Posts Tagged ‘France’
Thursday, May 11th, 2017
Article source: Atelier M3a Architectes
Time had taken its toll on the place. We proceeded like archeologists and we removed layer after layer until we found the spirit of the original building, a brick tiled floor and stone and brick walls that must have been more than 150 years old.
These old materials serve as a reminder of what the place used to be. We wanted to preserve them as soon as we discovered them.
Image Courtesy © Atelier M3a Architectes
Thursday, May 4th, 2017
Article source: v2com
This Contemporary Music Centre (SMAC) is a musical complex consisting of two auditoriums of very different kinds and recording studios, linked by a public space called the deck, running from one side of the building to the other. It is designed on the principle that, instead of being mere consumers of entertainment, people can construct their own evening by moving from one place to the other.
Image Courtesy © André Morin
- Architects: Hérault Arnod architectes
- Project: Modern Music Centre
- Location: Évreux, France
- Photography: André Morin
- Client: Évreux municipality
- Project Manager: Camille Bérar
- Fluids: Inex
- Structure: Batiserf
- Economist: Michel Forgue
Sunday, April 30th, 2017
Article source: Raum
The Trucks Maintenance Centre is an antenna of the Ile et Vilaine departmental equipment park (Britany, France).
The project proposes to create a dialogue between the new building and the landscape bocage.
Image Courtesy © Audrey Cerdan
- Architects: RAUM
- Project: Trucks Maintenance Centre
- Location: La Gouesnière, Britany, France
- Photography: Audrey Cerdan
- Client: Conseil Régional de Bretagne
- Engineering: Otéis (TCE), Acoustibel (acoustique)
- Materials: Wood, Concrete, Polycarbonate, Vegetalize roof & Steel
- Cost: 3 800 000 € (excl. tax)
- Surface: 2 352 m2
- Year: 2016
Friday, April 28th, 2017
Article source: Dwek Architectes
Interior design is one of the disciplines that Olivier Dwek undertakes with a passion. His taste for the interaction of materials and unexpected, exclusive textures leads him to conduct all kinds of experiments with seasoned artisans. Working together, they engage in treatments of materials that generate sometimes unexpected results. For this Parisian apartment, the materials are combined and confronted following a rhythm that is metered down to the last detail. Nothing allows itself to be fully understood from the outset. Olivier Dwek likes to cover his tracks. Brushed aluminium, which boldly dominates the composition of the reception room, offers moiré reflections that could be mistaken with the grey velvet. The sense of a somewhat futuristic sophistication which he elicits is nuanced by touches of American walnut and natural foalskin introduced in the selected items of furniture. The stone flooring, shaped by the years it has spent in a riverbed, in turn creates an unfathomable impression, a vibrancy that appeals and questions. In this highly architectural, urban environment, it was important to incorporate light and nature. According to Olivier Dwek, one of the major revolutions in contemporary architecture involves the thickness of window frames. Having now become imperceptible, they enable the exterior to reach right to the heart of this city home.
- Architects: Dwek Architectes
- Project: S APARTMENT
- Location: NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE, FRANCE
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
Article source: Edouard Brunet Architecte
Located in the city centre of Tours (France) the project consists in transforming the interiors of a typical post- World War II flat. The rather unpretentious and small flat has been revamped in order to maximise the sensation of space and give it more soul.
The flat’s surface equals 65 m2 and the external structure has been kept untouched. The existing building was built with basic materials, hence the medium quality. The heating / water and electricity conduits are visible. Since it was built, the flat has not been redesigned or transformed: the flat is partitioned, as it is usually the case for flats from this period.
Image Courtesy © Edouard Brunet Architecte
- Architects: Edouard Brunet Architecte (Edouard Brunet and Julie Duchateau)
- Project: DOM
- Location: Tours, France
- Auto-construction: Dominique Bouyneau (OAK Agencement)
- Surface: 65 m²
- Year of construction: 2016
Friday, April 21st, 2017
Article source: atelier d’architecture King Kong
In its cultural development policy framework and renovation of the Moulins neighbourhood, the City of Lille started in 2009 the building of a new cultural equipement that could enable the development of Moulins’s existing Maison Folie, that lacked specific spaces to carry out all of its projects, and to create a Euroregional Center of Urban Cultures (The Flow – House of Hip-Hop), a structure made necessary by the importance of activities linked to that practice that had until then no place to unfold. The importance of this project justified its integration in a site close to the town center. The will to unite these two equipments in a same place presented numerous advantages for both structures, including the possibility to ensure de facto synergy, their objectives being common. The Maison Folie, that had already conquered its own public in five years of existence, was forced to refuse or postpone numerous projects (dance, theatre, plastic and visual arts) due to lack of space.
Image Courtesy © Julie Soistier
- Architects: atelier d’architecture King Kong (Frédéric Neau)
- Project: The Flow / CECU – Euroregional Center of Urban Cultures
- Location: Lille, France
- Photography: Julie Soistier
- Software used: Vectorworks and SketchUp
- Client: City of Lille
- Project manager: Nicolas Broussous
- Scenography: Ducks Scéno
- Technical engineering company: Projex Ingénirie
- HEQ: Diagobat
Thursday, April 20th, 2017
Article source: Gardera Patrice
A small courtyard, a back entrance on the kitchen side, a hut, a dead tree, garden boots, smells, be in touch with nature, birdsong, animals, a vegetable garden, a shed for tools, a pergola, ivy along the walls, piles of wood, a tree under which to shelter, a forest, an under-growth, a river, an attic, a chicken coop, a bench, a pond, a well, a fountain, a path…
Living outside, space, air, light. How to live the countryside? How do you live in a forest? What are the ambiances? What are the specific characteristics of a habitat in the countryside?
Image Courtesy © Mathieu Choiselat
- Architects: Gardera Patrice
- Project: The Séqué
- Location: Bayonne, France
- Photography: Mathieu Choiselat, Stephane Chalmeau
- Project owner: Habitat SudAtlantic
- Associate Architect: David Pradel
- Project manager: Délphine Prunet
- Technical studies structures: Batiserf
- Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 5000 m²
- Completion Year: December 2014
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
Article source: Metropolis Communication
This typical house of the Gard, wedged in between vegetation and hillside, stands on a lot that has been separated into three levels of terraces held in place by dry stone retaining walls.
Existing house, Image Courtesy © Dixneufcentquatrevingtsix
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
Article source: Snøhetta
The new International Centre for Cave Art (Centre International d’Art Parietal) in Montignac, France welcomes visitors to an immersive educational experience of the prehistoric Lascaux cave paintings. Known by archaeologists as the ‘Sistine Chapel of Prehistory’ due to their spiritual and historical significance, the 20,000-year-old paintings are among the finest known examples of art from the Paleolithic period.
Image Courtesy © Snøhetta
- Architects: Snøhetta
- Project: Lascaux IV
- Location: Montignac, France
- Total plot size: 53 065 m2
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
Article source: v2com
The Residence de l’Aqueduc is located in the ZAC Lenine in Gentilly (France) at the articulation of the central mall Lenine and the future Promenade des Aqueducs. The building, located at this strategic angle, affirms its slender and extroverted facade facing this exceptional landscape crossing.
Southwest view from the Promenade de l’Aqueduc, Image Courtesy © Hervé Abbadie
- Architects: Daquin & Ferrière Architecture
- Project: Résidence de l’Aqueduc
- Location: Gentilly, France
- Photography: Hervé Abbadie
- Area: 44132 sft / 4100 m2 SHAB