile, a medieval district located within a bend of the Marne. The decision to locate the bridge on the bend of the river allows it to provide a greater number of views, and increases the ways in which the structure can interact with its environment.

Image Courtesy Vincent FILLON /

  • Architect: DVVD
  • Project: Footbridge over the river Marne in Meaux
  • Location: Meaux, France (50 km from Paris)
  • Project Architect: Marilyn Marouillat
  • Client: City of Meaux
  • Design firm: DVVD
  • Complete Project Photos: Vincent FILLON /
  • Drawings: DVVD (Daniel Vaniche, Bertrand Potel, Vincent Dominguez)
  • Contractors: Brisard Dampierre (framework) / Demathieu & Bard (concrete building)
  • Span: 160 meters
  • Steel tonnage: 140 t
  • Cost of construction: 1 900 000 €
  • Year of completion: 2011
  • Text credits: DVVD
  • Software used: Robot – Bisco – Autocad – Revit Architecture – Studio Max – Adobe CS5.5


‘Le Cinq’ in Paris, France by Neutelings Riedijk Architecten bv

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Article source:  Neutelings Riedijk Architecten bv

The 180 meter high office tower serves as the focal point for the east of Paris in the new urban development of the XIII arrondissement. The tower consists of five city blocks of only six stories each, cantilevered from two vertical cores with open space between the volumes. Each block has an open inner court and vast roof gardens. In this way, a new type of green urban skyscraper has been developed that combines the quality of a low-rise urban fabric with the potential of high-rise tower. The foot of the tower has a hotel and shopping center, as well as ten underground parking levels.

Image Courtesy Neutelings Riedijk Architects

  • Architects:Neutelings Riedijk Architecten bv
  • Project:  ‘Le Cinq’ in Paris
  • Location: Paris, France
  • PROGRAMM : 130.000 m2
  • COSTS : euro 2500.000.000
  • CLIENT : Buelens NV, Brussels
  • STATUS : international invited competition 2012
  • Photo: A2Studio (more…)

Housing Vitrolles in Bouches du Rhone, France

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Article source: Matte Devaux Rousseau architecture


The project is located in the western outer rim of the town, next to the A7 freeway in the Petite Garrigue neighborhood.

The environment on the Eastern front all along the Paul Guigou boulevard is scarcely populated with a few isolated apartment buildings.

Image Courtesy Stéphane Chalmeau

  • Architects : Matte Devaux Rousseau architecture
  • Project: Housing Vitrolles
  • Location: Vitrolles, Bouches du Rhone, France
  • Client : 13 Habitat
  • Project Year: 2008-2012
  • Cost: 6,900,000 € HT
  • Project Area: 5,315 sqm
  • Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau
  • Software used: Autocad and 3ds Max

Image Courtesy Stéphane Chalmeau


Paris Market Lab in France by Márcio Rodrigues

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Article source: Márcio Rodrigues

The central idea for this project is to preserve the existent building. We consider it as a crucial part of the urban fabric and his demolition would mean a huge gap in the Rue de Seine street facade.

The program is the main point of Exploration since we are dealing with a pre-existance. In that way, we start to design a ground floor which establishes more relations with the city. The store has direct contact with the street and the class rooms are positioned in the ground level. The auditorium is one level below the ground along with the administrative areas. This is what we call “the daily uses”.

Paris Market Lab

  • Architects: Márcio Rodrigues
  • Project: Paris Market Lab
  • Location: Paris, France


Reframe in Montpellier, France by Paul Scales and Atelier Kit

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Article source: Paul Scales and Atelier Kit

Reframe was created by Paul Scales and Atelier Kit for the 7th annual ‘Le Festival des Architectures Vives ’ in Montpellier, France. The festival is comprised of an architectural walking tour through the historic city center where heritage sites are opened up to modern architecture. This years theme was ‘surprise’.

Image Courtesy Pierre Berthelomeau

  • Architects: Paul Scales and Atelier Kit
  • Project: Reframe
  • Location: Montpellier, France
  • Photography: Pierre Berthelomeau
  • The project was made possible by a grant from: Stimuleringsfonds voor Architectuur


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