Posts Tagged ‘France’
Thursday, October 4th, 2012
Article source: Michael Arellanes II (MA2)
The current design proposal is a pedestrian bridge to be located on the River Seine in Paris near the Palais du Louvre. Its objective is to synthesize an architectural response from the cultural, urban, and contemporary movements of Paris, and transport a new experience on the Seine River unique to its surroundings; including to synergize tectonic form with light and surface nuances.
Image Courtesy © MA2
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
Article source: Jo Coenen Architects & Urbanists
Everything about this villa, which has been virtually dug into a steep slope on the south coast of France, is aimed at joie de vivre: the enjoyment of the climate, the calm, and the view of the sea. An essential feature of this design is the large floating roof, resting on walls on both sides and at the rear. This roof demarcates the locus, sets it off from the surroundings, and orientates the view. It overhangs the whole building, a sculptural two-storey volume. Both the actual living quarters (first floor) and the children’s rooms (ground floor) are largely fitted with glass sliding partitions, and each has its own terrace.
Image Courtesy Jo Coenen Architects & Urbanists
- Architects: Jo Coenen Architects & Urbanists
- Project: Villa Croix-Valmer
- Location: La Croix-Valmer, France
- Typology: Private Villa
- Phases: Design – realisation 2003 – 2009
- Client: Private
- Production: Jo Coenen / Jcau Bv
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
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
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
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
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.
Saturday, September 8th, 2012
Article source: DVVD
I. SITE – CONTEXT
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 / unregard.net
- 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 / unregard.net
- 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
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…)
Friday, August 17th, 2012
Article source: Matte Devaux Rousseau architecture
THE PROJECT WITHIN THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT
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