The headquarter of the International SETEC, located in Vitrolles in the south of France, formerly EPAREB (Etablissement Public d’Aménagement des Rives de l’Etang de Berre) was built in several phases. Firstly, in the 70s, Jean Prouvé implemented “Petroff system” developing a three-dimensional structural steel sheet and plexiglass panels on the front. This device would allow to cover a large area without increasing the bearing points, which in turn was covered by aluminium stiffeners attached to the work front.
The Bouctot-Vagniez Town Hall in Amiens is a remarkable building, an architectural testament to the glories of nineteen-twenties Art Nouveau. Our project is concerned with designing an extension to this unique building, which is home to the Picardy Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Our design team was invited to rethink a ski resort apartment in Menuires, France. Located at the far end of a building built in 1965, it has triple orientation that was not valued by the previous layout which was too segmented. The request was to realize the impossible : increase the living space without touching the structure, create 2 bathrooms instead of the one existing, preserve the number of beds, 8 beds in 55m2, all while maintaining separate circultaions for each.
This operation of rental housing is part of the overall urban renewal of the concerted area Concorde Stalingrad in Vitry sur Seine, in the near suburbs of Paris. Between the RN 305 and hillsides, the lot Champs Fleuris acts as a link between urban dimensions. The 48 units are divided into two distinct entities: 24 units in an R+7 apartment building, which provides a front built on the boulevard Stalingrad, in the north east of the site, the other 24 homes develop into heart shapes in fragmented plots from ground floor to R+3.
The project consists in a conversion of an ancient farmhouse into a luxury rental villa, revisiting traditional techniques. This former farmhouse is located in the historic district of Pied de La Plagne, in Morzine. Built in 1826, it was singled out by the municipality as a landmark for traditional architecture.
The new private hospital in Villeneuve d’Ascq (in northern France) is a response to the regional modernisation programme aiming to improve the quality of health care. The facility acts as a structuring element in synergy with the clinics already present around the city of Lille. The hospital provides multidisciplinary care for outpatients and patients requiring full hospitalisation. Its programme includes 225 beds and medical, surgical and obstetrics units as well as a medico-technical centre. It has a large 42-bed maternity unit, 10 operating theatres as well as radiotherapy, chemotherapy and nuclear medicine units.
The \”Plongeoir\”, designed by Spray architecture is a hut placed in the middle of nature in eastern France. This ephemeral module of 14 m2 is an oblique you cross through a stepwell. Movements and perception of space are enriching the way of using it. You don’t just cross these steps but you live in.
The historical centre of Bordeaux University sets a new beginning : the Opération Campus begins with urban design at its heart. These spaces are currently closed, intended solely for receiving deliveries, however the project intends to turn them into a lively heart of the University, where intermingling can take place. The initial meaning of “campus” can be retrieved through an intense central green space.
The town of Pornic’s elected representatives expressed their “deep-rooted” commitment to regional tradition, immediately excluding any other architectural form that did not match the traditional volumes and templates of the Pays de Retz, such as roofs with gable roofs, covered in tiles.
Because the Communauté de Communes (Town Community) Centre had to fit into a business park already denoted by previous building projects (hospitals, police station, office buildings), which had all been subjected to these regulations, we chose to make a different contextual offer in relation to the site and its history.