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Restructuring Of The Richelieu Site in Paris, by Bruno Gaudin Architecte DPLG

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Article source: Bruno Gaudin Architecte DPLG 

An architecture of distribution

Armed with the finalized assessment, it became clear that a major axis of the architectural part of the project would have to be a reorganization of the distribution. Thus, new principles of distribution had to be defined in coherence with the larger architectural ensembles that structure the geography of the site.

Installed over the centuries and according to need, the site counts some some thirty more or less discontinuous existing staircases. However, their important number did not indicate a genuine distributive space but rather a random organization in a succession of commissioned pieces, passing from one gallery to another, from a reserve to a reading room, with nothing in between; all the interstices having been filled up under the pressure of the constant requirements for additional surface areas.

Image Courtesy © Takuji Shimmura

  • Architects: Bruno Gaudin Architecte DPLG
  • Project: Restructuring Of The Richelieu Site
  • Location: 58 rue de Richelieu – Paris 75001
  • Photography: Takuji Shimmura, Marchand Meffre
  • Client: Ministry of Culture and Communication, Ministry of National Education – Higher learning – research and innovation
  • Delegated project management: Operator of patrimony and cultural real estate projects of (OPPIC)
  • Architects of Record: Atelier Bruno Gaudin & Virginie Brégal
  • Chief Project Architect: Raphaële Le Petit with Guillaume Céleste, Céline Becker and Nicolas Reculeau
  • Lighting engineer/designer: L’Observatoire 1 (Georges Berne with Emmanuelle Sebie)
  • Technical engineering firm: EGIS bâtiments

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“Mirage” in Paris, France by MAD Architects

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Article source: MAD Architects 

MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, unveils “Mirage” ─ a renovation proposal for Montparnasse Tower in Paris, France. MAD’s design transforms this huge black monolithic building ─ positioned in the city center ─ into an artistic lighting installation that reflects the city upside down.

Image Courtesy © MAD Architects

  • Architects: MAD Architects
  • Project: “Mirage”
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Design Team: LI Guangchong, Jordan Kanter, Jacob Hu, Marco Gastoldi, Casey Kell, Matthew Pugh, Felix Amiss, YAN Ran, BEN Yuqiang, ZHAO Meng, Rozita Kahirtseva, Torsten Radunski, Young Kang, LI Liang
  • Directors in Charge: Ma Yansong, Qun Dang, Yosuke Hayano
  • Executive Architect: DGLa
  • Structural Engineers: TERRELL
  • Associates in Charge: Kin Li, Andrea D’Antrassi

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Dior Homme in Paris, France by ANTONIO VIRGA ARCHITECTE

Friday, January 5th, 2018

Article source: ANTONIO VIRGA ARCHITECTE

dior men headquarter with style offices, offices, showroom and haute couture workrooms major renovation with extension.

Image Courtesy © ANTONIO VIRGA ARCHITECTE

  • Architects: ANTONIO VIRGA ARCHITECTE
  • Project: Dior Homme
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Client: dior
  • Net surface area: 1,500 sq.m
  • Completed: in 2014

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CAP in Paris, France by AAVP ARCHITECTURE

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Article source: AAVP ARCHITECTURE

The repurposing of a space in the historic center of Paris into two apartments gave architect Vincent Parreira’s office an opportunity to work on a small scale in an exceptional context.

Despite determinist formal and constructive features, this remarkably adaptable Haussmannian building has withstood repeated repurposing, though at the cost, it is true, of sometimes heavy interventions. The central framework of Haussmann’s Paris, the Opéra-Madeleine district has been transformed without changing its appearance: thus, number 17 Boulevard des Capucines is occupied with a vast program of the most up-to-date offices. Three addresses further down the boulevard, Vincent Parreira’s office just converted a 19th-century photography studio into apartments. If these premises have a far more modest surface area than the giant neighboring office building, the intervention is nevertheless significant. The clients, two siblings, own these two contiguous apartments, which share the same architecture and program, i.e., short-term rental properties. Access to these two prestigious apartments is via the former service staircase and the corridor leading to rooms formerly allocated to domestic personnel – yet another sign of the total transformation of uses and distributing architectural hierarchies so dear to the Second Empire bourgeoisie. Each apartment is a duplex, whose bedrooms and bathrooms are located on the lower level, while the reception area with its drawing room and kitchen are situated on the upper level, under the glass roof of what used to be a photographer’s studio. The upper level enjoys double exposure in both apartments. The views from these two vantage points reveal two quite different faces of the Parisian panorama. On the drawing room side, the view includes the gold and prestige of the Opéra Garnier, and the layout of the façades of the Grand Hôtel. From the kitchen side, the view opens to the chaotic landscape of Paris behind the scenes, its rooftops cluttered with all the required service elements – air conditioning systems, fire escapes, smoke dampers, etc. – of this functioning urban décor.

Image Courtesy © AAVP ARCHITECTURE

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Ecotone in Paris, France by Triptyque

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Article source: Triptyque 

The group of architects Triptyque, Duncan Lewis, Oxo and Parc with the Compagnie de Phalsbourg alongside Engie Avenue, Encoders & Company, Hertel Investissement win the “Le Coteau” site in Arcueil (France), as part as the public contest “Inventons la Métropole du Grand Paris”.

A new South gate for the Metropole du Grand Paris

The site “Le Coteau” is an exceptional location at the southern entrance of the metropolis. Overhanging the A6, Paris and its monuments, it benefits from metropolitan accessibility – A6, RER B, and in the near future, lines 14 and 15 of the Grand Paris Express – and is at the heart of important health and digital economy clusters.

Image Courtesy © Triptyque

  • Architects: Triptyque (Duncan Lewis Scape Architecture, Parc Architectes, OXO Architectes)
  • Project: Ecotone
  • Location: Paris, France 
  • Landscaping: Atelier Georges
  • Scientific Committee: the National Museum of Natural History, the CEEBIOS (center of excellence in biomimicry of Senlis), CIBI and Lab Crigen (Engie), Novobiom (clearance), Innoside, SAS Oxipio (start-up logistics), EPEA Paris (eco circ.), Les Bergers Urbaubs (urban agriculture.)
  • Engineering / Acoustics: Elan (BET DD), Lamoureux Acoustics (BET Acoustics), Arcadis ESG (BET structure).

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The first French Vertical Forest in Paris, France by Stefano Boeri Architetti

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Article source: Stefano Boeri Architetti

The first French Vertical Forest will be created in the town of Villiers sur Marne, in the eastern quadrant of the Parisian metropolitan area.

Forêt Blanche, that is the name of the project by Stefano Boeri Architetti promoted by Compagnie de Phalsbourg, will be a 54-meter high tower with entirely wooden structures

Image Courtesy © Stefano Boeri Architetti

  • Architects: Stefano Boeri Architetti
  • Project: The first French Vertical Forest
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Customer: Compagnie de Phalsbourg
  • Investors/Promoters: Compagnie de Phalsbourg, Codeurs et Compagnie (co-investor), Emerige (co-investor)
  • Architectural project: Stefano Boeri Architetti (La Forêt Blanche, La Cour Verte),Kengo Kuma & Associates (Sora, Le Palais des Congrès), OxoArchitectes (Le Potager De Villiers, Business Home),KOZ Architectes (2 buildings, Archipel), Michael Green Architecture (Peuplier Blanc, PrairieBlanche), X-TU (La Ressourcerie, Green Jenga)
  • Landscape concept: James Corner Field Operations, Atelier Paul Arène
  • Structure, systems and sustainability: Equilibrium (wooden constructions); Sinteo (energy); VS-A Group (facade engineering); Lamoureux Acoustics (acoustics); Transitec (mobility); CASSO & Associés, (accessibility,fire prevention); EDF (energy, smart grid); Schneider Electric (smart building, smart grid); CSTB (consultancy); Aveltys (AMO garantie de charges); Urbagri (urbanagriculture); LPO (awareness campaign); Ville Ouverte (coordination); Transdev (parking); Zenpark (parking); Ducks Scéno (Palais des Congrès scenography)
  • Coordination: Francesca Cesa Bianchi
  • Project leader: Moataz Faissal Farid
    Design group: Elisa Borghi, Agostino Bucci, Alessandra Magnetti, Sara Gangemi, Paolo Russo, Giulia Chiatante
  • Landscape concept: Laura Gatti

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Social Résidence for Coallia Habitat in Paris, France by PERIPHERIQUES ARCHITECTES

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Article source: PERIPHERIQUES ARCHITECTES

Design a new  migrant  workers home by following an environmental approach while compromising with an existing building such is the objective of this operation. Located at 13/15 Lorraine street to Paris 19th land crossing giving on the Crimée  street. The plot is bounded by a modern 9 storey building in the northwest and a suburban Parisian building of 7 levels in the southeast.  This new project includes 173 housing of Type T1 and T1 ‘ and a social restaurant of 500 flatware. The features of project lies in its construction phase which should include the partial occupation of the site by some residents. In this context of constraints: deadlines, phasing, environmental ambitions, programs, two buildings very degraded of 1979.

Image Courtesy © PERIPHERIQUES ARCHITECTES

  • Architects: PERIPHERIQUES ARCHITECTES (Anne-Françoise Jumeau + Emmanuelle Marin + David Trottin)
  • Project: Social Résidence for Coallia Habitat
  • Location: Rue de Lorraine, Paris 19ème (75), France
  • Client: COALLIA HABITAT
  • Area: 4 222 m² SHON (net floor area) 173 Social housing
    :255 m² SHON (net floor area) social restaurant

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Skylight Tower in La Défense, Paris by Louis Paillard architect & urban planner

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Article source: Paillard architect & urban planner

“The opportunity to build apartments at La Défense remains a rare one. All the more so an apartment tower (top floor at 50 m). In fact, some thirty years have passed since the building of the last one. The district of La Défense, willed into existence by General de Gaulle to show the world of the 1960s that France was entering into the modern world of finance and business (the famous “Trente Glorieuses” or thirty-year post-war boom), is a curious above-ground urban mixture, an artificial island, veritable realm of “corporate architecture” punctuated by multitude of high-rise office towers, business centers, rather hollow official monuments, shopping centers and a few public housing complexes, the whole placed atop an immense, windswept concrete slab and irrigated from below by a labyrinth of vehicular arteries, railway tunnels among other piped networks.

Image Courtesy © Guillaume Guerin

  • Architects: Paillard architect & urban planner
  • Project: Skylight Tower
  • Location: La Défense, Paris
  • Photography: Guillaume Guerin
  • Client: NEXITY Paris Val de Seine, Student housing sold to GECINA
  • Project head: Nicolas Land
  • General contractor: Bouygues Construction Habitat Résidentiel
  • Supervising office: BTP Consultant
  • Surface area: 11 475 m²
  • Competition: December 2012
  • Delivery: September 2017

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34 Dwellings, Nursery And Emergency Shelter in Paris, France by MUOTO Architectes

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Article source: MUOTO Architectes 

The project responds to the challenge of combining three different programs along Rue Stendhal in Paris : social housing, nursery and emergency centre. The organization of the building allows all three programs to coexist peacefully and take advantage of the unique features of the site such as: privacy, natural lighting in the nursery, independence, and large exterior spaces for the dwellings. The emergency shelter is arranged to be compact and provides multiple views and orientations. Sitting on a hill, the building stands in dialogue with the large horizon of the East Paris landscape. Its volumes are designed to maximize energy efficiency and user comfort. The courtyard, balconies and dwellings are oriented to achieve the best sun angles all year round. Each volume preserves distant views to neighbouring condominiums, and aims to blend cohesively into the skyline of the neighbourhood and eastern Paris. The inward facing elevation opens up to the linear garden at the rear of the building which brings light and fresh air into the dwellings and the nursery.

Image Courtesy © Maxime Delvaux

  • Architects: MUOTO Architectes 
  • Project: 34 Dwellings, Nursery And Emergency Shelter
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Maxime Delvaux
  • Software used: Autocad, Rhinoceros, Adobe
  • Client: RIVP
  • Consultants: Fabrice Bougon, Bollinger & Grohmann, Espace-Temps, Nobatek
  • Certifications: Bbc rt 2012, pLAN CLIMAT VILLE DE PARIS
  • Budget: 11 000 000 €
  • Surface area: 5 180 sqm
  • Year: Competition 2009, completion 2017

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Paris Apartment in France by Projeto Diego Revollo

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Article source: Projeto Diego Revollo 

Welcome to the three chic apartment designed by the architect Diego Revollo for a Brazilian couple in one of the most charming addresses in the French capital.

“A Life Project”. That’s how the couple defines the 100m2 dreamed pied-à-terre in Paris.

Image Courtesy © Projeto Diego Revollo

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