Posts Tagged ‘Paris’
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
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).
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
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
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
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
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
Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
Article source: AZC Atelier Zündel Cristea
The Porte de Montmartre neighborhood is located in the northwest part of the 18th arrondissement of Paris, bordering the town of Saint-Ouen. It comprises one of the priority sites in the extensive Urban Renewal project undertaken by the city of Paris in its effort to increase engagement and set into motion a real process of change. Our project met the programmatic requirements calling for a complex of 59 premises for businesses, with communal areas, a multipurpose hall, a conference room, cafeteria, and 33 parking spots underground. Our goal is to build a sustainable structure for businesses, the whole integrating a specific quality of life, expressed through a generosity of openings, terraces, workspaces, quality landscape planning, views, multiple orientations . . . in short, architecture that transforms urban and programmatic constraints into veritable assets. It is a terraced structure that splits and turns at a right angle, remaining parallel to a second road. The L-shaped building has large bay windows looking out from all sides throughout, while a large hall traverses and opens up the ground floor. The entrance halls meet in front of the elevators, preserving an east-west transparency at all levels of the building. The architecture of our building is directly inspired by the principle of a “daylight factory”. This North American architectural tendency seeks to bring the maximum amount of natural light into the workspaces. The workshop and office buildings are thus designed with open-space floors, lit internally through facades made largely of glass, and topped by terraced roofing.
Image Courtesy © AZC Atelier Zündel Cristea
- Architects: AZC Atelier Zündel Cristea
- Project: Binet Business Centre
- Location: Paris, France
Friday, September 8th, 2017
Article source: AZC
This project located at 88 avenue Denfert Rochereau in Paris includes several works of demolition, asbestos removal and reconstruction. The Congregation of the Blind Sisters of St. Paul is mainly surrounded by religious functions and programs dedicated to healthcare. Its main access is currently possible from the avenue on the south side of the site. Our project includes a new one from the north side to facilitate the access for pedestrians, deliveries and fire services.
Image Courtesy © AZC
- Architects: AZC
- Project: Avenue Denfert-Rochereau Mixed-Use Buildings
- Location: Paris, France
Sunday, August 20th, 2017
Article source: Jbmn Architectes
The renovation of this apartment seeks to exploit the high height available in this former artist studio located on the top floor of a Parisian building built at the beginning of the 20th century. Two mezzanines are arranged and face each other around a large central void. Stairs made of metal and solid wood, arranged symmetrically, give access to the rooms thus created. Large balustrades in fishing nets delimit the living area of the staircase. With the opening/closing of large internal shutters, the rooms can open on the central void or on the contrary isolate themselves, allowing a flexibility of uses.
Image Courtesy © Hermann Wendler
- Architects: jbmn architectes
- Project: Loft L
- Location: Paris, France
- Photography: Hermann Wendler
- Program: Refurbishment of a loft
- Status: Direct Order
- Team: Julien Boitard
- Area: 80 m²
- Year: 2014